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Neuter a Tom Cat Day 2017

Neutered Cats Are Happy Cats We are pleased to once again partner with the Cedar Bend Humane Society and local veterinarians to help reduce the stray and feral cat population… Read more

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Update on Jerry Den Herder

Jerry with Kirsten (l), current staff and Kathy (r), his former office manager for 26 years.   December 19, 2016 We have an update on Jerry! (If you haven’t heard,… Read more

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Good Reads

Several of us on staff enjoy reading about pet-related topics in our spare time. Collecting tips here and there, what to try and what to skip, every little bit helps…. Read more

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Prayers for Jerry Den Herder

We want to share with you some health news about Jerry. Last Thursday, December 8th, Jerry was here at work. He felt light headed and a tingling sensation in one… Read more

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Chinchillas

by Rachel Shadle, Licensed Wildlife Rehabber   Meet the Fantastic Four Over 10 chinchillas came to Cedar Bend Humane Society from a hoarding situation. I have 4 of the 10–all… Read more

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IAMS Veterinary Diets to Be Discontinued

Mars Petcare, who owns IAMS brand pet food, is discontinuing their line of veterinary prescription pet foods. This is only for prescription diets. The over-the-counter pet foods made by IAMS… Read more

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A Pelican Drops By to Say Hello

  Injured Pelican A pelican was caught in duck decoy wires in the waters around the Quaker Oats plant in Cedar Rapids. Hunters were able to cut him out of… Read more

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Get to Know Sophi Franck, DVM

We are thrilled to welcome Sophi Franck to the Den Herder team! She is a great fit with her caring demeanor, gentle nature, integrity, and expertise.  Feel free to book… Read more