Iowa 200

Iowa 200: An NASCAR Speedway 2019 firestorm accuses Cedar Bend Humane Society of adopting out two dogs who have homes, but documentation shows the dogs had been in their care since May 23.

The posts accuse Cedar Bend of adopting out the dogs after only having them in their care for a short period of time. However One dog was adopted on June 8 and the other on June 11, both past their required time to keep the animals.

Documentation filled out by Waterloo Animal Control shows that both dogs were picked up May 23 in the 200 block of Oneida Street.“If an animal arrives that has tags or a microchip, we immediately try to contact their owners. We hold the animal for 7 days,” said Kristy Gardener, co-director of Cedar Bend Humane Society.

She said they did find a microchip on the male dog and tried to contact the owner but never received a response.They were able to make contact with the owner Wednesday. Per the contract with the city of Waterloo, they must hold animals for three days that do not have any form of identification and seven days for those that do.

We were unable to contact the owner of the dogs. A person close with him said he was working late into the evening. We welcome the story of the owner’s and will afford him time to do so. After making just four appearances during a two-day swing here in late April, Biden has been AWOL from a key early state that’s accustomed to seeing presidential candidates in the flesh.

He’ll be returning to Iowa Tuesday and Wednesday — and recently announced plans to add 50 paid staffers in the state by the end of the month — but Democratic officials say Biden has already fallen behind in organizing and needs to accelerate his efforts.

Just in the six weeks since he was last here, his leading 2020 rivals — including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg — have held close to a dozen events or more each. Even Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who launched his campaign three weeks after Biden, has already held a dozen Iowa events.

“He needs to come out and do some retail politics with us. He comes here with higher name ID but that isn’t going to totally carry the day. I don’t think he can take anything for granted,” said former Iowa Lt. Gov. Patty Judge. “I don’t think Bernie Sanders can take anything for granted either … We have some people who are working really hard here.”Biden’s light campaign schedule in general has come under scrutiny.

At the moment, he remains the front-runner in Iowa, just as in national polls, but there are warning signs: a Des Moines Register/CNN/Mediacom survey of likely Iowa caucusgoers released Saturday shows that although Biden leads the sprawling field with 24 percent, the former vice president is down 3 percentage points since the last poll in March.

At the state party’s first major event Sunday — a Hall of Fame dinner attended by 19 candidates — Biden was a no-show. Even so, many here were surprised that his campaign lacked any presence whatsoever at the festivities surrounding the dinner, where party enthusiasm ran high and each campaign competed to show how many supporters they could turn out.

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