• Des Moines Man Charged with Animal Torture for Stabbing Family Dog to Death

    posted on Sunday, December 23, 2018

    Martell Holloway-Simpson has been charged with 1 count of animal torture for his alleged role in the brutal stabbing death of his family's dog.

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  • Charges Filed in Kitten Abuse Case

    posted on Thursday, December 20, 2018

    On December 6, two adolescent kittens were brought to the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) by their owner, in horrific condition. Both kittens were approximately 6 months old and it was immediately evident to the ARL staff that the kittens needed immediate veterinary attention. The Polk County Sheriff's office was contacted and an investigation began.

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  • City of Des Moines Approves Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program

    posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2018

    On Monday, December 17, the Des Moines City Council voted unanimously to approve an ordinance change that allows for a Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program to humanely and effectively reduce community/feral cat colonies in Des Moines.

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  • Oscar, Thrown in a Dumpster and Left for Dead

    posted on Friday, November 9, 2018

    This neglected, emaciated dog was trapped in a kennel and thrown in a dumpster – left for dead. Luckily, the kennel broke open upon impact and Oscar was able to climb to the top of the trash pile, but he was too weak to jump out of the dumpster.

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