The Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League is organized for the charitable purpose as a rescue organization
whose mission is to place all rescued/surrendered adoptable companion animals into loving homes and
to prevent the overpopulation of unwanted animals.
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 is grateful for the more than 200 volunteers who make these benefits happen, and to those guests and donors who support their efforts to save the animals.
We are reprising our popular Walk & Wag-A-Thon "fun"raiser that we held in the spring of 2021, and welcome our dear AWL friends, members, volunteers, and especially our four legged friends to join us at the Balboa Beach trailhead between 8 and 9 am. Those who cannot walk the one-way (1.2 mile) or round trip route, please consider sponsoring your favorite walker!
The AWL is committed to prevent the overpopulation of unwanted
animals through our Spay Neuter programs.
On March 18th, more than 100 cats and dogs received their rabies shots and parvo/distemper vaccinations during the four hour free clinic at Fountain Lake Volunteer Fire Station on Highway 5. Special thanks to Drs. Chris & Rebecca Bilby, DVM of Waggin’ Wheel Veterinary Clinic who administered the rabies vaccines. They were assisted by AWL’s own retired nurses, Mary McCullough, Connie Shoemaker,
and Karen Goodroad. AWL Volunteers Beth Barrow, Chari Larimore, Jane Garrison, and Tom & Betsy Bailey provided animal handling and traffic control; Julia Pires and Angela Nickols handled the paperwork; and Dorothy Zabecki provided her computer skills. It really does take a village – Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League to be exact! Many tanks to PetcoLove for providing the free vaccines during their nationwide campaign and to the Fountain Lake Volunteer Fire Department for their assistance.
Thank you to the members of the local women's self defense club, "A Girl & A Gun," for their monetary and donation items they brought to the AWL in February, 2023.
A huge thank you to the Petco Store in Benton and all their caring customers who purchased many gifts for our homeless
animals over the holidays. Petco displayed an "Angel Tree" with special ornaments listing pet needs. Shoppers choose ornaments, collected the items in the store, and then donated at the register. Because of their generosity, we received many gifts that our homeless pets are enjoying!
A total of 16 cats and 6 dogs were adopted from the AWL
during this National Adoption Weekend! Thanks to
Best Friends Animal Society, the AWL will receive
grant funds for each 2022 adoption!
Thank you Saline County! The AWL received a generous grant of $15,000 in December, 2022 to be used for spaying and neutering of Saline County pets. This is in addition to the $15,000 grant we received in April, 2022.
Thank you to the Arkansas Community Foundation for their $1,000 grant in September 2022. The grant will be used to provide cats in Garland County with spay/neutering and rabies shots.
Thank you to the St. Francis Chapter of the Daughters of the King from Holy Trinity Episcopal Church for their annual Blessing of the Animals. Father Dee Stayton (6th from right)
was assisted by Deacon Brenda Kroll (in skirt) as several pets were blessed. Several donations were made to the AWL.
Petco Love continues to invest in the AWL, and awarded $25,000 to help with our lifesaving work. The generous grant will be used to cover all expenses related to adoption costs. Special thanks to GM Carol Hardin and her team at the Petco Store in Benton, AR for all they do to support us!
The AWL generously received all the proceeds from the
clubs' dinner/theatre production of Game, Set, Match. You Lose. Written by Gil Duran and produced with assistance from his wife Mary, the play was presented at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church on November 4 and 5.
Petco Love recently named the AWL one of their top 100
Adoption Partners. They also awarded the AWL a $25,000 grant for adoption costs in April, 2022.
This generous grant will cover vet expenses, food, medications, litter, grooming and everything related to getting an animal ready for adoption!
Linda Poe, President of the DeSoto Women’s Club, presented AWL President Sue Luse with a check for nearly $650 on April 18th. The DeSoto Women’s Club has generously donated all the proceeds from the sale of their cookbook to date, a total of over $2,000! Also pictured are AWL 1st VP Shelley Shepherd (with Bella) and Deb Baab, 1st VP of the DeSoto Women's Club.
A big THANK YOU to Max and Neo (www.maxandneo.com) for their generous donation boxes sent to us several times a year. They generously donate dog products 1 for 1 to dog rescues in the United States for every product sold.
We are extremely grateful to the Arkansas Animal Rescue Foundation for giving the AWL a $15,000 grant to support our homeless pets!
As a thank you to all our Village supporters, drivers passing through the HSV Balboa Gate on Halloween received a treat from AWL volunteers.
For the second year in a row, the AWL has been selected as a Charity of the Month by the Village True Value Home Center and Building Supply. Thank you to all the generous customers who rounded up their receipts to benefit the AWL, and to owner Jeff Harrington, who contributed $250 to the total proceeds.
195 Cloaca Lane, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909 Phone: 501-915-9337
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