Poison Prevention

March 18-24 is Poison Prevention Week

Do you know what substances are poisonous to your pet? Do you know what signs to look for or what to do if your pet gets into a toxin? Read this article to learn how to keep your pets safe from household toxins.

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Raise Your Paw Auction, April 28, 2018

Join us for the 26th annual Raise Your Paw Auction! You'll have a great time at the ARL's Raise Your Paw auction, live music, wonderful food, and you'll get to see what we've been up to for the past year.

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The Need is Now

The Need is Now. The Need is Local.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is your local shelter. When you give to the ARL you’re providing much needed care, shelter, and love to Iowa’s animals who have nowhere else to turn.

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Be a Hero. Foster an Animal.

Caring for an animal in your own home may just be one of the most rewarding things you ever do - and it will change the lives of those animals you care for.

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Our Purpose

Changing Lives.

The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, spay/neuter, animal cruelty intervention and much more.

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2017 Impact - By the Numbers

  • 6,940 Adoptions
  • 199 Animals Rescued From Abuse
  • 1,691 Pets Returned to Owners
  • 233 Animal Cruelty Cases/Investigations
  • 47,248 Medical Treatments