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  • Blue didn't deserve this

    posted on Thursday, January 19, 2023

    When an ARL Animal Services officer stepped into a Des Moines home, the stench was overwhelming. Following the sounds of barking, the ARL officer discovered two large dogs in a basement, shut in separate wire crates, living in their own filth, with no food and no water.

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  • Dog left behind at airport

    posted on Friday, December 30, 2022

    Unprecedented flight cancellations have left thousands of people stranded at airports this week, but the airlines weren't to blame for a sweet dog being stranded at the Des Moines, IA, airport yesterday.

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  • Cold-Weather Tips for Pets

    posted on Monday, December 19, 2022

    With severe winter weather in the forecast, here are some tips from the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) to keep your pets – and the pets in your community - safe in these cold temperatures.

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  • Keep Feral Cats Warm in the Winter

    posted on Friday, December 16, 2022

    Feral cats will be looking for food resources and warm shelter to protect them from the cold of winter. We recommend the following tips for caretakers to help colonies get through the cold season.

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