Delta Kappa Gamma International’s Nu Alpha Gamma Chapter hosted speakers Lexi Linten and Sherri Luett from Raccoon River Pet Rescue in Perry for their April 10 meeting.
Linten manages the animal rescue center and Luett sits on the board of directors. They recounted the founding of the site, led by Joyce Van Kirk, and the construction of the current building, which currently houses around 50 animals.
Animals returned to Perry or recovered in the surrounding countryside are brought to the establishment where they are microchipped, sterilized or sterilized, updated with their photos, then put up for adoption.
Linten said potential adopters are carefully screened.
“We want the animal to be in a good, safe environment,” she said. “The better the screening, the more likely they are to be successful with their home placement. “
Raccoon River Pet Rescue has placed more than 270 animals since opening in May 2020.
Luett and Linten both stressed that potential volunteers and the public are always welcome to visit the rescue from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Linten assured the chapter that anyone entering would receive a lot of positive attention from pets, especially cats.
Members of the Nu Alpha Gamma section donated supplies as well as money to the shelter during the meeting.
The chapter also donated $ 500 to Hameeda Tayyiebur, a World Fellowship student at Cornell College, to help cover her tuition fees. The donation was made in lieu of the chapter’s annual scholarship, as there were no local applicants this year.