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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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From toys to emergency surgeries, Friends of the Animal Center Foundation fills in funding gaps to help shelter pets

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.” […]

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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: ‘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: Abraham, the country bumpkin

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. […]

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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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Adoptable Pet of the Week: Frankie, who could not care less

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.
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