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Animal Rescue League of Iowa (ARL): COVID-19 Operation Grant Report

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

To feed the animals in our care at the shelter.

In early 2020, the ARL entered a partnership with Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program to provide consistent high-quality food for the animals in our care. Once we entered into this partnership, we were able to purchase food at an extremely discounted rate: $31 will feed one cat and one dog for a month – that’s just $1 a day. Our leadership was committed to providing this consistent food source for the pets in our care (prior to that, we fed mainly donated food, which was not consistent or always high-quality) to improve and reduce stress and digestive issues. The COVID-19 Operation Grant allowed us to purchase Hill's food to feed 65 homeless animals for one month!

How many pets did this grant help?


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

Barney, an 8-year-old domestic shorthair, came to the ARL as a stray.
He was a bit shy and fearful at first, but quickly warmed up to the staff and is now enjoying life in his forever home; he was adopted on May 22! Oh, he says thank you for the Hill’s food!

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