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ARL Animal Connection

ARL Animal Connection

ARL Animal ConnectionJoin ARL Director of Behavior and Enrichment Mick McAuliffe and Cat Behavior Counselor Carol Griglione as they answer all your questions about pet behavior, share fun pet information, and keep you up-to-date on programs, happenings, and success stories from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa!

Listen live every Saturday from 6-7 a.m. (CST) locally in the Des Moines metro on WHO Newsradio AM 1040, live online at iHeartRadio or by subscribing to the ARL Animal Connection podcast on the following channels:

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May 2, 2020

Carol and Mick discussed Bonded Buddies at length this morning. How do you walk bonded buddies when all they want to do is fight and play? Mick gave some good ideas on how to handle the animals. What do your animals do while you were working outside of the home? Carol discusses what she has found out. ARL has community cats and wants you to adopt two cats together, and give you details on how to do this. All this and more on today's ARL Animal Connection!

April 25, 2020

On Today's ARL Animal Connection, behavior classes are virtual happening daily and Saturdays. Is your pet going to go through separation anxiety once you go back to work? This and so much more on today's ARL Animal Connection!

April 18, 2020

On today's show: ARL is adopting pets by appointment only. What is the right dog to get for a 5 year old? Mick discusses the options. What animal has NO brain? One of our listeners answer the questions.

April 11, 2020

On today's show: The ARL is doing all of their classes online for right now. Also they are doing adoptions by appointment only. How about this, sit on your porch with your animal and watch the world go by. Taking your pet for a drive would also help your pet who is not use to you being at home all the time. All this and more on today's show.

April 4, 2020

Carol talks turkey and says yes, turkeys do fly! Is your pet tired of you being home? Mick has tips to help your pet get through this with you. The Raise Your Paw auction is now July 11th. If you have tickets, thy will be honored on July 11th.

March 28, 2020

Your home and your pets. Carol and Mick have tips for you and your pet. Adoption and surrendering your pet are now done by appointment only. The Raise Your Paw auction has been moved to July 11th at 5pm at the Iowa Events Center. Most of the ARL'S services have moved online during this time.

March 21, 2020

Carol and Mick discussed happy topics today on the show. ARL is having a adoption event today and safety precautions are in place.

March 7, 2020

On today's ARL Animal Connection, Are you looking to add a pet to your home and you already have one? Carol and Mick discuss if gender really matters when bringing another animal into your home. House File 737 passed the Iowa House this week. Tom Colvin of the ARL discussed with the crew about what is next for the bill. The Raise your Paw Auction is coming up on April 18th.

February 29, 2020

We found out that now there are two kinds of Red Panda's. Carol is so excited about this. A caller says her dog will chase and bring a tennis ball back, but started growling. Mick gives his thoughts on this. We had an update on HR 737 at the Iowa State House.

February 22, 2020

On today's show: we had an update on the burned cat that was found by Des Moines Police. Mick discussed walking dogs and how to get your dog trained to walk next to you when another dog is around or crossing the street.

February 15, 2020

Carol and Mick talked about secure your animals in your car or truck. Having trouble with your puppy and going outside in the snow because they cannot find the grass. Mick has tips for you to fix the problem.

February 8, 2020

It's turning cold again and Carol and Mick reminded us to bring animals in, and if you see an animal in distress say something. How do you bring another animal into the home when you have one already? Mick tells us how to do it with success.

February 1, 2020

Carol and Mick talked about cats and their body language and when to quit petting the cat before you get bit. Pets grieve just like humans when pets die or their human passes. They also talked about "Dawn" the cat that was found by Des Moines Police on the NE side. The cat was burned and the ARL is caring for the cat. All this on this episode of ARL Animal Connection

January 25, 2020

On today's ARL Animal Connection, Animals and winter weather and your pet needs to do their business and get back inside. Carol talked about taking plastic containers and turn them into a shelter for community cats. Mick discussed how his new cat and introduced it to the existing animals in his home.

January 18, 2020

Carol and Mick discussed a wide range of animal subjects from Mick's new position at the ARL. The head of the ARL Humane Connection's Bernnie discussed bills at the Statehouse to help with all of the animal abuse. All that and more on this weeks ARL Animal connection.

January 6, 2020

Mick and Carol welcome the New Year with helpful advice to pet owners and updates on the latest ALR rescues.


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