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ARC has been extremely busy with new adoptees, both cats and dogs. With the increase in adoptees we have higher operating expenses for food, veterinary services and general supplies. Donations can be sent to ARC PO BOX 393 Carroll, IA 51401.

If you love and care for animals please consider becoming a foster home for one of the pets at Animal Rescue of Carroll. Call 712-790-9116 and leave a message if you are willing to help and we will call you back with more information. Thank you.

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Animal Rescue of Carroll

We are in need of gift card donations to Bomgaars. This will help buy supplies like dog and cat food.

Proudly serving Carroll County, Iowa....Thank you for taking the time to visit our website! Whether you're just taking a stroll, or looking for your new forever friend, we welcome you to join us in our journey to help save the lives of unwanted pets.

Since it's start in 2006, Animal Rescue of Carroll has re-homed more than 1700 pets! Please visit our pages and find out how you can help continue on our journey and save lives.

We are in need of quality cat food and beds for our cats!

about us

Animal Rescue of Carroll (ARC) is a group of volunteers who began working together in 2006 to help improve the welfare for domestic animals in Carroll County.

Since it's start, Animal Rescue of Carroll has

  • Grown to more than 20 active volunteers who help with the day to day operations including fostering, processing applications, grant writing, caring for dogs in the shelter, and much, much more.
  • On January 27th, 2009, ARC officially became a 501c3 Non-Profit organization allowing the public to make tax-deductible donations.
  • On February 3rd, 2011, ARC received it's shelter license from the Iowa Department of Agriculture. Volunteers worked to convert a small hog confinement building into a full operational dog shelter.
  • Since achieving it's shelter license, ARC now assists Carroll County's local pounds with animals facing euthanasia. Between February 2011 and August 2011 more than 50 unclaimed dogs have been saved from euthanasia.
  • ARC is operating solely on generous volunteers who dedicate time to pets needing help as well spending time with their families, personal pets, and working their paying jobs. We could not be where we our today without our volunteers. ARC and it's adoptable pets love them and appreciate them!
  • ARC receives no government funding. It operates from donations from the public, grants, fundraisers, and adoptions fees. Many times the adoption fees for an animal, do not cover the cost of it's care while awaiting for adoption. Without the generous support from our community and beyond, ARC would not be able to assist the more than 200+ animals that come into our care every year.

Strategies We are Pursuing

  • Provide placement assistance for pets needing home in the local area.
  • Promote spaying and neutering- all adoptable animals are spayed and neutered before they go to their forever homes.
  • Promote microchip placement in area pets to ensure lost animals are returned to their owners.
  • Partner with animal welfare groups in the region to promote animal welfare initiatives.

Programs We Offer

Watch for more programs as we grow and develop!