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Pets in Need

The Cedar Bend Humane Society (CBHS) is an open admission shelter. Animals come to us in all kinds of conditions. Many arrive at our door dirty, matted, and neglected. Some are injured, ill, and require immediate medical care. Here are some of their stories:

Pets in Need

  • Eighteen dogs were living together inside a single residence in Brandon, IA.

    We need your help!

    Lots of Lovin'

    The Cedar Bend Humane Society has taken in ten dogs from a partnering organization. These dogs were seized by authorities from a local hoarding situation.

    Please help us help them embark on a brand new life where they will experience love and affection free of neglect and abuse.

    Here is their story.

    Eighteen dogs were living together inside a single residence in Brandon, IA. They were found living in their fecal matter, urine and filth. There were several deceased dogs and cats also found on the property. It is believed these dogs were never let outside to enjoy grass, sunshine or fresh air.

    All eighteen dogs were rescued by authorities and taken to Wildthunder Wildlife & Animal Rehabilitation & Sanctuary where they were immediately treated for fleas and given clean blankets and food. The Cedar Bend Humane Society agreed to take ten of the dogs into their adoption program. At first, the dogs were petrified of being outside and of different people handling them. They didn’t understand they were about to embark on a new and better life!
    Sweet Pup

    Within the first twenty-four hours at Cedar Bend Humane Society, they started to respond to the care and kindness offered. They love having clean beds, fresh food and water and they are even starting to play with toys!

    Outside Time

    They have also been introduced to outside! When first taken to the outside exercise pen they all just stood perfectly still shaking with fear. It was very sad they didn’t know how to react to being out in the sunshine!

    With a little coaxing, these fearful souls started to trust the loving hands of CBHS staff and volunteers. It wasn’t long before they were all exploring and playing outside enjoying the fresh summer air!

    After being examined by a veterinarian Cedar Bend Humane Society is beginning the process of providing these dogs with the medical care they so desperately need. Every dog is parasite ridden and will need an antibiotic for skin infections.

    Being treated for a skin infection.

    One of the dogs named “Itchy” is almost completely hairless and has angry open sores all over her body. She will require oral antibiotics and medicated baths several times a week.

    Two of the dogs will require x-rays. It appears they have a hip or knee disorder. One little dog the staff calls “speckles” is going to need eye surgery. All of the dogs will need vaccinations, heartworm testing and will need to be spayed or neutered. Veterinarian expenses are expected to range at a minimum between $3,000 to $5,000.

    Hello!

    These ten little dogs are a variety of different breeds including Australian Shepherd mixes, black Lab mixes, Border Collies and one sassy little Rat Terrier. Up until now, their existence has been bleak and neglectful.

    Please help us help them embark on a brand new life where they will experience love and affection free of neglect and abuse.

    Enjoying life!

    Your donation will help the CBHS provide these ten lucky pups with the medical care they need for them to be placed up for adoption!

    No amount is too small and will make a difference in their lives.

    Thank you for donating!

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    Thank you for your friendship and support!

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Location
1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634

Phone
319-232-6887

Adoption Center Hours
Open Tues. - Sun., 10am - 5pm
Closed on Mondays

Phone
319-232-6887

Intake Center Hours
Open seven days a week,
8am - 5pm

Phone
319-232-6887

Animal Control 
Hours
Open Mon. - Fri., 8am - 5pm

Phone
319-235-5335