New group makes big projects possible at the Humane Society

Nikki, kennel team leader, Humane Society of the Black Hills, stands with the recently installed commercial capacity washer and dryer. These machines will be used to manage the laundry, especially on weekends.


RAPID CITY, S.D. (Sept. 25, 2017) ― Thanks to the efforts of Best Friends Forever of the Humane Society of the Black Hills, a commercial capacity washer and dryer will be installed at the Humane Society this week.

The $13,000 project is being funded and spearheaded by Best Friends Forever (Mark Armstrong of A&A Engraving, and Dani Banks of Holy Smoke Resort at Keystone), First Interstate Bank, and support from North Central Supply Inc. and Block Masonry.

Best Friends Forever was formed by Banks and Armstrong in September 2016 to take on a variety of necessary projects at the Humane Society of the Black Hills.

In January 2017, the group spearheaded a $12,000 No Dog Gone fence project which allows volunteers to walk dogs in a contained area. That project was made possible with the support of several local businesses including Black Hills Federal Credit Union, Rushmore Fencing, Gateway Auto, and A-1 Construction, all of Rapid City.

“Best Friends Forever and the support they receive from the business community is just heartwarming,” Jacque Harvey, Director, Humane Society of the Black Hills, said. “These are major projects they take on and the difference it makes at the Humane Society is immeasurable.”