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JERRY RAY: Neutered male. Absolutely beautiful cat, Jerry Ray is a dream. Loves playing with feathers and a track ball! Jerry Ray is front paw de-clawed, so can be a house cat only! He has two siblings that he is particularly fond of, Jessie James, and Josie May! All are about 11 months old. Maybe a three-some for your house???
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The mission of the Desoto Dog Park is to establish a gated, off-leash dog park for well behaved dogs to exercise in a clean, safe environment. In 2012, the Hot Springs Village Friends of the Dog Park was established to create this park and include volunteers from existing property owners, POA board members, and dog lovers. Check out their website at Desoto Dog Park.Video of Dog Park from Air
Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League has been activated as a No More Homeless Pets Network Partner! Best Friends created the No More Homeless Pets Network (NMHP Network) to work with rescue organizations and shelters around the country that are reducing euthanasia rates and saving lives in their communities. Click here to see a summary of our organization's statistics and an overall save rate for the reporting period.
Our fundraiser was again a SELLOUT! We sold 325 tickets, and all of the guests seemed excited and enjoying the evening. We do not have the totals for the auctions yet, but will publish them as soon as available.
The winners of the raffle drawing are the following: 1st prize, $500.00 - Jim Collins; 2nd prize, $350.00 - Gaila Falls; 3rd prize, $150.00 - Gaby Gills; 4th prize, $100.00 - Catherine Brow; 5th prize, $100.00 - Gloria Hepner. The Party Basket Winner was Marilyn Hunt.
President Beverly Fitzpatrick stated, "From my vantage point as emcee, this was the most energetic crowd we've hosted. Everyone seemed to be engaged fully in the event...enjoying the upbeat music, digging into the Home Plate catered food with gusto, and most importantly, bidding generously on our silent and live auction items and participating in our raffle drawings. Thanks to all the businesses and individuals who donated over $14,000 of items. The AWL is so blessed to have such community support at all levels.
AWL's annual budget is around $115,000. From membership, fundraising, donations, and limited grants that's what we have to make each year to support all of our programs. AWL receives no funding from the POA, yet pays for all food/litter and veterinary care for the entire shelter - including the POA Animal Control. Other programs include spay/neuter clinics and vouchers, Angel Fund, education for the local schools, the HUG (transport program), the LAP (advanced rehoming program) to name the top ones. AWL has an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) with the POA and we take on the financial burden for the animals' care. The POA supplies the building (including maintenance and utilities) and the two Animal Control Officers.
Do you love Mexican food? Do you like to have a meal and drinks that will benefit AWL at no cost to you? What a bargain! Just dine at On The Border in Hot Springs any time on Tuesday, October 20th, and 10% of your total bill will be donated to the Animal Welfare League. How easy is that? Just be sure to tell the wait staff that you are there for AWL. Click here for the flyer. Print and take with you. So, eat, drink, and be merry to benefit all of our adoptable pets.
In June, the AWL Board of Directors voted to begin micro chipping our adopted animals. Ultimately, all dogs will be micro chipped and cats will also be micro chipped if their new adoptive owners desire.
A $10 fee will be added to the adoption fee for all who are micro chipped to cover the cost of the chip—AWL does not charge for inserting the chip. The $10 fee includes lifetime registration for the pet and a lifetime guardianship feature that tracks the pet back to AWL. Owners simply ensure their contact information is up to date.
The Board also voted to offer this service to owners of pets who were previously adopted from AWL for a donation of $40. If you have records of that adoption, call the Adoption Center and leave a message with your name and number; we will call you with an available date.
And, thanks to a generous donation from a Champions winner, the initial cost of the scanner and supply of first chips has been covered!
The Board sees this as a valuable service to identify our adopted pets and other local pets with chips that become lost. This is another way AWL works to serve Village pets and those who love them.
One of our new Directors, Sheila Cosby, is super talented and will donate her time and talent to creating something lovely and useful: gorgeous baby blankets and outfits. She will give all proceeds to AWL! What a windfall for AWL because these are amazing creations. You can get an idea from the photo that these lovely knitted baby blankets and outfits are a real bargain. Buy or order some for your children, grandkids, great nieces or nephews, or children of friends. They are guaranteed to be a hit with everyone, especially the parents. For information, email Sheila Cosby.
Monday - Saturday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Closed Sundays and holidays
HSV Adoption Center
195 Cloaca Lane
Hot Springs Village, AR 71909
Directions from the East Gate (Hwy 5)
Directions from the West Gate (Hwy 7)
P.O. Box 8032
Hot Springs Village, AR 71910-8032
The Lily Alert is named for the standard poodle, Lily, who was lost and missing for several weeks before being found, due in part to many efforts by AWL members. The Lily Alert was initiated to step up the efforts to locate missing pets.
If a pet is missing, immediately call animal control at 922-6547. To expand the coverage, call the AWL at 915-9337 and ask to participate in the Lily Alert program. The volunteer on duty will instruct the pet owner as to the procedures involved. Or, email a photo, description, and contact information to email@example.com. Once initiated, the pet's description and contact information will go out to AWL membership by E-blast and website. Pet registration with the POA will increase the potential for a happy ending!
To be included in Lily Alert emails, send your email address to Membership and we will add you to the list.
LOST pets: Contact POA Animal Control at 922-6547, and then call the Animal Welfare League at 915-9337 for additional help finding your pet. We will help you publicize the pet in the Village and give you other tips on finding your pet.
FOUND pets: These pets are admitted to Animal Control or rescued through other community sources and may be someone's lost pets. Their photos are posted, so please contact Animal Control if you may be the owner or have information that may help reunite a pet with its owner: 922-6547.
Photos are posted in the Animal Welfare League's Lost and Found Album.
Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Hot Springs is handling aluminum beverage can recycling for AWL. Their yellow dumpster is located at the POA Minorca Sanitation site, located at 218 Minorca Road, just across from the Cedar Creek trail head. It’s open Monday–Friday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Recycle ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS ONLY.
Recycling does pay off! 2014 can recycling revenue was $7,552.