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Animal rights group plans protest at Cedar Bend Humane Society

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A group of protesters say they plan to be at the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo Saturday.

New York Animal Rights Alliance America is encouraging people to protest at the Cedar Bend Humane Society in Waterloo on Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

The protest is part of a national protest of kill shelters.

Despite any protest, Cedar Bend will remain open as usual Saturday.

Weekends are the shelter's busiest adoption days.

Each year the humane society takes in almost 12,000 animals.

The co-directors say the majority of those animals do make it to the adoption floor.

"But some animals aren't adoption material: feral cats… dogs with health or temperament issues," CBHS Co-Director Kristy Gardner said. "We get a lot of pit bulls through here that have been used for undesirable reason we can't put out there."

Gardner says one misconception is that animals get euthanized after being at the shelter for a certain amount of time.

At Cedar Bend, an animal on the adoption floor remains there until it finds a home.

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