My name is Melina!

American Shorthair Cat for adoption in Des Moines, Iowa - Melina
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I'm being cared for by:
Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc

Facts about Melina

  • Breed: American Shorthair
  • Color: Black & White Or Tuxedo
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female
  • Hair: Short
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 has hyperthyroid. 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 is a little embarassed right now as we had to give her a "lions cut" to get all the mats out of her fur. She likes to purr and has the longest whiskers we have seen!

About Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc

About Our Shelter...

Animal Lifeline of Iowa, Inc is a special needs, no-kill animal shelter that accepts unowned dogs/puppies and cats/kittens that are disabled, injured, neglected, pregnant, nursing and orphans requiring bottle feeding. Along with veterinary care, our army of caring volunteers nurse the animal back to health and when healthy we place the animal up for adoption. Our founding belief is that every animal deserves a loving home and should not be killed simply because they have been at the shelter too long.
We are a 501 (c)3 charitable organization and rely solely on donations. We receive no government funding.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Our adoption hours are Monday through Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm at the shelter. The shelter is located at 4521 SE 14th Street, Des Moines (between Mckinley and Watrous)

Our Adoption Process...

Our adoption fee for adult dogs and cats is $100.00 and all animals are current on vaccines, have been spayed/neutered, wormed, and microchipped. Dogs are tested for heartworm and cats are tested for Feline Leukemia and FIV. Puppies and Kittens are $125.00 and senior cats and dogs (7 years & older) is $50
All adopters must complete an adoption application. Visit our website for complete information on the adoption process and application. Website is