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Animal Care & Control
7241 Washington View Parkway 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

Hills_Master_SD_logo_500The mission of Cedar Rapids Animal Care & ConFSL-Bowl-Final-RGB_071816_300trol 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. 

CRACC has partnered with Hill's!!!
We are please to announce that Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control has partnered with Hill's Science Diet and their Food, Shelter, Love Program!!  CRACC with now be able to provide high quality Science Diet food to all of our animals at an affordable cost!  Please read more about this exciting program and Science Diet foods by clicking on the logos in the upper right.  

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


  • Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control, located at 7241 Washington View Parkway SW, will be implementing an appointment only policy for adoptions, surrenders, and incoming strays due to construction around the facility.

    Currently, there are construction improvements ongoing around the front entrance and Animal Care and Control staff want to keep guests safe.  By calling (319) 286-5993 and scheduling an appointment, Animal Care and Control staff can meet with those wishing to adopt, surrender, or drop off a stray animal and escort them safely to the appropriate area of the building.

    Those seeking to adopt an animal are also encouraged to complete an adoption application prior to arrival to help facilitate the process. Adoption applications are available at www.cedar-rapids.org/animal

    Individuals seeking to reclaim or surrender animals, as well as drop off stray animals, should also call (319) 286-5993 to make an appointment.

    Shelter hours are Monday through Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m.

    To view the pets available for adoption, please visit www.petfinder.com/member/us/ia/cedar-rapids/cedar-rapids-animal-care-control-animal-shelter-ia125.


  • Effective February 24, 2021, Animal Care & Control will begin accepting trapped stray/feral cats.  Citizens utilizing humane live traps must make an appointment to drop off the animal with CRACC as the building is still closed to the public.  Appointments can be made by calling 319-286-5993.  Citizens will be asked basic COVID screening questions, be required to wear a mask/face covering, and have their temperature checked with a no-touch thermometer upon arrival. 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. Additionally,  If a citizen has tested postitive, been or potentially been exposed to someone who has tested postitive, or are showing symptoms of COVID, you are asked not to trap until you are considered recovered, and/or have completed self isolation as recommended by current CDC guidelines.

  • Effective January 6, 2021, Animal Care and Control began accepting 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.

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.

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 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:
  • 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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