Dog adoption event finds new homes for pets (Iowa)

When Rinthea Satterlee’s dog, Barkley, died from kidney failure, the Williamsburg woman wanted to honor his memory in some way. A year later, the Barkley Foundation has helped dozens of special-needs dogs and cats from across the Midwest find new homes. Satterlee and a group of volunteers from the new animal rescue operation, which began in January, held an adoption event and bake sale Saturday at Iowa City pet store Leash on Life.“ I knew when he passed away I had to help special needs animals,” Satterlee said of Barkley, the Saint Bernard mix who died at age 8. It was the first fundraiser for the organization, and the volunteers had more than a dozen dogs on hand. By the end of the day, five had new homes.

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