Animal welfare organizations collecting supplies for Louisiana Shelters

Female volunteer with a dog in animal shelter

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(Muscatine, IA) -- More than 15 animal welfare organizations in eastern Iowa are teaming up to support shelters in Louisiana affected by Hurricane Ida.

Glenda Fillenworth, of Canine Corner and Cats Too! in Cedar Rapids, is organizing the disaster relief. Fillenworth tells KCRG she's not new to disaster relief organization.

"Hurricane Katrina, 16 years ago and we put together an enormous group of volunteers. We made two trips down there with supplies, we brought back 48 dogs and 8 cats."

Working with the Humane Society of Louisiana, It Takes A Village Animal Rescue & Resources in Muscatine is the organization managing the collections. Meagan Koehler, President of It Takes Animal Rescue & Resources, tells KCRG she will drive the supplies down, but won't be coming back empty handed.

"We’re going to take dogs back as well. Quite a few of those organizations have agreed to find a foster or locations in their shelter, so we can help relieve the animal burden that’s down there."

The organizations are collecting donations such as canned foods, formula, bottles, collars, and much more.

The main drop off locations are at Canine Corner and Cats Too! in Cedar Rapids, the Elmore Ave PetSmart in Davenport, and the 2nd Ave Hy-Vee in Muscatine.

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