My name is Binkie!

Domestic Shorthair Cat for adoption in Grinnell, Iowa - Binkie
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Poweshiek Animal League Shelter

Facts about Binkie

  • Breed: Domestic Shorthair
  • Color: Orange Or Red Tabby
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male
  • Hair: Short
This giant, smooshie guy is Binkie. Wait until you hear his story! His owner had decided she no longer wanted Binkie. He is about 5 and she had always had him since a kitten. So, she took him to the vet to be put down. Her vet refused to euthanize a perfectly healthy cat, (albeit a slightly fat cat). So, the woman takes Binkie back home and gives him a Xanax and an Ambien, and waited for him to fall asleep. Her plan was to then, after he was asleep, wrap him in plastic and smother him! Well thank goodness Ambien and Xanax work differently on cats than on humans and Binkie did not fall asleep. So then she takes him to surrender him to her local pound. She tells them the story and they take the cat. Then in a couple of days she comes back and wants the cat back! Which of course they denied and then asked us here at PALS if we would take him to keep him safe from this woman. As they obviously would not let her have him back but she was threatening to send in a friend to adopt him and she would get him back that way. Anyway, Binkie suffered no ill effects from his previous owner and is now waiting for his forever home here in Iowa! His adoption fee is 90.00, he is up to date on his shots, neutered and micro chipped.

You can visit me during open hours, which are Monday through Friday from 9am-3pm and Saturdays from 10am-1pm or email to make an appointment for another time. Please see our website at for adoption fees and other information!

About Poweshiek Animal League Shelter

About Our Shelter...

PALS’ mission is to provide care and shelter for homeless or unwanted animals, to strive to find permanent, loving homes for these animals, to respond to animal neglect and abuse reports, to educate children and adults in our communities on the humane treatment of animals, and on the importance of spaying and neutering to prevent pet overpopulation.

PALS has worked extremely hard for the past seven years to provide our county with a shelter. Prior to our opening, the only option for stray animals picked up by city police and sheriff’s departments in Poweshiek County was a 7-day stay at local veterinary clinics. If owners or an adopting family were not found in that short period of time, the animals were then euthanized. PALS has stepped in not only to provide a safe haven for these homeless animals, but to also ensure they receive responsible vet care including spay/neuters, shots, deworming, and flea/tick control, as well as addressing any emergency medical concerns. We are happy to report that we have helped more than 2000 animals find loving homes!

Donate to Our Shelter...

It's so easy to donate to PALS and help the homeless furkids...and it's tax-deductible! Simply go to our website at and click the donate button or mail your check to PALS, PO Box 123, Grinnell, IA 50112. THANK YOU!!

Come Meet Our Pets...

The PALS shelter is open to the public Mondays through Fridays from 9am to 3pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. If you can't make it for our open hours, please email us at or call us at 641-236-4288 to set up an appointment.

Our Adoption Process...

Cats may be adopted for a donation of $90, which includes spay/neuter, shots, microchipping, FeLv/Fiv test, and deworming. Dogs may be adopted for a donation of $140 which includes neuter/spay, microchipping, deworming, heartworm test, and shots.

Please be patient with us - we're taking care of a lot of furkids - our own and the PALS kids - and we are all volunteers with families, homes and full time jobs. We'll return email and phone inquiries just as fast as we pawssibly can. Thanks!

ADOPTION DONATIONS: Adoption donations for PALS animals go directly either to medical care for those or other furkids in need, or towards maintenance and improvement of our shelter!

ADOPTIONS: We don't let the fact that you might live out of state stop any adoption that's meant to be, but you MUST be willing to drive, or fly, all the way to pick up your new family member.