June Shelter Cat Month

June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month - Adopt!

We're celebrating all things cat this month! With the recent cat hoarding case of over 170 cats we have taken in, we are especially needing to find homes for cats that are in our care.

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Madrid Cats

Hundreds of Living and Deceased Cats Removed from Madrid Property

161 living and 194 deceased cats were removed from a property in Madrid, Iowa. Every inch of the house was covered in feces and urine and piled feet high throughout. With over 1,300 cats in our care, we need your help now more than ever.

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Iowa Dog Jog Bone

Iowa's Biggest Dog Party, the Iowa Dog Jog

Join us on September 22 to walk, run, and wag your way across the 5K or 2K finish line! Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Johnston's Terra Lake Park and support the homeless pets at the ARL at the same time.

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2020 Calendar

Feature Your ARL Alumni in the 2020 Happy Tails Calendar

You love your pet, and we do, too! Show them off in the ARL's 2020 Happy Tails calendar. Purchase your spot by July 1, calendars will be available in October.

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Our 2018 Impact

Changing Lives.

The ARL of today is much different than the ARL 5 years ago. We are constantly improving, evolving, and innovating so that we can do even more – and the results from 2018 highlight the work that has been many years in the making.

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2018 Impact - By the Numbers

  • 7,027 Adoptions
  • 231 Animals Rescued From Abuse
  • 1,856 Lost Pets Returned to Owners
  • 203 Animal Cruelty Cases/Investigations
  • 42,355 Medical Treatments

Click here to view the 2019 year to date numbers.