Reduced Adoption Fees for Longest CBHS Cat Residents

There are many wonderful cats available for adoption at CBHS.  However, some have been waiting for a home MUCH longer than others.  That’s why now through, Friday, October 23rd, our longest cat residents who have lived with us since 2014, have an adoption fee of just $20.14!

These cats want to find loving homes just as much as any other cat.  Adopt today, and change their lives forever.  Click here to view their individual profiles and bios, and here to fill out an adoption application.

CBHS Celebrates National Black Cat Day…All Week!

It should come as no surprise that the Cedar Bend Humane Society has a LOT of cats waiting for homes.  And black cats are certainly no exception.

Maybe it’s just a coincidence, or maybe it’s superstition, but black cats are less than half as likely to get adopted from shelters as cats of other colors.

Monday, August 17 was National Black Cat Appreciation Day.  Here at CBHS, we think our black cats deserve to be celebrated all WEEK, so we’re extending our promotion through the weekend.

From now until Sunday, bring in a qualifying wet or dry cat food donation, and we’ll waive the adoption fee for any black or partially black kitty!  Kittens too young to have been altered will still include a refundable $50 spay/neuter deposit.

We will accept any brand of wet food, but are specifically looking for Iams, Science Diet, and Purina One dry food.

View all of our adoptable cat profiles on our website, here.

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Link Sources:

Huffington Post: Scheller, Alissa. (10/21/2013). Black Cats Less Than Half As Likely To Be Adopted As Gray Cats (INFOGRAPHIC).  Retrieved from:

ASPCA: (7/13/2012). Debunking the Black Cat Myth (Blog). Retrieved from:

Reduced Adoption Fees for Senior Cats

The adoption fees for all of our senior cats has been reduced to just $50 (regularly  $80).  Any cat 7 years old, or older is eligible for the reduced price.  Each cat is current on vaccinations, started on flea/tick prevention, spayed/neutered, microchipped, FELUK tested.  Plus, many are already de-clawed.  To view their individual adoption profiles, click here.

The Cedar Bend Adoption Center is open: Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday 10-5, Thursday & Friday, 10-7.

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 Cinnamon (tort)1 Gertie Slinky (cat) Sullivan Josephine (cat)

A Fuzzy, Festive Fourth of July

It’s a Star Spangled Celebration at the Cedar Bend Humane Society! And we’ve got a firecracker of a deal for YOU! Today, Friday and Sunday ALL cat and kitten adoption fees are just $15.  Kittens too small to have been spayed or neutered yet include a $50 refundable deposit.

You didn’t think we were going to leave out our patriotic pooches, did you?  In addition to our cat/kitten promotion, dog adoption fees are $15 OFF with the donation of a cat food or litter item.  Any brand of litter will do, but we’re specifically looking for Purina One, Iams and Science Diet kitten food.

View the individual profiles of all our adoptable pets here, or stop in and visit them for your self!  Our adoption center is open today and tomorrow 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., CLOSED Saturday in recognition of Independence Day, and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Make this the fuzziest Fourth of July ever, and help save the life of a homeless pet in need.


Special Cat Promotion on Thursdays and Sundays in June

Besides $40 Feline Fridays and $25 longest cat residents, we are adding another cat promotion to Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month. Every Thursday and Sunday in June, the adoption fee for certain fur colors will be reduced to just $20. This applies to kittens as well, but there will still be a $50 deposit for kittens not spayed/neutered. Here is the list of reduced cat fees for the month of June: Thursday, June 11 – black and white/tuxedo cats Sunday, June 14 – orange and buff cats Thursday, June 18 – black cats Sunday, June 21 – tort and dilute tort cats Thursday, June 25 – calico cats Sunday, June 28 – tiger striped cats For pictures and adoption profiles of our cats, please click here. cat memes1





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$40 Feline Fridays During June


Join us for $40 Feline Fridays in June!

As part of Adopt-A-Shelter-Cat Month, the Cedar Bend Humane Society is offering $40 cat adoption fees every Friday in June.

If you choose to adopt a kitten that isn’t old enough yet to be spayed or neutered, you will pay the $40 adoption fee plus $50. The $50 will be refunded to you once we have proof the kitten is fixed.

Throughout the entire month of June, there is only a $25 adoption fee for our longest cat residents. You can see their pictures below.

Click here to go to our website to see the cats available for adoption and eligible for our $40 Feline Fridays during the month of June.

NOTE: From June 1st to September 30th, the Cedar Bend Humane Society Adoption Center is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays.

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Ginger 1 (cat) Snookie 1 (cat) Jessie (cat) Tiger (cat)


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Furry 5K/Late Adoption Center Opening

Our adoption center is opening two hours late (at 12 p.m.) on Sunday, May 10th because of our Furry 5K.

It’s not too late to register!

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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 $30.

Click here to register on-line.

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

Thank you! Your participation helps to save lives!

Bark For Life of Black Hawk County

Bark for LifeThe American Cancer Society Bark For Life is a fundraising event honoring the life-long contributions of our Canine Caregivers.
Bark For Life of Black Hawk is Saturday, May 2nd from 9 to 11 a.m. at Gateway Park in Cedar Falls.
The event is a noncompetitive walk for dogs and their owners to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society’s fight against cancer.
Each dog is $10. Registration will take place from 9-9:30 a.m. and the walk begins about 9:35 a.m. after honored guests are introduced. The silent auction is open until 10:45 a.m. There will be contests with prizes awarded to the smallest dog, youngest dog, oldest dog, and largest dog. There will be a demonstration again this year from the K-9 Unit!
Dogs who attend the Bark For Life must have all current vaccinations, and must be kept on a leash that is 6′ or less. Owners are expected to clean up after their dogs. Water will be provided for dogs at the event. Dogs in heat are not allowed at this event.
Click here to get registered for the event.

“Why I Love My Pet” Writing Contest Winners Announced

The Cedar Bend Humane Society wants to thank the children who participated in our “Why I Love My Pet” writing contest.

We received 25 contest entries! The staff at CBHS read all the entries and selected their favorites. This was no easy task because every entry was wonderful! We could really feel and understand why so many children love their pets.

We loved that we got stories about all kinds of pets: cats, dogs, guinea pigs, farm animals, fish, birds, and ferrets.

As tough as it was, we selected five winners to receive a certificate of recognition and a gift card to the business of their choice. We also selected three honorable mention entries to receive a certificate of recognition.

writing contest winner -- Ellie Foelske writing contest winner -- Emily Hubbard writing contest winner -- Lillia Britzman

Our five winners (in alphabetical order) are:
Lillia Britzman (far right photo)
Natalie Demai (not pictured)
Ellie Foelske (far left photo)
Emily Hubbard (center photo)
Connor Sheridan (not pictured)

Our three honorable mentions (in alphabetical order) are:
Avery Isaacson (Denver)
Oliver Kidd (Cedar Falls)
Miriam Southall (Cedar Falls)

Since all the children did such a great job, we have put all the entries in a binder that will be on display in our adoption center.

Also, below are some excerpts from each of the entries. We think the words really demonstrate the love these kids have for their pets.

THANKS to all the children who entered our writing contest. GREAT JOB!

“When Henry wakes me up, he will wake me up by licking my face.” — Sophia Platt

“I have a dog that is jumpy. When she is tired she is lumpy. In the morning she barks. She sounds like a herd of aardvarks.” — Natalie Demai

“Her personality is her most beautiful part.” — Lillia Britzman

“I don’t know what my life would be like without him. He is the best dog in the world, & I love him to pieces.” — Emily Hubbard

“I love my cat Fred because she’s silly, she’s very pretty, she does crazy things, and because we found her.” — Oliver Kidd

“I love all of them very, very much. I want to conclude that this only covers some of good things about my pets. The rest would not fit on all the paper in the world.”
— Maggie Roades

“Star is 12 weeks old, and she’s adorable and so cute.” — Brennan Else

“I am thinking about them (my pets) every second. Animals are my life. If I had to live with animals the rest of my life, I would.” — Kaisa Iverson

“Their names are Bruno Mars and Britney Spears. They’re husband and wife. Bruno loves Britney, but Britney dislikes Bruno.” — Brielle Peterson

“The reason I love them most is because they love me. I love my cats.” — Kahri Burk

“My pets are the most important thing to me because they are part of my family. No matter what, they are always there for me.” — Avery Isaacson

“I don’t know what I could do without her because I love her so much.” — Torin Brown

“I know when she is glad to see me because she sits on my lap, purrs, and licks me with her loveable, sand paper tongue.” — Alexis Wurzer

“From the instant when we brought them home we knew they would belong with us forever. I am so thankful for all of my animals, they make life extraordinary.” — Corinne

“He likes to snuggle.” — Ian Dunleavy

“My dog can open doors with his nose. He’s the best dog ever.” — Dillon Fowler

“She is a very good cuddler. She cuddles with everyone.” — Grace Hennessy

“Sawyer is a rescue dog, and he is the best.” — Chris Haislet

“I have a dog that’s yellow and fluffy. He makes my heart all puffy.” — Jenna Hess

“My favorite things I like about my cat are that she meows really cute, she is soft, and she cuddles with me.” — Hannah Davis

“I love Gizmo because she always sits by me when I do homework and watch TV.”
— Connor Sheridan

“I love my ferrets because they always know how to make me laugh and/or smile.”
— Miriam Southall

“One reason why I care about her is she is fun to play with (any type of game). Another reason is that she is good for cuddling on cold days and also days you feel down.”
— Andriana Weber

“Boomer comes into my room every night to make sure I’m okay and to sniff by my closet. I can’t imagine even a week without him. Too hard.” — Ellie Foelske

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Neuter-a-Tomcat Set for February


Local vet clinics are partnering with the Cedar Bend Humane Society to help stop pet overpopulation. They will be hosting the 14th Annual  Neuter-a-Tomcat event in February. The following clinics will be participating on designated days.

Please contact these veterinarian clinics directly to make an appointment to neuter your farm cat or tame stray cat. The cost is $15 and this fee is a donation to the Cedar Bend Humane Society.

Please have your cat(s) contained in a carrier. Some clinics may require additional vaccinations, which may incur an additional charge.

Click on the Veterinarian’s name to visit their website.

Advanced Pet Care Clinic, Cedar Falls, any day in February. Call ahead for an appointment.

Avenue of the Saints Animal Hospital, Waverly location only. Thursdays in February. Call ahead for an appointment. Additional vaccines may be required. Drop off in the morning, animal will spend the night, with pick up the next day.

Budreau Veterinary Clinic, Cedar Falls, Thursday, February 19th. Additional vaccines may be required.

Companion Animal Clinic, Cedar Falls, Monday, February 16th. Call ahead for an appointment. Drop off at 8:00 a.m.

Compassionate Care Veterinary Clinic, Waverly, Wednesday, February 11th. Call ahead for an appointment, rabies shots and distemper will also be available at a reduced price.

Den Herder Veterinary Hospital, Waterloo, all month in February on Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays. Call ahead for an appointment. Morning drop off, free rabies, one cat per carrier please.

Klima Small Animal Clinic, Waterloo. TBD

Logan Animal Hospital, Waterloo, any day in February. Call ahead for an appointment. Rabies vaccines will be required.

Pawsitive Pet Care, Waterloo, Saturday, February 21st starting at noon; call for an appointment. Cats must be in a carrier and you’re asked to please wait for the surgery to be done.

Purr-Sonal Care Cat Clinic, Waterloo, Wednesday, February 25th. Call ahead for an appointment.

Taylor Veterinary Hospital, Cedar Falls, Tuesdays in February. Call ahead for an appointment. Rabies vaccination at no charge to those cats who participate in the Neuter a Tomcat at our clinic.

Waverly Pet Clinic, Waverly, Wednesday, February 18th. Call ahead for an appointment.