We would like to thank the Gazette, their subscribers, Farmers State Bank and our members
for their abundant generosity through the Gazette Gives Back program!
We are honored and humbled by this experience.
Click here to see our final tally and the results for all 35 non-profits that benefited from this program.
Max came from our friends at Cedar Valley Humane Society who brought him to Iowa from Tennessee. He was in bad condition when he arrived. Max has been diagnosed with Aspergillosis, a fungal infection not common to Iowa. Once diagnosed, the treatment is very complex and expensive so CVHS asked for our assistance and it has been nothing but a pleasure!
What an life of adventure Larry has had! From emaciation, paralysis and surviving against all odds, he has a functional life on all 4 paws! This kitty continues to beat the odds! Larry has been a little Critter Crusaders medical project from the start! Larry recently gave us quite a scare. He was vomiting after every meal! After spending 3 days in the hospital, filled with barium studies and x-rays, no obstruction or ongoing issue was found! Whew! After his last set of x-rays, while still under sedation it was decided not to waste an anesthesia and have him neutered! As you can guess, when we picked Larry up to return him to his foster home, he looked upset! Poor boy! Came in for a bowel obstruction and left neutered!
Meet Rebel, from Cedar Valley Put Bull Rescue. Rebel is a 2 year old female Boxer with a very dramatic case of heart-worms. This disease places her into a potentially high risk category for treatment. She will need everyone to send their good thoughts to her. We gotcha Rebel girl! No worries!
We heard about Merci from Agape Animal Rescue. She had a foreign body obstruction and received life saving surgery through the help of Critter Crusaders. She is doing GREAT! Just need to get some weight back on her.
OUR MISSION “Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids exists to provide and guide life saving advanced medical care for homeless or stray animals Eastern Iowa. We offer this service to shelters and rescues at no cost and reserve the right to assist other shelters and rescues by special request. This mission’s goal is to reduce euthanasia numbers and restore health and adoptability.”
Critter Crusaders of Cedar Rapids is a 501c3 non-profit all volunteer organization made up of a Board of Directors and volunteers that has been in operation since 2008.
Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened.