Volunteer for the Animals

There are numerous ways you can volunteer at the ARL. Help change the lives of homeless animals - they may just change your life, too.

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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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Second Chance Ranch

Second Chance Ranch

The ARL works to rescue horses and other barn animals from cases of neglect and/or abuse.

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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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2016 Impact - By the Numbers

  • 7,045 Adoptions
  • 2,016 Animals in Foster Homes
  • 118,523 Volunteer Hours
  • 228 Animal Cruelty Interventions
  • 4,024 Spay/Neuter Surgeries