Iowa Humane Alliance History
In 2008 three committed animal welfare advocates identified the pressing need for effective spay/neuter programs to address the root cause of animal overpopulation. They also determined the need for a group such as Iowa Humane Alliance to offer support through alliance building among humane organizations and to provide education and training.
In 2009 Iowa Humane Alliance became a registered non-profit, formed a Board of Directors, began our Iowa Trap/Neuter/Release/Manage programs in Oakville and Cedar Rapids; laid the groundwork for opening a low-cost spay/neuter clinic in the Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Corridor that would serve a one hundred mile radius; and established a state-wide Spay/Neuter referral program that links individuals and communities to affordable spay/neuter and other targeted programs in their area.
We continued our efforts to educate ourselves on what was required to open a low cost spay/neuter clinic. Our I-TRAP took off, with two major projects that helped us gain media attention and an expanded core of volunteers.