Animal Care and Control
The Animal Care and Control mission is to provide and promote the protection of people and property from animals and to provide and promote the humane treatment of animals.
The Animal Rescue League of Iowa, Inc. provides animal control and animal shelter services within the city limits of Des Moines.
- To report a concern about an animal or a problem with an animal in Des Moines, call (515) 283-4811 or, if it is an emergency call 911.
- If you are looking for a lost animal, visit the animal shelter at 1615 SE 14th Street in Des Moines or go to their website: https://www.arl-iowa.org/community/animal-control/.