Fun Run in Independence

Rush Park Tavern at 824 1st St W, Independence is hosting a fun run on Saturday June 11th! All 2,3,and 4 wheel vehicles welcome! Registration is 10 dollars. Breakfast is available and starts at 9:30 am with the ride starting at 11 am. Dinner will be available after the ride at 5 pm. They have chosen to donate their profits to the Buchanan County Animal Shelter! Thanks for your support!

Paws to the Pavement 5K Color Run/Walk

Come join us on Saturday July 16th for a colorful, fun-filled morning outdoors with family and friends for a great cause!! Post-race food and music to follow, as well as a raffle with a wide variety of prizes. T-shirt and 3 raffle tickets included with your registration. More will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the Buchanan/Fayette County Animal Shelter!

You can register by going to the link below:

Pre-registration is $30.00 5K Adult Entry: $20.00 Youth Entry (18 and under) through 7/14
Day of event registration is $25.00 for students 18 and under and $35.00 for adults.

There are also paper registration forms located at the Independence Chamber of Commerce, the Falcon Civic Center, Jesup Gym, Jesup Vet Clinic, & Main Street Salon (Winthrop).

Check-in begins at 8:00am & the race begins at 9:00am at the Teachers Park Band Shell, Riverwalk Park in Independence

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer at this event, please contact us at

Thank you, & we hope to see you there!!

Amazon Smiles Program can Benefit BCAS!

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support us every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to our shelter!
Simply go to and type in Buchanan County Animal Shelter in the task bar under "pick your own charitable organization" before you begin shopping. They will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation!
You use the same account on and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, wish list and other account settings are also the same.
Thank you for your support!

BCAS ebay Auctions Fundraiser

We have an ebay auction site where 100% of the profits go to the Buchanan County Animal Shelter! If you have something to donate that we can auction, please email and we will have someone contact you.
If you would like to watch our auctions, go to ebay, click on "advanced" (upper right hand corner next to the search button), on the next page click on "items by seller" (left side of page), then enter our page "BCAS-Iowa" in the space provided and click on "search" at the bottom of the page. We have had generous donations of vintage beer cans and more!! We have raised about $8000.00 so far so keep the donations coming!
We are also a part of eBay's giving works! If you sell on ebay you can donate a portion of your sales to our shelter. Type in our shelter name and add us to your list of favorite charities!
Thanks for all your support!

Donate A Kuranda Bed for the Shelter!

Donate a Kuranda bed for the dogs and cats that will be filling our shelter in 2016! Follow the link below to donate:

Walk Your Dog for the Shelter!

Here's an easy and free way to help the shelter! Using your smartphone, go to to download their free app. Every time you walk your dog, use the app, pick the Buchanan County Animal Shelter and we will get money for every mile walked! Don't have a dog? The app lets you create one to walk with you! If you don't have a smart phone, walk with a friend who does and you can both help the shelter! So lets all walk for the animals!

Scrapbook Display for our Shelter!

We would like to challenge all of our supporters to help as we raise funds for the final stage of our shelter. We would like to have a photo and a personalized story about the great pets that have enriched your life to put in a scrapbook that will be displayed in the reception area of the shelter. We are also asking at this time, if it is financially possible, to consider donating $1.00 per pet or whatever you are comfortable giving to this great cause. We can't wait to hear from you, we know there are a lot of great stories out there!

Sweatshirts and T-Shirts for Sale!

We have BuCoAS Sweatshirts and T-Shirts for sale in Adult and Youth sizes. Please call 319-827-2773 to inquire about colors and sizes available or stop by the Jesup Vet Clinic! Our sweatshirts are $30.00 and Adult Tee's are $15.00. This is a great way to support the Shelter!

Donate Your Thrivent Choice Dollars!

Who has THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS? We are approved to receive Thrivent for Lutherans Choice Dollars! If you have Thrivent investments or life insurance policies - you are receiving Choice Dollars to be used toward a charity. Send your Choice Dollars online by going to the Thrivent website, get in the Choice Dollars page and type in Buchanan. Only that. It will bring up 3 options - just click on our Shelter name. Or you can type in Jesup, IA. Do not fill out all the boxes - it slows the system down and makes it difficult to search for our Shelter to designate your dollars to. Trouble - call 800-847-4836 and say Operator. THANK YOU for sending your charity dollars!

Donate Iron or Metal for the Shelter!

You can make a donation to the Shelter by getting rid of IRON or METAL! Take it to Schafer's Iron & Metal Recycling at 2869 Jamestown Ave. in Rowley - tell TROY your load should be donated to the Buchanan Co Animal Shelter. Schafer's will send the Shelter a check! If you'd like a tax form for your donation - just contact us at PO Box 360 Jesup 50648, or call 319-827-2773. All donations are tax deductible!


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