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.
I am a volunteer for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and am thouroghly impressed with the facility and people who work there...They truly are caring people who really work hard to make it as pleasant of a stay as possible for the animals before finding their forever homes...
Volunteer and have adopted from ARL. All they do is geared to the best interest of the animals. I am proud to be a volunteer and promote their work anytime I can. When I tell people I volunteer there it always peaks their interest. It is a well run, respected organization.
I cannot say enough about this place. There were there for me when I was over run with Guinea pigs and I have adopted cats from there. They were all joys to my live and the staff was always wonderful. You can tell that there is a great love and respect for the animals here. Well Done!
I foster kittens for the ARL and while it's hard to take them all back I always know that they're getting the best of care during their short stay at the ARL between my house and their forever homes. The staff is great and they really care about all their animals!
I have visited the Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. on more than 1 occassion and there have always been many people there looking to adopt a new pet, which is great. If I'm ever in the need for more pets in the future, I'll be sure to visit the ARL of Iowa first to get my pet. They are a good bunch of people up there and do good things for animals and to bring light to animals and the issues they face.
I adopted a cat from the ARL in January of 2012 and had a wonderful experience through the whole adoption process. The staff was helpful, the facility is beautiful and best of all, I went home with a new, loving, shelter pet! Thanks ARL!