Sunday, June 15

Animal Care and Supplies Needed

The Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center has evacuated their building and relocated to the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds. It is anticipated it will be located here for approximately three weeks.

Misha Goodman, Animal Services Supervisor, wants to get the word out that regular adoption services and emergency shelter are both located at the Fairgrounds. They strongly encourage residents who are thinking of adopting a pet to come out and give a shelter animal a forever home. Lowering the population count of animals at this temporary location will also help relieve staff and volunteers, while they are caring for both existing shelter animals plus those under emergency care.

Animals available for adoption may be viewed 12-3 Monday-Saturday - Closed on Sunday. (Emergency housed animals are not available for public viewing). In light of the temporary arrangements out at the Fairgrounds, it does require more time to view or meet an animal; staff appreciates your patience while we are in this situation.

For those people displaced by flood water, we ask that they try to find a friend or relative to help them out with temporary housing, but if they have no one else to care for their animals, we will take them. People with cats need to go to the Montgomery Building. People with dogs should leave the dog in their car, while they check in at Barn #1.

We welcome help from volunteers who have completed our training program. They must check in with the Volunteer Coordinator, Liz Ford, upon arrival.

Monetary donations are very much appreciated as it allows Shelter staff to obtain all the specific supplies and equipment needed to operate the emergency animal shelter and provide for al the needs of the animals.

Donations List: The most urgent need is for large outdoor kennels for dogs, the chain link kind. Please drop kennels off between 12-3 at Barn #1. These don’t have to be new kennels, but in good working condition. Other needs are: medium, large and extra-large dog collars and harnesses; 6 ft. long heavy (1”) nylon dog leashes; cat havens; small (ceramic is best) food and water dishes for inside cat cages; copy paper; photo paper for Kodak Easy-Share camera; hand sanitizer; liquid hand soap; kitchen sponges; towels and sheets to use as bedding/cat cage covers; monetary donations to purchase medications, medical expenses, and care for animals with special needs. Check for updated lists of needed items.

Donations can be dropped off at the Fairgrounds between 10:00AM and 5:30 PM daily. Donations to the Friends of the Animal Center Foundation for both regular and emergency animal care can be made online at or mail to Friends of the Animal Center Foundation at PO Box 1345, Iowa City, IA 52244-1345.

Routine Number: 319-356-5295;
Phone Number for Emergency Animal Rescues Only: (612) 219-8510.

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