Welcome to Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control
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IMPORTANT CHANGES AS THE RESULT OF COVID-19
- Effective January 6, 2021, Animal Care and Control will begin to accept the owner surrender of animals. Owners will have to call 319-286-5993 to set an appointment or ask any questions about the surrender process. A $50.00 surrender fee per animal will apply. Surrenders will be approved based on the availability of shelter resources. Owners will be required to wear a mask and have their temperature checked with a no-touch thermometer. Animal Care and Control is also asking that owner fill out and sign the surrender form and the dog/cat profile located at http://www.cedar-rapids.org/local_government/departments_a_-_f/animal_control/animal_surrenders.php prior to arrival to minimize the time at the shelter and contact with staff to help mitigate COVID-19. Animal Care and control is an open admission shelter, and will do what we can to find the animal a new home, but cannot gurantee the adoption of any animal surrendered, and humane euthanasia is a possibility. All animals will be evaluated for their suitability for adoption based on their medical condition and temperament. Please exhaust all other avenues to re-home your pet before surrendering the Animal Care and Control.
- Effective November 16, 2020, due to rising COVID-19 numbers, Animal Care & Control is temporarily suspending the acceptance of trapped feral cats. Citizens are asked to stop attempting to trap stray cats until further notice as the shelter will not be able to accept them. Additionally, humane live traps should be used when the temperature falls below 30 degrees Fahrenheit with wind chill factor applied or when the heat index reaches or exceeds 85 degrees. As a result, Animal care and Control will likely not accept animals in humane live traps until the weather warms, closer to the spring season.
- Effective August 10, 2020 all guests of Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control will be required to wear a face covering while inside the facility.
- Effective August 10, 2020, Animal Care and Control will accept the surrender of owned animals and cats confined to humane live traps, space and resources permitting. Please call 319-286-5993 to check availability and set up an appointment. We appreciate everyone's understanding as we navigate these uncertain times.
- The shelter is closed to the public. Adoptions will be by appointment only. Please see the animals available for adoption at http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/IA125.html.
- Lost or missing animals recovered by Animal Care and Control may be reclaimed by the owner; however, the owner must call ahead first. Animal adoption visits will be available by appointment only.
- Animal Care and Control can be reached at 319-286-5993.
About Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control
Missing a Pet?
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.
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 Online Form
LOST ANIMAL ONLINE 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
7241 Washington View Parkway 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:
- Paper Towels
- 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
Documents and Forms
- Animal Bite/Bat Report
- Animal Bite Letter (to Health Professionals)
- Animal Display Permit
- Breeding Permit
- Chapter 23 Ordinance (Municipal Code - Cats, Dogs and Other Animals)
- Don't Feed the Animals Ordinance
- Found Animal Form
- Foster Application
- Lost Animal Form
- Pet Adoption Application
- Urban Chicken Application
- Volunteer Application
To locate Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control, view a map to our facility.
Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control welcomes your feedback about our department and our services. Please select "Animal Control" from the Division drop-down menu.
City of Cedar Rapids Customer Service Survey