PRAI Beauty

Free the Shelters Adopt-a-Thon

Come to ARL Main, ARL South, or ARL West Feb. 23-25 to adopt a new pet! Adoption fees for cats and dogs are sponsored by PRAI Beauty, as part of their "Free the Shelters" campaign.

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Raise Your Paw Auction, April 28, 2018

Join us for the 26th annual Raise Your Paw Auction! Over 350 silent and 100 live items will be auctioned off to benefit the homeless pets that the ARL cares for every year. Early bird tickets are available now!

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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