News & Articles

New ARL TheraPets Program Provides Comfort to Patients

posted 9/1/2015

Those of us who have had pets in our lives know the ability animals have to put a smile on our face and boost our mood. TheraPets, a new program from Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL), brings those experiences to patients in the care of nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, hospice facilities, and other such residences.

Animal Rescue League is Over Capacity & Asking for the Public's Help

posted 7/16/2015

Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) officials are asking for the public's help as they face a record number of homeless animals in their care - over 1,337 animals - and growing each day.

Tips for A Pet-Friendly Independence Day

posted 7/1/2015

Friends, bonfires, and fireworks make for a great 4th of July celebration, but keep your pet's safety in mind.

Never Leave Pets in Vehicles & Other Summer Tips

posted 6/10/2015

Every summer, hundreds of cats and dogs die needlessly after they are left inside cars. During this time of year, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) receives about 5 calls each day alerting us to pets locked in cars.

Frightened Rottweiler Jumps off Bridge Viaduct & Survives

posted 4/30/2015

Update: Rocco is recovering well and is on his way to finding a forever home!

Over 300 Neglected & Deceased Animals Rescued

posted 4/30/2015

The owner of the Davis Co. property from which over 300 animals were rescued in February 2014 was found committing the same crime, this time in Missouri.

ARL to Celebrate ASPCA Help a Horse Day

posted 4/24/2015

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) will be celebrating the ASPCA national Help A Horse Day on April 26 and competing for a chance to win up to $10,000 in grant prizes to assist with efforts to rescue and rehome horses.

Remembering Echo

posted 2/25/2015

The ARL has had the honor to partner with Midwest K9 Protection and Detection for many years to place dogs with their program to be trained as K9 dogs. It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of one of "our" K9 stars, Echo.

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe in Winter Weather

posted 1/7/2015

Winter weather is here to stay. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe in cold temperatures.

UPDATE: Stormy Has Been Adopted!

posted 1/5/2015

On Wednesday we received a call from a Polk County Animal Control Officer to assist with a 6 week old kitten he was trying to rescue from a 20 foot culvert in Johnston. With the morning rain, the water was rising and he wasn't able to reach the kitten, despite his best efforts. We quickly loaded up with nets and poles and headed out there.