Fetch! List

In an effort to reduce costs and improve operations, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa seeks in-kind donations of new or gently used supplies and product. If you would like to make a donation not on this list, please send description (and photo preferred) to Mick McAuliffe at mmcauliffe@arl-iowa.org.

DELIVERY

At ARL Main (5452 NE 22nd St, Des Moines) is preferred (due to storage abilities) but donations can be dropped off at ARL West or ARL South if it is the only option.

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Cat/Kitten Care

Currently Have Enough:

  • Beds (no microfoam please)

Dog/Puppy Care

  • Canned dog food
  • Dry adult dog food
  • Dry puppy food
  • KONGS - Medium, Large
  • Nylabones - Large
  • Benebones - Large
  • Hot dogs (for dog training)
  • Small, soft treats
  • Wire crates - Large
  • Plastic carriers - XL
  • Easy Cheese (in a can)
  • Greenies Pill Pockets

Currently Have Enough:

  • Peanut butter (creamy) (no peanut butter containing xylitol, please)
  • Milkbones
  • Stainless steel food/water bowls
  • Beds (no microfoam, please)
  • Boomer Balls (6"+)
  • Pet Carriers
  • Tennis balls

Small Animal Care

Rescue Ranch Care

  • Horse feed (Purina Strategy)
  • Horse bedding (Pine shavings; no cedar, please)
  • Good quality small square grass hay bales
  • Mineral and salt blocks
  • Muck forks
  • Chicken feed
  • Pot Belly Pig Food
  • Average or large size horse halters
  • Muck buckets
  • Stall fans (box fans)
  • Rope halters
  • Lead ropes

Shelter Supplies

Currently Have Enough:

  • Newspapers
  • Washcloths
  • Puppy Pads
  • Bird food
  • Glass cleaner
  • Paper plates
  • Plastic grocery bags (used as poop bags)
  • Shoe boxes
  • Laundry detergent (high efficiency)
  • Dish soap
  • Tools (hand, power, garden)
  • Shovels
  • Batteries (AA, D, C, 9V)
  • Fleece fabric (for cat hammocks and cat toys)

Outreach Programs

  • Collars (new or used; no prong collars or choke chains, please)
  • Leashes (nylon, leather, or canvas)
  • Dog houses
  • Breakaway cat collars
  • Dog brushes
  • Cat combs
  • Nail clippers for dogs and cats
  • KONGS

Please do NOT donate the following:

  • Pillows
  • Wire rabbit cages
  • Pine bedding
  • Microfoam beds
  • Catnip
  • Prong collars/choke chains
  • Prescription medication or vaccines
  • Pill bottles

Contributions to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law. If you have any questions about donating, e-mail cbell@arl-iowa.org or call 515-473-9107.