Jimmy is in desperate need of help

posted on Thursday, May 25, 2023 in News

UPDATE 6/13/23: 

In partnership with the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person(s) involved with the emaciated dog who was found in Indianola, IA. 

Anyone with information in this case should contact Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 515-223-1400 or submit the tips online at www.crimestoppersofcentraliowa.com

The ARL would like to extend a huge thank you to the Warren County Sheriff’s Office for utilizing this reward in their investigation. We hope it will help lead to a quick resolution in this case.


Jimmy is in desperate need of help.

He is emaciated, incredibly frail and stained with urine. He struggles to stand and walk and has almost no muscle across his body. We were told he was found in a ditch.


What’s even more heartbreaking is how very sweet he is. Even in his weakened state, he brightens up when he sees people. He wants affection and leans into our touch.

We don’t know how he got to this point, but he needs your help now.


Jimmy deserves a chance, and we are committed to doing everything we can for him, but we can’t do it alone.

Your gift to our Full Bellies Food Fund will help Jimmy on his journey to recovery and make it possible to keep bowls and bellies full for other starving animals that arrive in our care. Your monthly gift will help Jimmy now and make sure that he and other pets who have experienced unimaginable neglect and cruelty only know love from now on.

Jimmy did not deserve to suffer like this. Give now to give him the second chance he deserves.

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