Humane Society thanks

AMY ANDERSON

WATERLOO -- The Cedar Bend Humane Society would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the community for their strong and continued support. The “Help Us Help Them” event, Nov. 9 raised over $60,000 to benefit the homeless animals at the Cedar Bend Humane Society. Close to 500 community supporters attended.

A special thank you to the speakers for sharing their passion and commitment to the shelter animals! Master of Ceremonies was KWWL News Anchor Abby Turpin. Bruce Earnest, ASPCA representative, shared on the importance of ASPCA’s partnership with CBHS. Dr. Kent Melick D.V.M. addressed the importance of the CBHS in-house spay and neuter program. Sue Martin, community member, shared her experience with her neighborhood cat colonies and CBHS’s assistance. Joanne Koweil, CBHS Board President shared the CBHS’s vision for the coming year. Co-director Karla Beckman shared the history and financial needs of CBHS. Co-director Kristy Gardner introduced visiting CBHS furry friends: Guppy, a Pointer mix; Ace, a Boxer and Pit Bull mix; Bob, a Beagle; Willie, a Yorkie; Sheba, a Malamute mix, and Queenie, a Terrier and Chihuahua mix.

We have a very passionate and supportive community! The Cedar Bend Humane Society exists because of this support and friendship. Thank You!

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