The Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center will reopen to the general public on Thursday. Like other city buildings, the center closed to the public in March, as part of Iowa City’s effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Because the virus is still present in the community, there will be changes at the […]
If all goes according to plan, Iowa City residents will soon start seeing fewer stray cats wandering their neighborhoods, and the cats residents do see will have the tip missing from one of their ears. The Iowa City Council passed a trap-neuter-return (TNR) ordinance in August […]
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. […]
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.
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. […]
It’s not easy being the most mature person in the room, especially when you’re still a kid yourself. “Teenage” cat Indigo has his hands full with four rambuctious roommates, while Sherri waits for a castle to call home. […]
All dogs are adorable, but there are few as photogenic as Jack. His face is so expressive and smiley, he’s like a living cartoon. And like a good cartoon, there is never a dull moment when Jack’s in the room. […]
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.