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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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  • ARL Rescues 13 Dogs from Western Iowa

    posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2019

    The ARL Mobile Response Team deployed June 25 to Audubon County to help remove 13 dogs in need of veterinary care from a residential property in Exira, IA. When the ARL team arrived, they found the dogs outside in a muddy, chain-link dog run, covered in a tarp that was sagging with water collected from the overnight rain.

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  • ARL Iowa Removes Hundreds of Cats From Central Iowa Property

    posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2019

    Final Update 6/17/19: 186 living cats and 194 deceased cats have been removed from the property. The ARL Mobile Response Team spent all day at a property in Madrid, IA, on Tuesday (06/04/19), removing HUNDREDS of living and deceased cats and kittens from multiple buildings at a personal residence. This was an 11-day rescue operation, ensuring all cats were safely removed from the property.

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