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Johnson County Humane Society

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Articles Archive—2007

  |   Community Service Listings   |   Foster Care Rules   |   UIHC Family Pet Visitation Program   |

Community Service Listings

Since our foster homes seem to be perpetually full, JCHS has initiated Community Service Listings. After you prepare your animal to find a new home (just like we prepare our animals), download our Community Service Listing form. Cruise our “Meet the Animals” page and read some of the animal profiles to see how we describe their attributes. You’ll also see the kinds of photos we use.

The form is designed so you can select the text and copy it into a word-processing program (or your e-mail program) so you can type your responses and e-mail the completed form to us.

Take a number of photos (high-resolution digital [preferred] or film) of your animal. Think glamour shots and remember that busy backgrounds are distracting. We need something for a ”head shot” or portrait (leave the cropping to us) to appear on the “Meet the Animals” page and then some photos that show the whole animal. E-mail (or snail-mail) the photos to us and we will use your responses and photos to build a web page for your animal.

The Community Service form is a PDF file. If you don’t already have Adobe’s Acrobat Reader (the application necessary to read PDF files), you can download it free by clicking the button below:

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Foster Care Rules

Of course it does!

The Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship finalized the Fostering Oversight Organizations and Foster Care Homes rules (pertaining to in-home fostercare of companion animals) in April.

These rules (chapter 21 §67.12) appear in the Iowa Administrative Code and apply to how the laws (which appear in the Code of Iowa, chapter 162) are interpreted and enforced.

They will go into effect July 1, 2007.

UIHC Family Pet Visitation Program

UI Hospitals and Clinics, a family pet may visit a hospitalized family member. Visits are limited to dogs or cats that are at least two years old, in good health, and are well tempered. The hospital reserves the right to deny pet visitation if the pet is deemed unsuitable for the hospital environment.


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JCHS   •   P.O. BOX 2775   •   IOWA CITY, IA  52244-2775


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