Iowa Friends of Companion Animals

Rating: 4.84 stars   62 reviews


1321 41st Street Des Moines IA 50311 USA


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


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:



public awareness, law enforcement agency education, grassroots advocacy.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I joined the board of this organization because of its precise goal of improving the welfare of dogs held in commercial breeding facilities. More humane laws, better oversight and stiffer penalties for animal welfare violations are much needed and long overdue. No one would condone as "humane" the well-documented conditions under which many of these dogs spend their entire lives, existing solely to turn a profit for their owners. Now is the time for change. We are their voice.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Upon learning that Iowa is second in the nation in the number of established puppy mills, I was drawn to help serve this organization and its mission. In just a couple short years IFCA and IVCA have seen great results towards better legislation and education on puppy mills in Iowa. We still have a journey ahead of us as there are still far too many dogs living in horrible conditions, but are definitely gaining momentum with the help of great volunteers and donors!

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