Update on Una: Adoption Approved!

Update: Una was adopted and went to her new home on Tuesday, March 31st.

Thanks for following her journey! We’ll keep you updated as we get pictures of Una in her new home.


The Cedar Bend Humane Society is happy to let you know Una is doing great after eye surgery, and she is now available for adoption!

Una is currently in a foster home, and not at the Cedar Bend Humane Society. If you’re interested in adopting her, please click here to fill out an adoption application. We hope to place Una in her new home within a week.


Una is a nine-week-old German Shepherd mix. She came to Cedar Bend with a severe eye injury that required surgery and removal of the eye.

Una had surgery on Friday, March 20th. She then went to a foster home for her post-surgery recovery.  Una got her stitches removed on Monday, March 30th, and she’s doing great!


She loves rawhides, she loves exploring, and she loves belly rubs!

Where Are They Now? Duke/Ron Jon

Duke was one of seven dogs that arrived at the Cedar Bend Humane Society in early February from Florida.


The dogs were surrendered to the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) in October from Sabbath Memorial Dog Rescue Center in Okeechobee, Florida after a lack of sufficient resources and proper care led to the deterioration of the center and the conditions of the dogs.

After receiving months of medical care and behavioral enrichment from the ASPCA at a temporary shelter, the dogs were sent to partner agencies to be placed up for adoption. The Cedar Bend Humane Society was one of 13 organizations partnering with the ASPCA to help place the dogs into loving homes.

Duke is an amazing dog, but he was very stressed out after everything he’d gone through. He was even on some anti-anxiety medication.

Thankfully, Heidi and Brian Fereday also saw that Duke was a great dog. We were so excited to see Duke go home with them!

Duke’s name is now Ron Jon, in honor of his Florida roots. He’s adjusting well in his new home, which includes sleeping on the furniture and going on hikes.

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Thanks to Heidi and Brian for adopting Duke, and for sharing updates with us!

FURever Home Friday: Ducky

Ducky is one of our most senior cats looking for a new home. She’s approximately 11 years old.

Ducky was with her previous owner for eight years, but then her owner moved and unfortunately couldn’t take Ducky with her.

She loves to wander around the adoption center each morning. She’s a very curious cat, and she also enjoys playing.

Ducky is a big fan of our Kitty’s Garden and would love to have some cat-friendly grass of her very own!

Ducky seems fine around most dogs. Her front paws are declawed, and she has long, tiger striped fur. Since she does have long fur, Ducky will require regular grooming.

Ducky is looking for a relaxing home where she can enjoy being a loving house cat.

Will you give Ducky her FURever home?

Please visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society at 1166 W. Airline Highway to meet Ducky and to fill out an application.

We’re open all weekend from 10 to 5.

Ducky (cat)

National Puppy Day: Meet Una

*Note some of the pictures in this post may be difficult to look at.


In honor of National Puppy Day, we wanted to introduce you to an injured puppy we recently took in. You can see her in this 30 second video we posted to YouTube.

Una is about eight weeks old. She’s a German Shepherd mix that came to us with an eye injury. Due to the severity of Una’s injury, it was necessary to remove her eye.

Una before surgery1

Una before surgery2

She had surgery on Friday, March 20th.

Una after surgery2

Una after surgery1

Una is doing very well just a few days after surgery. She loves rawhides, she’s a curious pup, and she loves belly rubs (as you can see from her video)!

Una is recovering from surgery in a foster home. We are NOT accepting adoption applications for her yet, but please check back for updates in the next two to three weeks. We want to give her all the time she needs to heal before finding Una her forever home.

Thanks again if you previously donated for Dixie’s surgery, she is the lab mix with a broken pelvis. Some of that donated money was used to cover the cost of Una’s eye surgery.

The Cedar Bend Humane Society is always accepting donations to help us care for the many sick and injured animals that come through our door. You can click here to visit our donation page. THANK YOU!

Click here for more information on National Puppy Day.

FURever Home Friday: Princess

Princess is enjoying a pampered life these days, but she didn’t always have the royal treatment she has now.

Princess was abandoned in October 2014 and taken in by the Cedar Bend Humane Society. At that time, she had major skin issues, a problem with one of her legs, and a hernia. But thanks to surgery and a wonderful foster home, Princess is doing great and looking for her new home!

We think Princess is about seven years old. She’s a Chihuahua. Princess does great on a leash, she loves attention, she enjoys being held, and she gets along well with most other smaller dogs.

She still needs a little work on house training, but she makes more progress every day and we’re confident she’s almost fully trained.

Will you give Princess her FURever home?

Since Princess is in a foster home and not at the shelter, we ask that you fill out an adoption application first. Then we’ll set up a time for you to meet her.


APCC (Animal Poison Control Center) App Now Available

March 15th through 21st is National Animal Poison Prevention Week.

One great resource is the new APCC (Animal Poison Control Center) app through the ASPCA.

The app is free to download to your smartphone or other device.

After you’ve downloaded the app, you can open it and select a species.


Then select from one of the categories or enter a search.


We clicked on “foods” and then “chocolate.”


The app shows you the toxicity level, possible effects, and action to take based on the risk level.

CBHS Offers ZEN DOODLE Class on April 14th


In partnership with one of our volunteers, the Cedar Bend Humane Society is offering a ZEN DOODLE class on April 14th. ZEN DOODLING, also known as ZenTangle®, is an art form combining simple and complex lines into lovely structured patterns. No experience necessary; the art form is easy to learn and apply at your own pace. The cost is $25, which goes back to support our homeless pets. We only have room for about 15 participants, so reserve your spot today!


Date: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Where: Cedar Bend Humane Society Adoption Center
1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, IA 50703
Instructor: Carrie Worthington
Tuition: $25
Limited class size: 15 participants

Refreshments and art supplies provided.

Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

Click here for on-line registration and payment, or fill out a registration form at the Cedar Bend Humane Society Adoption Center located 1166 West Airline Highway in Waterloo, otherwise click here to print the registration form to mail in.

100% of proceeds go to support the homeless animals at the CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY.

Students are asked to provide one head shot of the pet they would like to ZEN DOODLE. If you do not have one, a photo of a shelter pet will be provided. Please email pet photo to CBHSEvents@mchsi.com by Friday, April 10th. Photos that work best have a strong contrast between the pet and the background.

At the end of class, participants will have a good start on their 18” X 24” artwork to be completed at home. Participants will receive a pattern sheet to take home.

Thank you Carrie for donating your time and talents to this artistic fundraiser!

CBHS Cats Enjoy Kitty’s Garden

We used your donated Fresh Step Paw Points to purchase a Kitty’s Garden for each of our cat rooms.

The Kitty’s Garden is loaded with vitamins to help a cat’s digestive system, prevent hairballs, and provide mental and physical stimulation.

If your cat eats household plants, this provides a tastier, nontoxic alternative.

Garden includes:

  • Barley
  • Oats
  • Rye
  • Wheat

We watched our Kitty’s Gardens grow from seeds.




ResQwalk App: Walk to Help Homeless Pets

Helping homeless pets is now as easy as taking your dog on a walk. How great is that?!

CBHS is now part of ResQwalk. It’s a mobile app that enables you to raise money for homeless animals and earn prizes every time you go for a walk. (Hopefully you’re walking with a pet!)

ResQwalk launched in the summer of 2014 by Bailey Schroeder. The app was created to give people an easy way to donate to animal welfare organizations. With the popularity of fitness and walking apps, Schroeder saw an opportunity to appeal to animal lovers who might be short on time and money but still wanted to make a difference for animals.

The app tracks the distance walked. Each walker’s distance is recorded in the user profile and added to the rescue’s weekly sum. At the end of the week, donations are paid out to the rescues proportionally to the total distance walked.

At the end of every walk, the user is offered a reward that, when redeemed, helps fund future donation pools.

Here’s how it works:

1. Download the ResQwalk app onto your smartphone

2. Open the app and log in through Facebook or Twitter


3. Go to “Choose a Specific Rescue” at the bottom of the screen


4. Search for and then select Cedar Bend Humane Society


5. Make sure your GPS is on, then click on Start Walk


Your distance will be tracked and added to our total.

Thanks for taking your dog on a walk and helping homeless pets!

Click here for the ResQwalk site.

Click here to read an article written about the app on the Forbes site.

FURever Home Friday: Pooh

One of the quotes attributed to Winnie the Pooh is “Some people care too much, I think it’s called love.”

The Pooh Bear at the Cedar Bend Humane Society is a cat, but he’s hoping he’ll find someone to love him very soon.

Pooh is about four years old. He arrived at the humane society in June of last year. He’s gray and white, and he loves attention. Just pet his fur, and Pooh is your new buddy.

Pooh also enjoys having his fur brushed, and he likes to look out windows to see what’s going on.

If you open a bag of treats, be prepared for him to come running. He’s a very sweet and affectionate cat looking for someone who will cuddle up on the furniture with him.

Will you give Pooh his FURever home? Visit the Cedar Bend Humane Society at 1166 W. Airline Highway in Waterloo to meet Pooh and to fill out an adoption application. We’re open all weekend from 10 to 5. Pooh (cat)