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Who We Are

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.

For all its programs, AWL is dependent upon membership fees and donations, plus a few small grants, and receives no funding from any governmental entity including the POA. All donations are tax deductible.  The AWL expresses gratitude to the volunteers who make these benefits happen and to those guests who support their efforts to save the animals.

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Do you love dogs & cats?


Come show some love and support for the Animal Welfare League.  It costs over $200,000 EACH year to shelter, protect, and adopt the special animals in our care.  We couldn’t do this without your help and support!

Held on Tuesday, September 24th at 5:00 pm at the Coronado Community Center, “Puttin’ on the Dog … & Cat” is a fantastic event where you will share dinner with friends, mingle with other animal lovers, and bid on fabulous silent and live auction items. 


Additional Information

Start collecting your new, slightly used, or handmade items for the upcoming No Fleas Flea Market on October 5th. 

 We accept household goods, gift and seasonal items, jewelry and accessories, and items for the entire family including our four legged friends!  (No clothing or furniture please)  

On October 4th, please price and bring the items you are donating to the Coronado Center, between 5 and 7 pm to rooms 5 and 6 (by the library).  Return on Saturday, October 5 between 8 am and 1 pm and get a head start on your holiday shopping, find lots of bargains, enjoy baked goods, and help support the HSV Animal Welfare League!   

In the News!


AWL featured on the Animal Rescue Professionals Association audio podcast. Click link below to hear Board Member Debe Jolliff's discussion with Kelly Nash.

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AWL awarded $25,000 grant from Petco Foundation in honor of our lifesaving work


Learn more - July Rescue Report

AWL volunteers comfort shelter animals during July 4th fireworks

Learn more - The Village Voice, page 31

AWL First Vice President Shelley Shepherd recognized as the POA Volunteer of the Year!

Learn more - June Rescue Report