The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) is Iowa's largest nonprofit animal shelter, caring for thousands of pets each year. The ARL serves people and pets from across the state of Iowa through its programs, which include pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, and animal cruelty intervention. ARL programs and services are designed to promote animal welfare, address the reasons animals end up in shelters, find forever adoptive homes for the animals in our care, and help keep pets in their homes with the people who love them.
The Grey Muzzle Organization grant will allow The Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL) to provide diagnostic and medical care for hospice dogs living in our foster homes. Funding will also be used to provide screening and medical care for senior dogs who are up for adoption, ensuring their new families have a clear understanding of their health needs.
The GMO grant will help dogs like Gidget who arrived at ARL as a stray. At 10+ years old, she was diagnosed as being in renal failure and placed in a hospice foster home. She’s now living with her foster family, which includes two humans, two dogs, and several cats. Her favorite pastimes are guarding the perimeter of the backyard, sunbathing, and snuggling on the couch with her foster dad.