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Pets of the Week


ELSIE: Spayed female, Boxer mix. She weighs 18 pounds at 14 weeks, so she could be a nice sized dog! She is ready to learn how to be your best friend, so come look at her.


BOOTSY: Neutered male, handsome shorthaired gray tabby with white, 9 mos. He loves to play and is very animated and entertaining. He loves people and comes close to saying words - he has an amazing range of vocalizations.

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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.

Help Give Chester a Leg Up!


A mama dog, pointer mix, and her 8 two-week old puppies were taken in by POA Animal Control. The mother was so depleted from nursing that she was underweight and could not stand. Dr. Bilby from Waggin’ Wheel Veterinary Clinic checked the litter and one little guy, “Chester,” had a broken front right leg. The paw on that leg was already “dead” tissue, so the only thing possible to save the puppy was to amputate the leg. Chester came through the surgery and is doing quite well.

His foster mom Martha McHale says that after much scooting backwards or circling, Chester has learned to use his remaining front leg for forward motion.  He had his "vest" (bandage) on for two weeks, and got his stiches out on April 2nd. Martha says he will swim in the tub for water aerobics to strengthen his remaining three legs.  Even with all he has been through, his temperament is wonderful and he loves playing with his toy raccoon and the live kittens that are here.  He is starting to play with one of Martha’s dogs, and is getting quite active. Lots of tail wagging!!!  This little guy is truly a survivor!  We are asking for your special donations for our Angel Fund, which helps with unusual costs like this.

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Click here to donate online for Chester with your credit card.

Belk Charity Days - May 2

The HSV Animal Welfare League is a participant in this spring's Belk Charity Days on May 2nd!

If you aren't familiar, this is a private, from 6 am to 10 am sale dedicated to supporting local non-profit organizations. Merchandise will be discounted 20% to 70% with limited exclusions. All Belk stores participate in this event, and of course our closest one is in Hot Springs.

Here's how this helps the Animal Welfare League: Buy a ticket for $5.00 from the AWL, and you can use it for discount during sale hours on May 2nd. So, AWL gets the $5.00 coupon sale, and you get $5.00 off your first purchase, on top of any other discounts that Belk will be offering during this private sale.

You can purchase your coupon at our April 16th member meeting at the Coronado Community Center, or by calling Jackie Malone at 501-821-6919 or 501-915-9634, or Sarah Yerkes at 915-8982. Jackie or Sarah will make arrangements for you to pick up your ticket(s).

Coupons will also be sold during the event. Ten charities are participating, and the sales at the event will be evenly divided among the 10 charities (AWL will only get 50 cents). So . . . buying your coupon early from us will ensure that HSV AWL receives all $5.00 of your coupon price!

Let's go shopping!!!!

Strut Your Mutt

On Saturday, May 16th, AWL will have its STRUT YOUR MUTT (AND VIRTUAL CAT) fun-raiser in Grove Park from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.

Register your dog or dogs for the walk and also other pets that will only be going on a virtual walk with you (cats, birds, turtles). Each pet registration is only $15.

Plus, we welcome "registrations" in memory of a beloved pet. For every pet you register, whether they strut or not, you will receive a chance to win one of many drawings. Costumes are optional, so put this on your to-do list. More information will be posted on our website

We plan to have pet-related vendors, such as groomer Lisa Moses and Barkansas Pet supply, so come have fun and help our rescued animals!

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Click here to register online for Strut Your Mutt with your credit card.


June Garage Sale Alert!

We will have a garage sale benefiting AWL in June. Start gathering items that can be converted into cash for Adoption Center operations. Don't bring them to the Adoption Center because we don't have room, but set them aside. Watch for more details.


Unique Fundraiser – Doggone Baby Blankets

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.


Cookbooks Still Available!

We sold so many initially that we had to place a second order. At $10 a book, they are a bargain and make fun family gifts. Be ready to buy a bunch! Order your cookbooks by calling Sarah Yerkes at 915-8982 or emailing Sarah. We will also have cookbooks at all member meetings while quantities last.

Adoption Hours and Location

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

Lily Alert

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 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 and Found Pets

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.


Recycle Your Cans for AWL

Tenenbaum Recycling Group of Hot Springs is handling aluminum beverage can recycling for AWL. Their yellow dumpster is located in the parking lot of the wastewater treatment plan on the hill above the shelter. Please deposit your cans directly there. Recycle ALUMINUM BEVERAGE CANS ONLY.

Recycling does pay off! 2014 can recycling revenue was $7,552.

Desoto Dog Park


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.

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