Friends of the Animal Center Foundation

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Friends of the Animal Center Foundation plays a critical role in our community.therefore, The funds they raise for adoptable animals big and small help to support and expand animal care services offered through the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center and support other community animal welfare initiatives.

Besides, Urban Acres sponsors various events and fundraisers throughout the year, including the Scrub Your Paws for a Cause Dog Wash, hosted by the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors (ICAAR), and Fall Trivia Night. Each event we sponsor is an opportunity to raise essential funds that support shelter animals and give homeless and neglected animals a second chance.

“For everything Urban Acres has done, and will do, we just want everyone to know how grateful we are for their support. They make a positive impression on the lives of the animals arriving at the Iowa City Animal Center!”


— Christina Kimerle, Friends of the Animal Center Foundation

“Friends of the Animal Center Foundation and the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center do an amazing job caring for homeless animals, making sure they get the medical treatment and training they need to get adopted, and working hard to educate the community about animal care. Our agents have their own furry family members and share their passion for helping animals find homes.”

— Natasha Wendt, REALTOR® at Urban Acres

“As a volunteer opportunity, I’m not sure who has the biggest smile or the fullest heart…myself, the fur babies, or their parents. The importance of giving back to the community was, and still remains, an integral part of my decision to be a member of the Urban Acres family.”


— Jenn Lee, Urban Acres