Pixel Labs “Inspiration” Video for Pet Adoption

Thank you to Pixel Labs in Cedar Falls for donating a video to us for the holidays. We are so grateful for the gift!

Click here to watch the video.

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In·spi·ra·tion | Cedar Bend Humane Society

Inspiration drives both our success and creativity in order to share our passions with others. We created a mini-series video blog on our website to feature small businesses and tell their stories. We traveled around asking small business owners what inspired them to start their business and here is what we found.The Cedar Bend Humane Society (CBHS) serves the Cedar Valley Community and is located on West Airline Highway in Waterloo, Iowa. The mission of the CBHS is to provide humane care for all animals under its protection, educate the community about responsible pet ownership and advance the cause of kindness to all animals. The CBHS relies on the community for all of its generous donations. There are a number of ways the community can get involved including becoming a volunteer at the shelter and helping with events.

Learn more at https://www.cedarbendhumane.org/get-involved

Also, check out more stories as they get added to our blog here: http://pixellabscreative.com/blog/

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Give Your Pet the Gift of a Microchip!

Give your pet the gift of a microchip this holiday season!

Click here to watch a video to learn more about microchipping, and how it can reunite you with your lost pet.

Did you know a family pet is lost every two seconds, and one out of three pets are lost during their lifetimes?

Microchipping your pet offers the best method for identifying your pet if they become lost. The Cedar Bend Humane Society offers microchipping by appointment. Please call 319-232-6887 to schedule an appointment with our Medical Technician. The cost is $35 (+ tax) per microchip.

A microchip is the size of a grain of rice, which contains an identification number unique to your pet. The microchip is implanted between the shoulder blades with a syringe. The process is similar to receiving a vaccination; most animals don’t even react when the microchip is implanted.

If your pet becomes lost, a vet or animal shelter uses a scanner to detect the microchip. The scanner will provide the unique ID number associated with your pet. This ID number is linked to your contact information in a data bank.

Every pet has a special place in our hearts. Protect yours with a microchip.

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Click here to find more information on our website.

Helping College Students De-Stress

The Cedar Bend Humane Society took some of our pets to area colleges to help students de-stress during finals week.

We visited Wartburg College in Waverly with Scooby (available for adoption), Sabrina (adopted), and Percules (in a foster to adopt). We were in the basement of the chapel on campus, which was filled with students for two hours!

Click here to see the Wartburg students de-stressing with the help of our animals.

We also visited UNI with two dogs available for adoption (Stella and Levi) and one dog adopted from the shelter (Teddy). We were in the commons area of the Maucker Union, and we had students stopping to pet the dogs constantly!

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Holiday Hours

We want to let you know about some changes to our hours of operation during the week of Christmas.

We are closing at noon on Wednesday, December 24th.

Then we are closed all day on Thursday, December 25th and Friday, December 26th.

Our adoption center will be back open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, December 27th.

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Tiny Tim

Just before Thanksgiving, an injured cat was brought to the Cedar Bend Humane Society. The cat was found with his paw stuck in a foothold trap that was illegally placed inside Black Hawk Park in Cedar Falls. We did contact the DNR.

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Our vet techs provided initial care to the cat, but it was clear he would need more medical attention. After looking at the injured paw, Dr. Melick with Companion Animal Clinic in Cedar Falls recommended an amputation. The toes in the paw were broken, and gangrene (a potentially life-threatening condition that arises when a considerable mass of body tissue dies, which can occur after an injury or infection) had set in.

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Tiny Tim had immediate surgery to amputate his right, front leg.

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We decided to name him Tiny Tim for the character in A Christmas Carol who was in need around the holidays but always had a great attitude. Tiny has dealt with the stress of everything very well.

Tiny Tim stayed at our shelter after surgery. On December 8th (about 10 days after surgery), Tiny Tim’s staples were removed!

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He seems to be a very loving and sweet cat. He loves attention, and he especially loves having his back rubbed. When you stop petting him, Tiny Tim will use his nose to nudge you to ask for more!

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Tiny Tim is still adjusting to life without one of his legs, but he’s getting around very well.

Tiny Tim got his Christmas miracle on Tuesday, December 9th! He was adopted by Jessica Cruz.

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We’re so happy for Tiny Tim!

Thank you for making donations to help pay for Tiny Tim’s surgery, which was done at a much appreciated reduced price by Companion Animal Clinic.

We have many animals in need of some form of medical care. Your donations really do make a difference in their lives. If you’re interested in making a donation to help with our medical bills, please click here.