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Creston Animal Rescue Effort/ Creston City Pound Animal rescue in Creston, IA

The Creston City Pound is a holding facility for stray/abandoned animals within Creston City limits. Animals are held for 10 days to give owners time to claim their pets. After this time they become available for adoption. Here is where a dedicated group of volunteers come in. Creston Animal Rescue Effort (CARE), established in 1998, helps to get these pets adopted into new, permanent homes. We publish their photos in the local paper, hang flyers around the community, update this website and Facebook, host fundraisers and supply the pets with treats, vet care and love. Please be patient, ALL our work is done by volunteers who have full-time jobs and families. When calling please be sure you speak clearly and leave a phone number. You may also email CARE at mdowney@iowatelecom.net

Contact Mycale Downey
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mail donations to:
304 W Devoe Street
Creston, IA 50801
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mail donations to:

304 W Devoe Street

Creston, IA 50801

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Adoptable pets at Creston Animal Rescue Effort/ Creston City Pound

We'll also keep you updated on Donahue's adoption status with email updates.
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Donahue

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, Adult
Creston, IA
We'll also keep you updated on Santana's adoption status with email updates.
Special Needs
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Santana

Domestic Shorthair

Male, Adult
Creston, IA

Rescue FAQs

Animal Control services are limited to the City of Creston. Spay/Neuter funding is limited to City of Creston and Union County. Adoptions are limited to the State of Iowa.

  • 1. Submit Application
  • 2. Approve Application
  • 3. Visit the Facility and Find a Pet
  • 4. Take the Pet Home

Additional adoption info

Animals are available for adoption after the 10 day stray hold time has expired. The State of Iowa requires all animals adopted from this facility to be sterilized and have a Rabies vaccination.

We ask that you fill out an application prior to requests to meet animals. You can email CARE at mdowney@iowatelecom.net and request an application.

Adoptions can not be done through the mail or done as a gift for someone else. The actual adopter must fill out an application and meet with the Adoption Coordinator. The animal must reside at the address on the contract. We can not adopt outside of Iowa as it is too difficult to do home checks and review applications. We give priority to local adopters who own their home and have completed an adoption application. The applications usually take 5 business days to review so please be patient. We reserve the right to refuse an adoption to anyone.

Call ahead for an appointment, 641-782-2330 and leave a message.

Pets at shelters & rescues near Creston Animal Rescue Effort/ Creston City Pound

Kiya Koda Humane Society

1206 N Jefferson Way,
Indianola, IA 50125

Atlantic Animal Shelter

309 Sunnyside Ln, 309 Sunnyside Ln,
Atlantic, IA 50022

We'll also keep you updated on Kaneki's adoption status with email updates.
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Kaneki

Husky

Male, 5 yrs 2 mos
West Des Moines, IA
We'll also keep you updated on Ashlyn's adoption status with email updates.
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Ashlyn

Domestic Shorthair

Female, 2 yrs 7 mos
West Des Moines, IA
We'll also keep you updated on Alejandro's adoption status with email updates.
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Alejandro

Boston Terrier

Male, Adult
Prole, IA
We'll also keep you updated on Ninja (Bonded to Enchilada)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Ninja (Bonded to Enchilada)

Domestic Shorthair

Male, 3 yrs 4 mos
West Des Moines, IA
We'll also keep you updated on Turbo's adoption status with email updates.
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Turbo

American Pit Bull Terrier

Male, 3 yrs 1 mo
Osceola, IA
We'll also keep you updated on Jupiter (Bonded with Pickles & Stewart)'s adoption status with email updates.
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Jupiter (Bonded with Pickles & Stewart)

Sugar Glider

Male, 6 mos
West Des Moines, IA

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