About 200 animals that were rescued from a breeding facility in northern Minnesota will go up for adoption in the Twin Cities on Saturday. “We’re gonna have a mad rush at our shelters tomorrow,” said Kathie Johnson with the Animal Humane Society.
When disaster strikes, the American Red Cross are the first ones on the ground. Recently, volunteers from the metro were called to help during Superstorm Sandy.
Homeless shelters in the Fargo-Moorhead area report unprecedented demand this summer. New Life Center Assistant Director Rob Swiers tells The Forum newspaper that that shelter turned away 178 men in June and July because of a lack of space.
Part of the tragedy of the tornado that devastated North Minneapolis is that the same area had already been hit hard by the foreclosure crisis. The combination of those two problems gave one volunteer an innovative idea to solve the two at once.