YOUR vote could mean $15,000 for CBHS!

The 10th annual Make My Non-Profit Run Better contest by RK Dixon and Premier offers non-profit organizations the chance to win an office technology makeover that will help them run better.

The Cedar Bend Humane Society is in the running, and we need YOUR help to make it happen.  Voting is now open, and the first round runs until Sept. 2 at 5 p.m.  Follow these easy steps to vote for CBHS once per day, per device (that means your vote can count twice if you vote on our computer, and then again on your mobile device!).

1.) Visit http://www.mmnprb.com/search/

2.) Search for “Cedar Bend Humane Society” by area (choose Cedar Rapids, IA), by County (Black Hawk), or just by entering our name.

3.) Click “Cedar Bend Humane Society” from the list of options.

4.) Once on our profile, click the “Vote for Cedar Bend Humane Society” box in the upper right-hand corner of the screen, just above the YouTube video.

5.) That’s it!

Just a few clicks could make a world of difference to our shelter!  It could mean reducing our printing costs, carrying out mobile adoptions, and increasing our outreach and education efforts.  All of these factors add up to more available funds for animals in need.  Please vote today!

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Now Selling Magnets!

Are you looking for a way to declare your love for your pet? Why not use a pet-themed magnet?

You can now purchase oval, paw print, or bone magnets in the Cedar Bend Humane Society Adoption Center. These magnets are great for your vehicle, refrigerator, or filing cabinet at work or home. Each magnet costs $5 (plus tax).

We have three customized magnets for sale that show your support for the Cedar Bend Humane Society.

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We also have five paw print magnets in black with various messages.

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Please visit the front desk in our adoption center to get your magnet!

We encourage you to give us your feedback as well so we know what magnets to order in the future!

Furry 5K Set for May 10th

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Please join us for our 6th annual Furry 5K Run / Walk on Sunday, May 10, 2015, at Big Woods Lake Recreation Area, South Shelter in Cedar Falls, IA. Race time is 7:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the animals at the Cedar Bend Humane Society.

This annual 5K run/walk is open to the public, and individuals with dogs are encouraged to bring their dogs along for the event.

The registration cost is $25, which includes a t-shirt and tote bag filled with goodies.

T-shirts and tote bags are guaranteed to those registered by May 1, 2015. Late registration (after May 1st) increases to $30 and a t-shirt is not guaranteed. Please make checks payable to Cedar Bend Humane Society and mail to: Cedar Bend Humane Society, 1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, IA 50703.

Click here to register on-line.

Click here for the Furry 5K Run / Walk Brochure 2015

Thank you! Your participation helps to save lives!

Thank you to our sponsors!  Click on their logo to visit their website.

BOGO Bowl             Companion Animal Clinic

Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic         Dream Chaser Acres

Fast Tracks Canine Activity Center LLC                   Hy Vee

K9 Playhouse                       Readlyn Veterinary Associates

Taylor Veterinary Clinic            Trekman Racing

IT PAYS TO SPAY Fundraiser: Altering our community one pet at a time!

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Help reduce pet overpopulation!

We hope you’ll participate in a new fundraiser for the Cedar Bend Humane Society’s   in-house spay and neuter program.

For a $20 donation, the Cedar Bend Humane Society will place a group of dog and cat yard ornaments in your friend’s yard. Your friend can then donate $15 to have them removed or $20 to have them moved to another friend’s yard and so it goes!

IT PAYS TO SPAY insurance is available for $25. This ensures the ornaments will NOT visit your yard!

IT PAYS TO SPAY participation is available until May 22, 2015.

100% of donations go to spay and neuter homeless pets at CBHS.

Please limit nominations to the Waterloo and Cedar Falls areas

Click below to print and mail in the nomination and insurance form, or call 319-232-6887 and we will be happy to help you with your nomination.

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Thank you for participating in our “IT PAYS TO SPAY” fundraiser! Your gift will help reduce the number of unwanted, abandoned, and homeless pets that arrive at our door every year!

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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

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

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4. Search for and then select Cedar Bend Humane Society

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

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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.

Shop in Our Pet Store!

Did you know we have a small pet store in our adoption center?

We just ordered a bunch of new items that we think your pets will really enjoy!

You can visit our pet store between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (we are closed on Monday). Again, it’s located inside our adoption center.

You can also shop online through our website by clicking here.

Atomic rubber bouncing balls Blue, Ruffle dog dish Extend-a-treat Fresh Breath made easy grip soft deshedding brush Grip soft nail clipper Grip soft nail trimmer grip soft slicker brush for normal grooming JW crackle heads ball JW megalast bone   Magnet Hair Remover Mice and balls for cats Pet Natural calming chews Pink and Blue icrate     SmartBones peanut butter chews stainless steel dish The Sporn Halter Travel water bowl  waste bag dispenser Whimzees dental treats

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