News & Articles

ARL Statement RE: Des Moines Court Case, Canine 'Pinky'

posted 11/17/2016

Statement released by Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) regarding court case #16-8938, canine 'Pinky'.

Paw It Forward: 151 Animals Found New Homes

posted 11/3/2016

With the help of the community's involvement in the Paw It Forward program, 151 homeless animals at the ARL found new homes between Thursday, Oct. 27, and Sunday, Oct. 30.

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

posted 8/29/2016

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 - nearly 1,500 animals - and growing each day.

Extreme Heat: Pets at Risk

posted 7/20/2016

Temperatures this week are expected to near 100 degrees with heat indexes reaching triple digits. Take extra precautions to keep animals safe.

ARL Partners with Clarinda Correctional Facility to Train Dogs for Veterans

posted 7/6/2016

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.

Tips for A Pet-Friendly Independence Day

posted 6/29/2016

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

ARL is Open, Accountable and Committed

posted 6/24/2016

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.

ARL Animal Control: Making a Difference for Des Moines' Animals

posted 6/13/2016

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.

Never Leave Pets in Vehicles & Other Summer Tips

posted 6/8/2016

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.

Iowa Organizations Selected for Service Enterprise Training

posted 5/4/2016

Volunteer Iowa announced the selection of six organizations as participants in the Service Enterprise Initiative certification training, including the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.