Thursday, June 12

Animal Shelter Seeks Higher Ground and Help

The Iowa City Animal Shelter has closed its location at 111 Kirkwood Avenue due to rising floodwaters. It has now moved both its regular and emergency operations to the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds.

Those needing non-emergency shelter services can still call its normal 356-5295 phone number. Staff plans to reopen at the temporary Fairgrounds location on Thursday, June 12, with operational hours of 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Those residents displaced by the flood can use the emergency services offered by the Iowa City Animal Shelter for temporary care and housing of their pets. Those residents needing these emergency services can call 887-6202 (24/7) or 356-5295.

In addition, the Shelter is in need of large, collapsible dog crates. Anyone who would like to donate crates can drop these off at the Animal Shelter location at the Johnson County 4-H Fairgrounds.

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