• Dog, Rosie, Arrives at the ARL with Horrible Skin Condition and Open Wounds

    posted on Thursday, September 12, 2019

    The tiny dog, who we named Rosie, has one of the worst cases of skin infection that our Emergency Care Team has ever seen. Her skin was literally sloughing off her body, creating open wounds.

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  • Kittens Colby & Jack Found Alone and Injured

    posted on Thursday, July 25, 2019

    A good Samaritan discovered 4-month-old kittens Colby and Jack alone and badly injured so they rushed them to their local shelter in southwest Iowa. The shelter was unable to help the kittens, so the good Samaritan made the 3-hour round trip to the ARL to make sure they got the care they needed and deserved.

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  • ARL Assisting Pets/Owners through Extreme Heat Warning

    posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2019

    The National Weather Service has issued an Extreme Heat Warning for the majority of the state of Iowa. As we brace for this extreme heat, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is prepared to help pets and pet owners stay safe during these high temperatures heat indexes.

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  • ARL Rescues Dozens of Cats from 4th Hoarding Case in 10 Weeks

    posted on Thursday, July 11, 2019

    ARL Animal Control Services and the ARL Mobile Rescue Team were on-site at a property on Des Moines' west side July 10, 2019 assisting the Des Moines Police Department to rescue cats from another hoarding case. A total of 42 cats were removed from the home.

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