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Burial & Cremation


The Cedar Bend Humane Society Memorial Pet Cemetery is available to anyone wishing to have a last resting place for their pet. The cemetery is located on the Humane Society campus. It is a fenced acreage, which includes lilac bushes, rose bushes, and a center garden with a bench for rest and reflection.

If you wish to have your pet buried in the Memorial Pet Cemetery, you will need to purchase a plot

The Cedar Bend Humane Society offers a time before each burial for the family to have a memorial ceremony and viewing.

Burial Costs

Body Burial – prices for a plot and body burial range between $265 to $490. The cost depends on the size of the pet. For additional pets, adding cremations to a body burial plot costs $135 to $195 since the plot has already been established.

Submit a burial request

Cremation Burial

Prices for a plot and private cremation burial are $275 to $335.

Memorial Headstone

Granite headstones cost $220. This includes a standardized size, lettering and one picture. Additional sizes, lettering, and features may include additional costs.

View Memorial Headstone options (PDF)

Memorial Decorations

Flowers are permitted during designated holidays. Decorations may be placed on grave sites 5 days before and after the following holidays: Memorial Day, July 4th, and Labor Day. Decorations will also be allowed on gravesites continually from Thanksgiving through April 1st. Flowers and decorations will be removed for spring cleanup in early April.

CBHS has memorial arrangements available to purchase for $20. Include a personal laminated message for an additional $5. (Personal messages are only available with the purchase of a floral arrangement.) Upon request, CBHS staff could place the flowers on your pet’s resting place in the CBHS Memorial Pet Cemetery five days prior to the designated holiday. If you would like to purchase memorial flowers and include a personal message, please email info@cedarbendhumane.org or call 319-232-6887.

Private Cremation

Your pet’s ashes will be returned to you in a velvet prayer bag.  Prices range from $95 to $155 depending on the pet’s weight.

Mass Cremation

Your pet’s ashes will not be returned. Prices range from $45 to $65 depending on the pet’s weight.


The Cedar Bend Humane Society has trained and compassionate staff to offer euthanasia as a public service for families who have pets nearing the end of their quality of life.

For additional information regarding these services, please contact the Cedar Bend Humane Society at 319-232-6887 or email CBHSAdoption@mchsi.com

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



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