Animal Welfare Group Wants to Build Shelter in Monticello

By Steffi Lee, KCRG-TV9

MONTICELLO, Iowa — People with The Animal Welfare Foundation of Iowa played golf Friday to raise money for a new animal shelter.

The group bought 8 acres of land in Monticello and hope to build a 3,000 square foot shelter there.

They said it will allow them to house stray dogs and cats.

Foundation members said they’ve already saved nearly 1,000 dogs through foster care and would like to rescue even more.

They want the shelter to be where animals can get proper treatment.

“We have an idea of maybe someday building a building that maybe a veterinarian would like to come in. We’d have that right on the land and pet grooming, day care and a day spa,” said Ruth Carlson, vice president of the group.

She said plans include a dog park at the facility.

The group needs to raise about $750,000 for the shelter.

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