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Sioux City strays make big move

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV) -- It wasn't two of every kind of animal in the world, and they weren't walking two-by-two. Still, you couldn't help guessing it looked a lot like the march to Noah's Ark.

Volunteers helped employees of Sioux City Animal Control march more than 40 dogs, 30 cats, a few ferrets and birds a few blocks to the new animal shelter.

The new facility replaces an aging building, which animal control director Cindy Rarrat has worked in for the past 25 years. She says the new building will provide a state of the art center for the city's homeless animals, as well as provide education to the community.

"I can't be happier that this has been provided for us and for the animals of this city, because they so desparately deserve it," Rarrat said.

Eventually, the shelter will have room for 100 dogs, and 100 cats, doubling the old facility's capacity. The new center opens to the public Thursday.

Online Reporter: Zach Tecklenburg

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