The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League (HSVAWL) is in Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. We are an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit rescue organization that works cooperatively with the Hot Springs Village Property Owners Association (POA) Animal Control to rescue, vet, and find homes for ALL adoptable cats and dogs that come through POA intake.
AWL has no paid employees and is appreciative of the hard work by the POA animal control officers, who provide valuable service to all animals. AWL pays for food, veterinary expenses and litter for all animals in the shelter building, including strays and lost pets reclaimed by owners, as well as those for adoption.
We depend solely upon donations, memberships, and grants to sustain our programs. We are not subsidized by the POA nor government entities.
All donations are tax deductible, and 100% of your donation directly supports the animals. The AWL expresses gratitude to the volunteers who make these benefits happen and to those guests who support their efforts to save the animals.
The recent spay neuter clinic at the Paron Community Center was very successful due to the 25 wonderful volunteers and the Ozark Mountain vet staff. The 40 dogs and 39 cats that were sterilized brings our all-time total to 7,020! The response to this clinic was overwhelming with more than 50 pet owners on a waiting list who will receive vouchers to take their pets to our local vets. Special thanks to Paron residents Curt Malone and Jackie Mullins for readying the building for us and to Candy Webb for bringing the 4H members to help with traffic control. They were a huge help. Clinic dates for 2021 are March 15 & 16 at Crows Volunteer Fire Station, May 3 & 4 at Mountain Pine Volunteer Fire Station, Sept. 8 & 9 at Fountain Lake Volunteer Fire Station, and Nov. 1 & 2 at Paron Community Center.
Please call Dorothy at 501-226-5772 to make an appointment.
On Thanksgiving, the animals at the shelter received
tasty treats thanks to "Chef" Shelley Shepherd (center), who prepared special cat and dog friendly meals, including turkey breast, sweet potatoes, green beans, and dessert cups with pumpkin puree topped with a dollop of plain yogurt!
Assisting with the treats are Julie Keck (left) and Nancy Wagner.
Special thanks to all the volunteers who shared part of
their Thanksgiving holiday caring for our cats and dogs!
Linda Poe, cookbook committee chair, presents the generous check to the AWL's Shelley Shepherd and Susan Luce. She is joined by DeSoto Women's Club members Karen Feckler (left rear), Becky Tetu (in Santa hat), and Marie Hylden (holding cookbook). The cookbooks, comprised of DeSoto Women's Club members favorite recipes, are still available for $10 and 50% of the proceeds will continue to benefit the AWL! Please email email@example.com for more information.
In their 2020 Mutts Across America campaign, AWL was honored as the Arkansas recipient of this grant based on the following selection criteria:
In celebration of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Animals, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church held a "drive-in" special service, The Blessing of the Animals, on October 4, 2020.
More than $1,000 was received in donations for the AWL. We are very grateful to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, and to the St. Francis Chapter of the Daughters of the Kings, who hosted this year's event.
Thank you to The Blue & You Foundation, funded by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, for providing a grant to purchase an AED (automatic defibrillator) for the shelter.
Thank you to the Arkansas Community Foundation who gave the AWL two grants in the spring of 2020. Our Education Program received $500, and our Spay/Neuter Program received $1,500.
Arvest Community and Business Relations Advisor Donna Aylward presented the "ceremonial" check to AWL President Susan Luse at the Puttin' on the Dog and Cat fundraiser.
We are proud to have been voted 1st place in the 2019 Village Voice Readers Choice Awards as the best Club or Organization in Garland and Saline Counties. Thank you for this honor!
The AWL was awarded 1st Place in the non-profit Philanthropic/Service Organization category.
Each choice was nominated by the listeners of KVRE. Then the top three in each category were voted on by the listeners again. Over 20,000 votes were placed to determine the winners in each category. The AWL is very honored to receive this award!