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02/23/2009
By: tigeracat
Cedar Bend Humane Society
Cedar Bend is full of volunteers and staff that care about the animals. Unfortunately they ARE a KILL shelter. Many of the animals entering their doors are euthanized for reasons other than medical. They do not have a veterinarian on staff, they use local vets (whomever is available and willing). It is unfortunate, but they are also the only "shelter" in the area and cover many counties in northeast Iowa. They are also the contracted "animal control" for the city of Waterloo and parts of Cedar Falls.Cedar Bend is inundated with thousands of animals per year and has very limited space available at this time, so their kill rates are very high (as are most shelters in the US). If you are looking to find an animal(s) new homes, I would suggest contacting one of the 100s of animal rescue groups for information and alternatives to dropping them at kill shelters like Cedar Bend Humane Society. You can easily find one in your area by searching the web.If you are looking to adopt an animal, please do consider Cedar Bend as well as one of the 100s of rescue groups in Iowa. All these animals need good homes!
08/04/2012
By: hedemansheridan
Cedar Bend Humane Society
I am heart broken, I thought the ceder bend humane society was a no kill shelter!!!!!!
Tips & Advices
Most city and county shelters offer affordable spay/neuter services. SPCA and Humane Society shelters also are known for their low-cost spay/neuter programs.
Shelters typically offer spay/neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchipping and some essential medical treatment (deworming, mange treatment) to animals being adopted from the shelter. For other veterinary services, you will need to find a vet.
No-kill and low-kill shelters will state it in their online profile and other official materials. They will usually explain what their process/policy is for looking after the animals in their care. These are also known as “limited admission” shelters because they are usually at full capacity most or all of the time. Also, they often work with rescue organizations or county Animal Services authorities to accommodate animals living in inhumane conditions, abandoned or injured animals.
Anyone can bring a lost animal to a county or municipal shelter. However, private shelters affiliated with rescues often will not accept animals, whether lost or surrendered by owners. Shelters with low-kill policies often have a limited admission capability.
Adopting an adult dog from a county or city shelter usually costs $75-$100. Young adult purebreds and puppies often have a higher adoption fee.  The fee to adopt a cat is usually about $50– sometimes with discounts if one new owner adopts two cats. The adoption fee usually covers the cost of spay/neuter surgery and essential vaccinations.

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