The Arkansas Week team is currently working with shelters and organizations daily across the entire state. Coordinating and connecting to spotlight events with the wonderful community leaders and orgs is our focus.

Join us in celebrating
Arkansas Week for the Animals
November 12-20, 2016!

Contact us to add or organize an event.
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Honor And Salute to Working K9's
Little Rock Air Force Base

Little Rock Air Force Base
19th AW/PA
830 Leadership Drive
Little Rock AFB, AR 72099-4929

Please send a card to thank the working K-9's and handlers.  We honor our military and the sacrifice they make daily. God Bless Our Troops.
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  Saturday, November 12th            10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Springdale Animal Shelter & Fabulous Felines Adoption Weekend

Petsmart 2203 Promenade Blvd    Rogers, Arkansas 72758  479-631-4018

This big adoption event is going from Friday the 11th of Nov to Sunday Nov 13th. Springdale Animal Services' mission is to provide shelter and care to the thousands of stray, abandoned, abused, and neglected animals in need every year.  We reunite lost pets with their owners, and place many that are homeless in caring, permanent homes.  http://www.springdalear.gov/department/animal_services/index.php

Fabulous Felines NWA is a 501(c)3 non-profit cat rescue organization founded by experienced cat rescuers with a simple mission: to help as many cats and kittens as possible find new, loving forever homes. We are not a shelter. Instead, we operate through a network of volunteers and foster homes.
http://www.fabulousfelinesnwa.com/available-cats.html
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Saturday, November 12th                                  9:00 am-4:00 pm
Fall Centering Prayer Meditation Retreat
Vegetarian Friendly
St Paul's  Episcopal        224 N East Ave.              Fayetteville, AR 72701

Join Rev. Lowell Grisham (St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Fayetteville, Arkansas) and Dr. Nick Cole (Contemplative Outreach) in this one-day immersion into Centering Prayer, which many practice as a form of meditation and as preparation for contemplative prayer. Both Rev. Grisham and Dr. Cole have years of experience practicing as well as guiding others through this practice of consenting to Divine presence and action within. Centering Prayer, while having its roots in the contemplative branch of Christianity, is open to persons of all faiths and philosophical backgrounds. We are honored to welcome our facilitators back again for this year’s fall retreat.COST: $75 FOR THE ENTIRE DAY, INCLUDES ALL MATERIALS AND VEGETARIAN LUNCH.
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Saturday November 12th                     9:00 am-5:00 pm
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society@ Feathered Horse Classic

Bell County Expo Center     301 W Loop 121, Belton, TX 76513           
Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society will have a booth at the Texas Feathered Horse
Stop by, shop Bluebonnet merchandise, talk to awesome members, and learn about the horse rescue!  Visit http://www.bluebonnetequine.org/
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Saturday November 12th                    9:00 am til
Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society
Birding at Lake Fayetteville

Lake Fayetteville     Fayetteville, AR 72764        Phone: (479) 444-3476
Fall waterfowl migration at Lake Fayetteville. Meet at 9 AM in parking lot on the north end of the dam (near ball fields and entrance to the boat dock). We will also visit the Mulhollan waterfowl blind. https://www.facebook.com/Northwest-Arkansas-Audubon-Society-172133076185122/
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November 12th- (November 13th )             9:30 am til Sun aft
Survival Skills Weekend

Pinnacle Mountain State Park  Big Maumelle Pavilion  Little Rock, AR 72223                        501-868-5806

Start or add to your knowledge of surviving in the great outdoors. This weekend will be filled with survival skills workshops and free programs. Saturday's workshops include Orienteering (map and compass; beginning at 9:30 a.m.) and Flintknapping (creating arrowheads; beginning at 3:30 p.m.), while Sunday's workshop focuses on Backpacking/Water Purification (beginning at 1 p.m.). Free programs include Wilderness First Aid and Natural Shelter Building. Advance payment and registration required for workshops.   Visit  http://www.arkansas.com/events/details.aspx?id=125240
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   Saturday, November 12th                                  10:00 am-6:00 pm
  Humane Society of North Central Arkansas

Humane Society of Central Arkansas  2656 Hwy 201 N  Mt. Home, AR   72653

No Kill Shelter Hours of OPeration MONDAY - FRIDAY 10:00 AM-6:00 PM SATURDAY 10:00 AM-4:00 PM
425-9221  Look at many of our loving adoptables:
Dogs: http://www.humanesocietyofnca.org/RP_Adoptable.asp?cid=9
Cats http://www.humanesocietyofnca.org/RP_Adoptable.asp?cid=10

See the many wonderful programs HSNCA offers!
http://www.humanesocietyofnca.org/RP_WebDoc.asp?ttid=67
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    Saturday, November 12th                     10:00 am -1:00 pm
CCAPS Adoption Day

CCAPS Dog Shelter  510 West Columbia St    Magnolia, Arkansas  AR 71753            (870) 234-7297

Come with your own pooch and see our loving adoptables. CCAPS Dog Shelter 870-234-7297 (PAWS) Mon-Thurs 10am - 3pm, Sat morning by appointment . Second Chances Thrift Store Tues-Fri 9:30am-4:30pm Sat 9:30am-3pm/Cat Shelter (next to the dog shelter) Mon, Tue & Sat 9-2 Wed 9-1, Thurs 9-2 (closed Fri & Sun). Visit
https://www.facebook.com/pages/CCAPS-Dog-Shelter-Magnolia-AR/191495103162
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Saturday, November 12th           10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Humane Society of the Ouachitas Offsite Pet Adoption Day (& Low Cost Spay & Neuter)

Petco  7603 Rogers Ave          Fort Smith, AR 72903   (479) 646-1252

Please visit our loving Adoptable Pet List. And pls note: Our shelter is open 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 2 pm. We have many dogs, cats, kittens and puppies of all shapes and sizes waiting for loving permanent homes. Come out today and adopt a new furry friend!    479-394-5682

Visit website to see adoptables and see about very low cost spay & neuter.  http://www.humanesocietyoftheouachitas.org/home/
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Saturday, November 12th       10:00 am til
READing with Cody

Bentonville Public Library   405 S Main Street    Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 271-3192

Meet Cody one of our wonderful READ dogs.  Reading with a dog is fun and can help children increase enthusiasm for reading, develop reading skills, and gain confidence in interacting with animals. For more information, contact the library at 271-6816 or visit bentonvillelibrary.org
BPL promotes imagination, discovery, literacy and education.
The library also has 2 other READ dogs who help the children. Call them for all the fun details. Call Ms. Byrnes in the Children's Dept 479-271-3192.
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Saturday, November 12th                            10:00 am-3:30 pm
Maumelle Friends of the Animals Adoption Day!

Petsmart    3480 Landers Rd       North Little Rock, AR 72117    501- 725-3827
Come find your new best friend! We show cats and dogs for adoption every Saturday.  Call Lisa at 501-240-6316. Visit Website at  www.maumellefoa.org

Maumelle Friends of the Animals pets have been sterilized and inoculated, have spent time in a loving foster home for a few weeks or months so we can perfect social skills and domestic behavior. The $80 fee covers less than 1/4 of our costs. To adopt you must be 21.

A pet will bring both excitement and peace to your home and you will also have the contentment which comes from knowing you've saved a life.
Come find your new best friend! We show cats and dogs for adoption every Saturday.  Call Lisa at 501-240-6316. Website is
http://psyed.org/mfoa/adopt.html

North Little Rock http://www.adoptapet.com/adoption_rescue/84324.html
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Saturday, November 12th                            10:00 am-3:30 pm
Russellville Animal Shelter Adoption Day

Russellville Animal Shelter    3115 South Mobile Ave    Russellville, AR

Please come and save a life of one of our beautiful loving pets. They are waiting on their new best friend & home.
Our Mission: To save the lives of companion animals in the Russellville area by promoting adoption, education, programs, services, collaboration efforts, and advocacy to eliminate the killing of shelter animals.
Think about coming to the shelter and learning how to become involved. We would love to have you volunteer!  http://www.nokillrussellville.org/projects/

Visit FB https://www.facebook.com/CityofRussellvilleAnimalControl

See loving adoptables. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/AR323.html
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Saturday, November 12th                        11:00 am-3:00 pm
ArkanPaws Adoptions & Donation Drop Off

Hollywood Feed              8212 Cantrell    Little Rock, AR     72227

Adoptable dogs and puppies, donation drop-off site, face painting by Ashley Stephenson (all proceeds will be donated). These events are November 12, 11-3pm and November 19, 11-3pm. https://www.facebook.com/ArkanPawsAnimalRescue/

Arkanpaws Animal Rescue is a group of volunteers who are passionate about helping homeless animals through rescuing, fostering, vetting, and rehabilitating, and then finally finding them loving "fur-ever" homes. We're located in central Arkansas, however, transport is available to many states, especially New England. Most of our animals currently reside in foster homes in the central Arkansas area.
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Saturday, November 12th                    11:00 am-4:00 pm
Little Rock Book Jam

Wyndham Riverfront Hotel    North Little Rock, AR   72114   (501) 371-9000

General Admission: $10 New this year -  limited number!! VIP: $62.50 includes one hour early admission, after party with Italian dinner buffet, cash bar and games
Like our Facebook page to keep up to date www.facebook.com/lrbookjam
Look at all the authors  http://www.littlerockbookjam.com/authors.html
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Saturday, November 12th                 12 noon -4:00 pm
North Little Rock Animal Services Mobile Adoptions
@Lakewood Village

North Little Rock Animal Services     #1 Championship Dr.    North Little Rock , AR  72118       CALL (501) 791-8577

Shelter Hours:   Monday - Friday     Office:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm     Kennel: Mon - Thurs 12:00 noon - 5:00      Adoption Kennel:  Weekends - Shelter is Closed
Mobile Adoption Unit   Fridays: Lakewood Village from   approx. 12:00 - 7:00 pm   Sat: Lakewood Village 12:00 - 4:00 pm    Pls visit  http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/nlrshelter.html
Ck out the latest events and pets looking for homes!
https://www.facebook.com/NlrAnimalShelter/?fref=ts

Wow look at the cuties!
https://www.facebook.com/pg/NlrAnimalShelter/
photos/?tab=album&album_id=1092717290784671
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Saturday, November 12th                  1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Batesville Humane Society Adoption Day

Petco  1211 S.Caraway Rd     Jonesboro, AR 72403     (870) 802-3296

Adopt your next best friend with us here at HSIC!   (870) 793-0090

The Humane Society of Independence County is a 501(C)3 non-profit organization dedicated to helping animals in our county.  We rescue stray and injured animals, provide temporary care for homeless animals through foster homes and our shelter facility, and adopt homeless animals to permanent homes.

At any given time we may have up to 100 dogs and 50 cats at our facility.   So, if you can find a place in your heart and home to open up to these wonderful animals, please come in today and ADOPT your next Best Friend with us!
Our adoption process is very simple, and our fee is $70 for most pets.
http://www.hsicpets.org/index.php/ct-menu-item-3
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Saturday, November 12th                  1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Animal Tracks...Who Are You?

Devil's Den State Park Visitor Ctr                     Audio-Visual Room
West Fork, AR 72774

Animals can be hard to spot but they leave signs of their presence in many ways. Meet Park Interpreter Terry and test your knowledge of animal tracks. Then you can make an animal track identification card to take with you.  479-761-3325  Email
devilsden@arkansas.com  http://www.arkansas.com/event/who-are-you/145538

Located on edge of The Ozarks, also referred to as the Ozark Mountains, Ozarks Mountain Country, and the Ozark Plateau, is a physiographic and geologic highland region of the central United States, primarily in Arkansas, Missouri and Oklahoma.
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             Saturday, November 12th                                   1:45 pm- 2:00 pm
Critter Intro & Feeding @ Lake Dardanelle

Lake Dardanelle State Park  100 State Park Dr     Russellville, AR  72802

Lake Dardanelle State Park’s diverse habitats provide homes for many creatures large and small. Join a park interpreter in the kid’s corner of the visitor center as she tells you about some of the smaller creatures. She will also be feeding these creatures; so come discover the small native wonders we have around us. Phone 479) 967-5516. Pls visit
http://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/critter-crunch-129156/
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  Saturday, November 12th                 All day
Adopt a Pet. Save a life. Become A Hero!

Pet adoptions daily. There are many opportunities to save a life and adopt your new best friend. Here are a few sites. Please see shelter & rescue org list on AR Week for the Animals home page, too!

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Arkansas.asp

http://muttcats.com/shelters/arkansas.htm

https://www.petfinder.com/
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              Saturday, November 12th                 All day
JTRS SPCA Winter Supply Drive & Adoptions!

Faulkner SPCA    4 Gail Ln        Conway, Arkansas 72034  (501) 339-1980.

See our Facebook page. Anyone wishing to donate toward winter supplies can Paypal: onedog2many@msn.com or call the Associated Farmer's Co-op - Conway, AR or call us.
We are a dedicated group of citizens committed to helping the animals in Faulkner County, Arkansas. We work with the Faulkner County Sheriff's Office to provide housing and care for the animals in need of emergency placement.
WE REALLY NEED YOUR SUPPORT       Pls visit  https://www.facebook.com/fcspca/
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Saturday, November 12th             6:30 pm - 7:30 pm          
Nature Scene Investigation

Devil's Den State Park    11333 West Arkansas Hwy 74       West Fork, AR  72774
Nature Scene Investigators (NSI) is a clue-based outdoor program. The event is designed to have self-guided activities that make it fun and easy for families to enjoy Orange County's outdoor spaces and showcase the diverse natural and cultural resources in the area.   (479) 761-3325  More info,  visit www.arkansasstateparks.com/
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Saturday, November 12th                                      7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Humane Society of Pulaski County - 25th Annual Reigning Cats and Dogs
Next Level Events    1400 West Markham St             Little Rock, AR 72201

The Humane Society of Pulaski County is thrilled to announce that we will celebrate two anniversaries this November, our 70th year of operation and our 25th Reigning Cat & Dogs, the largest fund-raising event of the year! We are keeping it classy with KATV’s Renee Shapiro returning as Master of Ceremonies and the band, Early Morning Rain, providing the musical entertainment for the evening. The event includes a live and silent auction and complimentary appetizers, beer, and wine. As always our attendees can expect a red carpet entrance of our guests of honor from the shelter…this year with a little more glam!  https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyPulaskiCounty/
Adopt one of our lovebugs https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyPulaskiCounty/app/190322544333196/
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Sunday, November 13th                 Call Ahead for appt.
Give a Chance Equine Rescue Horse & Burro Adoptions

Give Me a Chance Equine Rescue  Tom Cates             68 Terrapin Trail
Arkadelphia, AR 71923                      870.246.3007

Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue is a horse, donkey, pony and mule rescue organization located  10 miles east of Arkadelphia in the Manchester community.  All visits are by appointment only!

Tom and Polly Cates have been managing Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue since June 2010. Pls contact them by phone at (870) 246-3007 or (870) 403-7925.
They are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization staffed entirely by volunteers. All contributions are tax-deductible.  Available for adoption!   http://givemeachanceequinerescue.org/available-for-adoption
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Sunday, November 13th                          12 noon-4:00 pm
Needy Paws Adoption Day

Petsmart     3093 E. Main St    Russellville , AR 72802     (479) 498-2369

Needy Paws Animal Shelter, an extension of the Humane Society of Johnson County, has been providing sanctuary for sick, injured, homeless and abused animals for over 15 years. The shelter cares for 800-1000 animals annually; this means that there are around 80-100 animals at any given time available for adoption.
http://www.needypawsshelter.org/

Our staff members, volunteers and board of directors, in coordination with local veterinarians, work together with the mission of placing healthy, adoptable pets into loving, forever homes. We currently work with PetSmart Charities and New England Rescues to increase the opportunity for adoptions for our shelter animals.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/needypawsanimalshelter/
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Sunday, November 13th                              Call to make make appt
Humane Society of Saline County Low-Cost Shot & Dog Heartworm Test Clinic

Saline County Humane Society     P.O. Box 305        Benton, AR, 72018
Call 501-557-5518.

The next shot clinic is scheduled for Sunday, November 13, 2016 at the Humane Society. You must call for an appointment, 501-557-5518.  All shots and tests will be administered by Dr. Paige Bonner, DVM.  Rabies shots for either dogs or cats are just $10, annual shots for dogs (distemper, adenovirus type II, coronavirus, parainfluenza, parvovirus) and for cats (feline rhinotracheitis, calici, panleukopenia, chlamydia psitpaci) are available for $10 each, and canine bordatella shots are available for $10 each.  A heartworm test for dogs is $15, and heartworm preventative is $20 for a 6 month supply of Tri-Heart Plus, on dogs tested that day.   CASH ONLY!!

Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics
We're hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics!  To sign up for a spay/neuter clinic, call the shelter at 501-557-5518 Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 4pm. Shots would also be available while your pet is with us for sterilization.
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Sunday, November 13th                    12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
CARE - Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals
'Holidays in the Heights'

In the Heights LR        Kavanaugh Blvd       Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

Join us for this festive, annual event that kicks off the Holiday season in the Heights. Stroll through the neighborhood and enjoy cider and cookies. Santa will be on hand for photos. Hop on a  carriage. Or enjoy caroling from local school groups. Mission is:  To conduct animal rescue by providing medical care and placing animals facing impending euthanasia into foster and permanent homes, to increase awareness for the need to spay/neuter all pets, establish a mobile spay/neuter clinic, and to work with and advise animal shelters in central Arkansas on animal welfare issues.Call (501) 603-2273   care@careforanimals.org    http://www.careforanimals.org/     https://www.facebook.com/careforanimals98/
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     Sunday, November 13th           2:00 pm til  
Eagle Watch Tour

Lake Ouachita State Park   Marina                5451 Mountain Pine Rd
Mountain Pine, AR  71956                       Call   (501) 767-9366

Lake Ouachita provides remarkable habitat for wintering bald eagles. Each year, juvenile and mature birds can be seen among the trees along the shoreline or flying high in the sky above during our lake cruises. Join us for your chance to see these magnificent raptors up close and in the wild. Dress warmly, and don't forget your camera and binoculars. Please make reservations and purchase tickets at the visitor center. We begin boarding fifteen minutes before the tour.  Visit  https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/eagle-watch-tour-145053/
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Sunday , November 13th             2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
November Out of the Woods Animal Rescue Volunteer Meet n' Greet
Stone's Throw Brewing           402 E 9th St               Little Rock, AR 72202

All OOTW Rescue volunteers and those interested in volunteering are invited for an informal MEET N' GREET to discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly, brainstorm ideas to improve areas of difficulty, and explore all of the volunteer opportunities available! Grab a bite to eat and beverage of choice while you are there. If it's sunny, we will hang out on the patio (pups are welcome too!), if it's not, we will be in their event room.   http://ootwrescue.org/
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     Sunday, November 13th           2:00 pm til  
Critter Lunch at the Nature Center

Janet Huckabee Nature Ctr 8300 Wells Lake Rd  Fort Smith, AR 72923

Everyone is invited to the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith to watch as a staff member feeds one of the nature center's critters during Critter Crunch, daily at 2 p.m.

Fridays and Sundays are snake feeding. Saturday is fish feeding in the aquarium. For the rest of the week, stop by and see which surprise critter will be having lunch.
For more information about Critter Crunch or any other event, please contact at 479-452-3993.   Visit website http://www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com
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     Monday, November 14th              9:00 am- 12:15 pm
Horses for Healing Therapeutic Riding

Horses for Healing                   14673 Daniels Road     Bentonville, AR  72712

Horses for Healing is a nonprofit, therapeutic riding center that helps special needs children across Northwest Arkansas grow mentally, physically, and emotionally.

The mission of Horses for Healing is to provide therapeutic riding programs for physically, emotionally and/or mentally challenged residents of Northwest Arkansas, regardless of their ability to pay. Our first priority is serving special needs children. That focus may expand as circumstances arise and resources allow.

Therapeutic Riding:  Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs.  Evening is Tues, Wed, Thurs.
http://horsesforhealingnwa.org/tr.htm
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Monday, November 14th(through Friday 18th)         See various times
Central Arkansas Library System Branch Programs
~An official Arkansas Week for the Animals event~

Central Arkansas Main Library  100 Rock Street  Little Rock, AR  72201

At the Central Arkansas Library System Main Library during Arkansas Week for the Animals, there will be a display of animal books. Our extreme gratitude to Youth Services Director Lisa Donovan for putting this together! Thanks Lisa and all the wonderful librarians. Phone is 501.918.3053  and the website is     http://www.cals.lib.ar.us/
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Monday, November 14th                         11:00 am-5:00 pm
Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option Adoptions

Mid-South Greyhound Adoption Option | 1550 N. Ingram Blvd., West Memphis, AR  72301     (870) 735-7317

The MSGAO kennel is open Mondays and Wednesdays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Closed Tuesdays and Sundays.    http://www.msgao.org/adopt

MSGAO's MissionTo provide shelter and care for retired and injured greyhounds and a means for the adoption of greyhounds by caring persons. To solicit, accept and administer contributions from the general public for the purpose of furthering its mission.  Volunteers are always needed. Visit our website.    http://www.msgao.org/
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         Weekly                      Schedule Time
Humane Society Of Pulaski County Humane Education

Humane Society Of Pulaski County
14600 Colonel Glenn Road             Little Rock, AR 72210 

HSPC has a wonderful Certified Humane Educator, Christine Henderson. Christine is available to present  age-appropriate programs on animal care, spay/neuter and other animal topics to schools, libraries, scout groups, churches, and corporations.
And if you ask…she will bring our adorable Certified Canine Mascot, Abner Henderson. He will present opportunities for hands-on involvement.
If you would like to have a presentation for your group, or would like more information, contact us at www.warmhearts.org and we will put you in touch.

The mission of the Humane Society of Pulaski County is to rescue, care for and find homes for abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animal; to reduce suffering of animals, to investigate, prosecute, and prevent abuse; to reduce the number of homeless animals through adoption, spay/neuter, and education.
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Monday, November 14th              Ongoing
Arkansas Children's Hospital T.A.I.L.S Animal Therapy

Arkansas Children's Hospital   1 Children’s Way           Little Rock, AR 72202

Over 20 loving certified therapy dogs bring  joy to the little patients of Arkansas Children's Hospital. Visits scheduled Mon-Thurs & Sat (days and evenings).

Because your child needs more than medicine to heal, the T.A.I.L.S (Therapeutic Animal Intervention Lifts Spirits) program provides the patient therapeutic opportunities to interact with trained therapy dogs. Local volunteers and their certified dogs allow the patient to interact with and play with their four-legged friends. With doctor’s orders and parent approval, Child Life Specialists arrange for these special visitors at the patient’s bedside.  If you would like to learn how to be involved, have your dog become a therapy dog, etc , pls contact Karen at 501-364-1412. http://www.archildrens.org
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Monday, November 14th             Ongoing
North Little Rock Animal Control Spay-Neuter Voucher Program

North Little Rock Animal Control   #1 Championship Drive    North Little Rock, AR 72119

Thanks to a new program, you can now get dogs spayed/neutered for at a flat 40.00 fee regardless of size of dog. No income limitations. But you must agree to have all your dogs spayed neutered in household. All week. North Little Rock

Call to make an appointment. Local veterinarians  are participating where your dog will be spayed/neutered. Call North Little Rock Animal Control to make an appt.  Phone 501-791-8577.          Email julescoulter@yahoo.com
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Monday, November 14th                 12 noon -5:00 pm
North Little Rock Animal Services Adoptions

North Little Rock Animal Services     #1 Championship Dr.    North Little Rock , AR  72118  (501) 791-8577

Shelter Hours:   Monday - Friday     Office:  8:00 am - 5:00 pm     Kennel: Mon - Thurs 12:00 pm - 5:00      Adoption Kennel:  Weekends - Shelter is Closed
Mobile Adoption Unit   Fridays: Lakewood Village from   approx. 12:00 - 7:00 pm   Sat: Lakewood Village 12:00 - 4:00 pm    Pls visit  http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/nlrshelter.html
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Monday,  November 14th                      6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Full Moon Hike @ Logoly State Park
Logoly State Park       Meeting Place: Visitor Center   McNeil, AR  71752            (870) 695-3561

Always wondered what Logoly’s boardwalk would be like after dark? Join a park interpreter on a guided trail hike under the light of the full moon to look for the shining eyes of nocturnal wildlife and listen for the calls of both predators and prey that use the darkness to their advantage. Bring a flashlight and wear sturdy shoes.
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/full-moon-hike-142027/#search
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Tuesday, November 15th             6:00 am til afternoon  
Paws & Claws Pet Shelter VERY Low Cost Spay Neuter, Transport Provided to Spay Arkansas

Square      100 Hwy 21.                  Kingston, AR 72742
Attention Kingston Pet Owners! Limited Space! Must be signed up ahead of time. We will transport your dog/cat to Spay Arkansas on Nov. 15. We will meet at 6 a.m. at the Kingston square, and return your cat/dog to the Kingston square that afternoon.  Surgeries $10 for cats, $20 for dogs. This is for low-income residents of Kingston, Arkansas. Please call for more information. (479) 738-1505.
Also see loving adoptables! http://www.thepetshelter.org/pets-available-now.html

We are a 501(c)3 organization dedicated to the rescue & rehabilitation of the strays in the Huntsvlle and Madison County area. Our Mission is to provide food, shelter and medical care for the animals in need - Due to our limited space there are times that unless we can place an animal in foster care we are unable to keep the animal until the animal can be adopted into a loving home. Consider joining our foster care program and help us help the strays.  
Our facility like many others operates solely on the kind hearted donations from private parties and the surrounding community. Shelter open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Closed Sunday and Monday. Website http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AR64.html
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Tuesday-Thursday                                           drop off    7:00 am-8:00 am               
Spay Arkansas-- Very Low Cost Spay & Neuter
Become a Volunteer!

Spay Arkansas         1909 W Huntsville Ave.      Springdale, AR 72762 
Call Us: 479.756.1100

So many wonderful really low cost and programs offerd by Spay Arkansas. What a great group/org !  See website for much info on programs and services. http://www.spayarkansas.org/  
http://spayarkansas.org/volunteer

Spay Neuter  We host low cost spay/neuter clinics each week, open to qualifying low-income clients with no residency restrictions and no maximum number of animals per household (for information about vaccines and microchips only, not spay and neuter surgeries, please click here). As we continue to provide citizens with as many days of service as possible, we host various veterinarians who have graciously agreed to share their time and talent in our building.

TNR Help Spay Arkansas is the best option for feral cat TNR (trap/neuter/return) efforts in northwest Arkansas. Feral cats have an uphill battle since most of our local shelters simply do not have the staffing or finances to deal with feral cat colonies.
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Tuesday, November 15th  and Ongoing
Caring Canine: Animal Assisted Play Therapy
(Horse Therapy included)

Caring Canine: Animal Assisted Play Therapy
60 E Township, Suite 9           Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703    (479) 668-3816

Theresa Driver is a Licensed Professional Therapist and a Registered Play Therapist. "I have specialized training using dogs and horses in my therapy sessions. When young children have problems, they aren't yet emotionally equipped to sit down and tell you or a therapist what is bothering them, but they can tell a trained therapist what is wrong through their play. In a play therapy room, equipped with specific toys and designed to make a child feel safe and secure, many feelings can be expressed through play.

Animal Assisted Play Therapy is a unique type of therapy combining Play Therapy and Animal Assisted Therapy. In certain situations, using a dog in a therapy session can assist a child in feeling more relaxed and comfortable. - (479) 668-3816
http://therapists.psychologytoday.com/rms/name/
Theresa_J_Driver_MS,LPC,RPT,LADAC,CRC_Fayetteville_Arkansas_165948
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Tuesday, November 15th                        10:00 am- 5:00 pm
Washington County Animals  "Come and Adopt Me!"

Washington County Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter
801 West Clydesdale Drive       Fayetteville, AR 72701    (479) 695-3450  

If you are interested in Adopting, visit our Adoption forms section! Select Volunteer if you would like to help out around the Animal Shelter. All of these forms are located in the Online Forms section.
http://www.co.washington.ar.us/index.aspx?page=611
Animal Shelter Tour Tuesday - Friday  10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Phone (479) 695-3450

Directions: Interstate 540 take Exit 61, turn LEFT onto School St. and LEFT on Clydesdale. Contact us at via phone at (479) 695-3450 or email us at ashelter@co.washington.ar.us
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Tuesday, November 15th & Ongoing                            10:00 am-4:00 pm
Arkansas Paws in Prison

Arkansas Department of Correction                        Pine Bluff, AR 71611

Paws in Prison is a unique program, which is made possible through the Arkansas Department of Correction’s partnerships with animal shelters and advocate groups in the state. Selected offenders have the opportunity to become trainers to rescue dogs in the program. Inmates work with the dogs teaching them basic obedience skills and properly socializing the animals, making them more adoptable. Once the dogs have successfully completed the program they can go live in their new forever homes. Last year in Arkansas, hundreds homeless dogs were euthanized.

Paws in Prison hopes to reduce the number by providing loving, obedient, adoptable pets. The benefits of this program are three-fold. Paws in Prison will give inmates the skills necessary to support successful rehabilitation and reentry – and ultimately improve public safety. At the same time, this is an opportunity for the inmates to make a posive impact on Arkansas. In states where similar programs operate, they have had a profound impact on inmates and staff, thus improving security.  Visit
http://adc.arkansas.gov/available-dogs
https://www.facebook.com/ArkansasPawsinPrison/?fref=nf

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  Tuesday, November 15th                  4:00 pm-8:00 pm
Stone's Throw Brewing for Out of the Woods Rescue

Stone's Throw Brewing     402 E 9th St                 Little Rock, AR 72202
Every Tuesday, during the month of November, from 4 pm to 9 pm , Stone's Throw will donate $1 to OOTW for every pint purchased.     OUT OF THE WOODS ANIMAL RESCUE     Call (888) 633-4442.

Mission -We, at Out Of The Woods, believe that all domesticated animals regardless of their size, breed or color deserve to have a loving home. Our mission is to help abused and homeless animals in situations where no other help is available to them.  http://www.ootwrescue.org/   http://www.adoptapet.com/shelter73212-pets.html
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Adopt a Pet. Save a life. Become A Hero!
Pet adoptions daily. There are numerous websites. Here are a few sites. Please see list on home page, too!

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Arkansas.asp

http://muttcats.com/shelters/arkansas.htm

Petfinder Arkansas
https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?lo
cation=72110&animal=&primary_breed=&distance=&pet_name=
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  Wednesday, November 16th          Ongoing
Equestrian Bridges Horse Therapy with Special Needs Youth

Equestrian Bridges    3100 Oakland Zion Road          Fayetteville, AR 72703

Nancy Wells, a therapist with Equestrian Bridges said, "We just offer kids a chance to connect. Connection is the biggest thing for autism."
Luke and ladybug are one of several inseparable pairs in the program at Equestrian Bridges. Horse therapy to children with special needs.

"The interaction between these kids and horse, no one knows why it's works but it works," explained Shanna Dozier of Equestrian Bridges. Founded back in 2001, the program has helped over  kids across Northwest Arkansas with everything from social skills to team building.   http://www.equestrianbridges.org/
Executive Director Shanna Dozier   shanna@equestrianbridges.org 479-409-8980

Equestrian Bridges is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation whose primary objective is to improve the lives of children and their families for success. By Bridges, we mean: Moving from being disconnected and not engaged to being confident and self-reliant. By improve the quality of their lives, we mean: Promoting healthy relationships both inside and outside their families. Increase  opportunities for success, we mean: Developing social skills that will help lead to an enjoyable and fulfilling life.
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  Wednesday, November 15th           2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Eagle Watch Tour

Lake Ouachita State Park Marina  Mountain Pine, AR 71956  501-767-9366

Lake Ouachita provides remarkable habitat for wintering bald eagles. Each year, juvenile and mature birds can be seen among the trees along the shoreline or flying high above the lake during our tours. Join us for your chance to see these magnificent raptors up close and in the wild. Dress warmly and don't forget your camera and binoculars. Make reservations and purchase tickets at the visitor center. Meet us at the covered tour boat at the marina.  Visit
http://www.arkansas.com/events/details.aspx?id=116802
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Wednesday & Ongoing                       Visits scheduled throughout week
Hot Springs Pet Therapy

Hot Springs Pet Therapy      c/o Hot Springs Animal Service
319 Davidson Drive       Hot Springs, AR 71901

As well as our regularly scheduled visits to hospitals and nursing homes in the community, Hot Springs Pet Therapy donates to various animal related organizations. Thanks to the donations and memberships dues, HSPT was able to provide pet resuscitation equipment to all local fire stations. Learn much more about this wonderful org on website.  http://www.hotspringspettherapy.com/
Nursing homes list
http://www.hotspringspettherapy.com/assets/
nursing%20retirement%20homes%20list.pdf

Retirement Homes list
http://www.hotspringspettherapy.com/assets
/nursing%20retirement%20homes%20list.pdf
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Thursday, November 17th & Ongoing!                        Call for appt
Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue Adoptions

Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue   68 Terrapin Trail      Arkadelphia, AR 71923

Give Me A Chance Equine Rescue is a horse, donkey, pony and mule rescue organization located 10 miles east of Arkadelphia in the Manchester community.  All visits are by appointment only!  We rely solely upon donations, adoption fees, sponsorships and fundraisers to support the animals in its care.

We supply all the equines with their basic daily needs including, feed, hay, vaccinations, medical supplies, farrier fees, Coggins testing, salt and supplements. Depending on the number of horses at the farm, the monthly feed bill averages $1,000. https://www.facebook.com/GiveMeAChanceEquineRescue
phone at(870) 246-3007 or (870) 403-7925.   http://www.givemeachanceequinerescue.org/
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        Thursday, November 17th              All week All year
Morning Meadow Animal Rescue

Morning Meadow Animal Rescue  Sevier St     Fordyce, AR  71742

The rescue is located in Fordyce, Arkansas.  We are a 501 (3)c non-profit private organization that runs soley on donations.  We are staffed by volunteers and have a volunteer board. 
MMAR strives to find forever homes for all of our animals.  It is MMAR's policy to provide care and shelter for all animals to live out their lives at MMAR if they are not adopted.  Only on the recomendation of the vet does MMAR put down an animal.  This may be due to illness or severe injury.  Since February of 2010, over 500 animals have been adopted.  MMAR also works with transports to all parts of the country.  We currently have adopted animals in 15 states.  We have transported over 80 dogs and pups.
The rescue is located on Sevier St.  Come see our great animals ready for a forever home!  Visit http://mmanimalrescue.weebly.com/
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Ongoing      Visit Animal World USA
Children's Book Donation to Arkansas Libraries
from Animal World USA

~An official Arkansas Week for Animals event~

Animal World USA is donating award-winning beautifully illustrated animal books promoting adoption, spay-neuter and responsible pet care that will be going to educators/libraries. Call 901-454-0807 or Email for more info.  Visit  http://www.animalworldusa.org/
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Thursday, November 17th    Ongoing
'Let Freedom Ring' For Chained Dogs

Table of  State Dog Tether Laws
https://www.animallaw.info/topic/table-state-dog-tether-laws

Current Legislation on Tethering Dogs
http://www.peta.org/issues/companion-animal-issues/cruel-practices/chaining-dogs/current-legislation-tethering-dogs/

Find your Legislator. Contact Them With Your Concerns on Chained & Tethered Dogs. Work with fence building groups in the area. Form coalition(s). Contact community leaders.
http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/
Support your local and state  orgs who are building fences and unchaining dogs one sweet and lonely dog at a time.
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Ongoing            No appt necessary
Companions Spay & Neuter Clinic -Low Cost Clinic-

Companions Spay and Neuter Clinic  589 Hwy 65N    Greenbrier, AR 72058

Dogs Services Rabies Vaccine....................$10.00  Distemper/Parvo (7-1).........$10.00
Bordetella (Kennel Cough)..$10.00  General Deworming....$5.00-10.00
Heartworm Test..................$10.00  Heart/Lyme/Erl. Test..........$20.00
Nail Trim.............................$5.00  Microchip............................$20.00
Cat Services
Rabies Vaccine.....................$10.00  FVRCP (Feline Distemper)...$10.00
Feline Leukemia Vaccine.....$10.00  General Deworming.............$5.00
FIV/FeLv Test.......................$25.00  Nail Trim..............................$5.00
Microchip.............................$20.00
http://www.companionsspayandneuter.com /Vaccine-Clinic.html
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Thursday, November 17th                  All day-Call
Dogtired Ranch Small Dog Rescue and Shelter, Inc.

Dogtired Ranch Small Dog Rescue and Shelter,      122 Dogtired Lane                 P.O. Box 2084      Mena, Arkansas 71953

Dedicated as a Living Memorial to Kristi Gwen O'Pry, Dogtired Ranch Small Dog Rescue and Shelter, Inc. is a family operated 501(c)3 nonprofit no-kill animal shelter celebrating over 5 years.  Founder and President, Janet Anderson Dodson, is praised for her commitment to saving God's creatures and finding homes who will spoil them rotten!  Geat work  dogtiredjanet@hotmail.com     Shelter: (479) 394-2524  http://www.dogtiredranch.com/
See adoptables!   http://www.dogtiredranch.com/adoptable-dogs.html
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dogtired-Ranch-Small-Dog-Rescue-Inc/219328838106560
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November 17, 2016                      4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bats: Skilled in the Darkness 

Devil's Den State Park  Meeting Place: Visitor Center Audio-Visual Room 11333 West Arkansas Highway 74   West Fork, AR  72774 

Bats are not blind, but how are they able to live in the dark? Meet Park Interpreter Mystina for a few activities to discover just how skilled bats are in the darkness as they find their food and babies.  Admission: Free   (479) 761-3325
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/bats-skilled-in-the-darkness-145200/
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                   Thursday, November 17th                          5:30 pm
   Tails of Love 7th Edition Preview Party

Mermaids Seafood Restaurant     2217 N College Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72703                  (479) 443-3737

Please join us to celebrate the publication of Tails of Love volume 7. The 25th anniversary of Dogwood Walk is in 2017. This edition of the book will celebrate Dogwood Walk and features beautiful photography of pets and people from Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 479-444-7387. Sponsors receive complimentary tickets.
Visit       https://www.facebook.com/hsozarks/

Partygoers will enjoy live music from the Ben Harris 4tet acoustic jazz group, delicious food from Mermaids, refreshments from Liquor World and Crossover Liquor, desserts from Rick’s Bakery and a silent auction. Proceeds support HSO programs including low cost spay/neuter assistance, emergency vet care assistance, rescue/adoption, shelter/rescue outreach, feral cat trap/neuter/return (TNR), senior citizen pet care and community education.
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Friday, November 18th                             8:00 am- dusk
Watchable Wildlife in the Arkansas Outdoors

STATE PARKS, ARKANSAS DEPT. OF PARKS AND TOURISM
1 Capitol Mall - Little Rock, Arkansas 72201                       1-888-287-2757

Looking for Arkansas wildlife? The diversity of Arkansas's six natural divisions provides thousands of acres of habitat for wild animals. Plus, Arkansas is on the famed Mississippi River Flyway and is a favorite stop for migrating butterflies, songbirds, ducks and geese that fly through Arkansas by the millions each fall and spring. Arkansas is also on the edge of the eastern forest and the western plains and many migrants and strays — from birds to butterflies — find their way here.

Twenty-five Arkansas state parks have been selected for inclusion in the Watchable Wildlife program, implemented on a state level by the Ark. Game and Fish Commission (AGFC). This national program identifies locations where outstanding outdoor habitats or migration qualities attract Arkansas wildlife and offer you the best chance of viewing wildlife, large and small, in the Arkansas outdoors.

Many state parks have Arkansas wildlife, birding and butterfly checklists to assist you in finding the best locations and knowing what to look for when you get there. Go to our "park Brochures" page to see available park brochures or scroll to the bottom of each state park webpage to find brochures in downloadable PDF format. If not, the park may have a paper copy of Arkansas watchable wildlife guides, trail maps and other resources at the Arkansas State Park visitor center that you can use to plan your outing. https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/things-to-do/wildlife/
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Friday, November 18th               5:00  pm -5:45 pm
Owl Prowl

Petit Jean State Park      Cedar Falls Overlook Parking Area
1285 Petit Jean Mountain Rd               Morrilton, AR  72110    (501) 727-5441     
Meet Park Interpreter BT to discover more about the nocturnal birds of prey called owls that make Petit Jean State Park their home. Before the evening is over, we will invite a few owls to come in for a visit. Please bring a flashlight for the walk out.
Admission: Free  CONTACT: (501) 727-5441, petitjean@arkansas.com
http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com
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Friday night,  November 18th                                       6:00 pm til
Lights of the Ozarks Parade

Fayetteville Downtown Square Mountain, East & Center Sts  Fayetteville, AR 72701   479-521-5776

The lighting of the Fayetteville Downtown Square kicks off with the lighting night parade at 6 p.m. Many civic clubs and business are represented in the parade with cars and characters. The parade closes with a special guest, Santa Claus. The lights will illuminate the square each evening from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Nightly carriages and pony rides, fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music make the Lights of the Ozarks an event that cannot be missed. The romantic and breathtaking display of a half-million twinkling lights is cherished by the locals and visitors alike that stroll or drive through the Lights of the Ozarks each year.  http://www.arkansas.com/events/
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Saturday,  November 19th           10:00 am til
Paws with Santa Claus benefiting CARE

Cammack Village       2710 N McKinley St     Little Rock, AR 72207    Phone: (501) 663-4593

A $20 donation to CARE gets you a professional 5x7 print, and holiday card packages are also available. Our photographers have generously offered to donate 10% of their sales to CARE.  Please visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/519712258234734/

Paws with Santa Claus will offer multiple “pawtrait” sessions to accommodate your pets’ busy “howliday” schedules:
Photographer Evelyn Gomez
Saturday, November 19th from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 20th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photographer Abby Malone
Saturday, December 3rd from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 4th from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Visit https://www.facebook.com/careforanimals98/
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        Saturday, November 19th                     10:00 am-4:00 pm
Humane Society of Faulkner County Santa Photos

Hounds Hideaway  1238 McNutt Rd  Conway, AR   72034   (501) 358-6598

Coem out and let us take a photo with Santa and your pet.  Where: Hounds Hideaway,
When: Saturday, November 19th, 10am - 4pm
Sunday November 20th, 12 - 4pm

Come and see some of our adorable adoptable pets! Also check on website for photos.  http://www.fixingfaulknercounty.com/
http://www.fixingfaulknercounty.com/Adopt.html

Pls help us help the dogs.  We need dog houses!
https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyFaulknerCounty
Located in PetSmart Conway facilities are glass fronted kitty condos for potential adopters to view available cats/kittens up for adoption. Cats are there all the time for adoption.    rescuefaulknercounty@gmail.com

Contact Companion Spay Neuter Clinic for low cost spay, neuter and vaccinations. 589 Hwy 65N Greenbrier, AR 72058  ( 501 ) 679-7900
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Saturday, November 19th       10:00 am-3:00 pm
Humane Society of Saline County Adoption Day

PetSmart 12801 Chenal Pkwy     Little Rock , AR  72211 (501) 225-8863

Come meet your new best friend every weekend and play with our adoptable pets! Come meet some of our loving adoptable pets and learn how to become involved too! Visit website http://www.hssaline.org/   Phone 501-557-5518

**Low Cost Shot clinic at War Memorial. Call 501-557-5515.
Low-Cost Spay/Neuter Clinics
We're hosting low cost spay/neuter clinics! These clinics are targeted for people who are low income, and additional financial assistence may be available for those who can't afford our already reduced prices. Prices are: Male cats: $40; Female cats: $50; Male dogs: $60; Female dogs: $70.  If you can't afford these prices, call the shelter and see if there is grant money available to help further reduce the cost.   To sign up for a spay/neuter clinic, call the shelter at 501-557-5518 Tuesday through Saturday from noon until 4pm. Shots would also be available while your pet is with us for sterilization.
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Saturday, November 19th                10:00 - 2:00 pm
Hot Springs Village Animal Welfare League Pet Offsite Adoptions 

Petco    20825 Interstate 30 S.     Benton, AR 72015    (501) 776-2136

The mission of the HSV Animal Welfare League, within the areas we serve, is to: relieve the suffering and promote health among companion animals, work to reduce pet over-population through spay/neuter outreach programs, place abandoned and unwanted companion animals with qualified, responsible adopters.  Little Rock area.

We work to enhance community awareness and education concerning the humane care and treatment of all animals, reunite lost pets with their owners, and provide financial and volunteer resources to operate the local animal shelter. http://www.hsvawl.org/   https://www.facebook.com/HSVAWL/
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Saturday, November 19th           10:00 am- 3:00 pm
Guided Hike @ Huckabee Nature Center

Janet Huckabee Nature Ctr  8300 Wells Lake Road         Fort Smith, AR 72923

You are invited to take a Guided Hike with the Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center in Fort Smith every Saturday morning.

A member of the education staff will lead a hike. Dress for the weather and don’t forget your camera.   For more information about the Guided Hike or any other event, please contact Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center at 479-452-3993.

For more information about events, please contact Janet Huckabee Arkansas River Valley Nature Center at 479-452-3993.   Visit website at   http://www.rivervalleynaturecenter.com
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Saturday, November 19th                        6:00 pm- 10:00 pm
Viva Vegan Community Holiday Art Show

Gallery 360      900 Rodney Parham Rd. Little Rock, AR   72204

Everything we'll be serving up is a special item! One of which is our Southern Style Burrito: mac n' cheeze, tators, baked beans, and grilled corn all wrapped up in a warm flour tortilla. Come enjoy food, art, and live music at Gallery 360 on November 19. — with The Veg LLC and Little Fox Foods Co-op at Gallery 360.  Visit  https://www.facebook.com/360Gallery/
http://360gallery.blogspot.com/

Pls Note: we are looking for volunteers who would like to help us.  Minor carpentry, painting, and cleaning are the main tasks before us.Want to be a part? Contact us.

**Write and send pictures of your work: audiolingo@gmail.com
Or come by: 900 S. Rodney Parham, Little Rock 72204 (It's the funky building just south of where Mississippi Ave., Rodney Parham & I-630 come together. It's the former home of ACAC & Gallery B.)
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Saturday, November 19th                   10:00-4:00 pm
Bella Vista Animal Shelter Pet Adoption Day

Bella Vista Animal Shelter  32 Bella Vista Way    Bella Vista,AR 72714

First come see our beautiful loving adoptables. HELP US TO SAVE MORE PETS and ultimately help us to carry out our mission to rescue, rehabilitate and place animals in need.   Pls visit  http://bellavista-animalshelter.org/
http://bellavista-animalshelter.org/search/?type=dog

http://bellavista-animalshelter.org/search/?type=cat
BVAS Wish List / Items Needed
1. Clay Cat Litter         2. Pet Fostering Volunteers     3. Canned/dry kitten food
If you can help or donate - Pls contact us at 479-855-6020.   Hours: Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm, Closed Sunday.
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Saturday, November 19th                          10:00 am- 2:00 pm
CARE Santa Pet Photos-- Paws with Santa Claus

Cammack Village  City Hall  2710 N McKinley St, Little Rock, AR 72207     (501) 663-4593

Whether your pets have been naughty or nice, 'tis the season for Paws with Santa Claus—CARE's annual Pet Photos with Santa event!   $20.00 gets yu a 5 by 7 print.
Photographer Ellen Gomez.  Holiday packages are available too!  CARE's mission is to conduct animal rescue by providing medical care to and placing animals facing impending euthanasia into foster and permanent homes, to increase awareness for the need to sterilize pets to reduce overpopulation, to establish a mobile spay/neuter clinic, and to work with and advise animal shelters in Central Arkansas on animal-welfare issues.   http://www.careforanimals.org/about-care.cfm
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Saturday, November 19th                          10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Needy Paws Adoption Day

Valley Park Centre          3093 E Main St     Russellville, AR 72802 
(479) 498-2369

Needy Paws Adoption Specialists and Volunteers are working with PetSmart Charities to help promote adoption of shelter pets! We will be on location at PetSmart  on select Saturdays from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Please call the shelter at 479-754-4200 to verify adoption events. In addition to a selection of cats and kittens that are housed seven days per week on-site at PetSmart, Needy Paws will also showcase a selection of dogs and puppies in need of forever families. Hope to see you there! Please call Needy Paws Animal Shelter for more information about our adoption events and how you can volunteer to help homeless pets find forever homes!  http://needypawsshelter.org/SearchPets/searchdogs.php
http://needypawsshelter.org/SearchPets/searchcats.php
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Saturday,November 19th           10:00 am-3:30 pm
Maumelle Friends of the Animals Adoption Day!

Petsmart       3480 Landers Rd       North Little Rock, AR 72117

Come find your new best friend! We show cats and dogs for adoption every Saturday.  Call Lisa at 501-240-6316. Visit Website at
www.maumellefoa.org

Maumelle Friends of the Animals pets have been sterilized and inoculated, have spent time in a loving foster home for a few weeks or months so we can perfect social skills and domestic behavior. The $80 fee covers less than 1/4 of our costs. To adopt you must be 21.
A pet will bring both excitement and peace to your home and you will also have the contentment which comes from knowing you've saved a life.
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Saturday, November 19th                   11:00 am-3:00 pm
Sherwood Animal Shelter Home 4 Holidays Adoptions

FL Davis Ace Hardware      2913 Kiehl      Sherwood, AR  72120

Free pet adoptions....save a life and find your next best friend! Sherwood Shelter’s goals are to provide excellent care to our city residence, and our pets within the shelter and community. We strive daily to exceed your expectations and work with the community to ensure the safety of our residence and pets.  https://www.facebook.com/sherwood.shelter/
Adoptables https://www.facebook.com/sherwood.shelter/photos/
?tab=album&album_id=711789538913768
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Saturday, November 19th                                   11:00 am-3:30 pm
Humane Society of Garland County Adoption Day

Humane Society of Garland County  1249 Ault Loop   Lonsdale, AR 72087
(501) 623-5012

At the Humane Society of Garland County, we cherish our animal companions for their unconditional affection and acceptance. We act out of a sense of social responsibility to nurture and find good homes for abandoned and abused animals, because, unfortunately, some pet owners mistreat their animals or leave them altogether. That’s where our work is most valuable.
Adoptables: Dogs--  http://hsgconline.org/animal/dog/
Adoptables; Cats--http://hsgconline.org/animal/cat/

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     Saturday, November 19th        11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Humane Society of Faulkner County Adoption Day

Humane Society of Garland County   1249 Ault Loop, Lonsdale, AR 72087
(501) 623-5012

Come and see some of our adorable adoptable pets! Also check on website for photos. http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/AR135.html

Humane Society of Faulkner County    P.O. Box 1055, Conway, AR 72033
rescuefaulknercounty@gmail.com

We are dedicated to rescue the strays, to educate and advise on spay – neuter programs. We do not have a shelter so we rely on foster homes to keep the animals  until they can get their forever homes. ( We always need more foster homes! ) The more homes we have the more animals we can rescue. All stray animals are seen by a veterinarian, medically evaluated, treated, get their vaccinations and spayed/ neutered. We are a 501(C ) org & rely solely on donations.

Contact Companion Spay Neuter Clinic for low cost spay, neuter and vaccinations. 589 Hwy 65N Greenbrier, AR 72058  ( 501 ) 679-7900
Watch for upcoming fundraisers :  Photos with Santa in November & Chocoholics Dream Nights In February !
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  Saturday, November 19th                                   12:30 pm -4:00pm
North Little Rock Animal Control Mobile Adoption

Lakewood Village
2800 Lakewood Village Drive        North Little Rock, AR 72116

Come out, adopt, donate  and/or support the precious animals and very kind staff of North Little Rock Animal Control.  There will be loving animals waiting on their  forever families... coming to adopt them.
https://www.facebook.com/NLRFOASpecialEvents/?ref=page_internal
Friends of the NLR Shelter
7401 Colonel Glenn Rd., #4026
Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
http://www.friendsoftheanimalvillage.org/

Also, the shelter is needing blankets and towels in advance of the upcoming winter months. Any donation will be greatly appreciated! A great staff they have and always looking for new volunteers too!  Help the shelter animals. http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/nlrshelter.html
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    Adopt a Pet. Save a life. Become A Hero!
Pet adoptions daily. There are numerous websites. Here are a couple. Please see shelter & rescue org list on AR Week home page, too!

http://www.animalshelter.org/shelters/Arkansas.asp

http://muttcats.com/shelters/arkansas.htm

https://www.petfinder.com/
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All Year Long ....Ongoing
Lonoke County Search and Rescue K9 Unit

Lonoke County Search and Rescue K9 Unit is an all volunteer 501 c 3  organization.  We formed as a Unit in 2004 and became a 501c3 organization. All necessary training, certifications and equipment are paid for by each volunteer. 
Lonoke County Seearch and Rescue K9 Unit personnel give safety talks, Lost but Found Safe, to primary school children and children in summer library programs.The Attorney General's office also invited us to partake in his annual Children's Safety day and to attend his Missing Childrens ceremony. We have trained with the local FBI at their request.
We travel the State of Arkansas on rescue missions and plan on continuing to educate our citizens, participate and respond to search and rescue/recovery missions when requested.

Lonoke County Emergency Management/SAR K9 Unit
Phone  501- 912 -2876.
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Saturday, November 19th                       See events on links
Little Rock Zoo... Poetry in Zoos

Little Rock Zoo      1 Zoo Dr       Little Rock, AR 72205

The Little Rock Zoo, in partnership with the Central Arkansas Library System, is proud to announce that it has been selected to participate in a conservation program called the “Language of Conservation.” The “Language of Conservation” is an initiative to deepen public awareness of environmental issues through poetry.  Visit  http://www.littlerockzoo.com/poetryinzoos
http://www.poetshouse.org/programs-and-events/poetry-in-the-world/poetry-in-the-zoos

The partnership between poetry and science began as a successful program developed by Poets House and the Wildlife Conservation Society that incorporated poetry into wildlife exhibits at the Central Park Zoo in New York City.The program is sponsored by Poets House and is made possible by a National Leadership Grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. With the support of this $1 million National Leadership Grant, Poets House will partner with five zoos and four public libraries to create poetry installations and programs in New Orleans, Milwaukee, Little Rock, Jacksonville and Chicago. In addition, celebrated poets will act as Poets-in-Residence in the zoos, collaborating with wildlife biologists and exhibit designers to curate zoo installations with poems that celebrate the natural world and the connection between species. Visit http://www.littlerockzoo.com/
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Saturday, November 19th                           6:00 pm- til
Bobby Bridger presents.....
Lakota; an epic ballad depicting Lakota holy man Black Elk telling his life story to the poet John G. Neihardt

Museum of Native American History 202 SW O St.   Bentonville, AR 72712

Bobby Bridger presents Lakota; an epic ballad depicting Lakota holy man Black Elk telling his life story to the epic poet John G. Neihardt in 1931 South Dakota-the basis for Neihardt's classic Black Elk Speaks. Bobby Bridger is a singer, songwriter, author and painter. Over his fifty year career, Bridger has performed all over America and Europe. Bridger has performed on Austin City Limits and PBS's American Experience, Good Morning America, CNN, and on National Public Radio. Bobby Bridger was the first artist in residence at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming.

In 2013, he contributed a historical interview and original music to the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian exhibition “Treaties: Great Nations in Their Own Words” in Washington D.C. Bridger is the 2016 recipient of the Neihardt Foundation's prestigious Word Sender Award. Limited to 100 guests. Tickets will go quickly.   Visit
http://www.arkansas.com/event/concert-and-book-signing-with-bobby-bridger/145337
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Saturday,  November 19th                       8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Arkansas State Park Fall Star Party

Woolly Hollow State Park      Greenbrier, AR 72058

State parks can be a great place to stargaze because they are often far from urban light pollution. Volunteers from the Central Arkansas Astronomical Society have telescopes available for you to view the different celestial bodies and answer your questions. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and make special state park memories with your family!  Call 501-679-2098   http://www.arkansas.com/event/fall-star-party/122896      Email: woollyhollow@arkansas.com
Lakeside natural area with boat rental & launching, campsites, hiking trails, showers & a snack bar.
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Sunday, November 20th                 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
East Quarry Exploration Hike

Pinnacle Mountain State Park  11901 Pinnacle Valley Road   Little Rock, AR  72223                   (501) 868-5806

Often overlooked, the East Quarry Peak is an interesting area for unique rocks, plants and animals, park and area history, and amazing vista landscapes. Join us for a mildly strenuous, 2-½ mile hike. Please bring plenty of water. Sturdy shoes, binoculars, and cameras are recommended.  https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/east-quarry-exploration-hike-125242/
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Ongoing
Tender Heart Wildlife Rehabilation

THWR         213 Bunch Springs Rd           Berryville, AR 72616   870-350-4189

THWR is located in Berryville and takes in injured and orphaned wild animals in Carroll and surrounding counties in northwest Arkansas. We receive no government funding and rely on Donations to keep our doors open to wild animals in need. They are healed, raised and released back into the wild, and those with physical limitations that cannot survive in the wild are given permanent homes here.  THWR is also a ferret rescue and adoption center. We can be contacted via the address above, or by calling or texting 870-350-4189, or by emailing thwr@cox.net
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Ongoing
Central Arkansas Rescue Effort
(CARE) for Animals, Inc. Low Cost Spay Clinics

CARE Headquarters  5516 Kavanaugh Blvd.   Little Rock, AR 72207

CARE hosts free monthly Spay/Neuter Clinics for low income Little Rock residents at the Little Rock Animal Services Surgery Center. CARE also offers information on the community resources for those that do not qualify for the free program.
For more information, or to volunteer your time with our Spay/Neuter effort, please call 501-680-SPAY (7729) or email clinic@careforanimals.org
Check website. View some of the adorable adoptables at http://www.careforanimals.org/pets/default.asp
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Visit Arkansas Dog Parks All Year Round!
http://www.dogpark.com/arkansas/
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Ongoing
Arkansas Anti-Cruelty & Animal Fighting Provisions.

This section contains the Arkansas anti-cruelty and animal fighting provisions.  A person commits a misdemeanor if he or she knowingly abandons any animal , subjects any animal to cruel mistreatment, fails to supply an animal in his or her custody with a sufficient quantity of wholesome food and water, fails to provide an animal in his or her custody with adequate shelter, kills or injures any animal belonging to another without legal privilege or consent of the owner, or carries an animal in or upon any motorized vehicle or boat in a cruel or inhumane manner. Aggravated cruelty to a cat, dog, or horse is a Class D felony if the offense involves the torture.
https://www.animallaw.info/statute/ar-cruelty-consolidated-crueltyanimal-fighting-laws
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Sunday, November 20th                          5:00 pm-6:00 pm
A Prayer for the Animals
~An Official Arkansas Week for the Animals event~

Join  those of us who would like to observe a moment of prayer and/or moment of meditation for the precious animals. We are requesting this, if possible, from 5-6 pm Central time Sunday. This is a multi-faith observance.

We can offer prayers, poems and memorials to our animal, pet or all animals wherever we are and even light a candle by doing so.Wherever you are, if you can observe a moment for the animals who need us...that collective energy will surely grow and bring light to our cause to love, assist and help them from any and all suffering. For poems, ideas and quotes, http://www.animalworldusa.org/Inspiration.html
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UPCOMING!
Saturday, November 26th                  schedule p/u
Sebastion County Humane Society Weekend Getaway

Sebastion County Humane Society    800 Kelley Hwy  Fort Smith, AR 72904
Phone: (479) 783-4395

Relieve a shelter dog's stress by taking them out of their kennels for the weekend! Many families that join us for our weekend getaway program, tend to either adopt their weekend friend, or send them back in with much needed information that can help us make better matches for our potential adopters and for our shelter animals. 5 out of 7 dogs that attend the Weekend Getaway are adopted out that same week. Please allow our dogs to enjoy some cuddle time, play time, and some couch potato time with your family for a weekend. http://www.sebastiancountyhumanesociety.org/events
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Please contact us to have an event listed or organized!

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   Arkansas Week for the Animals is for Everyone!

New 2016 calendar below. We will be adding events daily!
7th Arkansas Week for the Animals
November 12-20, 2016!
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