HomeAgain Helps Shelter

HomeAgain Helps Shelter of the Year
Grand Prize Winner

Animal Rescue League of Iowa

Dallas Animal Services
Des Moines, Iowa | Visit Website

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is the only shelter in the greater Des Moines area that never turns away an animal in need.

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How this Shelter Helps Pets, People and the Community

  • Provides free and low-cost spay/neuter services in under-served areas
  • Conducts low-cost microchipping
  • Holds behavioral counseling and training courses for pet owners
  • Offers aid to pet owners in need through crisis foster program
  • Supports pet-assisted therapy program
  • Promotes animal welfare programs and advocates for stiffer penalties for animal abusers
  • Delivers remote veterinary care to areas affected by natural disasters
  • Participates in local rescues including relocating stranded ducklings and saving kittens that had fallen into a sewer drain

By the Numbers

  • State's largest shelter
  • Cares for more than 15,000 animals each year
Dallas Animal Services

How $25,000 from HomeAgain Helps Would Aid this Shelter

With an infusion of funds, the Animal Rescue League of Iowa could bolster its ongoing programs, provide more veterinary care and outreach, and buy more food, toys, beds and other supplies for animals in its care. In addition, a new iPad and computer would facilitate adoptions and help to further raise the Animal Rescue League of Iowa's profile in social media to reach more potential adopters and volunteers.

Check Out the Other Finalists

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Lexington, Kentucky

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Kitsap Humane Society

Silverdale, Washington

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Humane Society of Ocean City

Ocean City, New Jersey

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Valley Animal Haven

Lemoore, California

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Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League

West Palm Beach, Florida

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Wish Bone Canine Rescue

Bloomington, Illinois

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Humane Society of Indianapolis

Indianapolis, Indiana

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