Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays Adopt-a-Thon, Dec. 13-15

Make our pets' wishes come true by giving them a Home for the Holidays! Fri - Sun you can Name Your Price when adoption a cat or dog 6 months+ at any ARL location.

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Cricket Hollow Rescue

ARL Assists in Rescue & Removal of Hundreds of Animals

Many animals ranging from black bears to hamsters were rescued from Cricket Hollow Zoo, a roadside zoo in Manchester, Iowa. The ARL worked with multiple organizations to ensure the safe removal of hundreds of animals.

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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 the Miracle

YOU can be the miracle for pets in need.

Every time you make a donation, YOU are giving them the second chance they deserve, YOU will help change their lives forever, YOU will be the miracle they need. Can they count on you?

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Tree of Life

Tree of Life: Make a Donation for Homeless Pets

Purchase any of the items on our Wish List and drop them off at one of the many Tree of Life locations in the area! Donations are accepted the entire month of December. Our biggest need right now is dry dog and cat food (without red dye).

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Be the Miracle.

Can they count on you to be their miracle?

Since 1926, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa has helped more than one million pets - every day, every hour, every second, the ARL has been there. Sometimes all they need is a warm bed, a full bowl or a kind touch. Other times they need protection from their abuser, emergency surgery, or reassurance that they are finally safe.

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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.