Iowa Friends of Companion Animals

Rating: 4.84 stars   62 reviews

Address:

1321 41st Street Des Moines IA 50311 USA

Mission:

To advance the humane and responsible treatment of companion animals through collaboration and public awareness.

Results:

Our research into the conditions in Iowa puppy mills supported the passage of a significant piece of state legislation providing additional protections for dogs in commercial kennels. We'll continue to do similar research and will continue to raise awareness.

Target demographics:

dogs in Iowa puppy mills.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

thousands of dogs.

Geographic areas served:

Iowa

Programs:

public awareness, law enforcement agency education, grassroots advocacy.

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515-556-5949
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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

Love this organization and all they stand for - what is right and humane for our furry friends! I'm on your side & look fwd to the day legislation will STOP inhumane treatment of all animals!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

This is an awesome organization working to change laws to better care for animals. I am a supporter of this group, as their outreach and educational efforts are how I first learned about puppy mills!

 
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2 people found this review helpful

Perfect cause for to help the greater good. I fully support companion dogs for the depressed

 
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3 people found this review helpful

Iowa Friends of Companion Animals is an amazing organization who are working so hard to educate and bring awareness to a subject that has been ignored for way too long. There efforts are so very much appreciated and I know they won't quit until the changes that need to happen take place. I am the Volunteer Board President for PAWS & More Animal Shelter in Washington, IA. On behalf of the entire board and staff of our shelter, WE THANK YOU!

 
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I am the proud owner of a former puppy mill pug. He actually came from the hell known as Pratt puppy mill. He has overcome many obstacles but has many hurdles left. He may never shed the fear of men, overhead objects , hats, boots rain, and hunger. He may never be completely house trained. He may never do a lot of things a normal, healthy, well adjusted dog will but he will always be loved. It is sad and sickening to see what the human race will do for money. I thank God that there is an organization such as Iowa Friends of Companion Animals to fight for, protest for, lobby for, and educate about these voiceless precious creatures. Thank you Mary

 
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Kudos to Mary who got the ball rolling and has never given up even when it seems that she is banging her head against a brick wall. It will happen, then thousands of mistreated companion animals will know how it feels to be loved, cared for and finally free to walk on grass and cuddle in a warm bed. Go IFCA, you rock.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

As the adopter of a ex puppy mill dog I know first hand some of the residual effects, both physical and emotional that these dogs can and do suffer from.
This group is doing a stellar job educating the public about puppy mills and what to do when looking to add a puppy to your life. They have also been instrumental in getting some of the laws in Iowa, concerning the care of dogs in puppy mills, tightened up. They know there is more to do but have a tough row to hoe here in an agricultural state. They have made great strides but need all the help they can get to carry on their great work on behalf of these poor, abused animals.

 
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5 people found this review helpful

Finally an organization helping thousands to stand up for Companion animals. They take the headache out of trying to stay on top of things! So proud to be a grassroots member!

 
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3 people found this review helpful

It's all about raising awareness of puppy mills! Working with government to being about bills to change this horrendous behavior.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This is a wonderful Organization for the State of Iowa. Iowa has a lot of Puppy Mills so there is always a need to try to change laws. Mary LaHay and Iowa Friends of Companion Animals work tirelessly for all of us. I have worked with rescues for years and adopted many of the dogs that have been saved from Puppy Mills. God Bless them for working so hard and never giving up.

 
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3 people found this review helpful

A wonderful group working on meaningful legislation in Iowa to better control puppy mills.

 
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4 people found this review helpful

Terrific organization who works for better laws to protect our companion animals in Iowa. Iowa has a terrible reputation for its puppy mills. Thank you Iowa Friends of Companion Animals for caring for those dogs who desparately need advocates!!! Please support this wonderful organization.

 
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