More than 2,000 animals are cared for by the CVHS each year.
A brief history
Founded in 1901, the Cedar Valley Humane Society helps place thousands of animals into new adoptive homes and returns hundreds of lost pets to their owners every year. We are not affiliated with any other agency or organization, and rely solely on private donations for everything we do.
The Cedar Valley Humane Society is dedicated to building healthy relationships between people and animals, and eliminating cruelty, abuse and overpopulation of animals through education, adoption services and inspiring compassion for all living things.
Animals we serve
We take in lost, abandoned, and owner-surrendered dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, gerbils, ferrets, and mice. At this time, we are not able to care for horses, reptiles, barnyard animals or other wild creatures.
Areas we serve
We place animals in new homes throughout the Eastern Iowa area. We provide animal control services to unincorporated Linn County and its municipalities, with the exception of Cedar Rapids and Marion, which have other animal control services providers. We also provide animal control services to unincorporated Benton County (dogs only), North Liberty, Swisher, Tiffin, Shueyville, Oxford, Walford, Solon, Atkins, Shellsburg, and Urbana.
The Cedar Valley Humane Society is an open admission animal shelter. As such, we accept all animals regardless of health or temperament, and we will never turn away an animal in need.