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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.

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.

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Attention all Saline County Residents in the Benton/Bryant area!

Do you need to get your pets fixed but just can't afford it?  We can help! 

 The HSV Animal Welfare League is partnering with the veterinarians at the 

Petco Hospital in the Benton store.  

Call 501-915-0832 for more information on this low-cost program.



AWL receives grant for an AED from The Blue & You Foundation

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. 


Arkansas Community Foundation gives AWL Two Grants!

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. 


AWL receives $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation

The AWL was thrilled to receive a $10,000 grant in 2020 from  the Petco Foundation to cover adoption costs. 


AWL awarded $5,000 grant from the Arvest Foundation!

 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.  


AWL wins Best Club/Organization Award!

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!


AWL 1st Place Winner in the first KVRE 92.9 FM Listener’s Choice Awards!

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!


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