The Story County Animal Shelter is responsible for animal control and sheltering of all the rural areas of the county, plus 10 cities that contract with them. The shelter has a 99% adoption rate, which by national standards is considered a no-kill shelter. Because they handle such a large area, a good number of cats find shelter there – currently 191 cats are housed there. The shelter provides help with animal control for not only cats and dogs, but also livestock and exotic animals as well. Every day of the year staff is on call to address animal needs. The shelter employees take the well being of every animal in their care as very important.
The shelter is currently undergoing remodeling, mostly to bring us up to code and give the animals, staff and customers better air to breathe. The shelter is open for guests Monday (12-4pm) and Tuesday-Friday (11am-4pm). They are desperately trying to find homes for the many animals they have! Consider adopting a pet today!
On July 1, 2018 our Co-op Nickel program was replaced by “Change for Community.” Instead of being asked to donate your bag refunds you will have the option to round-up to the nearest dollar and donate that change to the monthly Change for Community recipient. Many co-ops around the country have moved their donation program to this structure and they are raising a substantial amount of money for their local organizations!
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