Animal Lifeline of Iowa Inc


Rating: 5.0

Average rating from 13 reviews.

(5.0 out of 5, based on 13 reviews)

4521 SE 14th StreetDes Moines , IA 50320
Hours: Office/Adoption hours are 1 to 5 Monday through Saturday

352 miles away
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We are a special needs, no kill animal shelter and accept uowned cats and dogs that are injured, have a serious medical condition, handicapped, pregnant, nursing moms, and orphans that need to be bottle fed. Cats and dogs that really don't have a chance in a traditional shelter. We rehabilitate and provide any necessary veterinary care. Much of the work at the shelter is done by volunteers.

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Ann B.
Rating: 5

How my cat picked me!!!

posted 6 years ago

After our dog passed away last summer my husband was avid about not getting another pet. I had my heart set on a kitten. (not yellow and not a male) I spent many hours at the shelter playing with the kittens. I wasn't in any hurry and Martha and the rest of the staff were very patient with me. (I knew my kitten would come in someday) I was playing with DeeCee and started to talk to my friend, well he took his paw brought my face back to his and licked me from chin to forehead. He knew he had me from that moment. Now all I had to do was convince my husband. The day I brought him home he immediatly jumped from my arms into my husbands wrapped himself around his neck and slept for the next hour. And Terry wouldn't give him up. Martha said they know who they have to suck up to! He has been renamed Orbe by my husband after tattoo artist Kat Von Di's ex-boyfriend Orbe. (Roy Orbison's son) He was 3 months old when he came to his forever home and is now 7 months old. He is a joy to have. I have to thank the shelter again for socializing him so well. He loves to be kissed and kisses back. He actually comes in the bedroom in the morning when I am using the lint brush on my clothes and rolls over on his back so he can have his tummy done. Thank you so much everyone at Animal Lifeline of Iowa I know I gave Orbe a home but you gave me my best 4 legged friend!!! Oh by the way he's yellow and a male...good thing you don't always get what you wish for.

Pros: Wonderful people, great pets

Cons: Not enough people look to shelters for adoption

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Rating: 5


posted 7 years ago

I love little furry critters and I volunteer here because I know that every animal here is going to find a good home someday. The animals always receive they care they need and then some.

Pros: No kill animal shelter; takes very good care of the animals

Cons: They can only take in special needs cats and dogs.

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