Wet-Nose Rescue honors three at open house
LE MARS — Three people were in the spotlight during the Wet-Nose Rescue shelter open house Saturday, Dec. 3, when rooms were named in their honor.
Over 100 people attended the event to showcase the new shelter and the cats and dogs up for adoption.
First came the naming of the clinic room after Dr. John Conley, who advised the shelter in its effort this past year to gain a state license. Wet-Nose president Angel Anderson unveiled the sign as the crowd applauded the 91-year-old veterinarian who owns and operates Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Le Mars. The new shelter’s clinic room is located near the dog and cat areas of the shelter.
Next, the crowd moved to the front of the shelter to honor Jim and Roxie Anderson of Le Mars and their late son, Ed, with the naming of the new Wet-Nose gift shop: the Anderson Gift Shop. Jim and Roxie have been avid supporters of the shelter by giving of their time, talent, and treasure. In 2021, they were named “Wet-Nose Friends of the Year.” Their son, Ed, was a friend of animals.
The Anderson Gift Shop will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Dec. 10, 17, and 24. The store’s focus is on cat- and dog-themed items.
The open house from noon to 3 p.m. featured tours showcasing the cats and dogs up for adoption. The shelter opened in November after receiving its state license in October.