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.
Winter weather is here to stay. Here are some tips to keep your pets safe in cold temperatures.
The ARL is profoundly sad to announce the loss of our long time staff veterinarian, Dr. Greg Berry, who passed away unexpectedly October 28 from a massive heart attack.
One week ago, a construction crew was tossing broken concrete into a dumpster, only a few miles from the ARL, when they heard a meow. They quickly climbed in to find 3 kittens and rushed them to us. Sadly, two of the kittens did not make it. Miraculously, one kitten did survive and his prognosis is hopeful.
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.
September's Preparedness Month is an opportunity to encourage Iowans to take steps to make sure they and their families are ready for disasters. But it's also an opportunity to talk about preparedness for other important members of our families, our pets.
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 1,200 animals - and growing each day.
- The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is issuing a $1,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for hurting the 5 year-old dog named "Boomer" in Altoona last week.
On Friday, February 21, the ARL assisted local authorities in Davis County in the rescue of nearly 300 animals, represented by nearly 30 different species.
These animals are currently receiving care at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.