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Make it a meowy Christmas and a happy howliday for animals at the Iowa City shelter

Reindeer are better than people, and so are cats and dogs. And in the season of giving, they deserve to be rewarded for it. Once again, the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center is inviting the public to meet their residents and shower them with gifts at the Holiday with the Hounds open house, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. this Saturday. Free snacks […]

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Binky for joy! The Iowa City Animal Center is full of bunnies

Many animal shelters see a sad trend in late spring and early summer: an influx of rabbits, bought from pet stores during the Easter season only to be abandoned after the novelty — along with the leftover chocolate bunnies — was gone. This isn’t the case with every bunny currently housed at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center, but all six still await a permanent home. […]

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Adoptable Pets of the Week: Didi and Celeste, bunnies about town

For two months, psychologist Tracy Ksiazak has been taking Iowa City shelter rabbits to her office for the Bunny’s Day Out program. “It’s an ideal place to offer shelter bunnies a chance to meet friendly people [and] take ‘hop-abouts’ for exercise.”
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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Pretty Girl, the blind, deaf and super-sweet senior

Every shelter animal has its challenges, some steeper than others. With very little in the way of hearing and no sight, life at the Iowa City Animal Center can be more confusing and stressful for Pretty Girl than a dog with full use of its senses. Still, it couldn’t be more obvious that the 11-year-old is a perfect companion.
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Adoptable Pets of the Week: Kitty carolers of the Iowa City Animal Center

After a successful Holiday for the Hounds party and donation drive last week, the cats of the Iowa City Animal Center are enjoying their new gifts, including a festive Christmas-y collar complete with jingle bells. Well, the staff and volunteers are enjoying it, at least. […]

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Adoptable Pets of the Week: ‘People cats’ Godiva and Sable

Many self-proclaimed cat people would prefer to hang out with their pets than fellow human beings. Godiva and Sable have the same attitude towards their own species — the two Iowa City Animal Center felines love cozying up to and playing with people, but turn their tails up at other cats. […]

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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Princess, the shelter’s hidden gem

Like the princesses in many a fairy tale, Princess the dog was not meant to be caged. The pit-lab-mystery mix is a sight to behold when given an open, comfortable space, prancing like a graceful doe and taking in all her surroundings.
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