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Our Pets of the Month for April

Stella2*” & “Ben*

Photo{  portrait of Stella the cat.
Photo:  portrait of Ben the cat.

 

News

Our foster homes are currently full and for now, we cannot take in more animals.

 

Cats in Immediate Need

A founding member of the Johnson County Humane Society is quite ill and has been in and out of the hospital this year. We are seeking homes for her two cats because she is no longer able to care for them.

Photo: portrait of Saki the cat

Saki*

Since they are not friends (Saki lives upstairs, Nicki lives on the first floor), the cats do not need to be placed together. A stipend for each will be provided. Both cats will probably do best as only cats in a quiet home without children.

 

Upcoming Events

April 10  (M)—7pm (6 to 6:30 to eat) Old Chicago, 75 Second St, Coralville, IA. A member will be there a bit early to meet and help orient people new to the group. This is our regularly-scheduled monthly meeting.

 

Prevention of Cruelty to Animals MonthProgram of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

National Pet First Aid Awareness MonthProgram of the American Red Cross

04/02 (Su) - 04/08 (Sa) National Animal Control Appreciation Week—Program of National Animal Control Association

04/10 (M) National Farm Animal Day

04/11 (T) National Pet Day

04/09 (Su) 04/15 (Sa) World Week for Animals in LaboratoriesProgram of In Defense of Animals

04/24 (T)Stand Up for a Cat Named Melvin—2:30PM at the Johnson County Courthouse, Iowa City, IA.A police complaint says Gibson S. Neblett, 25, abused a cat named Melvin (living in a home in North Liberty) starting in August (or earlier in 2016) through September 30, 2016. The complaint states that the cat's owner told police Neblett was the only person with Melvin when the injuries occurred. North Liberty police say Neblett has admitted to beating the cat.

The complaint states that on September 3, 2016, Melvin was taken to a vet “dragging his hind limbs and panting.” X-rays revealed rib fractures in various stages of healing and hip-joint fractures that required surgery. In addition, the complaint says that Melvin also suffered severe soft-tissue damage to his right hind leg and bruising throughout the underside of his body. Police say the cat is expected to fully recover.

Police charged Neblett with first-offense animal torture—an aggravated misdemeanor. He faces a prison sentence of up to two years or a jail sentence not to exceed one year. On 03/27/17 Neblett pled guilty as charged.

We hope you will stand up for Melvin at Neblett's sentancing. Over the years there have been other animal welfare cases brought against individuals in Johnson County that seemed to have had good evidence (my opinion) that resulted in weak wrist slaps (again, my opinion). Perhaps our presence on 04/24/17 will display our concern to the courtroom.

Many thanx to everyone who has shown up twice for Melvin on 1/19/17 (Neblett's original court date) and 03/28/17 (his continuance court date.

04/26 (W)— National Kids & Pets Day

04/27 (Th) Free Feral Cat Spay DayProgram of Alley Cat Rescue

 

Did You Know...

People often confuse us with the Iowa City Animal Care & Adoption Center, (the city's municipal animal shelter). Although we both offer animals for adoption, and we work collaboratively, JCHS does not operate a sheltering facility.

 

You may qualify for spay/neuter financial assistance from us if you reside in Johnson County.

 

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Last update: 04/07/17

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

NOTE that we are a small group of volunteers, most of whom work during the day. We will get back to you as soon as we can.


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