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Animal Care & Control
900 76th Avenue Drive SW

Phone: 319-286-5993

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Mon-Sat: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
CLOSED:  Sundays and holidays

Welcome to Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control

The mission of Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control is to serve and protect with compassion, the animals and citizens of our community through education and enforcement, and to facilitate successful pet adoptions while respecting and striving to improve the quality of life for both pets and people.

Interested in volunteering?  Check out our Volunteer Page for more information!

About Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control is an "open admission" shelter with a small staff and corps of volunteers who help care for more than 3,000 animals per year. The shelter accepts all animals brought to us from the cities of Cedar Rapids and Marion. We work collaboratively with foster and rescue teams to ensure that our animals are either reunited with their owners or are placed in new, loving homes.

Lucky PAWS Casino Night - Saturday, March 7

Lucky Paws Casino Night Announcement
The Friends Helping Friends Foundation (FHFF) is planning their first-ever Lucky PAWS Casino Night to raise funds to support to the many needs of the homeless animals at Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control. The Lucky PAWS Casino Night will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the National Czech & Slovak Museum.

Attendees will enjoy free underground parking, a red carpet entrance to the event, Vegas-style games by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Cedar Rapids Aerie #2272, yummy Hors D' Oeuvres, music, and a Cash Bar!
At the end of the evening, winners will cash in their chips for raffle tickets to try their luck winning one or more of an array of fabulous prizes. 

Here's a shout out to all the wonderful sponsors of our upcoming Lucky PAWS Casino Night. Tickets are on sale now at Eventbrite.com and if you'd like a FREE $10 gift card for oil/lube services at All Tune & Lube, be one of the first 50 registrants to sign up! 
Lucky Paws Casino Night 2020 Sponsors

2020 PAW Prints Calendars On Sale NOW for only $6!
2020 Calendar FB ad
ORIGINALLY $10 -- ON SALE FOR ONLY $6 - GET YOUR 2020 PAW Prints Calendars. Get yours while supply lasts. Each monthly photo is a of a pet adopted from the shelter, seasonally themed, colorful and original. You'll love each new month as the year goes by!

You can view a list of the many wonderful pets we have available for adoption by visiting our PetFinder website at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IA125.html

Missing a Pet?

Although we do our best to keep current and reliable information on each report and stray animal in our care, we strongly encourage you to personally visit our shelter to look for your lost pet, since only YOU can accurately identify your pet. And we encourage you to visit daily until your pet is found.

Unidentified animals are held for only five days (excluding date of impound and Sundays/holidays) for owner reclaim. Animals that are injured or diseased may be held for a shorter period. Animals that are not claimed within the five-day holding period may be made available for adoption, placed in foster care, or sent to rescue.

Found Animal Form

Lost Animal Form


Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control gratefully accepts monetary donations.  Contributions go directly toward providing treatment for health-compromised animals needing more specialized care to make them whole again and ready for a new life in a loving home.  Contributions also help support the spay/neuter of all adoptable animals, as well as life enrichment toys and features in the shelter that the City budget cannot cover.

Donations can be mailed to:

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control
"Friends Helping Friends" Foundation of Cedar Rapids
900 76th Avenue Drive SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

We also maintain a Wish List of items we need a supply of on a daily basis. A convenient online Wish List can be found on Amazon.com. This online list includes several items the shelter needs on a daily basis (see partial list below).

Daily Wish List:
  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponges
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Dawn Dish Detergent
  • Toilet Paper
  • Copy paper
  • Colored paper stock and Pens
  • Big KONGS for the dogs
  • Cans of Authority brand cat food
  • Cat carriers and Litter pans
  • Kitty toys, Kitten formula
  • Clear plastic storage boxes
  • Gift Cards to: Walmart, Target, PetSmart, and Theisen's

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