Local Iowa Charity Providing Dog and Cat Food May Shut Down
AniMeals has been serving Cedar Rapids for more than 10 years, delivering pet food to families who need help feeding their cats and dogs. They do all of this while operating out of a single old horse barn in Mt. Vernon that has walls lined with thousands of pounds of pet food.
"We deliver pet food, cat or dog, to about 410 pets a month"Heidi Karr, AniMeals president
That very barn housing this food is starting to collapse. Pigeons and rats have started to call it their home as well.
"It's just getting to the point where it's too old,Tilden...Repair is going to be too costly." Stepphine Tilden, Client Coordinator.
Owners had decided it was time to tear the barn down, which in turn will shut down Animeals. AniMeals' budget is around $100 a month.
The group is considering storage garages, but that will likely only delay things an additional month. If you want to help, give AniMeals a call at 319-929-3451.