October 25, 2012
I've completely bonded to ARL and consider the organization a major asset of the Des Moines metro: My husband & I have been volunteers in years past (and surely will again as the busy-ness of life ebbs & flows): there were diverse opportunities suitable to each of us - where else could I photograph family pets for Christmas ornaments?... We've enjoyed community events like Dog Day at the ballpark and the annual auction (started going just the two of us & had so much fun we built up to buying a table & bringing friends). We are pleased to support ARL's work financially as much as possible. From the broader perspective, there is no end to the good they do in central Iowa. From their social networking, to spread information, to community education (like the dog grooming class I took this year), ARL permeates everything "pet" in this area. Their participation in last year's rescue of abused inmates of a puppy mill put them on my personal "hero" list. And taking over the City of Des Moines' "animal control" function is a big plus for the community also. But ARL is a personal asset as well. We've adopted four pets from them. All healthy, clean critters whose dynamic personalities add humor and dimension to our lives.
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MY ROLE:General Member of the Public