To promote animal welfare, the human-animal bond and prevent the overpopulation of pets.

1. ARL is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for many thousands of pets each year.

2. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane ed, behavior training and more.

3. Our website is www.arl-iowa.org. It contains more information about our adoptable pets, ways you can donate/volunteer, locations, hours and more.

4. We are still trying to complete payments for the building of our new shelter (opened in Oct 2008), which is just over $3 million still needed.