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The Animal Rescue League of Marshalltown has a donation box set up at the Marshalltown Public Library throughout the month of January.

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The Marshalltown Public Library and the particular Animal Save League associated with Marshalltown are coming together with a trio of events next week to educate both kids and adults and encourage cat ownership.

On Wednesday, the library will host the particular first Furry Friends Storytime associated with 2023 in conjunction with the ARL at 10: 30 a. m. with the few cats joining in the end, and on Friday, the two organizations are collaborating for a Kitten Party for school-aged children from 10: 30 to 11: thirty a. m. Afterwards, an open house will be held with regard to adults from noon in order to 2 p. m. Pre-registration is required for the kitten party.

Erika Melchor, the ARL’s volunteer coordinator, said they wanted to do something “a little different” this 30 days and found a great partner in the library.

“We wanted to bring in more people into the collection and in order to help us out from the Animal Rescue League, ” she said. “We wanted to do something regarding both younger kids and older kids, and not just older kids but families as well. ”

According to Melchor, the ARL sometimes struggles to get older pet cats adopted, but they hope local residents will have an open heart in order to all types of feline friends. Those who are interested are encouraged to apply through the particular ARL plus go through the background check process, a check to see if other animals in the home are up on their shots and a check of the property these people live on in order to make sure it is a suitable home.

Joa LaVille, the MPL’s youth services coordinator, said kids love animals, plus partnerships like these provide opportunities intended for reading and educational purposes but also help to teach the proper treatment of animals and build empathy.

“I think that also translates to how children treat each other, so that’s one of the interests for me, ” the girl said.

A donation box is also setup at the particular library to get necessary items. For more information on the events, call the Marshalltown Public Library with (641) 754-5738 or the particular ARL on (641) 753-9046. Both are usually also upon Facebook.

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Contact Robert Maharry

at 641-753-6611 or

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