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Rescue Me ID: 16-05-02-00278Chester (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Chester is a good looking 'red head' looking for someone to love him. Chester is always smiling and has a great voice and loves playing with fake mice. Chester was born September 12, 2014 and arrived at Animal Lifeline with a urinary blockage that is now cleared, but he will require special food so he doesn't have another stone develop and block him again. He will make a great companion!

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 16-05-02-00275Diana (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Diana was born at the shelter in March 2014 and is a energetic, fun loving cat. She has a food allergy and needs a grain free diet, other than that she is a healthy young cat, looking for an active home!

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-28-00451Melody (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Melody is a sweet 8 month old Calico that was brought in as a stray. She has been spayed, vaccinated and has her first year Rabies. Melody is litter trained, does well with other cats, adults and children. Adoption fee $25

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Benton County Belle Plaine, IA MAP IT!

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Jean Vopalka 319-444-4102

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-24-00354Jewel (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

Compatibility: Not Good with Dogs, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Jewel was found as a young stray with two kittens she was trying to take care of. She has adjusted very well to a home setting and was such a good mom, even at her young age of approx. 1 year old. She even allowed her volunteer to put pretty pink claw covers on her nails :) She is not happy to see the neighbors dogs from the window so dogs are not advised for her. She is cuddly, playful, active, and has a loud motor! Apply for Jewel at www.adoptdiamonds.org

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Diamond In The Ruff Rescue
Marshall County State Center, IA 50247 MAP IT!

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Animal ID: 20Kiki (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: High Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Kiki was born outside and found when she was 7 weeks old. She was adopted out to a home as a kitten, but came back when she started having digestive issues. She was evaluated by our vet, dewormed three times with different wormers and it was determined that IBD(Irritable Bowel Disorder) was the cause of these issues. She is undergoing treatment for it now, and hopefully it will clear it up. She may need to be on sensitive stomach food for her entire life. Other than her health problems Kiki is so playful and so loving. She does good with cats and dogs and is looking for her new home.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

RuffStarts Animal Rescue
30338 110th St
Butler County Clarksville , IA 50619 MAP IT!

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Kaitlyn Hauser 641-330-7879 Tonia Olsen 641-330-7585

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Animal ID: 12Tiger (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Tiger is a very large cat that lived outside for most of his life. He is now 5ish years old and looking for a loving home :) Please contact us if interested!

 Adoption Fee: $45 Animal Location:

RuffStarts Animal Rescue
30338 110th St
Butler County Clarksville , IA 50619 MAP IT!

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Kaitlyn Hauser 641-330-7879 Tonia Olsen 641-330-7585

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Rescue Me ID: 16-04-01-00040Mr Bo (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good with Other Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Mr Bo is a very gentle,loving affectionate 8 year old male that loves people but does not do well with other cats. Mr Bo loves to be brushed and he is defiantly a lap cat yet independent and enjoys his alone time looking out the window, laying in the sun or just lounging about. He is neutered, has received his vaccinations and his first year rabies Vac

 Adoption Fee: $20 Animal Location:

Benton County Belle Plaine, IA MAP IT!

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Jean Vopalka 319-444-4102

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Rescue Me ID: 16-03-01-00437Connie (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Connie is a lovable young cat, born in January 2015. She arrived at Animal Lifeline with a beautiful litter of 6 kittens that were born in December 2015. All of her kittens have fur-ever homes waiting for them once they can be spayed/neutered.

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Animal ID: 003Ralph (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Orange tabby, sweet , affectionate, good with kids and cats and dogs can be vocal and talkative. looking for loving responsible loving forever home

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Wildthunder Wildlife, Bat ,Reptile& Animal Rehab
2584 henley ave
Buchanan County Independence, IA 50644 MAP IT!

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Tracy Belle 319-961-3352

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Animal ID: 002Ocho (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Kitten

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Black, white spot on chest. Very loving ,looking for loving forever home

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Wildthunder Wildlife, Bat ,Reptile& Animal Rehab
2584 henley ave
Buchanan County Independence, IA 50644 MAP IT!

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Tracy Belle 319-961-3352

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-31-00434Prissy (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    This boy we are calling 'Prissy'. He originally came in as a stray pick-up from the City and we all believed he was feral. That turned out not to be the case. Once he got settled in he became very lovable and more than willing to be handled and snuggle in. He was just scared - out in the cold all by himself and then caught and brought to the shelter - just too much for one young boy all in one day. He is in good health and now that he is all warmed up and has a full belly he will make someone an excellent companion.

 Adoption Fee: $85.00 Animal Location:

Patriots for Pets Rescue and Shelter Inc.
805 N. 40th Street
Cerro Gordo County Clear Lake, IA 50428 MAP IT!

Contact:
641-357-8050 - Debbie Kern

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-19-00238Stardust (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Vegas and Stardust are siblings that were born at the shelter in May 2004 and adopted together - they have always been together and are a bonded pair. They must be adopted together. We are offering a 2 for 1 adoption fee on this beautiful pair. They are both declawed, in good health and love attention. Vegas loves to 'talk' to us during the day.

 Adoption Fee: 50 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-19-00237Vegas (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Vegas and Stardust are siblings that were born at the shelter in May 2004 and adopted together - they have always been together and are a bonded pair. They must be adopted together. We are offering a 2 for 1 adoption fee on this beautiful pair. They are both declawed, in good health and love attention. Vegas loves to 'talk' to us during the day.

 Adoption Fee: 50 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 16-01-19-00228Vinnie (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Senior

Compatibility: Good w/ Most Cats, Good w/ Most Dogs, Good w/ Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current, FIV 

    Vinnie is an active cat that was adopted from Animal Lifeline in 2004 as a one year old cat and recently returned when he was not adjusting to new pets that were brought into his home. When he returned he tested positive for FIV but is a very healthy cat that is not showing any signs of the disease, so we assume he is a just a carrier of FIV. He doesn't show any signs of slowing down and loves to watch the birds outside the window and gets excited when he sees the occasionally squirrel! He is an awesome cat that still has lots of love to give.

 Adoption Fee: $50 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 15-12-17-00067Blaze (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Kitten

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    My name is Blaze. I am a beautiful female Tuxedo 5 months of age. I love people, cats, kittens, toys and boxes! I am sure I would do great with dogs as well because everything is an adventure! Please Contact: Citizensanimalrescuebellepline@yahoo.com or 319-444-4102

 Adoption Fee: $25 Animal Location:

Benton County Belle Plaine, IA MAP IT!

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Jean Vopalka 319-444-4102

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Rescue Me ID: 15-11-27-00388Zoey (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Cats, Not Good w/ Dogs, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Low Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, Obese 

    Zoey was born at the shelter in 2011 and recently returned when her family situation changed and she started to act out. Zoey is in need of an experienced cat person that can give her a home where there are no other pets to compete with. She likes attention and does not want to share her human! A sweet girl that needs an understanding owner.

 Adoption Fee: $100 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-19-00670Shyloh (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Not Good w/ Other Cats, Not Good w/ Dogs, Good w/ Adults (Not Kids) 
Personality: Average Energy, Very Dominant 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Shyloh is the boss of the shelter, and if you don't believe me, just ask her, she will most definitely tell you! She likes things run her way and her way only, which means waiting on her first, and hiding that you've done anything with anyone else. She is touchy around other cats, and voices her opinions quite well. Special adoption Fee $10 thru the month of September. Please call or stop on in today!

 Adoption Fee: $10 Animal Location:

Tama County Humane Society
1406 E 5th Street
Tama County Tama, IA 52339 MAP IT!

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TCHS phone: 641-481-7001 Open Saturday 9-12 and all other times by appointment;
Please send email for the fastest response. Adoption fee for every dog $80 which includes spay/neuter & vaccination update. Adoption fee for cats $40.

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-19-00517Betty (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Betty is our friendly resident lady who proves that life's little hangups don't have to stop us. She had an eye that was so infected it was better for her to have it removed than try and treat it. This has not stopped her in the least, she gets around, loves on the volunteers, interacts with the other cats and lives her life just like she has two eyes. Special Adoption Fees thru the month of September. Please call or stop on in!

 Adoption Fee: $10 Animal Location:

Tama County Humane Society
1406 E 5th Street
Tama County Tama, IA 52339 MAP IT!

Contact:
TCHS phone: 641-481-7001 Open Saturday 9-12 and all other times by appointment;
Please send email for the fastest response. Adoption fee for every dog $80 which includes spay/neuter & vaccination update. Adoption fee for cats $40.

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Rescue Me ID: 15-06-19-00504Stewart (male)

Domestic Cat    Age: Young Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Neutered, Vaccinations Current 

    Stewart is one of our heart-melters for sure! He loves everyone, likes to be in the midst of all the commotion getting his attention and love. He is great with other cats, all humans, and overcoming obstacles. His jaw was broken and abscessed when he came to us originally, but he does just fine now. He will need soft food and is a bit messy when he eats, but who doesn't drop a bit here and there?

 Adoption Fee: $40 Animal Location:

Tama County Humane Society
1406 E 5th Street
Tama County Tama, IA 52339 MAP IT!

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TCHS phone: 641-481-7001 Open Saturday 9-12 and all other times by appointment;
Please send email for the fastest response. Adoption fee for every dog $80 which includes spay/neuter & vaccination update. Adoption fee for cats $40.

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Rescue Me ID: 15-05-27-00368Regina (female)

Siamese Mix    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Average Energy, Average Temperament 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current, FIV 

    Regina was found as a stray in southern Iowa and when she tested positive for FIV, that shelter contacted Animal Lifeline and we had room! She can be a little shy and she does not like to be picked up but she loves to be petted. She does prefer 'her own space' so a home without young children would be best. Because she is FIV positive, she will need a home with no other cats or where the other cats are FIV positive and not in 'her face'. Healthy and content best describes this special lady that was born in 2008.

 Adoption Fee: $50.00 Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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515-285-7387

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Rescue Me ID: 15-03-30-00501Melina (female)

Domestic Cat    Age: Adult

Compatibility: Good with Most Cats, Good with Kids and Adults 
Personality: Low Energy, Submissive 
Health: Spayed, Vaccinations Current 

    Melina was born in 2006 and was rescued in the country where she was lucky to find someone who cared for her. When they had to move, they were concerned about Melina and contacted us. Upon arrival it was discovered that Melina has a heart murmur and was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. We have started her on medication and special food to help with the thyroid condition. Her heart murmur will require monitoring the rest of her life. She likes to purr and has the longest whiskers we have seen!

     Animal Location:

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc
4521 SE 14th Street
Polk County Des Moines, IA MAP IT!

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PIease Read Before Adopting a Cat in Iowa
    Cats can make good pets in Iowa if they match your IifestyIe. Domestic Cats have been intriguing companions for humans since ancient times. Worldwide, cats are even more popular than dogs as pets. Sadly, huge numbers of cats are in need of adoption and care. A cat owner who no longer wants the cat, or is no longer able to care for a cat, may drop the cat off at a shelter or simply abandon it. Overcrowding in shelters, along with too few adoptive families for the cats, leads to many wonderful pets having to be euthanized. Abandoned cats fend for themselves and breed in the wild, forming colonies of feral cats. Feral cats have such a difficult existence that they typically only live an average of two years, whereas domestic cats can live an average of twelve years with proper care. Organizations exist that can catch and tame feral kittens, and then place them in a home, but adult ferals can rarely be socialized to trust humans. Meanwhile, many prospective cat owners choose to purchase a kitten from a pet store or breeder, and may not know that even purebred cats and kittens are often available for adoption.

    Once someone is ready for the responsibility of caring for a cat, adoption can be an incredibly rewarding decision. Adoption benefits cats, owners, and society alike. Adopting a cat is typically much less expensive than purchasing one. Shelters often have a wide selection of very sweet, friendly cats and kittens, including purebreds. Adoptive owners enjoy bonding with their pets, and have the extra satisfaction of knowing they have rescued a wonderful companion from a hard existence. Every cat adopted means one less cat has to be euthanized. Every kitten purchased new results in one less opportunity for adoption to take place. If you are ready for a pet cat, please consider adoption!

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lnteresting Cat Trivia Low-Cost Iowa Spay & Neuter Clinics
    All domestic cats are descended from African wild cats. Cats were considered divine in ancient Egypt and are depicted in hieroglyphs and found mummified in the tombs of Pharaohs. The cats in the Broadway show, Cats, were inspired by feral cats in London made famous as T.S. Eliot's Jellicle Cats. Cats were incredibly popular in ancient Rome; Rome may have been spared from plague outbreaks due to its huge population of feral cats keeping the rat population under control. Today, Rome has the largest number of feral cats of any city in the worldabout 300,000 felines! The largest domestic cat ever weighed was about 46 pounds!

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Cat Rescue

Iowa Animal Rescue
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Greene County - Paton, Iowa 50217
Animal Protection & Education 515-460-SPAY

Jefferson County - Fairfield, Iowa 52556
Noah's Ark Animal Foundation 641-472-6080

Muscatine County - Muscatine, Iowa 52761
SNAP (Spay Neuter Assistance for Pets) 563-264-2370

Scott County - Davenport 52806
Humane Society of Scott County 563-388-6655

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