P.E.T.S. (Protecting Even the Strays) was created with the vision of humanely assisting the numerous stray and feral cats in Guthrie County. P.E.T.S. has now grown to become a safe haven for many abused, orphaned, and abandoned animals.
P.E.T.S. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit rescue organization consisting of many dedicated volunteers. We provide humane shelter and services for animals in need in Guthrie County and surrounding areas. While we hold a shelter license with the State of Iowa, we are not a traditional shelter. All of our dogs and a majority of our cats and kittens are in foster homes. Only cats reside at our shelter location in Panora. We are a no-kill shelter and will not euthanize based on space, size, age, or illness. every animal that comes into our care is important. Every animal matters.