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Partners

Iowa Veterinary Referral Center (IVRC)

Iowa Veterinary Referral Center is a 24-hour emergency and critical care hospital located in Des Moines. IVRC has partnered with the ARL to help pets who have been through one of our spay/neuter programs and are experiencing a medical emergency during non-business hours.

Pet Pantry

Pet Pantry is an organization that provides up to four months of pet food and supplies to people who are in need and may require a little time to get back on their feet.

All-Pets Hospital

All-Pets Hospital offers full-service veterinary care, boarding and grooming and has two convenient locations in Des Moines. The hospital's staff is committed and enjoy caring for pets of all species. They have helped the ARL spay/neuter more than 100 pets and also partner with us to treat pets in need through our Banfield medical grant.

Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC)

In August 2016, the ARL began partnering with the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) on their Mobile Food Pantry, which provides weekly food distributions at targeted areas throughout Des Moines. The ARL recognizes that where humans are struggling, there are likely pets struggling as well; and in some cases, people will feed their pets before feeding themselves. This partnership takes a comprehensive approach by providing free pet food to DMARC clients via the Mobile Food Pantry and by distributing the food at locations where clients can access additional services/supports, such as the local YMCA. In addition to sharing pet food, our outreach team uses this opportunity to connect households with other free or low-cost resources for their pet, which they might otherwise not be aware of or be able to access.