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  • ARL Rescues Pets from Apartment Fire

    posted on Saturday, March 17, 2018

    The ARL Mobile Rescue Team was called to assist Polk County officials to help rescue and remove animals from an apartment fire in Pleasant Hill. The ARL team rescued 4 hedgehogs, 2 aquariums of fish, 2 dogs, and 2 cats.

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  • 24 Living, 6 Deceased Cats Removed from Des Moines Home

    posted on Friday, March 16, 2018

    Updated 4/318: 15 charges have been filed against Leland Moffitt for the 52 living and 8 deceased cats rescued from his Des Moines house.

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  • ARL Assists with Overturned Trailer Carrying 140 Pigs

    posted on Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    The ARL was called to assist after a trailer overturned carrying 140 pigs. More than a dozen ARL staff mobilized in minutes and rushed to the scene. When staff arrived they saw the trailer on its side. The pigs were stacked on top of each other, many of them injured and in shock.

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  • 104 Chickens and Roosters Removed from Des Moines Home

    posted on Friday, March 9, 2018

    (UPDATED 04/03/18)Jose Barrios has been charged following the removal of 104 chickens and roosters from his Des Moines property. 03/09/18 The ARL has assisted Des Moines Police in removing 104 chickens and roosters from a property in Des Moines.

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