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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. 


Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control has proposed a change to the Cedar Rapids Municipal Code establishing a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) policy for feral cats.   The goal of TNR is to eventually reduce the number of nuisance complaints, reduce the number of cats impounded at Cedar Rapids Animal Care and Control (CRACC) and reduce animal euthanasia numbers. 

Learn more about TNR below and then participate in our community-wide survey to help us develop the most beneficial set of rules and guidelines possible for responsible pet owners and caretakers.

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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 city of Cedar Rapids. 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
Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control has partnered with Hill's!!!
We are pleased to announce that Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control has partnered with Hill's Science Diet and their Food, Shelter, Love Program. Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control will 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.  

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 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

Cedar Rapids Animal Care & Control always has a need for the items listed below.

  • Bleach
  • Paper Towels
  • Sponges
  • Mr. Clean Magic Erasers
  • Dawn Dish Detergent
  • Spray bottles
  • Toilet Paper
  • Copy paper
  • Colored paper stock and Pens
  • Big KONGS for the dogs, Kong Jumbler ball
  • Cans of Science Diet brand cat food
  • Cat carriers and Litter pans
  • Cat toys, kitten formula, pate wet kitten food
  • Cat and dog grooming supplies
  • Rabbit chews and treats
  • Clear plastic storage boxes
  • Gift Cards to: Walmart, Target, PetSmart, and Theisen's

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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

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