DES MOINES, Iowa — The Animal Rescue League of Iowa is happy to have met a recent adoption goal but knows more must be done to help homeless pets.
The ARL was dealing with overcrowding issues and offered a special promotion last week with a goal of getting 200 pets adopted over five days. Adoption prices were reduced to just $25 per dog or cat. The ARL smashed its goal by getting 334 pets placed from Wednesday through Sunday. That includes 77 pets that are being fostered.
Saturday’s adoptions broke a record, with 94 pets being adopted.
Stephanie Filer with the ARL says they know this summer will be busy because it’s basically been a “revolving door” of pets. Though the adoption goal was more than met, over that same period of time 244 pets were brought to the ARL for care. The ARL wants to remind adopters that there are still hundreds of pets in need of homes.
An Adopt-a-Thon is being held this Saturday at the Bass Pro Shop in Altoona. Cats and dogs will once again be $25 each. The price will be the same for all ARL locations, but most of the pets will be at Bass Pro Shops.