Local Shelter needs its own shelter

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI) – Organizers of “Superhero Animal Rescue” say they have found homes for more than 400 wild cats during their 3 years of operations. But now they are looking for a new home of their own.

Due to rising land values ​​and house costs, the shelter is losing its building in the summer of 2022.

Shelter managers plan to fundraise to buy the property or find a new building.

The shelter serves the community by controlling the stray cat population.

“It’s important for us to make sure we reduce the stray dog ​​population,” said local volunteer Karley Bacon.

“We want to make sure feral cats have their territory and aren’t being overrun by other cats. But really, at the end of the day, it’s about getting cats into loving forever homes.”

Organizers believe the growing problem of stray cats in Rexburg is due to young neighbors moving on with their lives without their furry friends.

“There are a lot of college students who adopt a cat and they won’t get it fixed and let it out when they have to move because they can’t take Kitty with them,” volunteer principal Annalina Loomes said. I’ll leave Kitty outside, then this cat will breed with another cat, and then it’ll kind of explode from there.

For now, the volunteers don’t know where their clients will go after they move in May.

“We have some connections with other rescues, particularly in Boise, who could possibly take them. But kitten season is coming up, so they’re going to fill up really fast,” Loomes said.

Shelter managers hope to either raise enough money to buy the property or find a new one by May.

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