SAINT Rescue Opens New Animal Shelter After Fire

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - An October fire destroyed the Cat Adoption Center in Anamosa, leaving no place for rescued cats to wait for a new home.

That changed with a brand new shelter in Cedar Rapids, which opened its doors Saturday for everyone to look around the new facility.

The SAINT Rescue shelter is at 1200 16th Avenue Southwest.

Nicki Brodersen, president of SAINT rescue, says she's thankful for a building that's 3 times the size of the last one.

"it's really great. We've been at a standstill in between facilities. We weren't able to take any animals in. We still, even though we didn't have a facility, we still got calls all the time. It was heartbreaking to not be able to take them in. And now that we have this new facility we're hoping to increase adoptions and be able to help more people out with homeless animals," she said.

SAINT Rescue is sharing the space with the Animal Resource Foundation. It provides donated food to animal shelters in the area.
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