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WATERLOO -- The Cedar Bend Humane Society will offer low-cost, low-income vaccination clinics from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday for cats and March 18 for dogs.

Microchipping also will be offered at a discounted rate. Pets must be four months or older to participate. No appointment is necessary.

Clinics will take place at the adoption center, 1166 W. Airline Highway.

Shelter pets get

spring 'break'

WATERLOO -- Cedar Bend Humane Society wants all shelter pets to experience a “break” from the shelter in a home environment through a new program called Spring Break Getaway. Beginning today, individuals and families can pick up a shelter pet to care in their home during spring break and return them to the shelter March 17.

Foster parents must have an approved application and agree to supply food, treats and toys while the pet is in their home.

For more information, a Spring Break Getaway applications and a supply list, go to or call 232-6887.

JA fundraiser

set March 23

CEDAR FALLS -- The 11th annual Cedar Valley Taste of Achievement, presented by Community Bank & Trust, will be from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. March 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Cedar Falls.

This event is a beer, wine and food tasting accompanied by dueling pianos and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. All proceeds go to Junior Achievement programs in the Cedar Valley. These programs educate kindergarten through 12th-grade students about work readiness, entrepreneurship, and financial literacy.

Tickets are available at or by calling 274-0760. For more information, or if you are interested in being a food or beverage vendor, contact Heather Arnold,


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