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No-Kill Animal Shelter Open In Keokuk

Keokuk, IA – The Keokuk Humane Society spent more than ten years raising money to establish a no-kill animal shelter. That dream is now a reality as the organization's new facility at the corner of 12th and Johnson Street is now accepting animals.

Secretary Jane Peters says it will be open about 20-hours each week. She says it will be run entirely by volunteers utilizing donated money and supplies.

Four dogs and about a dozen cats were dropped off the first day the facility was open. Peters says people interested in adopting an animal will have to apply and pay the appropriate fees.

The facility can hold up to 40 dogs and 40 cats. Peters does not expect to have that many at one time so emergency drop-offs can be received.

Peters says cash, food, cleaning supplies, and toys are among the items needed at the Keokuk Humane Society's new no-kill shelter.