Animal Control Services
Black Hawk County
- Black Hawk County Animal Control responds to calls and aids in rescuing abandoned, sick or injured and stray animals from rural Black Hawk County.
- An Animal Control Officer is on call between the hours of 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and can be reached at 319-232-6887.
- If you have an animal emergency after 5:00 p.m. or on weekend days, please contact the Black Hawk County Sheriff’s department at 319-291-2515.
Click here if you have found a pet or have lost a pet.
City of Waterloo & Cedar Falls
- Waterloo Animal Control handles all animal control services for the city of Waterloo and Cedar Falls. They will respond to calls and aid in rescuing abandoned, sick or injured, and stray animals within the city limits of Waterloo.
- Waterloo Animal Control partners with the CBHS in a community wide free-roaming trap-neuter-and-return program.
- An Waterloo/Cedar Falls Animal Control Officer can be reached at 319-883-0797.
- For animal control at the University of Northern Iowa, please contact that Department of Public Safety at 319-273-2712.
Click here for more information regarding Waterloo and Cedar Falls Animal Control Services.
If you have an animal emergency or concern and you are located outside of the above areas please contact your local police or sheriff’s department for assistance.
City of Independence
- Independence Police Department handles all animal control services for the city of Independence. They will respond to calls and aid in rescuing abandoned, sick or injured, and stray animals within the city limits of Independence.
- An Independence Officer can be reached at 319-334-2520.
- If an animal is unable to be identified, they will be transferred to Cedar Bend Humane Society located at 1166 W. Airline Hwy, Waterloo.
Waterloo & Cedar Falls Pet Licensing Fees
Cedar Bend Humane Society is now issuing Waterloo and Cedar Falls pet licenses! Those needing to license their pet can stop by our intake or adoption building located at 1166 W. Airline Hwy, Waterloo, IA 50703. Proof of rabies and altering is required.
WATERLOO ALTERED UNALTERED
January 1 – March 31 $5 $25
April 1 – December 31 $10 $50
CEDAR FALLS ALTERED UNALTERED
January 1 – March 31 $6 $12
April 1 – December 31 $12 $24
Click here for more information regarding Waterloo pet licensing.
Click here for more information regarding Cedar Falls pet licensing.