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Lost and Found

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Lost a Pet

If you are missing a pet please check with the Cedar Bend Humane Society immediately! 
319-232-6887 or 319-235-5335

  • The Cedar Bend Humane Society has contracted with Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Waverly, and rural Black Hawk County for the boarding and caring of stray domestic animals including roaming cats.
  • If your pet is not at the CBHS please fill out a CBHS Lost Pet Form so we can contact you if your pet happens to arrive at the shelter. 
  • Check the CBHS Found Pet pages and other local lost and found pet resource pages.

Found a Pet

If you find a stray pet please call your local Animal Control agency or you may bring stray animals to Cedar Bend Humane Society. 

  • Residents from the cities of Waterloo, Cedar Falls, and rural Black Hawk County may bring stray domestic animals to the CBHS at no charge.
  • Individuals residing outside of designated contracted areas will be charged a $45.00 stray drop off fee. Pets will be accepted by appointment only and if kennel space allows.
  • If you find a pet and wish to retain the pet in your custody and try and find the owner directly, please fill out a CBHS Found Pet Form.

Check the CBHS Lost pet page and other local lost and found pet resource pages. 

Stray Holding Time

  • Waterloo Stray Animals: Three days
  • Cedar Falls Stray Animals: Five days
  • Waverly Stray Animal: Five days
  • Rural Black Hawk County: Five days
  • Out of county Stray Animals: No pre-determined holding period
  • Stray pets that have identification such as a microchip or tags will be held for seven days and all efforts will be made to contact and reunite the pet with the owner.

Reclaiming Your Pet

  • Pet owners can redeem their dogs/cats at the CBHS Intake center located at 1166 W. Airline Hwy, Waterloo IA 50703.
  • Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday - Sunday
  • Stray domestic animals receive vaccinations, and are de-wormed.
  • Owners will be asked to provide proof of ownership, rabies vaccinations and city license when they arrive to claim their pet. 


  • CBHS boarding and care: $50.00 (first 24 hours of stay) $10.00 for any additional day.
  • City pick up fee: $25.00 (charged if Animal Control brings in pet)
  • Microchip fee: $35.00 (Waterloo residents only)
  • Vaccination fee: $25.00 (Charged only if CBHS gives a rabies vaccination)
  • City License Fee: $5.00 - $50.00 (Waterloo residents only-see AC page for license fee details)
  • Spay/Neuter contract will be issued for all unaltered pets reclaimed by Waterloo residents.


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1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634


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

Adoption Center Summer Hours
June, July, August
Open Mon., 1pm -  7pm
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun.,
10am - 5pm
Thurs., 10am - 7pm

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

319-232-6887 Animal Control Open Mon. - Fri., 8am - 5pm