Recent News

  • Our city, our animals

    posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

    A new Des Moines Animal Services building is nearing completion, bringing expanded services to the pets and people of Des Moines and the surrounding community.

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  • Nearly 100 Dogs Rescued from Puppy Mill

    posted on Tuesday, September 26, 2023

    Behind the eyes of many of the adorable puppies selling for thousands of dollars hides the horrors of the dogs they leave behind at some of Iowa's worst puppy mills. These breeders, many operating illegally without licenses, care more about profits than the dogs.

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  • Margot was just skin and bones

    posted on Thursday, September 14, 2023

    When an ARL Animal Services officer arrived at an apartment to assist Des Moines Police, he found two very thin large-breed dogs – and the condition of one was especially dire.

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  • King was lucky to be alive

    posted on Friday, September 8, 2023

    When our ARL Animal Services officer responded to a call about an injured dog, he found a horrific sight: a young dog with blood covering the front part of his body.

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