HAVELOCK, Iowa — An animal shelter in northwest Iowa has found a comfortable new home, thanks to donations from pet lovers and community members.

The Safe Haven Animal Shelter in Havelock successfully relocated after it was given a choice: move or get rid of all its animals.

Shelter co-director Pam Orr says the facility was told in June to remove animals from the property because neighbors were complaining about the odor. In August, shelter officials were told they had to move.

Orr says the shelter found a new location in September.

The new space had no lights or indoor plumbing. But as word spread about the shelter's troubles, donations began to pour in. Some people gave cash, and others supplied paint to improve the new shelter space.

— AP

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