Critter Crusaders exists to support the Health, Welfare and Adoption of animals at the Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control Shelter and reserves the right to assist other shelters and rescues by special request. * * * * * * * * * Our mission is to provide medical and surgical treatment that will lead to the restoration of health and adoption for our shelter animals. * * * * * * * * * We also provide advanced medical care and facilitate placement of animals that do not adopt through the CRACC shelter into foster-based rescues as an alternative to euthanasia.
CCCR offers life and limb-saving medical and surgical interventions for our homeless animal population. From diagnosis through treatment, we work side by side with our veterinary partners to insure the most comprehensive medical and surgical options are available. Shelter pets are often viewed as castaways of society. They arrive at shelters in very poor condition from being neglected and stray. These are animals that would drain resources from a budget-conscious shelter and are generally the first to be euthanized due to financial restrictions. This is where CCCR steps in. We become a cushion to ease unfortunate animals back to health and adoptability. These are the pets who have suffered the most and without question, deserve the chance to be healthy and loved.
Our Medical/Surgical Interventions Include;
Complex surgical fracture repairs for traumatic injuries, endoscopic procedures, brachycephalic syndrome corrections, cancer surgery, tumor removal, heart, entropion, hip, cataract, dental surgery and muscle-nerve biopsies.
We also treat of a wide variety of medical conditions that include Cushing’s disease, diabetes, demodectic mange, congestive heart failure, seizure management, ophthalmology consults, biopsies, CT Scans, ultrasounds, neurological consults, echo cardiograms, ringworm, heartworm and treatment of Parvo and other viral/bacterial diseases. We are committed to meeting any medical/surgical need for our shelter animals.
"Until one has loved an animal, part of the soul remains unawakened."
At Gentle Heart Pet Clinic, we provide pet health care to residents of Iowa City, IA with a wide range of options that include dentistry, surgery and X-rays. If your pet needs to be spayed or neutered, we can get the job done efficiently.
We Provide Various Services That Include:
At Gentle Heart Pet Clinic, we provide the best care for your pets. Whether you need vaccinations or a simple task such as dog grooming, the professionals at Gentle Heart Pet Clinic provide personalized service for you and your pet.
What customers are saying:
“Mary is the greatest. So, so good with animals and so kind. She is clearly very experienced and I've never had anything but a great experience here. Also - when my puppy was choking once I rushed him to her clinic and he threw up the object in the parking lot. She still took him and checked him out - free of charge.”
- By Megan K. – 6/6/11
Give Us A Call Today And We’ll Handle The Rest
Please feel free to take a look around our website to learn more about what we offer as it relates to pet health care. If you have any questions or concerns afterwards, please don’t hesitate to contact us at any time. Call today to discuss your concerns!
Gentle Heart Pet Clinic
705 Hwy 1 W Iowa City, IA 52246
Phone: (319) 354-6696
Fax: (319) 248-0012
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday & Friday 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Thursday & Saturday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Sunday – Closed
Closed on New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Please note: although we are open on Thursdays, the doctor is not in the office.
Solon Veterinary Clinic is a local animal clinic in Solon, IA providing routine care and animal surgery for small pets. Dr. Larry Poduska established the clinic in 1978 and has cared for thousands of cats and dogs since.
Learn More About Solon Veterinary Clinic:
Routine vet care - Examinations, diagnostics, vaccinations, microchipping, nutrition, dentistry