Animal Control

Animal Control Services

Animal Control ServicesIf you have come across an animal in distress, call your local animal control agency or law enforcement. City of Des Moines residents can call (515) 283-4811.  

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is contracted by multiple municipalities to provide animal control services and housing for stray animals.

Animal Control Services Facts

  • ARL Animal Control Services hours and location can be found here.
  • In 2018, ARL Animal Control Services had 13,553 dispatched trips, an average of 37 trips each day.
  • There are 5.5 Animal Control Officers performing animal control services from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week in the city of Des Moines.
  • For information regarding city of Des Moines ordinances, click here.
  • City of Des Moines

    City of Des Moines

    ARL is contracted by the city of Des Moines to operate its animal control program. This program is a partnership with the Des Moines Police Department and a member of their department serves as Chief Humane Officer.

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  • Reporting

    Reporting

    View the intakes and outcomes of the ARL's Animal Care and Control for the city of Des Moines.

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  • Des Moines BSL

    Des Moines BSL

    Learn more about breed specific legislation and the ordinance pertaining to dogs in Des Moines.

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  • Animal Control Services FAQ

    Animal Control Services FAQ

    Get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions in regards to Animal Control Services.

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  • Community Events and Clinics

    Community Events and Clinics

    The ARL's clinics help bridge the gap so that pets who are loved won't have to enter our shelters, simply because their owners were unable to cover these expenses.

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