Temporarily closed due to grounds & parking lot renovations. Adoptions by appt. only
HSV AWL received the GuideStar Exchange Gold level logo, a leading symbol of transparency and accountability provided by GuideStar USA, Inc., the premier source of nonprofit information. The logo demonstrates HSV AWL's deep commitment to nonprofit transparency and accountability.
In order to be awarded the GuideStar Exchange logo, HSV AWL had to fill out every required field of our nonprofit report on www.guidestar.org for the Gold level of participation.
We hope you will check us out and tell us what you think: HSV AWL GuideStar for your organization's profile on GuideStar.
In their 2020 Mutts Across America campaign, AWL was honored as the Arkansas recipient of this grant based on the following selection criteria:
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.
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
• AWL, an all-volunteer nonprofit, has no paid employees
and receives no funds from POA.
• We are supported entirely from our modest membership
fees, donations, grants, and fundraisers.
• AWL typically cares for 550+ cats and dogs every year in
our shelter, and even more with our Foster Parent program.
• Most of our funds pay for veterinary care to prepare pets
• Our spay/neuter programs help low-income families in
Garland and Saline Counties.