Midlands Humane Society

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Year Founded:
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Nikki Cruickshank
Main Address:
1020 Railroad Avenue
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

What We Do

The Midlands Humane Society is the first humane society established in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Now in our fifth year, we house and care for between 150 and 200 animals each day. Many more are taken care of in private homes, veterinary offices and pet stores. We take in strays, owner-surrendered animals and pets involved in welfare/neglect cases.

Together with Council Bluffs Animal Control and other partners, we work to alleviate animal suffering, re-homing animals in need through well-matched adoptions and educating the public about the proper care of companion animals. We hold a variety of events and fundraising promotions throughout the year to engage the community and allow for the human/animal connection. A robust volunteer program allows hands-on work with animals at the shelter, as well as basic cleaning tasks needed each day.

Interesting Info

Since opening our doors in 2015, over 9000 animals have been adopted to new families or reunited with their owners.
We work with over 25 animal rescue organizations and utilize over 40 foster homes to help care for animals in need.
We'd like to increase our presence in Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie Co. and enlarge our physical facility to include more indoor and outdoor space.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Dog walker, Cat lover, or General Helper - flexible days/times
Repeats every day 365 times.
Thursday, January 23, 2020 (All day)
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Upcoming Events

The Derby Gala May 8, 2020 -
5:30pm to 9:00pm
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Wags & Wheels Car Show August 30, 2020 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
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Halloween Howl October 24, 2020 -
9:00am to 11:00am
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