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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.

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. 

Get in Touch

Cedar Bend Humane Society
1166 West Airline Highway 
Waterloo, IA 50703-9634



Adoption Center Hours
Visitors By Appointment Only
Closed daily: 12pm - 1pm for lunch
Extended hours until 7pm on Thur & Fri in June, July, & Aug

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 5pm
Thursday: 10am - 5pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 10am - 5pm

Intake Center Hours
Open daily: 9am - 5pm
Closed daily: 12pm - 1pm for lunch


Animal Control Hours

Open daily: 8am - 4pm