Contact Us

Shelter Street Address: 4521 SE 14th St,
Des Moines, IA 50320

Mailing Address: PO Box 12, Carlisle, IA 50047

Shelter Phone Number: (515) 285-7387

Have a question?
We are happy to help! Please allow 48 business hours for a response.

For information on specific adoptable animals, please call the Shelter at 515.285.7387 during business hours (Monday-Saturday 1-5 p.m.)

NOTE: If you are inquiring about a cat or dog (must have a special need such as injury, illness, pregnant/nursing, orphaned babies) who may be eligible to come to the Animal Lifeline Shelter, please call 515.285.7387 (Monday-Thursday 1-5 p.m.) & request to speak with Martha.
These requests are not handled via email.

Thank you!

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Executive Director – Martha Wittkowski
Director of Development – Stacie Leinen
Thrift Shop Manager – Carla Weed

Board of Directors

Lynne Koranda President
Rebecca Reif Vice President | Treasurer
Chris Koranda Secretary
Karin Howe Director
Brooke Van Vliet Director