Pick of the Litter: Shenzi

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Shenzi, chosen by Administrative Assistant, Caitlyn Wegner.

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“Shenzi came to the shelter with her 7, 2 week old kittens in October. Knowing that a litter of 7 kittens along with a mother cat was a lot for anyone to take on, I took all 8 of them home to give Shenzi a safe place to raise her kittens and also a safe, fun home for her kittens to grow into amazing little critters. Shenzi was a great mother to her kittens. She was also a perfect cat in my home. She is very lovable, but is not a cat that will be under foot all of the time. Though she is lovable and sweet, she is also very independent. Shenzi does great with other cats and will adjust well to dogs. It breaks my heart to see her still at the shelter. She is a great cat and deserves a home to call her own. If I did not already have 2 cats of my own, she would be living in my home…no doubt.”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Shenzi and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Pick of the Litter: Hannah

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Hannah, chosen by CBHS Adoption Counselor, Madi Zesiger.

 

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“Hannah is my pick of the litter because she is lovable and intelligent. She is a crazy very entertaining girl. She often gets overlooked due to her breed, but her personality proves that the negative stereotype portrayed by the media about pit bulls is untrue. Hannah has been at the shelter since September and has grown on me ever since. In my free time I love to work with Hannah, teaching her how to sit, shake, listen and lay down. So far she has reassured me that she is a super smart girl with plenty of potential to keep learning. When I am not trying to teach Hannah new tricks, I am showing her love though belly rubs and cuddles, as she’s tucked into her blanket of course! Come and see her today!”

Pick of the Litter: Remy

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Remy, chosen by CBHS Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Jordan Kruger.

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“Remy is my pick of the litter because she is so sweet! Even though she came to us with a leg injury that hadn’t healed properly, she never lets it slow her down.She is always excited to see you, whether you’re visiting for a walk or snuggles. I would love to see Remy go to a home where she can get all of the love and attention that a sweet girl like her deserves!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Remy and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

New Year’s Eve Tips

This New Year’s Eve plan ahead to ensure your pet’s safety by following these simple five tips.dog1-700x452

1. Collar, ID Tag and a Up-to-Date Microchip are a Must

Should your dog or cat become scared and bolt out the door, be sure that he or she is wearing a collar, ID tag and has an up-to-date microchip.

A microchip alone is not enough if a friendly neighbor sees your pet out and about and wants to return him or her to you. However, a microchip is very important should the collar or tag come off and your pet ends up at a shelter where they have a microchip scanner.

A combination of all three (collar, tag and microchip) will vastly increase the chances of your pet being returned to you quickly if he or she gets away.

2. Keep Toxic Food and Drinks Out of Reach

Alcoholic beverages are very toxic to pets. Some people will not know this and may leave a cup in a place where your pet can access it.

While some foods are okay to feed your pet, others are also toxic (like chocolate) so it’s best if your guests simply avoid sharing with your pet.

3. Create a Safe Room with Soothing Music

Cats and even some dogs may be overwhelmed by a house full of guests, loud music and fireworks going off.

Create your pets a safe space where they can retreat to if they become anxious. Try playing soft, soothing music in the room to down out scary music.

4. Use Non-Toxic Decorations

Tinsel, garland and small breakable or easily edible objects are not great to have around your curious pet.

They can be toxic if eaten and can also get caught in the digestive track.

Keep all of these type of decorations up high and away from your pet.

5. Make Sure Gates and Fences are Secure

It’s really best if you do not allow your pet to be outdoors on New Year’s Eve. The fireworks and other out of the ordinary sounds may be scary for dogs and cats.

If you do allow your pet outside – for instance, to go to the bathroom – be sure that your gates or fence is secure and that your pet otherwise stays on a leash.

Pick of the Litter: Layla

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Layla, chosen by CBHS Adoption Counselor, Ben Rettinger.

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“Layla is my pick of the litter because of her loving and playful demeanor. She is always excited to meet new people, and loves interacting with everyone she comes across. She has the energy to play, but also makes a great cuddle bud. She is one beautiful dog that is just too awesome not to be in her furr-ever home!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Layla and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Pick of the Litter: Pixie

This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Pixie, chosen by CBHS Kennel Attendant, Kayla Beard.

“Pixie is a super sweet girl and is a favorite for many of the staff here. She loves when you let her sit in your lap! I love going to see Pixie girl at the end of the day. She loves when we come back to see her too! I’ve noticed and have heard from other staff, that Pixie is not showing well in her kennel when people walk by. I believe this is why Pixie hasn’t found her forever home. Pixie is just upset about being overlooked is all! She is actually a mellow, sweet girl out of her kennel. She loves toys and gets along with other dogs. She is great at giving kisses and has lots of love to give! Come visit Pixie and take her for a walk, let her show you what a sweet, loving girl she really is!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Jasper and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.

Pick of the Litter: Jasper

Each month we feature an adoptable pet chosen as a favorite by a CBHS staff member or volunteer. This month’s “Pick of the Litter” is Jasper, chosen by CBHS Head Medical Technician, Amber Lang.

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“I chose Jasper because he’s a dog that always gets overlooked and I’m not sure why. He’s an amazing dog who is extremely smart. Pit Bulls get a bad reputation from the media hype and false information that is portrayed about them. This blocky headed wiggle butt just wants someone to spend time with. Jasper can be a stubborn boy but he is an extremely fast learner. We never try to pick favorites but this boy has stolen my heart. The way he pushes his shoulder up against the kennel to be petted and looks at you with those deep eyes, praying someone will see past the false stereotypes; melts my heart. I have no idea why he has been here as long as he has, but a lot of people are missing out on an exceptional dog!”

Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo to meet Jasper and fill out an adoption application. Our adoption center is open Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm.