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September 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. Please join us! Bring a friend.


JCHS News Letters

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•  Summer News 2013

•  Winter News 2012

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•  Summer News 2009

•  Fall News Articles 2007

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•  Summer News Articles 2000

•  Winter News Articles 1999

•  Summer Humane News 1992

•  Fall Humane News 1991

•  Spring Humane News 1991

•  Fall Humane News 1990

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JCHS Calendar—2018

month event
September

09/14 (Su)—National Pet Memorial Day—Program of International Association of Pet Cemeteries

09/21 (Su) - 09/27 (Sa)—Adopt-A-Less-Adoptable-Pet Week—Program of Petfinder.com

09/28 (Su)—World Rabies Day—Initiative of Global Alliance for Rabies Control

October

•  Adopt a Dog Month—Program of American Humane Association (AHA)

•  Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month—Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

10/01 (W) - 10/07 (T)—National Walk Your Dog Week—founded in 2010 by Celebrity Pet Lifestyle Expert and Animal Rescuer Colleen Paige, to bring awareness to the ever increasing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in America. Sponsored by Animal Miracle Network, it aims to improve the health and well being of America’s dogs and sends the message to unchain your dogs!

10/2 (Th)—World Farm Animals Day—dedicated to exposing and memorializing the 65 billion land animals raised for food who suffer and die every year.

10/04 (Sa)—World Animal DayProgram of Naturewatch

10/16 (Th)—Global Cat Day—Program of Alley Cat Allies (ACA)

10/20 (Sa)—Iowa Federation of Humane Societies (IFHS) Quarterly Board Meeting—11am to 2pm at the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa. IFHS is the statewide umbrella group for local humane societies, shelters, and pounds. Contact us if you want a ride.

10/24 (F) - 10/31 (F) —World Go Vegan Week

10/29 (W) —National Cat Day—founded in 2005 by Pet Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to celebrate the cat(s) in their life for the unconditional love and companionship they bestow upon us.

November

•  Adopt a Senior Pet Month —Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

•  World Vegan MonthProgram of the Vegan Society

11/03 (M) - 11/10 (M)—National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation WeekProgram of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

11/28 (F )—Fur Free Friday

December TBA—JCHS Giftwrap Fundraiser at Leash on Life—hours TBA— Leash on Life, 432 Highway 1 Iowa City, IA 52246.
January

•  Adopt a Rescued Bird Month—Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

•  Unchain a Dog Month—Program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

01/05 (Su)—National Bird Day

01/21 (T)—Squirrel Appreciation Day

February

•  Spay/Neuter Awareness Month—Program of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS

02/06 (Th)—Iowa Federation of Humane Societies (IFHS) Humane Lobby Day and Quarterly Board Meeting—10am at the State Capitol, Des Moines, Iowa. Representatives from the IFHS, HSUS, and others will be available with information, talking points, and can help you through the process of lobbying your state legislators. Grassroots lobbying by constituents is one of the most effective ways to help advocate for better animal welfare laws in Iowa. Your efforts are crucial to achieving that goal.

IFHS is the statewide umbrella group for local humane societies, shelters, and pounds. Contact us if you want a ride.

02/14 (F)—National Pet Theft Awareness Day—Program of Last Chance for Animals

02/15 (Sa)Make Mine Chocolate—Program of Columbus House Rabbit Society

02/22 (Th)National Wildlife Day

02/25 (T)—World Spay Day USA—20th Annual! World Spay Day is an annual campaign of The HSUS and Humane Society International (HSI) that shines a spotlight on spay/neuter—a proven way to save the lives of companion animals, feral cats, and street dogs who might otherwise be put down in a shelter or killed on the street.

March

•  Adopt a Rescued Guinea Pig Month

03/01 (Th)—National Horse Protection Day

03/01 (Th) - 03/07 (W)—National Justice for Animals Week

03/20 (Th)—Great American MEAT-OUTThousands of caring people in all 50 states and two dozen other countries encourage their friends, families, and communities to "kick the meat habit.” Explore a wholesome, compassionate diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.

TBA —Iowa Federation of Humane Societies (IFHS) Quarterly Board Meeting—11am to 2pm at the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa. IFHS is the statewide umbrella group for local humane societies, shelters, and pounds. Contact us if you want a ride.

April

•  Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month—Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

•  National Pet First Aid Awareness Month—Program of the American Red Cross

04/06 (Su) - 04/12 (Sa)—National Animal Control Appreciation Week—Program of National Animal Control Association (NACA)

04/10 (Th)—National Farm Animal Day

04/11 (F)—National Pet Day

04/13 (Su) - 04/19 (Sa)—World Week for Animals in Laboratories—Program of National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)

04/26 (Sa)—National Kids & Pets Day

04/27 (Su)—Free Feral Cat Spay Day—Program of Alley Cat Rescue

May

•  May Spay Challenge Month—program of Alley Cat Rescue

05/03 (Sa)National Specially-abled Pets Day

05/04 (Su)—International Respect for Chickens Day—Program of United Poultry Concerns (UPC)

05/05 (M) - 05/11 (Su)—Be Kind to Animals Week—Program of American Humane Association (AHA)

05/05 (M) - 05/11 (Su)—Puppy Mill Action Week—Program of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)

05/16 (F)—Endangered Species Day

05/18 (Su) - 05/25 (Sa)—National Dog Bite Prevention Week—Program of American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

June

•  Adopt a Cat Month—Program of American Humane Association (AHA)

•  Adopt-a-Shelter-Cat Month—Program of American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)

06/20 (F)—Take Your Dog to Work Day—Program of Pet Sitters International

July  
August

08/14 (T)—Iowa City Deer Population Management Public Forum—6pm at City Hall, 410 E Washington St, Harvat Hall, Iowa City. If you are unable to attend, please submit your questions and comments to IC Police Department Public Information Officer, SGT Derek Frank.

08/17 (F)—Iowa Federation of Humane Societies (IFHS) Quarterly Board Meeting—11am to 2pm at the Animal Rescue League, 5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines, Iowa. IFHS is the statewide umbrella group for local humane societies, shelters, and pounds. Contact us if you want a ride.

08/18 (Sa)—National Homeless Animals DayProgram of National Humane Education Society (NHES)

08/16 (Sa)—International Homeless Animals Day—Program of International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR)

08/26 (T)—National Dog Day


Last update: 08/29/18

 

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