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Animal Control

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Animal Control Services
Black Hawk County

  • The CBHS responds to calls and aids in rescuing abandoned, sick or injured and stray animals from rural Black Hawk County.
  • A CBHS Animal Control Officer is on call between the hours of 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday and can be reached at 319-235-5335.
  • 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 319-291-4440 #4 or at 319-883-0797

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 Pet Licensing Fees

Residents of Waterloo may now purchase their city license at the Cedar Bend Humane Society. 

  • January 1s t - March 31st  License fee is $5.00 for altered pets and $25.00 for un-altered pets.
  • April 1s t - December 31st  License fee is $10.00 for altered pets and $50.00 for un-altered pets.

Click here for additional pet licensing information.

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Waterloo, IA 50703-9634


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