Featured Agency: Noah’s Ark

Posted on March 20th, 2012

Noah’s Ark is an animal shelter whose mission is to rescue, protect, and find loving homes for stray and neglected dogs and cats.

We strive to offer the best in both traditional veterinary care and, whenever possible, holistic health care for sick and injured animals in our care. We believe we have a responsibility to provide low-cost spay/neuter subsidy programs, humane education, and community outreach programs that not only enhance the lives of the animals, but also the human lives the animals go on to enrich.

Noah’s Ark Animal Foundation is a no-kill shelter for homeless cats and dogs. For over 22 years, we have provided shelter, love and care to abandoned, neglected, abused and lost animals.

Through our adoption program, most animals quickly find good homes with kind, responsible people to care for them, while others live at Noah’s Ark for a longer period of time. No dog or cat under our care is ever “put to sleep” unless a medical condition is causing undue suffering or there is an extreme behavioral problem.

At Noah’s Ark we believe that every animal’s life is special, worthy of our respect, and deserving of humane treatment. Every day we are called upon to rescue and care for more animals in need, whose lives depend upon our ability to give them food, shelter, and medical care. The gift of your time and talent makes it possible for us to transform a sick and lonely animal’s suffering into a (hopefully short) stay in a safe place with a warm bed, nutritious meals, and a loving touch. All of this and more is what Noah’s Ark means to the animals, and we work diligently to make all of this possible.

Shelter is open:
Tuesday through Friday from 1:00–5:00, Saturday from 10:00-4:00 for shelter visits and meeting animals. If you would like to visit us outside our regular hours, please call us at 641-472-6080 to schedule an appointment.

Volunteer opportunities are numerous and can be found here.  Volunteers need to:

  1. Fill out an application
  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation Session.
  3. Be 18 years of age or older. Youth ages 11-17 must be accompanied by a parent for the orientation, and for all volunteer sessions.

Contact person: Dawn Safrit, Executive Director, 641.472.6080

Web Site: http://www.NoahsArk.org


The shelter is located at 1986 Gear Avenue in Fairfield. Take Burlington Avenue to 9th Street. Go north on 9th Street to Gear Avenue. Turn left (or west) on Gear Avenue. Noah’s Ark is approx. 1 mile on the left. Look for the large white Noah’s Ark sign.

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