Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League

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Pets of the Week


MR. BOO: Neutered male. Mr. Boo is a super nice BIG kitty! He is front-paw declawed and is a wonderful pet. He would love to be in an only kitty home so he could monopolize your attention. About 9 years young, he should be a loving pet for years to come!

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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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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.

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month

November is Adopt a Senior Pet Month. At the moment, AWL has several wonderful older pets, age 5 and up. Most are cats like Mr. Boo and one senior dog, Lucky, an Australian Shepherd mix about 10 years old. When an owner passes away, sometimes the family surrenders a pet that has been a beloved companion animal. These pets deserve a new loving home and will give much joy, love, and attention to a new owner.

Puttin' on the Dog . . . and Cat

Puttin' on the Dog . . . and Cat was our biggest and best ever. We netted $16,885 income. Thank you to all our sponsors, guests and volunteers.

“No Fleas” Flea Market!

Our first "No Fleas" Flea Market held on Saturday, November 7 netted us over $1,350! All of the items were donated, and all of the proceeds directly benefit our animals. We are considering making this an annual event.

Girls Gotta Howl!

Save March 22, 2016 for a fabulous girls' night out with food, drinks, chocolate fountain, shopping, style show, live auction, and an unforgettable climatic ending! More details later as this fun night-to-remember takes shape.


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.


Donations and Contributions
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Click here to complete the form, print, and mail to the address shown on the form.

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 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.