Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc.

Rating: 4.84 stars   110 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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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  

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  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

Our ARL ROCKS! They have been going city by city changing the pit bull laws! They rescue, feed, love and find new and loving families for all pets. They so deserve to recognized and applauded for all they do for our State of Iowa. Thank you for all you do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

They help animals in need to avoid almost certain death. They also provide the public with information to learn, volunteer opportunities, and workshops for people to better understand the pets they do have.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Our daughter and her husband used to volunteer. So glad they did. It was a great place to volunteer and help a worthy cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization is always willing to go above and beyond. They do their utmost to find all aniamls a home now and are a no kill facility. This is a lot different than the ARL from the past. They work with the community and other rescues to help ALL animals in need. They rock.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I attended a conference at ARL recently and was thoroughly impressed. It is a beautiful facility and very well organized and very well managed. The work they do is not always easy, but everyone I saw there was smiling and genuinely seemed happy to be there whether an employee or volunteer. What a great resource for the Des Moines area, and the entire state of Iowa!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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