News & Articles

ARL Offers Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

posted 11/23/2015

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.

Preparing Your Pet for Holiday Visitors

posted 11/5/2015

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.

Reunited After 14 Years!

posted 10/26/2015

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.

Enjoy a Safe and Spook-tacular Halloween with Your Pets!

posted 10/21/2015

Dressing in costume, trick-or-treating for candy, and enjoying good old-fashioned frights are part of any good Halloween celebration, but these holiday traditions might not be as much fun for our pets.

ARL Rescues 10 Emaciated Dogs from Humboldt County

posted 9/23/2015

Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) officials responded at the request of Humboldt County law enforcement to assist with the seizure, assessment, and care of 10 dogs from a property in Livermore, IA.

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!