Dubuque Regional Humane Society rescuing over 120 animals from southern shelters

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DUBUQUE, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) In Dubuque, the Humane Society is receiving over 120 dogs and cats in the next couple of weeks.

They're coming from animal shelters in the south with high euthanasia rates.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is transporting the animals.

The shelter got it's first delivery of dogs Wednesday.

They're asking for donations from the community to care for these animals.

"Towels, blankets, bleach, aper towels, just equipment to care for the animals helps because science diet procides our food generously and Theisen's helps pay the freight, so food isn't a necessity, just other things to care for the animals," Melissa Palfrey said.

The Humane Society will continue to receive dogs and cats through the end of August.