Earlier this month the Des Moines City Council voted unanimously to have the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) continue as its animal control provider - a role we have served for a little over 10 years. We are pleased to be continuing this partnership. One thing that came out of the process was the need to make people more aware of where they can find information about the ARL.
You may have heard that the contract for the Animal Rescue League of Iowa to provide animal control services and housing for the City of Des Moines is expiring on June 30. We have negotiated the contract with city staff for the past several months and it will be presented to the council for a vote on Monday, June 13.
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.
Four dogs from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) are starting training to become companions for veterans. Their training program begins at the Clarinda Correctional Facility in Clarinda, IA. Eight offenders will work with the dogs for six weeks training them in basic skills and manners. At the end of the program the dogs will be adopted to veterans.
Volunteer Iowa announced the selection of six organizations as participants in the Service Enterprise Initiative certification training, including the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.
Winter weather is here to stay. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe in cold temperatures.
Help your pets to have a joyful holiday season by following these holiday safety tips.
Family gatherings and feasts of food are often key components of Thanksgiving celebrations. However, both can pose dangers to your pets. Consider the following tips to keep your pets safe during the festivities of the holiday.
When it comes to the holiday season, every pet owner knows to keep the chocolate goodies out of the dog's reach and the poinsettias out of the cat's tummy, but seldom do people think to prepare their pets for the inevitable chaos that comes with the end of another year.
Ralph was a gift from Santa for 8 year-old Jill. Jill and her brother Adam loved Ralph for 3 years...but then as cats sometimes do, he got out one day, and despite searching everywhere, they never saw him again. That is, until now, 14 years later.