Mr. Beefy


Mr. Beefy leapt into the arms of owner Julia Handeland after his successful neuter operation—just one of many heartwarming and emotional reunions between pet and owner at the Animal Rescue League of Iowa’s Spay and Neuter Clinic.

Julia and her husband found Mr. Beefy alone in a dumpster behind a local convenience store in Des Moines. “His mom got hit by a car, and the other babies froze to death,” she said. “He was the last one, so we took him in.”

With three other cats at home, Mr. Beefy is the latest addition to Julia’s family.

Mr. Beefy’s unique name came from a movie called Little Nicky. In the film, Mr. Beefy was a talking bulldog. While this Mr. Beefy isn’t a talking cat, Julia says her cat’s attitude is very much like his namesake’s.

The Animal Rescue League of Iowa provides regular spay/neuter clinics and free or low-cost spay/neuter programs for pets in Des Moines’ metro communities. Visit our website for more information.


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