How does a dog become a pet? The ways in which an owner may meet their new best friend are as varied as dog breeds, ranging from a meticulous, months-long quest to claim a corgi from a rescue organization states away, to a neighbor casually asking if you want to pick a pup from their mutt’s latest litter. But debates around dog ownership […]
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.”
Pinky, Tarzan and Dray took over the boardroom at the South Riverside office of the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation (FACF) in late October. “Having kittens in my office is not crazy for me,” said Christina Kimerle, FACF executive director. “I lived with tigers for a little bit.” […]
Saturday marks the seventh annual PAWS for Love event, which raised $20,000 last year from 250 ticket sales and 150 auction items. CRACC Program Director Diane Webber expects even more guests this year to bid on 180 items.
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. […]
The Iowa City Animal Center’s cat colony room is currently flushed with kittens, but a second, makeshift colony room has sprouted across the hall to house the sociable but much slower band of adult cats. […]
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. […]
Restless warrior. Wide-eyed wanderer. Star-crossed voyager. These aren’t just phrases used in Elton John’s “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” They describe Abraham, a rugged feline at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center. […]
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.
While humans love to gush over snuggly, playful, dog-like felines, there’s something irresistible about a cat who is true to its individualistic nature. Enter Frankie, a classic cat who loves food, sleep and a few good pats on her head.