Table of Contents p. 4 Who does CBHS serve and what do they offer?
p. 4 Board of Directors and Officers
How We Use Our Funds
pp. 8 - 11
PLACE animals in lifelong, loving homes
pp. 12 -13
EDUCATE on the issues of humane care
pp. 14 - 15
TEACH responsible pet ownership
pp. 16 - 20
SHELTER the stray, neglected, and unwanted
Mutt Hutt Boarding
pp. 22 - 23
Memorial Pet Cemetery
The Tough Decision Euthanasia
pp. 28 - 31
Frequently Asked Questions
pp. 32-33 â€œHelp Us Help Themâ€? Support Categories
pp. 34 - 46 Audited Financial Statement
Who Does CBHS Serve and What Do They Offer? Cedar Bend Humane Society is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and the only full service animal shelter in Black Hawk County. Cedar Bend Humane Society exists because of the support and friendship of people who donate their money, time, and talents. The shelter has come a long way since its inception. The goal of Cedar Bend Humane Society is to positively impact and benefit the community and to improve the quality of life for both people and pets.
Cedar Bend Humane Society (CBHS) has worked diligently to provide new programs to meet community needs and the needs of the homeless animals. Cedar Bend Humane Society does not receive any government funding, and provides services funded solely through community donations and support.
Board of Directors/Officers Joanne Koweil – CBHS Board President / Branch Manager at Veridian Credit Union Leon Galehouse – CBHS Board Vice President / Chief Pharmacist / Administrative Officer at AmiCare Pharmacy, Inc. Virginia Wilber – CBHS Board Secretary / Attorney at Trent Law Firm, PLLC Meg Brady – CBHS Board Treasurer / Investment Advisor at The Accel Group Tom Blanford - Branch Manager at Collins Community Credit Union Annie Galbraith - Attorney at Iowa Legal Aid Tori Jermeland - Employee Relations Manager at Isle Casino Hotel Waterloo Anita Kabele - CBHS Chair of Development Committee / Retired Dr. Nadia Korobova – Assistant Vice President for International Education at Upper Iowa University Sue Lund - Retired from Black Hawk County Abstract and Title Mark McCombs - Certified Financial Planner at Lincoln Savings Bank Financial Center Mary Roach - Educator, Retired Brian Roberts – Associate Professor of History at University of Northern Iowa Amanda Stack - Operations Manager and Legal Assistant at Trent Law Firm, PLLC Co-Directors: Karla Beckman - Director of Finance Kristy Gardner - Director of Operations
Cedar Bend Humane Society Mission P.E.T.S. Place. Educate. Teach. Shelter. CBHS is passionate to: Place animals in lifelong, loving homes. Educate on the issues of humane care. Teach responsible pet ownership. Shelter the stray, neglected, and unwanted.
Cedar Bend Humane Society Vision (What we hope to accomplishâ€Ś.) Cedar Bend Humane Society exists to maintain and improve the health and well-being of surrendered, lost, abandoned, neglected, and abused companion animals in Black Hawk County and surrounding areas. The Shelter accepts strays from area towns of Cedar Falls, Denver, Dunkerton, Elk Run Heights, Evansdale, Gilbertville, Grundy Center, Holland, Hudson, Janesville, La Porte City, New Hartford, Readlyn, Shell Rock, Tripoli, Waterloo, and Waverly. We provide shelter, medical care, compassion, homes, and the love homeless animals need. CBHS is the only open admission shelter in Black Hawk County. CBHS accepts any animal brought to the shelter for any reason, no matter its age, health or behavior. Without Cedar Bend Humane Society, there would be nowhere for these animals to go. Once in the care of CBHS, every effort is given to re-home the animal.
In Community withâ€Ś Cedar Bend Humane Society strives to develop relationships with many organizations. Partnerships include community organizations such as media, KWWL, the Courier, radio stations, schools, veterinarians, retailers, animal rescue groups, humane societies, businesses, universities, and non-profit agencies. Cedar Bend Humane Society is grateful for the partnerships of the many organizations that assist in helping hundreds of homeless animals each year. We cannot do this alone. We continue to need strong community support.
CBHS Management Team Administrative Assistant / Intake Supervisor Caitlyn Wegner Kennel and Adoption Supervisor Abby Cresap Marketing & Events Coordinator / Marketing Supervisor Amy B. Anderson Medical Technician / Lab Supervisor Amber Lang Animal Control Officer / Maintenance and Grounds Darrel Johnson
Kennel Attendant Team Douglas Ackley Kayla Beard Jennifer Biemann Diana Kriener Sabryna Leise Shavia Mays Elizabeth Mehmen Daniel Schmidt Medical Team Sam Hartmann Abby Shannon Adoption Team Michelle Gentry Allison Patterson Ben Rettinger Ryan Vasquez Madi Zesiger
Mutt Hutt Team Joni Claussen Alan Malone Jodi Olson Social Media Coordinator Courtney Collins Volunteer / Outreach / Grants Coordinator Jordan Kruger Intake Team Theresa Swartz Maggie Wood Veterinarians: Dr. Wayne Endres, DVM: Volunteer Dr. Kent Melick, DVM: Contracted for spay and neuter surgeries.
Cedar Bend Humane Society Historical Timeline • 1901 Cedar Bend Humane Society was organized in 1901 in Waterloo as the Humane Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and Animals. By 1910, other organizations in Waterloo were created that specialized in assisting children. The shelter then focused its resources on animals. • 1931 The shelter was originally located at 44 Waterloo Avenue. • 1948 Through a generous donation from Mrs. Grace Page, the shelter relocated its operations to Falls Avenue. • 1968 Mrs. Faye Anderson assisted in opening and relocating the shelter to its present location at 1166 West Airline Highway. • 1980 Mrs. Henry Parsons was instrumental in creating the Memorial Pet Cemetery. •
2004 A bequest from Mrs. Florence Troxell allowed for two expansions to the current intake building to accommodate administrative offices and a medical lab.
• 2009 Cedar Bend Humane Society opened an Adoption Center. It was built with community support and donations. • 2016 Construction was completed on the Mutt Hutt, a state of the art, climate-controlled dog and cat boarding facility. All boarding fees support homeless, needy, and abandoned animals at Cedar Bend Humane Society.
FINANCES and SUPPORT How We Use Our Funds
Boarding Expenses 3% $28,789
Humane Society Program and Service Expenses 52% $499,011.
Fundraising Expenses 8% $76,771 Administrative Expenses 11% $105,560 Animal Control and Stray Intake Expenses 26% $249,505
Cedar Bend Humane Society is a local, independent, private, non-profit 501c3 organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. CBHS is dependent on contributions, in-kind donations, fundraising, retail store sales, grants, fees for community services, and monies received for city contracts.
We do NOT receive any funds from government monies. We do not receive any tax dollars. CBHS prides itself on exceptional data administration and sound fiscal management. An audit is conducted by an independent certified public accountant each fiscal year.
How the Community Supports our Shelter Fundraising Events 5% $41,368
Management and General Income 1% $8,274
General Contribution and Grants 38% $314,400
Programs and Services 56% $463,326
More detail is available upon request. Reflects 2015-2016 budget.
PLACE Our Mission P.E.T.S. Place. Educate. Teach. Shelter. CBHS is passionate to: Place animals in lifelong, loving homes. Educate on the issues of humane care. Teach responsible pet ownership. Shelter the stray, neglected, and unwanted.
PLACE Animals in Lifelong, Loving Homes ADOPTION READY
Cedar Bend Humane Societyâ€™s number one mission is to place animals in lifelong homes. CBHS knows there is no greater reward than to give a homeless animal a second chance at life. In 2016, CBHS successfully helped 1,648 animals find their forever homes. Although this is something to celebrate, it comes with a cost. Each pet placed up for adoption receives vaccinations, a full medical examination, treatment for parasites, testing for heartworm or FLK, receives a microchip, and is spayed or neutered (if age and health allow). To ensure animals are a good candidate for adoption, our medical team performs an extensive temperament evaluation on each pet. Cedar Bend Humane Society spent $137,800.00 getting animals ready for adoption in 2016. Our goal is to place as many animals as possible up for adoption every year.
We need your support to accomplish this!
PLACE Animals in Lifelong, Loving Homes ADOPTION CENTER Once a pet enters the adoption center, CBHS is committed to finding it a home. The pet has no time limit on its stay. The adoption center can accommodate up to 42 dogs and 105 cats and offers a room specifically for bathing and grooming pets. This room is available for use by the community and their pets for a small fee.
The adoption center also includes offices for the CBHS co-directors, shared offices for the kennel and adoption supervisor, marketing and events coordinator, social media coordinator, and the volunteer and community outreach coordinator. CBHS staff and volunteers work to ensure the animals residing in the adoption center stay healthy and happy. The “animal enrichment” program provides each pet with toys, food puzzles, treats, outside exercise time, and social interaction with other pets and volunteers. The goal of the adoption staff is to help each family select and adopt an appropriate pet to fit their lifestyle. This is done through an application and interview process. CBHS has a spacious lobby, a quiet “meet and greet” room, outside exercise pens, and a dog-walking trail. These areas give prospective adopters an excellent opportunity to spend time with a variety of shelter pets prior to taking one home. 9
FREE ROAMING CAT POPULATION Of the cats entering the Cedar Bend Humane Society, 78% are stray cats. For years, the animal control system has been relying on catching and euthanizing outdoor cats to control the free-roaming cat population. Although many of these cats are not suited to be indoor pets, CBHS feels their lives are of value.
BARN CAT PROGRAM
The Barn-Cat program saves lives by offering homes to healthy cats not suitable as house pets. Stray cats are offered for adoption through our Barn-Cat program, allowing stray cats to find homes and jobs (as mousers/rodent control) within the agricultural community.
Hundreds of feline lives have been spared and thousands of unwanted litters have been prevented. Unfortunately, CBHS found it necessary to euthanize 1,242 cats because of behavior, medical needs, health, available space, and lack of resources. CBHS TNR (explained on page 14) and Barn-Cat programs are currently unfunded and cost the shelter an average of $5,000 annually. We need financial support to be able to continue to provide these services. Without these programs, the stray cat population will continue to rise. This will result in more homeless cats roaming the streets sick, injured, and abandoned.
Help us to save and prevent cat overpopulation.
Many animals entering the facility are sick, injured, or too young to survive on their own. The CBHS foster program reaches out to families willing to provide in-home care and love to young animals, thus addressing their medical needs and providing the care that allows them a second chance at life. Without the foster program, euthanasia may be the only option.
Cedar Bend Humane Society strives to develop relationships with many organizations. PARTNERSHIPS
Through these partnerships, Cedar Bend Humane Society is able to make a substantial difference in the lives of many animals and citizens within our community. In 2016, 264 pets were involved in pet rescue exchanges. CBHS took in 141 dogs and 15 cats from outside rescue organizations and transferred 34 CBHS dogs and 74 CBHS cats to rescue groups. Cedar Bend Humane Society partners with Black Hawk Rehabilitation Project by transporting and holding wild animals temporarily until they can be passed along to the proper foster/rehab homes. CBHS partners with ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) to help find homes for homeless, abused, and neglected animals.
EDUCATE on the issues of humane care EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH
Cedar Bend Humane Society offers an extensive volunteer program. Shelter pets need a break from their daily routine, time away from the shelter environment, and community interaction. CBHS pets visit nursing homes, retirement communities, schools, businesses, and attend community events. This is beneficial to both participants: the pets and the people. CBHS animals enjoy the chance to interact outside of the shelter. Pet interactions have proven health benefits for humans such as a decrease in heart rate, lower blood pressure, and reduced stress. Pets benefit from interaction, making them more adoptive. Visiting classrooms also gives CBHS staff the opportunity to educate on the issues of humane care.
EDUCATE SPECIAL NEEDS GROUPS Many special needs groups come to handle our animals, such groups include mentally and physically handicapped individuals. Programs are provided for exceptional persons and children from a variety of organizations. Many of these people would not have the opportunity to handle or benefit from being around animals if it were not for the Cedar Bend Humane Society.
TOURS AND SCHEDULED GROUP VISITS
CBHS does many tours and presentations during the year for children and adult groups. The goal is to educate groups on animal care, animal handling, spay and neuter issues, etc. By having these educational programs, we are hoping it will help to instill better knowledge and compassion toward animals in general.
Cedar Bend Humane Society educational outreach program has much more potential.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER CBHS has secured some grant funding to assist in the construction of a community outreach building. This building would provide space for educational seminars, animal obedience classes, animal care workshops to help educate students on issues of humane care and responsible pet ownership, birthday parties, a meeting site for community organizations, and a place for volunteers or service groups to gather.
Additional monies are needed to make this a reality. Your support could make the difference!
TEACH Responsible Pet Ownership SPAY AND NEUTER
CBHS has an in-house spay and neuter program dedicated to help reduce the pet overpopulation crisis within our community. In 2016, 2,485 stray animals entered the shelter. The majority of these animals were unaltered. Spaying and neutering is the most important thing we can do to help control pet overpopulation. Cedar Bend Humane Society, with strong community support, spent $42,995 to alter 1,041 pets over the last year. By reducing the number of potentially homeless, unwanted, stray, and abandoned pets, existing pets are more likely to receive the care and nurturing they need. Unaltered animals arrive daily. Continued community support is vital to address this issue.
TRAP-NEUTER-RETURN CBHS has a Trap-Neuter-Return program. Free roaming community cats are humanely trapped, altered, vaccinated, ear-tipped (the universal sign that a cat has been neutered), and then returned to their outdoor home. TNR has helped to control the feral cats in the community and cut back on unwanted litters. Cedar Bend Humane Society TNR and Barn-Cat programs are currently unfunded and cost the shelter an average of $5,000 annually. Without these programs, the stray pet population will continue to rise. This will result in more homeless animals roaming the community.
We need financial support to continue to provide these services.
CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY VOLUNTEERS Volunteers are vital to our organization. Volunteers make it possible for us to provide extra love, pet socialization, exercise, and attention to our “guests” while we find their forever homes. CBHS volunteers help with walking dogs, socializing cats, cleaning kennels, shelter projects, and working at Cedar Bend Humane Society events. The volunteer program allows members from the community to spend time with animals that are up for adoption. Families spend time with the animals, so children experience animal interaction. High school and college students interact with the animals for possible career
and educational opportunities. Many times, this will meet their community service projects. Many college students miss their pets from home and this is an opportunity for them to get the animal “fix” they desire since many are living in situations where they are unable to own animals. CBHS campus walking trail provides the volunteers, prospective adopters, and staff a scenic and quiet area to exercise and spend time with shelter dogs. Currently, there are 233 active volunteers, including 54 junior volunteers under 18 years of age. Low-Income Assistance CBHS partners with the Northeast Iowa Food Bank to supply pet food in an attempt to keep animals in their current homes. However, CBHS is quite often unable to supply cat food to Northeast Iowa Food Bank clients because of a shortage of cat food. In addition, contributions to the CBHS “LSK Fund” help spay and neuter pets for low income people.
Cedar Bend Humane Society Mission P.E.T.S. Place. Educate. Teach. Shelter. CBHS is passionate to: Place animals in lifelong, loving homes. Educate on the issues of humane care. Teach responsible pet ownership. Shelter the stray, neglected, and unwanted. 15
SHELTER the Stray, Neglected, and Unwanted
CBHS campus encompasses a broad range of buildings and services. It provides a place for pets to be adopted, volunteers to gather, and provides opportunities for educational programs. In addition, there are walking trails, outside exercise pens, and an intake center to house and offer sanctuary for the lost and abandoned, unwanted, and owner-surrendered pets. The Memorial Pet Cemetery allows for end of life services. Garages hold supplies and food. The Mutt Hutt boarding facility provides financial support for CBHS homeless animals through boarding fees. The CBHS campus is equipped to house and handle approximately 250 animals at any given time. We strive to accommodate the needs of each animal on a physical and emotional level.
CBHS works annually on the upkeep and maintenance of our campus, housing facilities, fences, and trails necessary to keep our animals happy and healthy. Building and ground expenses (for three facilities: adoption center, animal intake, and Mutt Hutt), include general maintenance, utilities, telephone, insurance, depreciation, and cemetery costs. Your contribution will directly impact the housing and living conditions for the adoptive, stray, and homeless animals. Additionally, your gift will assure structurally sound buildings, play pens, animal runs, and fencing. Without continued support for housing facilities to shelter homeless animals and proper campus maintenance for their safety, euthanasia will or may be more of a reality to many more animals.
Your dollars can save these lives!
INTAKE CENTER / STRAY ANIMAL SUPPORT AND SO MUCH MORE Of animals arriving at CBHS, 67% are strays. CBHS partners with Waterloo Animal Control to hold and care for the stray and unwanted pets from the city of Cedar Falls and the city of Waterloo. Black Hawk Animal Control provides services to the rest of Black Hawk County. Accommodating these animals puts stress on the intake building. The intake building gets intense use on a daily basis and has served the community for over 50 years. CBHS receives approximately 3,687 animals, all entering through the intake center. This building is used for quarantine, surgeries, medical treatment, and pets waiting their turn to
enter the adoption center. Several activities are often happening simultaneously in the lobby, which include: animal control redemptions, burials, sick and stray animals coming in, and owners giving up their pet(s). Currently, there is one entrance and one lobby to accommodate all of these services. The intake building also includes a medical lab, surgery room, and administrative offices. There are 38 individual dog kennels and 49 individual cat kennels. Outside kennels provide time for dogs to get some fresh air and exercise. The intake building also provides space for various small animals.
Support is needed to continue to provide these necessary and vital services! Your financial gift could help make this happen!
INTAKE CENTER / STRAY ANIMAL SUPPORT AND SO MUCH MORE We receive all types of animals: cats, dogs, pigs, ferrets, parakeets, gerbils, mice, rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, reptiles, and a variety of wildlife. The reasons they arrive vary. They may be stray, abandoned, lost, sick, injured, seized, or not wanted by their families. Animals are examined by a medical technician or veterinarian. Every animal is evaluated according to health and temperament and given vaccinations. Stray animals are held between three and seven days depending on the requirements of the city or county in which the animal was found. If an owner does not claim the stray animal, ownership reverts to CBHS at the end of the holding period. Dr. Kent Melick, DVM, a veterinarian contracted by CBHS, performs in-house spay and neuter 18
surgeries in this building. Dr. Endres, DVM, a volunteer veterinarian, provides vaccinations and exams for the shelter animals. The cost involved in the care of incoming animals includes: vaccinations, flea and tick prevention, spay and neuter surgeries, medicine, grooming, food, and shelter. Support is needed to continue to provide these necessary and vital services to the animals! On the horizon is the need for a new stray intake center to handle the increase of animals, expanded programs, and to limit the potential of viruses spreading through close proximity. Kennel space and quarantine areas are limited in the intake building. CBHS hopes to renovate this building to allow for a variety of isolated areas, to accommodate individual
services, owner surrenders, sick and injured animals, strays, DOAâ€™s (dead on arrival), and sleep requests.
S.A.V.E. (Supporting Animal Veterinary Expenses). This program is essential to saving hundreds of lives. CBHS treated and/or administered lifesaving medical care for approximately 1,109 homeless animals over the last year. Without CBHS support, these animals would have faced an uncertain future with the probability of euthanasia.
Hundreds of animals continue to need the medical care and support Cedar Bend Humane Society offers. CBHS needs continued annual financial contributions to be able to continue to help the sick and injured animals that arrive at our door every year.
For so many animals, CBHS is their last chance. Your contribution to this program will go directly to a medical need and to save another life.
In 2016, CBHS found the resources necessary through strong community support to treat 574 sick or injured animals. Medical needs consisted of heartworm treatments, mange treatments, tumor removal, exploratory surgeries, leg amputations, femoral head osteotomy, incision repairs, and eye surgeries.
Cedar Bend Humane Society Mission P.E.T.S. Place. Educate. Teach. Shelter. CBHS is passionate to: Place animals in lifelong, loving homes. Educate on the issues of humane care. Teach responsible pet ownership. Shelter the stray, neglected, and unwanted. 19
SHELTER THE STRAY, NEGLECTED, AND UNWANTED. LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS Lost and found efforts allowed CBHS to reunite 370 lost pets with their owners, microchip 1,803 pets, and license 229 animals. This is a direct result of services CBHS provides. The CBHS â€œlost and foundâ€? website page provides a place for pet owners to post photos and information of lost or found pets. CBHS offers microchip clinics to assure more pets are returned to their owners and partners with the City of Waterloo to license pets.
CBHS understands the difficulties life can bring. People may face changes in their living arrangements, financial challenges, and medical concerns. They may no longer be able to care for their pet(s). The community can surrender their pet(s) to CBHS for a nominal fee. Last year, CBHS took in 1,046 owner surrendered pets and provided care and shelter to those pets that had nowhere else to go.
Mutt Hutt Dog & Cat Boarding to play, stretch their legs, or lounge on a sunny window ledge. You can feel secure, knowing your pet is comfortable and secure in his/her own kennel. Outside potty breaks are provided every few hours. Morning and evening meals are served along with daily snacks.
All boarding fees support and provide for the care of the homeless pets at Cedar Bend Humane Society. This new state of the art boarding facility provides a much needed community service located right on the CBHS campus.
Our staff is comprised of experienced dog-lovers who are passionate and provide a safe and comfortable experience for each guest. They are well trained in monitoring each guestâ€™s health, keeping their living space clean, and reassuring them everything will be OK until picked up. Pets enjoy safe and secure boarding, while fees support the animals at Cedar Bend Humane Society.
The accommodations for dogs and cats staying at the Mutt Hutt include: a climate-controlled facility, spacious kennels to accommodate all sizes or multiple dogs, personal attached outdoor kennel with heated flooring, soothing music played for your petâ€™s listening pleasure, and dual fencing for added security. There is a separate room for cats apart from the dog boarding area. Cats are provided individual condos and allowed free range time
ALL FEES SUPPORT ANIMALS AT CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY!
ANIMAL INTAKE REASONS Dog Intake
DOGS BROUGHT IN AS STRAYS (BY PUBLIC AND WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS ANIMAL CONTROL) - 52%
DOGS SURRENDERED BY THEIR OWNER - 37%
DOGS TRANSFERRED TO CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY FROM RESCUE PARTNERS - 11% CBHS is an open admission humane society. This means we will not turn away any animals based on age, health issues, behavioral problems, or aggression tendencies. Many animals entering our facility are healthy and good natured making them candidates for adoption. There are no time limits on how long cats and dogs can be on our adoption floor at the Cedar Bend Humane Society!
Pocket Pet and Caged Animal Intake CAGED ANIMALS BROUGHT IN AS STRAYS (BY PUBLIC AND WATERLOO/CEDAR FALLS ANIMAL CONTROL) - 19% CAGED ANIMALS SURRENDERED BY THEIR OWNER - 81%
ANIMAL INTAKE REASONS Cat Intake
CATS BROUGHT IN AS FERAL (BROUGHT IN LIVE TRAPS FROM PUBLIC AND ANIMAL CONTROL) - 12%
CATS SURRENDERED BY THEIR OWNER - 21%
CATS TRANSFERRED TO CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY BY RESCUE PARTNERS - 1% CATS BROUGHT IN AS STRAYS (BY PUBLIC AND WATERL00/CEDAR FALLS ANIMAL CONTROL) - 66%
We also take in pets that are no longer wanted by their owners due to temperament concerns, and we shelter and care for the stray, abandoned, sick, and injured animals. Such conditions can make an animal harder to adopt. Many times, these animals can be rehabilitated, but sometimes they cannot. In this case, it is our belief that euthanasia is the most humane alternative to an existence of suffering and pain, or living out their life confined to a kennel or cage.
CBHS is the only facility in Black Hawk County and surrounding counties that accepts ALL stray and abandoned animals. Without CBHS, there would be nowhere for many of these animals to go.
Wildlife Intake CEDAR BEND HUMANE SOCIETY RECEIVED 230 INDIVIDUAL WILDLIFE ANIMALS (RABBITS, BIRDS, RACCOONS, OPOSSUM, SQUIRRELS, TURTLES, DUCKS, ETC. )
ANIMAL PLACEMENT Dog Disposition
ADOPTIONS AND DOGS SENT TO ADOPTION RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS - 64%
LOST DOGS REUNITED WITH OWNERS - 26%
DOGS EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF AGGRESSION - 6%
NO DOGS WERE EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF AGE OR LACK OF SPACE
DOGS EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF INJURY OR ILLNESS - 4% (unable to be treated)
We strive to help the greatest number of animals with the resources we have. With the help and support of the community, we have made a definite impact for the homeless animals; however, it is far too big of a challenge for one single organization to solve all the problems facing companion animals. We continue to need your help and support to help us continue our mission: Place, Educate, Teach, and Shelter. Please consider a kennel sponsorship, or a contribution to feed the shelter animals for the day. Your contribution could support the Spay and Neuter program or make the difference between life and death if you support a feral cat through the TNR or Barn Cat program.
Pocket Pet and Caged Animal Disposition ADOPTIONS AND CAGED PETS SENT TO ADOPTION RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS - 97%
POCKET AND CAGED PETS EUTHANIZED DUE TO HEALTH OR TEMPERAMENT - 3%
ANIMAL PLACEMENT Cat Disposition
CATS EUTHANIZED BECAUSE THEY WERE FERAL - 6% (Property owner requested not to return) ADOPTIONS AND CATS SENT TO ADOPTION RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS - 37%
CATS EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF INJURY OR ILLNESS, INCLUDING DISTEMPER - 36% (unable to be treated) FREE ROAMING CATS ALTERED AND PLACED INTO TNR AND BARN CAT PROGRAMS - 7% CATS EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF AGE OR LACK OF SPACE - 6%
LOST CATS REUNITED WITH OWNERS - 1% CATS EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF AGGRESSION OR BEHAVIORAL ISSUES - 7%
This year, we launched programs to help reduce animal intake such as the TNR and Barn Cat program. These programs allow feral cats entering the shelter to be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, and released to live out their lives as free roaming or barn cats. Due to this program, 166 cats were saved. Spaying and neutering is the cornerstone of reducing intake and pet overpopulation. Launching an in-house spay and neuter program has allowed us to prevent 1,041 unwanted litters. Other life-saving programs and services include lost and found and microchip clinics. We have microchipped 1,803 pets and helped to reunite 370 stray pets with their owners.
Wildlife Disposition WILDLIFE RELEASED OR TRANSFERRED TO WILDLIFE REHABILITATION ORGANIZATION - 45% WILDLIFE EUTHANIZED BECAUSE OF INJURY OR ILLNESS - 55%
MEMORIAL PET CEMETERY
Cedar Bend Humane Society Memorial Garden is available to anyone wishing to have a last resting place for their pet. The cemetery is on the Cedar Bend Humane Society campus. It is a fenced acreage which includes lilac bushes, rose bushes, and a center garden with a bench for rest and reflection. CBHS’s pet cemetery provides 1,500 plots where people have buried their deceased pets with room for an additional 500 pets. Volunteers and staff provide the cemetery up-keep. Families may do a small ceremony and bring items to decorate the gravesite. Cremations are also provided for deceased pets. If an owner requests a private cremation, they will receive ashes back to them in a velvet pouch. This also includes a print of their pet’s paw or a lock of hair. Cedar Bend Humane Society offers time before each burial for the family to have a memorial ceremony or viewing.
End of Life Services
Cedar Bend Humane Society has a trained and compassionate staff to offer euthanasia as a public service for families who have pets nearing the end of their quality of life. Euthanasia is sometimes the most humane choice to end your pet’s suffering. The “Five Freedoms” is a core concept in animal welfare. It states that an animal’s primary welfare needs can be met by safeguarding the following five freedoms: Freedom from Freedom from pain, Freedom from fear discomfort by and distress by injury or providing an ensuring disease by appropriate conditions and prevention or environment treatment which rapid diagnosis including shelter avoid mental and treatment. and a suffering. comfortable resting area.
Freedom to express normal behavior by providing sufficient space, proper facilities, and company of the animal's own kind.
Freedom from hunger and thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigor.
If the “Five Freedoms” cannot be met, Cedar Bend Humane Society may need to make the difficult decision to euthanize an animal.
THE TOUGH DECISION EUTHANASIA
The Cedar Bend Humane Society is committed to reducing euthanasia. This goal reflects our mission statement to provide humane care for all animals under our protection. We are an open admission shelter which means we accept animals regardless of health, age, breed or temperament. We continually strive to end animal overpopulation and homelessness. We strive to do the greatest good, with limited resources, to help the largest number of animals. In balancing the welfare of animals in our care, with the safety of the community in mind, we realize not all animals are suitable for adoption. The Cedar Bend Humane Society will use all possible resources and alternatives other than euthanasia when possible. However, if those alternatives are not available, difficult decisions need to be made. When the decision to end an animalâ€™s life is made, we believe that compassionate euthanasia by injection is the most humane and dignified method. Occasionally, an animalâ€™s temperament and/ or health concerns may be beyond the scope of Cedar Bend Humane Societyâ€™s available
resources. In this case, CBHS believes euthanasia is the most humane alternative to an existence of suffering and pain or living out their life confined to a kennel or cage. CBHS can accommodate 129 cats and 74 dogs at one time. At times, the shelter is full and we are not able to accommodate the large influx of animals. This tends to be a seasonal issue. Euthanizing cats due to available space becomes necessary. Euthanizing dogs due to available space is rarely necessary. We do NOT euthanize healthy, adoptable animals due to the length of time they have been at the shelter. There are no time limits on how long pets can remain on the adoption floor as long as the pets are kept happy and healthy. Euthanasia is not a factor. CBHS may use euthanasia only as a last resort to relieve suffering for untreatably ill, injured, or aggressive animals. We continue to set our sights on a future where all animals are in loving and caring homes. 27
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions
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How long has Cedar Bend Humane Society been in existence? The original care of animals in the Cedar Valley started in the early 1900â€™s. CBHS started in the early 1960s and now operates three facilities at 1166 W. Airline Hwy, Waterloo, IA.
How much is needed annually to operate Cedar Bend Humane Society? We depend solely on contributions from individuals, businesses, city/county contracts, and organizations besides revenue from our for-profit boarding center to fund $960,000 that covers health, medical and adoption services for pets, and pays wages for our 30 staff members. We do not receive federal funding or donations from national animal organizations.
Does CBHS euthanize animals and why do animals get euthanized? Cedar Bend Humane Society is an â€œopen admissionsâ€? shelter. This means we accept every animal regardless of age, temperament, or health. Every animal is evaluated to determine adoptability based on their health and temperament. We provide medical care for as many animals as possible treating a wide range of illnesses such as respiratory infections, pneumonia, urinary tract infections, and skin infections. As funding allows, we provide surgeries and treatment for other expensive conditions such as heartworm disease, broken bones, lacerations, and amputations. We partner with rescue groups, foster homes, and other humane societies to provide alternative options for animals when we are full to capacity or when an animal needs behavior modification outside of what the shelter staff can provide. Unfortunately, we recognize the inevitable necessity for euthanasia in certain circumstances. We do humanely euthanize unhealthy, untreatable animals as well as animals who pose a safety risk to members of our staff and the public. We believe it is important to provide healthy, nonaggressive animals to the individuals and families who adopt from our shelter.
Are there time limits for animals that do not get adopted? There are no time limits for animals at our adoption center. Animals remain available for adoption as long as they remain physically and mentally healthy. We have had some animals at the adoption center for as long as nine months prior to finding a suitable home. CBHS staff and volunteers provide daily enrichment and outdoor exercise time for all adoption animals waiting for their forever home.
How many animals does CBHS euthanize? CBHS takes in hundreds of animals every month. Part of our mission is to place as many animals as possible into lifelong, loving homes! In 2016, we impacted many lives by securing homes or rescue opportunities for 1,746 animals, reunited 370 lost pets with their owners and released 166 altered feral cats into barn homes and TNR colonies. These saved lives represent 63% of the animals. The remaining 37% were euthanized due to disease, illness, or aggressive behaviors making them unsafe 28 to re-enter the community.
What happens if an animal is not adopted? CBHS partners with a network of humane societies and animal rescue organizations nationwide. We are also very lucky to live in a community that has many volunteers willing to socialize and foster animals in need. If an animal is taking longer than normal to find a family or if an animal is becoming stressed due to shelter confinement, we solicit the assistance from one of many partners to take in or foster the animal in need. Networking is invaluable in the animal industry as it provides options and resources meeting a variety of needs for the hundreds of animals requiring assistance.
Does CBHS have paid staff? Yes, staff manage many different animal and humane situations every day. There are no days off, weekends or holidays, when caring for pets. It is a huge commitment and pets rely on the staff for all their needs. Every staff member, no matter their position, is dedicated to P.E.T.S. (to Place, to Educate, to Teach, and to Shelter). We have 30 caring individuals to fill the following job positions in three separate buildings on campus: co-directors, adoption counselors, kennel attendants, medical technicians, animal control officers, intake receptionists, media coordinator, volunteer and outreach coordinator, and a fundraising coordinator.
Does CBHS receive funding from the government or agencies? No. CBHS is a 501c3 non-profit organization. All of our funding is received through donations or provided services. CBHS does not receive funding from national animal organizations. CBHS partners with these organizations by taking in animals to be put up for adoption, pursuing grant opportunities, and receiving educational material provided through national sheltering agencies. However, we do not receive or send funding to/from other animal organizations, and all donations given to the CBHS are used to support local community animals here in the Cedar Valley.
Can anyone volunteer at CBHS? Yes! CBHS relies on volunteers to assist the organization in a variety of ways: socializing animals, grounds and maintenance, events, transporting rescue animals, and assisting with adoption events. We welcome all who wish to volunteer and we have a coordinator on staff who is dedicated to assist, train, and coordinate all volunteer efforts.
What steps does CBHS take to find a stray animalâ€™s owner? We examine each stray animal for a form of identification through tags on collars or tattoos. Each animal is scanned for a microchip. Our goal is to reunite lost pets with their owners. If there is no identification found, we check local â€œlost and foundâ€? social media sites and our in-house lost and found directory. If the pet does have a form of identification, we make every effort to contact the owner through phone and/or certified mail. Animals that have a form of identification are automatically held for seven days to allow the owner a chance to claim them. Anyone looking for their pet is encouraged to visit the CBHS intake center to see if we are holding their lost pet. We also offer an in-house lost and found directory where we hold information for people missing their pets. 29
Does the CBHS offer Animal Control services for the community? Cedar Bend Humane Society provides Black Hawk County with animal control services. We respond to stray animal calls Monday-Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The cities of Waterloo and Cedar Falls have their own animal control enforcement department. Animal control officers are city employed and handle the animal complaint requests and pick up all stray pets within the community. CBHS partners with the cities to take in and hold all of the stray animals picked up by the city animal control. Each animal is held for a specified period of time set by each municipality.
How long are stray animals held and what happens if they are not claimed by their owner? Each animal is held for a predetermined time to allow the owner time to claim their lost pet. Hold times vary and are set by each city. Black Hawk County and Cedar Falls strays are held for five days, Waterloo strays are held for three days. Unclaimed strays become the property of the CBHS. Each animal will undergo an examination from the CBHS medical team and a temperament evaluation to determine adoptability. Prior to going up for adoption, each animal is altered, vaccinated, wormed, groomed, tested for breed specific viruses, and receives a microchip. After medical assessment, animals are moved to the Adoption Center and become available for adoption.
Does CBHS offer veterinary services to the public? CBHS does not offer veterinary services for owned animals. The humane society provides medical care and assistance to the communityâ€™s homeless animal population.
Does the CBHS have a veterinarian on staff? Dr. Endres is a volunteer veterinarian who comes in on a weekly basis to administer rabies vaccinations. He also assists the CBHS medical team in the treatment of sick or injured animals. Dr. Melick is contracted to spay and neuter all of the shelter animals prior to being placed up for adoption. He performs these services for a reduced cost.
What medical care is provided to shelter animals? Cedar Bend Humane Societyâ€™s medical team includes three technicians and two veterinarians. All shelter animals are provided with basic medical care, including but not limited to: vaccinations, parasite control, antibiotics when needed, and a microchip. All shelter animals are spayed and neutered prior to being placed up for adoption. If an animal enters the shelter with an illness or injury needing emergency attention, it is immediately taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.
Do you adopt cats to barn homes? Yes! The CBHS will alter, vaccinate, and ear tip stray cats that are not good house cat candidates. Applicants must provide the barn cat with an outdoor shelter and daily food and water. We recommend owners capture and vaccinate their barn cats annually, if possible. Individuals interested in adopting a barn cat complete an on-line application. Once received, a CBHS representative will be in touch to discuss possible barn cat options. (Cats residing at the adoption center have been evaluated and are house cat candidates, not to be considered for the barn cat program.)
Does the Humane Society participate in a feral cat TNR program? Yes! Stray feral cats that are brought to the CBHS through the city animal control department are candidates for the TNR (Trap-Neuter-Release) program. Feral cats that are deemed healthy are altered, vaccinated, ear tipped, and returned to the originating location to live out their lives providing that the resident wishes to have them returned.
If I send my animal for boarding, do I run a risk of it getting loose? No. The Mutt Hutt boarding facility has 32 state of the art, secure kennels. Each kennel has an attached, covered outdoor run. The outside kennel area is behind two security fences. The Mutt Hutt has a grassy area for outside exercise time which is enclosed/secured by a six foot vinyl privacy fence. All pets are supervised by the Mutt Hutt staff at all times during outside play time.
Are contributions to the organization tax deductible? Yes, contributions are completely tax deductible. CBHS will provide a receipt and letter of substantiation for your contribution to share with your tax provider for a deduction. Cedar Bend Humane Society is a local, independent, private, non-profit 501c3 organization that is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
Are gifts of stock or land accepted as contributions? Yes, gifts of stock or land are sold with the proceeds going to the organization to pay for needed animal supplies, services, and care.
1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo IA 50703 319-232-6887 www.CedarBendHumane.org
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Your contributions are gifts of life and hope for thousands of homeless, abandoned, and unwanted pets. Your generosity is essential to bettering their lives. Our needs are great and time is of the essence.
Cedar Bend Humane Society’s Budget for 2016 was
Please consider a financial gift to help one or more programs appealing to you.
CARE GIVING CLUB
13 gifts of $25,000 are needed to meet the goals for serving the community and caring for homeless animals.
Cedar Bend Humane Society is guided by the mission to serve both the homeless pets and the members of our community. Every animal coming through the doors of Cedar Bend Humane Society deserves a chance. We are an open admissions shelter, taking in every animal that comes to us and giving them a chance at a new home. They are provided loving care while they wait for their new home. There is no greater reward than to give a homeless animal a second chance at life! In 2016, CBHS served and assisted Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Black Hawk County and the surrounding communities to save 3,917 animals, averaging 11 animals daily. We strive to be the animal experts for our community and to serve the people by adopting, educating, teaching, offering volunteer opportunities, nursing home visits, presentations for schools and projects for special needs groups.
SHELTER THEM FROM HARM GIVING SOCIETY
10 gifts of $16,000 - $18,000 will help with buildings and grounds.
Your contribution will directly impact the housing and living conditions for the adoptive, stray, and homeless animals. Your support will assure climate-controlled housing and structurally sound buildings, pens, animal runs, and fencing. This assists in keeping the animals, staff, and customers comfortable and safe during their stay or visit to Cedar Bend Humane Society.
HEALTHY PETS GIVING ASSOCIATION
19 gifts of $5,000 are needed to supply medical and health products.
CBHS is more than a shelter – it is licensed as an animal hospital/clinic with the state and has a controlled substance certificate through both federal and state departments. Vaccinations, treatments, and disease testing are humane society protocols for all animals entering our facilities. Veterinary care and medical products were purchased to save lives and to provide for healthy, happy pets!
KISS AND DON’T TELL GIVING GUILD 25 donations of $3,000 - $4,000 support spay and neuter surgical care.
Spaying and neutering is the key to controlling the homeless pet crisis which results in millions of healthy dogs and cats being euthanized in the United States each year. Communities spend millions of taxpayer dollars coping with problems involved in capturing strays, feeding, and housing abandoned animals. We altered 1,041 CBHS pets over the last year.
SPOTLESS KENNEL GIVING CLUB
140 gifts of $500 helps meet the needs of homeless animals.
There are numerous aspects to appropriate sheltering. The shelter spends $70,000 annually to assure quality operations and cleanliness within our facilities. We use high quality products and 32 have stringent protocols to meet shelter industry standards.
CRITTER CAMPUS GIVING COUNCIL
12 gifts of $5,000 will maintain facilities and equipment.
The CBHS campus is equipped to house and hold approximately 250 animals. We operate and maintain three facilities, meeting various individual needs for the animals. We strive to accommodate the needs of each animal on a physical and emotional level.
HOMEWARD BOUND GIVING ALLIANCE 10 gifts of $5,000 - $6,000 make CBHS animals “Adoption Ready”.
CBHS successfully adopted 1,648 pets and partnered with rescues to rehome 108 additional pets. CBHS constantly develops outreach with partnering shelters, rescues, and fosters to help rehome pets. All animals are temperament tested and medically evaluated before they are considered to be candidates for the adoption process. We need your support to save these animals and move them into their own forever homes.
EMPTY BOWL GIVING SOCIETY
100 gifts of $250 - $400 will feed the hungry. An EMPTY BOWL gift of $25 is needed today!
Although CBHS gratefully accepts and receives many food donations from the public, we constantly struggle to meet our pets’ nutritional needs. If food is not donated, our cost to feed 3917 pets that enter and stay at our shelter is astronomical. Donate to help feed our hungry furry loved ones today.
ROAD HOME GIVING PARTNERSHIP
60 gifts of $600 will ensure lost pets find their way home.
Every pet is microchipped and registered before adoption. We also offer low cost microchipping clinics to the public to assure that lost pets are returned to their homes. Lost and found services are provided at the shelter. We all know someone who has suffered the heartache of losing and not finding their pet. There is nothing more rewarding than when a pet is reunited with their family.
ALLEY CAT GIVING ALLIANCE
35 gifts at the $1,000 giving level will reduce euthanasia of free roaming cats.
Of the cats entering the CBHS, 78% are strays. We humanely trap, alter, vaccinate, ear-tip (the universal sign that a cat has been neutered), and return them to their outdoor homes. Some of these cats are offered for adoption through our Barn Cat Program, allowing stray cats to find homes and jobs (as mousers/rodent control) in the agricultural community. Approximately 166 lives have been spared and thousands of unwanted litters have been prevented! Unfortunately, many feral cats are euthanized due to lack of resources.
Cedar Bend Humane Society 1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, IA 50703 www.CedarBendHumane.org 319-232-6887
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Yes, I will HELP Cedar Bend Humane Society Save Lives. Name(s): _______________________________________________________ Company: ______________________________________________________ Phone: _________________________________________________________ E-mail: _________________________________________________________ Organization: ____________________________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________________ City/State/Zip: __________________________________________________
I would like my financial contribution to support the following: __$325,000 CARE GIVING CLUB 13 gifts of $25,000 are needed to meet the goals for serving the community and caring for homeless animals. __$164,000 SHELTER THEM FROM HARM GIVING SOCIETY 10 gifts of $16,000 - $18,000 will help with buildings and grounds. __$95,000 HEALTHY PETS GIVING ASSOCIATION 19 gifts of $5,000 are needed to supply medical and health products. __$81,000 KISS AND DON’T TELL GIVING GUILD 25 donations of $3,000 - $4,000 support spay and neuter surgical care. __$70,000 SPOTLESS KENNEL GIVING CLUB 140 gifts of $500 helps meet the needs of homeless animals.
I WILL HELP THEM!
__$56,000 CRITTER CAMPUS GIVING COUNCIL 12 gifts of $5,000 will maintain facilities and equipment. __$52,000 HOMEWARD BOUND GIVING ALLIANCE 10 gifts of $5,000 - $6,000 make CBHS animals “Adoption Ready”. __$40,000 EMPTY BOWL GIVING SOCIETY 100 gifts of $250 - $400 will feed the hungry. An EMPTY BOWL gift of $25 is needed today! __$36,000 ROAD HOME GIVING PARTNERSHIP 60 gifts of $600 will ensure lost pets find their way home. __$35,000 ALLEY CAT GIVING ALLIANCE 35 gifts at the $1,000 giving level will reduce euthanasia of free roaming cats.
A gift today in the amount of $___________________ Check payable to Cedar Bend Humane Society VISA MasterCard Discover # __________________________ Exp. ___/____ CVV ______ or A pledge of $____________to be paid as follows: a one time gift of $___________ a pledge of $__________ that may be paid monthly quarterly $__________each year for 3 years or ___years, beginning on (date): _____/______/_____ or Debit my tax-deductible contribution of $ _________ on the 1st of each month. Name of Financial Institution: ______________________________________________________ Address, City, State, Zip: ___________________________________________________________ Routing #: _______________________________________________________________________ Checking Savings Your account number Account #: _________________________________ Nine digit routing number
I authorize the Cedar Bend Humane Society (CBHS) to initiate debit entries to my account as dictated in this form. I acknowledge that the origination of ACH transactions to my account must comply with U.S. law. This authorization is to remain in full force and effect until CBHS has received written notification from me at least 30 days prior to termination. Signature: __________________________________________________________________ Date: _____/_____/_____ By this pledge, I/we are making a commitment to give the amount/s specified on this form. Signature: __________________________________________________________________ Date: _____/_____/_____ Stock transfer or other method: This contribution will be matched by: _______________________________________ Please contact me. Matching gift form has been requested. My financial representative will contact you. Get matching gift form from: _______________ _______________________________________ Cedar Bend Humane Society may publicly acknowledge this gift. Yes, list as follows: ___________________________________________________________________ No, I prefer to remain anonymous.
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Cedar Bend Humane Society is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau and the only full service animal shelter in Black Hawk County. Cedar Bend Humane Society 1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, IA 50703 www.CedarBendHumane.org 319-232-6887
Thousands of sick, injured, neglected, or homeless animals exist right here in our community. You can help CBHS provide shelter, food, medical care, and love! You can give these animals a second chance at life. When you are asked to donate, please give generously! Cedar Bend Humane Society is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, accredited by the Better Business Bureau, and the only full service animal shelter in Black Hawk County. Adoption Center Hours Animal Intake Services Tuesday through Sunday Open Seven Days a Week 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed on Monday Summer Hours: June - August Sun., Tues., Wed., Sat., 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thur., and Fri., 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Closed Mondays 319-232-6887 1166 West Airline Highway, Waterloo, IA 50703 www.CedarBendHumane.org
Your contributions are gifts of life and hope for thousands of homeless, abandoned, and unwanted pets. Your generosity is essential to bette...
Published on Jul 17, 2017
Your contributions are gifts of life and hope for thousands of homeless, abandoned, and unwanted pets. Your generosity is essential to bette...