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Our Cats Need You

We currently have a high number of cats in our care. Can you adopt? Can you foster? Can you share with your family and friends?

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Oct. Adopt a Dog Month

October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Do you have room in your heart and in your home for a dog? Great! It's Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, so now is the perfect time to add to your family.


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Click! It's Time for Holiday Photos!

Gather up the entire family for this year's holiday photos! Various dates and locations are available during November. Traditional and digital photo packages are available.

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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

Click here to view the 2018 year to date numbers.