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Animal Rescue League of Iowa: Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

To subsidize name-your-price adoptions.

It helped to encourage those who were thinking of adopting to come adopt during the name-your-price adoption event!

How many pets did this grant help?


Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

Ritz and Charm (first photo) were kittens who came to the ARL in terrible shape. Victims of abuse, they both were in grave condition when they were surrendered: Neither could walk due to trauma to the head; Charm, the black kitten, couldn’t even hold her head up and her face was very swollen. Our medical team took action immediately and worried that Charm might not make it through the night — but she did! Over months of care at the ARL, the two made miraculous progress. They even won the heart of an ARL medical staff member, who cared for them from the moment they arrived, fostered them in her home and adopted them during the “Friends” adoption event. Ritz and Charm will always have some neurological damage due to their abuse, but they are now safe and LOVED, adopted members of a wonderful family!

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