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.
Tuesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
Paron Community Center 22163-22295 on Highway 9
Please call Dorothy at 501-226-5772 for more information
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!
Cleverly dressed K9s and their owners enjoyed the 1st Annual K9 Costume Party at DeSoto Club and helped raised more than $500 for the AWL! A special thank you to Bryan Garrett, Food and Beverage Manager, for orchestrating the event, and to sponsors
Ben E. Keith Company and Miller Lite.
The “No-Fleas” Flea Market & Bake Sale on Saturday, October 10th at the Coronado Center was the biggest and most profitable one to date!
Despite all the COVID protocols in place, the enormous amount of donations
dropped off on Friday evening was unprecedented.
According to Chair Beverly Fitzpatrick, “I could not have predicted in my wildest dreams the amount of donations that started pouring in Friday night.”
The momentum continued throughout the sale on Saturday, when shoppers searched for bargains that filled not only the auditorium of the Coronado Center, but also two adjacent rooms. From small furniture to big bicycles, home goods to sporting goods, power tools to jewelry and collectibles, and merchandise for our four legged friends, buyers had many choices, including tempting baked treats.
Through their generous purchases and donations, more than $5,300 – record earnings for the “No Fleas” Flea Market - was raised to benefit the Animal Welfare League. All proceeds will go directly to care for the AWL’s homeless pets, and is especially appreciated in a year when COVID prevented the Girls Gotta Howl fundraiser.
Special thanks to KVRE radio for promoting the event, the hard working staff at the Coronado Center, the fabulous bakers, and the tireless volunteers who helped make the event so successful.
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!