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Waverly Pet Rescue


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Waverly Pet Rescue has been in continuous operation since August, 2006. The organization was conceived and is operated by a fifth generation Waverly native with a passion to help homeless animals. Waverly Pet Rescue primarily serves small towns in northeast Iowa without animal shelters or other means to care for homeless animals. Waverly Pet Rescue animals live in loving volunteer foster homes until adopted… no matter how long that takes.

Waverly Pet Rescue finds homes or suitable no-kill placements for approximately 500 homeless cats and dogs each year.


PO Box 291
Waverly, IA 50677

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

Feral Cat TNR Program
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High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter
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Rescue Groups
4
Foster Care
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Comprehensive Adoption Programs
5
Pet Retention
5
Medical and Behavior Programs
5
Public Relations/Community Involvement
5
Volunteers
5
Proactive Redemptions
5
A Compassionate Director
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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I am looking for a good home for Chrissy and Snoopy 3192393326.. Moving to Texas need a good home for the in threedays
posted by shawndeewilliams, on 2018-04-18 17:31:19
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I trapped a small kitten with a bad sore on the side of it's head this morning (Saturday 8/6/2016) in a pet cage, using catfood to lure it in. This is a wild kitten, that i first saw last night, meowing so I set food and water out inside a small pet cage. I've moved the kitten to a transportable pet carrier, but it is Wild and doesn't like to be touched. The sore on it's head needs to be addressed, with antibiotics and a vet. I Already HAVE enuff cats... and cannot adopt another, sorry. Call me 319-269-6915, and I will drop off this kitten at 113 -8th parkway St. or anywhere else...I Don't want any vet bills, so I won't take it to the vet clinics, unless there is no other way... This kitten needs immediate care...so please help. Thanks, Gary Anderson
posted by GaryAnderson, on 2016-08-06 10:18:43
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I have a 3 yr old spayed female dog, in need of a new home. Black & tan, 100lbs, very strong. S>C>Blockhound. We have moved to town, and the cost to fence in the back yard is too costly.($2600). She is friendly, happy, shots are up to date. She is used to being outside 24/7. Her choice, she will come inside, is housebroken. She will stay inside for a short period of time, but goes to the door to go back out; even when it is extremely cold. She has a good sized dog house and her bench that she sits on and watches. She needs training to "Come". She will run all day if allowed, unfortunately. She is friendly with our cats, neighbor's dog. Lots of energy. Contact Joyce: 319-215-2092
posted by JoyceBowman, on 2016-06-09 10:32:18
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I have a situation where a woman in Aurora passed away and the house was found to be a severe hoarding situation. The exact number of cats is unknown however it is thought to be 5o cats. Fleas and worms are definitely an issue. The home is in the process of being declared condemned and no one is currently living in the home. I need as much help as possible in getting the cats moved out.
posted by SarahChapman, on 2015-10-23 11:04:57
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Could you please tell me how I go about giving two stray cats to the shelter? Whom do I contact?
posted by (empty name), on 2015-08-30 20:00:45
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I have a two year old pug free to a good home if interested my email is [email protected]
posted by JustinBuchholz, on 2015-02-18 15:44:02
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I have a two year old pug free to a good home for anyone who is interested
posted by JustinBuchholz, on 2015-02-18 09:28:05
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ive been caring for a stray young female cat at my home in fairbank, ive tried to find her a home and having no luck she is very sweet and is using a litter box, I have her in my garage as of now. I own three dogs already and just cant keep this sweet little girl, so I was wondering if you had room to take her please call 319-509-0435 if you can take her, I prefer not to take her to a shelter that I fear she has no chance at ty.
posted by ValWestphal, on 2014-11-13 14:03:58
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posted by PamSee, on 2014-10-14 12:13:51
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need help with 4 cats 2 male and 2 female they are house cats i red male is a little nervous as i found him stuck to a box full of snow very smart thou... landlord will not let us keep them. please help me get good homes .. thank you...fe
posted by PamSee, on 2014-10-14 12:11:00
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I have a 10 year old very affectionate cat who has anxiety and can not cope with being around other animals...Looking for a good home for her to go to. She is spade and good with children.
posted by TamiBartelsRunge, on 2014-09-01 11:46:53
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My husband have to move and can not take our male cat or male pit bull with us, can you please help. My email is [email protected]
posted by GenaLauth, on 2014-08-28 15:59:41
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Need Help Immediately! I have a mama cat & her 2 kittens & she is pregnant again. She is real friendly & they are all adorable. I live in Evansdale & there is absolutely no place around here that helps in these situations. I have tried every avenue & no place will help. I have been directed by vets as well as BlackHawk County Animal Rescue to contact you & now I know why! You have a great program with your NOKILL policy. Please Help! These cats deserve a chance. We need more people & places for stray animals. Thank You for all you do! 319-529-1885 Kristine
posted by kristinebishop123, on 2013-09-18 14:49:46