• Scarlett Survived a Traumatic Fall

    posted on Friday, March 8, 2019

    Scarlett was rushed to the ARL's Emergency Care Team after she was seen jumping off of a bridge and crashing to the ground below. She had dislocated both of her wrists and was in excruciating pain. We couldn't believe she survived.

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  • Bella: Starving, Dehydrated, Neglected and Abandoned

    posted on Thursday, February 28, 2019

    Bella arrived at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa emaciated – hunched over, shivering uncontrollably, and covered in urine and feces. She had been neglected and abandoned and was so weak from starvation and dehydration that she could barely stand. On top of that, she was suffering from hypothermia

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  • Des Moines Juvenile Offender Charged With Abusing Dog

    posted on Friday, February 8, 2019

    On January 18, an Animal Rescue League of Iowa Animal Control Officer (ARL ACO) assisted the Des Moines Police Department (DMPD) on a call to save a dog in distress at the 2800 block of Boston Ave. The young, male dog was inside the home with facial swelling nearly 4x the normal size.

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  • HELP NEEDED: Dogs Found Chained in Freezing Temps

    posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2019

    In the middle of this bitter cold snap, we're relieved to say that two dogs left outside in the freezing snow and brutal winds are now safe and warm at the ARL. Many more need your help.

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