ARL joins global network promoting human-animal bond

posted on Wednesday, November 8, 2023 in News

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) has become a full member of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO) - one of just 15 organizations in the U.S. to have full membership in the prestigious group.

IAHAIO is the leading global network of organizations specializing in human-animal interactions and animal-assisted interventions. It develops standards of practice to enhance the health and welfare of people and animals across the world.

The ARL is always actively growing and developing its programs to best serve the pets and people in its community. This new membership recognizes the organization's commitment to community through all of its programs, particularly the TheraPets and Pet Support Services programs. It brings the ARL to the cutting edge of human-animal interactions, and supports providing animal companionship to those who need it most.