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Animal Rescue League Of Iowa, Inc.

Rating: 4.8 stars   111 reviews 1,599

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

5452 NE 22nd St Des Moines IA 50313 USA

Mission:

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa''s mission is to promote animal welfare, to encourage and strengthen the human/animal bond and to prevent the overpopulation of animals. The ARL''s mission is accomplished through its numerous programs including pet adoption, on-site spaying and neutering, humane education and pet behavior training and counseling. The ARL is the Des Moines area''s only shelter that never turns away an animal in need.

Programs:

The ARL depends on private funds to provide services such as humane education; animal assisted therapy; pet behavior counseling and training; animal rescue and adoption; animal abuse intervention and prevention; and resident pets. These programs, together with the ARL's on-site spaying and neutering program, work to reduce the number of homeless pets in Iowa. The ARL also works to pass laws that improve the lives of all animals, including livestock and wildlife. The ARL receives no state, federal or United Way funding to fund its programs.

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Reviews for Animal Rescue League Of Iowa, Inc.

Rating: 1 stars  

Killing more animals then saving. Won't reveal their save versus kill numbers. Does not work with many Iowa Rescues to save lives. Mislabeling animals for excuses to kill them.
Too much nepotism with Tom, Josh and Carol Colvin all on the payroll directly or indirectly.
Not transparent with the public. Adopting an animal from any facility does not make them a loving, compassionate place. Transparency and allowing what goes on behind closed doors with high save numbers and working with all to protect and save animals is what makes a 4 star place as there are no 5 stars facility as no one is perfect.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

Could be doing so much more for animals, including 24 hour animal control.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love volunteering at the ARL. The people are great the facility is amazing and the animals are in my heart forever.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My daughter first took me to the main facility several years ago. She regularly takes small groups of developmentally disabled adults there on field trips. It is such a nice facility! Clean, well run and friendly. They are all about the animals!

When our 20 year old cat passed away last year my husband and I were on the hunt. We looked for weeks, found the perfect cat and brought her home. She is a joy and great companion. She was sent home with a small knitted blanket and she carries it around and sleeps on it every night (usually perched on top of one of her humans). She usually uses it during her daylight catnaps too. We love her and continue to enjoy an afternoon trip to the facility just to pass the time and visit. What great people.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Most amazing shelter I have ever had the pleasure of working with.

 
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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

ARL has saved countless furry lives. I know not all can be saved. I wish I could do more for them. I will be getting involved in knitting for them, now that I'm unemployed.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

They are so wonderful with the animals and are all truly good people. Very clean!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Clean, helpful, careful, informative, proactive, positive attitude, professional

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I've had 6 stray Cats/kittens spayed & neutered with their wonderful Purr project programs! Their programs help
make it adorable for families! I know we appreciate it so much!

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

My bf got his cats from the ARL and had him for 13 wonderful years. The ARL does so much for animals and make an effort to place them all in loving homes. They help people keep their pets when they might otherwise have to give them up. They off spay/neuter clinics for people who can't afford it otherwise and they spay/neuter, microchip, and give all animals their shots. They are a great organization

 
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