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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I have seen the good works that the ARL provides for animals in need during the major flood in Cedar Rapids. Their facility is top notch and they have many loyal volunteers. The ARL is a beloved Iowa organization. and I donate whenever I can. They are helping little furry friends find a family to bless with their love. This work is priceless and absolutely worthy of this award.

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This place is heaven on earth for animals of all kinds the staff are very compassionate and caring love this place and I know the animals do

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I donate items needed at the shelter for community projects and for sale in their store. I am also a cat foster parent, but my current foster will be staying!
The ARL is simply wonderful! They not only care for animals in need, they help the community to get involved on so many levels. Through their inventive (and numerous) programs the people in our area are providing loving homes for thousands of deserving animals.
My ARL rocks!!!

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The ARL of IA does outstanding work saving all types of animals in our community. Their efforts & events are so inventive & creativite, people just want to jump in and get involved. While I am a monthly donor, I found myself donating several extra times a year to help the reach their goals. We are a "rescue dog only" family!

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I have watched the ARL do its wonderful work for many years. I gladly support them and their goals. They make every effort to reunite lost pets with owners. To find homes for all their beautiful fur babies. And to help the community spay and neuter their pets. Not to mention the programs they have to help those in need keep their pets in their homes. They area true asset to Des Moines, and the surrounding communities.

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I adopted my dog from ARL in 2012 and have been a small scale donor since. I love that they have the resources to get these animals into loving homes quickly and efficiently. When I adopted my dog I felt that they really took the time to make sure we were a good fit for her. That made me feel comfortable donating to them, and I hope they continue that still. We check ARL all the time for what dogs are up for adoption, and though we aren't ready for a new dog quite yet, they are a great resource for us to determine what kind of dog will be best.

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The ARL is the place that the public, authorities and the news media can turn to for animal issues. They are always kind, caring and thoughtful. Without them the Central Iowa area would be awash in miserable pets and lost animals.

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ARL of Iowa serves as a much needed resource to aid animals of all types around the state of Iowa. As a horse lover, I am especially pleased at their horse rescue role in a state with very few such facilities.
They are an excellent organization.

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expand its services even further.

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Excellent, caring individuals at the ARL of Iowa. They go above and beyond what is necessary for animal care.

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NOTHING -- just keep up the good work.

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