Our Best West Des Moines, IA Animal Shelters | Angie's List

Discover Animal Shelters in Des Moines, Iowa with the help of your friends.
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Services will vary at an animal shelter, according to the size of population served and the amount of volunteerism and resources. However, here’s an inspiring list of services offered by one very large pet shelter in Des Moines, Iowa (the ARL, Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. ™ at ).
Furry Friends is a no-kill shelter that is committed to helping animals in need in West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive & surrounding areas.
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Some time ago, we hosted a meeting at the shelter on the topic of improving Iowa’s animal cruelty laws. (Iowa is ranked 49th in the nation for comprehensive animal cruelty laws…followed only by the state of Kentucky) Representatives from the Animal Rescue League in Des Moines were here and talked about what we can do to help animals in our state. Furry Friends is a no-kill shelter that is committed to helping animals in need in West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive & surrounding areas.
Photo provided by FlickrFurry Friends is a no-kill shelter that is committed to helping animals in need in West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive & surrounding areas.
Photo provided by FlickrFurry Friends is a no-kill shelter that is committed to helping animals in need in West Des Moines, Urbandale, Clive & surrounding areas.
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1) Keep Your Pets: If you are considering surrendering your pets to the ARL, they want to help you overcome the challenge you’re facing so you can keep the pet in your home. The ARL has always counseled people to help overcome the reasons why they are bringing in animals. If all other options have been exhausted, the ARL is asking people to keep the pet until the number of animals in their care starts to decline. The ARL will never turn away a pet in need, but if possible, they ask that people do their best to keep their pet, at least for now. Outside the Des Moines area, pet owners should contact their local shelter for assistance.