News & Articles

ARL Offers Pet Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

posted 11/25/2014

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.

Tips for Keeping Pets Safe in Winter Weather

posted 11/19/2014

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

Remembering Dr. Greg Berry

posted 10/30/2014

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.

3 Kittens Found in Dumpster - Only 1 Survivor

posted 10/22/2014

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.

Agencies Partner to Rescue Kitten from Culvert

posted 9/26/2014

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.

Prepare Your Pets During Preparedness Month

posted 9/22/2014

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 is Over Capacity & Asking for the Public's Help 7-14

posted 7/8/2014

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.

ARL Offers $1,000 Reward in Case of Chemical Attack Against Dog

posted 6/30/2014

- 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.

Over 300 Neglected & Deceased Animals Rescued

posted 2/21/2014

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.

UPDATE: 60 Living & 2 Deceased Animals Removed From Accused Shooter's Home

posted 12/27/2013

These animals are currently receiving care at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa.