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The Coralville/Iowa City Animal Shelter is located at the corner of South Clinton and Kirkwood
General Information.........................................(319) 356-5295 Coralville Animal Control...................................(319) 354-1103 Iowa City Animal Control....................................(319) 356-5295 To report animals at large, injured animals, and animal bites. To learn of a lost or found animal. To report a lost or found animal. To report cruelty, abuse or neglect. To report dead animals. To purchase a license. To inquire about wildlife problems. County Health Department....................................(319) 356-6040 Municipal Court Information.................................(319) 356-6068
The adoption fee is: $15.00 for cats, kittens or rabbits $20.00 for ferrets $25.00 for dogs or puppies The spay/neuter deposit is: $30.00 for cats $40.00 for dogs $30.00 for ferretsThis fee is refunded after proof is shown that the animal has been altered.
If the pet strays, it can be impounded and its owner or keeper can be ticketed for having an "animal at large." The pet that is impounded is not being punished...it is being protected.
To obtain a City license for pets over the age of six months, proof must be presented, in the form of a current rabies certificate, to the Animal Shelter.
The owner of a dog or cat less than six months of age which is no longer with its dam, but which is too young to be immunized, shall be issued a temporary license. Temporary licenses will automatically expire seven months from the date of birth of the dog or cat.
After April 1 of each license year a delinquent license fee of $15.00 will be charged in addition to the annual license fee to any pet owner found in violation of Coralville/Iowa City's licencing ordinance.
All licenses, regardless of the date of issue, expire on December 31 of the year the license tag was in effect.
All pets, including cats, must wear the license tag at all times the animal is off the owner's property, unless confined in a motor vehicle.
The license tag serves a dual purpose should your pet stray from home:
DOGS: $10.00 for first offense $20.00 for second offense $30.00 for third offense $40.00 for fourth offense and all subsequent times thereafter CATS: $10.00 for first offense $20.00 for second offense $30.00 for third offense $40.00 for fourth offense and all subsequent times thereafterIf the owner fails to reclaim the pet within 24 hours after impoundment, board fees will be assessed at the rate of $10.00 per day for dogs and $10.00 per day for cats. Proof of current rabies vaccination and City license must be shown or the owner will be charged for these. After four days, the owner forfeits all rights to the animal, which is then put up for adoption or euthanized.
In addition, every citizen has the right to pick up a stray pet and have it impounded by the Animal Control Officers. An eye witness may sign a complaint and the Animal Control Officer will issue a citation to the pet owner. A citation requires a court appearance with the punishment and fine being determined by the judge upon conviction.
Nuisance animals may be reported 24 hours a day by calling (319) 356-5295.
Other violations include but are not limited to: Abandoning a pet within the City. Permitting the pet to make excessive noise that disturbs other persons in the area. Tying a pet to a utility pole, parking meter, building, fence, tree, or other objects on public or private property without the consent of the owner. Leaving a pet impounded, confined, or tied in a place where it lacks adequate food, water or shelter. Keeping animals in a manner where solid waste accumulations become a detriment to the animal's health. Failing to dispose of solid waste by immediate removal while walking a pet on public or private property. Permitting a pet to molest any person on either public or private property. Trapping or attempting to trap any animal using devices other than a humane, live trap. Disposing of, giving away or offering for sale any live animal upon any public property. Keeping a female pet in season, except when housed in a building or area which is completely enclosed by a fence 60" high, or when housed in a licensed boarding kennel or veterinarian hopital.ANIMAL BITES