Animal Control

Des Moines Animal Services

The Animal Rescue League Animal Services is a division of the Animal Rescue League of Iowa that is contracted by the City of Des Moines to provide animal control services for all neighborhoods within city limits. The division also offers various pet programs and clinics to the local community, and can offer resources and and information on a variety of animals.

Reporting an Animal Emergency:
If you are in Des Moines city limits, please call (515) 283-4811 to speak with DMPD dispatch, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Any lost pet found in the Des Moines city limits should go through Des Moines Animal Services. There are several ways to reunite a pet with its owner.

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ARL Animal Services
1441 Harriet St., Des Moines, IA 50317
Hours: Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
24-Hour Dispatch: (515) 283-4811
Call: (515) 284-6905
Text: (515) 686-8274

The ARL's hardworking and dedicated Animal Services division provide a comprehensive array of support that goes well beyond the traditional notion of animal control, including helping animals in need, reuniting lost pets with their families, and protecting health and safety in the community.