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Every year, about 4 million cats and dogs are killed in American shelters because of overpopulation. The Pet Project Midwest hopes to reduce that number with its variety of programs. Currently, we operate Iowa Pet Alert, an emergency alert system for lost-and-found pets, and The Pet Pantry, which provides pet food and supplies for low-income families.

Official Pet Project Midwest Brochure

Future Objectives

  • Share information and resources with the community
  • Create classroom and community outreach programs
  • Work with landlords to encourage pet-friendly rentals
  • Offer temporary emergency short-term housing for pets of battered women, deployed military, and the homeless
Iowa Pet Alert
We are harnessing the power of the Internet to reunite lost pets with their owners. This unique service is an emergency alert system for pets that uses social media to quickly broadcast information about missing or found pets to people in the area (follow us on Facebook and Twitter by following the links below). We’ve already helped many dogs and cats find their way back home. The program will next expand to include a highly interactive website.Website | Email

NOTE: Do not call TPPM when trying to locate the pet but call the contact listed on the IPA website.Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter

Pet Pantry
A loved pet should never lose his or her home just because money is tight. This program provides pet food and supplies to families experiencing financial difficulties, thereby reducing the number of animals surrendered to shelters. We stock our shelves with food and supplies donated by caring individuals and companies. If you’d like to make a donation, arrange delivery by contacting us.To apply for assistance from The Pet Pantry, please download and complete this form and mail it to:The Pet Project Midwest
4928 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

515-727-4738 | Email

We will bring new clients into the program as quickly as we can based on inventory levels. We will contact new clients as they move into the active list.