The Mission and Purpose of Iowa City Animal Services is to: Protect the health and safety of the public and animals through the enforcement of local and state laws. Operate a facility that embodies best practice standards in the humane treatment and housing of all animals in our care. Reduce euthanasia by promoting responsible pet care of all animals through education, progressive animal placement programs, and compassionate accessible population control resources. Provide programs and services that engage the public with the animal Center community. Maintain a high standard of integrity, commitment, compassion, and professionalism.