Animal Sanctuary No Kill Raccoon Valley
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    DOES YOUR PET HAVE ALLERGIES?
     
    COMPANIONS
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    ADOPTION!
     
    CANCER AWARENESS
     
    IT'S HERE!
    KITTEN SEASON IS BACK!

     
    HOW TO MAKE A DREAM COME TRUE!
     
      Pet Allergies   Animals for Adoption   Pet Cancer Awareness   SPAY & NEUTER YOUR PETS!   JOIN RVAS!  
     
    Like people, pets can have allergies too, but don't assume you understand them. Here are a few things to know before visiting your vet....
     
    NEW! This just in. Surprise, we have some new companions in that are looking for loving lifetime homes. Check it out.
     
    Learn the warning signs and preventative measures you can do for your pet who may have cancer.
     
    The litter calls are coming in. Millions of animals will be euthanized due to over population. You can help us save lives by giving to our spay/neuter fund.
     
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    However you choose to help, You CAN save a life!
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    ALL ABOUT ANIMALS...
     
     
    THE LARGEST BEAR RESCUE IN U.S. HISTORY...
     
    CHECK OUT OTHER ADOPTION OPTIONS!
     
    FEATURED GROUP OF THE MONTH
     
    HOW TO HELP FERAL CATS!
     
    BREEDER VS. PUPPY MILL
     
      The Wildlife Animal Sanctuary in Colorado   Animal Adoptions   WEST SIDE VETERINARY CLINIC   Animal Planet - Puppy Mill Investigation   Breeder vs. Puppy Mill  
     
    Read this heartfelt story about how The Wild Animal Sanctuary in Colorado saved Bears and set them free to touch grass for the first time in their lives (To read Ben's story click here.).

     
    Don't see that purr-fect companion on our website? RVAS networks with quality rescues and shelters to help you find the right match for life Learn more.

     
    Looking for a way to help animals? Check this group out. They promote adoption by participating in walks and events around the central Iowa area. Check them out.
     
    Alley Cat Allies is all about humane solutions for feral cats. Read how their national campaign is providing alternative humane solutions for feral cats!
     
    Do YOU know the difference? Learn about the different "types" of breeders before purchasing your pet and make sure that you aren't being ripped off or supporting puppy millers!
     

    Read some of our other favorite articles here...
    2012: YEAR IN REVIEW - Read some of the highlights from 2012 events and those animals that changed our volunteers lives...forever!
    CLEO: A Cat*astrophic Tail - This sweet senior feline's survival tail will touch your heart. Read more about how she went from a loving home to a life threatening illness and back.
    SANDIE is in need of assistance. After years of neglect she was set free by a determined Volunteer of RVAS and now will require medical care for the rest of her life. Read her story here...
    ESTATE KITTIES: 22 cats under the age of 2 years were rescued by RVAS volunteers from an estate after their owner passed away. Learn whose life was saved and where they are now.
    2011: A Year in Review. Read some highlights from last year and join us this year as we continue to not only save lives, but to pave the way for a better world for animal companions!
    SKIPPER 'n TIPPER aka the BAG Kittens survived a henous act of cruelty. At a mere 3 weeks of age they were stuffed in a food bag, and thrown out onto the road. Only two survived, but thanks to a family dog and her owner, we were able to give them a second chance. Read their story here and follow their adventures in their new home.
    MOLLY, a victim of abuse, found herself rescued with an embedded collar so deep it had to be surgically removed. Read her story here...
    BEBE, a 3 year old chocolate lab. Tragically hit by a car, her owners found themselves strapped to care for her needs. Not wanting to surrender her, but seeing no other option, they turned to RVAS for help. Read how a small group of people saved not only a dog's life, but an entire family!
    ZIGGY (a 6 week old kitten with a broken leg): On Friday, September 25, 2009 Little Webster, a 6 week old kitten plummeted to the ground, breaking his leg. Unable to afford the cost of surgery, the owner turned to two local shelters, both who turned him away. Learn how RVAS stepped forward and not only saved his life, but partnered with Iowa Veterinarian Specialties to give him the needed surgery to live a normal healthy life.
    DAKOTA (injured in a shelter set for euthanasia): The Tragedies of Traditional Shelters - A group of university students stepped up to save a puppy's life after it was ordered euthanized by the very shelter it was injured by.
    BEN, the BLACK BEAR (freed from captivity after 5 years): was was finally rescued from a 1,000 ft pen in Linden, Iowa. He now resides at The Wild Animal Sanctuary, among friends, where he can live as natural as a bear in captive can live.
    SKIDBOOT: One dog, one man...forever bonded. Read this heartwarming story of how an average dog became a national hero.
    Des Moines Dog Show 2009: View photos from this year's event. RVAS partnered with Petco Stores.
    Pet Food Recall - Keep informed of whether the food you feed your pets is safe.
     
     

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