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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
August 19-27, 2017!

 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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Ongoing 
University of Arkansas Police Department K9 Unit

PD K9 Unit 1 University of Arkansas   Fayetteville, AR 72701
479-575-2000

 Did you know the University of Arkansas Police Department has one of the most elite K9 units in the state? The K9 unit is also called on to provide support and training for other police and sheriff departments across the region, and we’ve been called into duty at nearly every K-12 school in Northwest Arkansas. See how to help. 
https://uapd.uark.edu/about-the-department/k9.php
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Saturday, August 19th    All day
National Homeless Animals Day & Clear the Shelters Day Celebrations 
Adopt a Pet. Save a life. Become A Hero.

Pet adoptions! 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! We will be adding shelters who are participating in Clear the Shelters.
International Homeless Animals Day 
 http://isaronline.org/programs/international-homeless-animals-day-ihad/

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

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

https://www.petfinder.com/

CLEAR THE SHELTERS- Finding Forever Homes 2017
Across the USA
Click on the magnifying glass icon on the website and type your "City, State" to find the nearest participating shelter or animal rescue . If your search yields no results, zoom out. Not all NBC stations participate in Clear the Shelters, and your closest shelter may be in a neighboring city. Contact the shelter directly to learn more about what discounts they will offer on Aug. 19. Visit  http://www.cleartheshelters.com/
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Saturday, August 19th     9:00 -9:30 am 
Solar Eclipse Weekend - History of the Sun
Petit Jean State Park  1285 Petit Jean Mountain Road  Morrilton, AR 72110 

The sun has always fascinated people throughout history, from the times of Greek philosophy to the Scientific Revolution. Join Park Interpreter Melissa to find out why, and to discover what these people from different time periods have thought and argued about the sun.(501) 727-5441   http://www.petitjeanstatepark.com
https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/solar-eclipse-weekend--history-of-the-sun-155937/#search
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Saturday, August 19th       9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dog Wash - Humane Society of Pulaski County

Trinity United Methodist Church  1101 N Mississippi St.  Little Rock, AR 72207

Bring your dog for a wash! $15 donation per dog and all proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Pulaski County - central Arkansas' largest & oldest no-kill shelter.
100% of proceeds go directly to support the dogs and cats of the shelter. We're open every day except Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day.
http://www.warmhearts.org/adopting/adoptable-dogs/
https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=AR51&status=A&animal=Dog

https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=AR51&status=A&animal=Cat
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Saturday, August 19th       9:00 am-3:00 pm 
August Vaccine and Microchip Clinic Hosted by 
Spay Arkansas
Spay Arkansas     1909 W Huntsville Ave    Springdale, Arkansas 72762

The monthly vaccine and microchip clinic will be held Saturday 8/19 from 9 am to 3 pm. Rabies for cats and dogs, distemper parvo for puppies and dogs, bordetella for dogs and the annual vaccine for cats are available. $10 each. Microchips are $20. A variety of flea and tick product is available. 

Please call the office for types available and pricing. Dewormer is $5. Policy for unaltered animals or animals used for breeding: Our mission is to reduce the overall pet population. Therefore we will direct anyone who does not wish to have their pet altered or are breeding the animals to use a full service vet for rabies AND other items we offer. Cash only. See more at  https://www.facebook.com/events/1871593169521904/
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      Saturday August 19th                     9:00 am til
Northwest Arkansas Audubon Society Birding

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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Saturday, August 19th        10:00 am-4:00 pm
Fayetteville Animal Services Joins Clear the Shelters Event -$10.00 Adoptions All Day 
Fayetteville Animal Services  1640 S Armstrong Ave   Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 444-3456

Facebook    https://www.facebook.com/FayettevilleAnimalShelter/

Come on over to the shelter! $10.00 adoptions all day.   Meet the staff -what you are looking for in a pet. Do you want a running companion or a couch buddy? Next, take a look at all the available loving pets. 

You are welcome to visit with the pets outside of the their kennels. We have a large dog park and you are welcome to bring your current dog(s) to meet a potential new family member. Once you've picked out a new pet, the staff will help you fill out the adoption application and answer any questions you have. 

See loving adoptables here  http://www.fayetteville-ar.gov/539/Animal-Adoption-Process
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Saturday, August 19th    10:00  am 4:00 pm
Clear The Shelters Adoption Day Event
Hosted by Bella Vista Animal Shelter

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

Join us this Saturday and help us Clear The Shelter! BVAS Adoption Fees will be $10.00 for Select Animals.  With an Approved Adoption Application! Hours are from 10 am to 4 pm. Ask us about our Senior For Seniors Program as well!  Call (479) 855-6020   https://www.facebook.com/BellaVistaAnimalShelter/
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          Saturday, August 19th                                   10:00 am-4:00 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 Mon-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, August 19th                 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, August 19th            10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sebastion County Humane Society Adoption Day

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!    http://www.sebastiancountyhumanesociety.org/
https://www.facebook.com/SCHSPawsOnTheGo/

Visit website to see adoptables and see about very low cost spay & neuter.   
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 Saturday. August 19th       10:00 -2:00 pm 
 Humane Society of Saline County and the North Little Rock Animal Shelter in Clear the Shelters 
KARK and Landers Chevrolet team up to host "Clear the Shelters" a pet adoption event 

Landers Chevrolet 19236 Interstate 30 Frontage Rd.  Benton, AR 72019

Bill Beuleman, Manager of Landers Chevrolet. Animals that will be up for adoption  came from the Humane Society of Saline County and the North Little Rock Animal Shelter. Saline  have some of our adoptable pets there, and the shelter will also be open from noon until 4pm. So come on out to Landers Chevrolet, enjoy some refreshments and met some of our pets!  https:      https://www.facebook.com/NlrAnimalShelter/?rf=241476072538338            
     //www.hssaline.org/            
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 Saturday, August 19th        10:00 am til
READing with Obie and Zaida

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, August 19th                             11:00 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, August 19th                            10:00 am-3:30 pm
Russellville Animal Shelter Adoption Day

Russellville Animal Shelter    3115 South Mobile Ave    Russellville, AR
72802

Please come and save a life of one of our beautiful loving pets. They are waiting on their new best friend & loving 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, August 19th                        11:00 am-3:00 pm
Out of the Woods Adoptions & Donation Drop Off

Hollywood Feed              8212 Cantrell    Little Rock, AR     72227  
(501) 221-9873

Adoptable dogs and puppies, kittens and cats. By adopting a pet not only do you get their love and companionship, you get to be their hero. While saving pets and impacting lives is our main focus, providing educational information and awareness is a good portion of what we do. A lot of animals depend on us and we depend on you. Contact us about adopting a pet or becoming a foster family.  http://ootwrescue.org/adoption.html
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Saturday August 19th    11:00 am - 2:00  pm
Soggy Doggy Pool Party
 -Hosted by Friends of Prairie Grove Pound-

Prairie Grove Aquatic Ctr  311 W Butler St.        Prairie Grove, AR 72753

$10 per dog .. humans free!! all dogs must be spay neutered current on vaccinations dog and people friendly    Rain date: Aug 20th 1:00 pm-5pm.   https://www.facebook.com/pg/PrairieGrovePound/events/?ref=page_internal

Friends of Prairie Grove Pound provides supplemental services to the City of Prairie Grove for the City Pound. We are an incorporated non-profit group that provides volunteer maintenance, operational and fundraising services that support the City Pound. While we do team with other groups for special events and projects, our primary focus is to assist with daily pound facility operations, care for the impounded animals, re-home adopt-able animals and raise funds that will allow the City of Prairie Grove to further grow and improve the animal services offered to residents.

We transport, when needed, to the Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter of Washington County and pre-approved out of state rescues. Call Lesa Lyle Bement 479-301-4897 / PGPD shelter   479-846-3270.
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​Saturday, August 19th                 12:00  noon -4:00 pm
North Little Rock Animal Services Adoptions 

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

Today is the perfect day to save a life with today being National Homeless Animals Day 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   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

Also http://nlr.ar.gov/government/a_z_department_list/animal_services/animal_shelter/
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Saturday, August 19th                 12:00 pm-4:00 pm
H.S. Batesville/Independence County Adoption Day 

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

The HUMANE SOCIETY OF INDEPENDENCE COUNTY is a 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing and providing a safe shelter for abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted dogs and cats within Independence County, and ultimately placing them in secure, loving and stable homes.  

The Humane Society of Independence County believes that a strong bond between man and animal is beneficial to both, creating an atmosphere of love and companionship that lasts a lifetime. Humane Society of Independence County  #5 Environmental Drive  P.O. Box 3477 Batesville, AR 72503 
Adopt one of our cuties! ​http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/AR65.html
https://www.facebook.com/HSICPets/

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Saturday, August 19th                12:00 noon-6:00 pm
Horseback Riding in Arkansas

Horseback Riding in Arkansas! Horseback riding is a popular pastime in Arkansas, so riders will find plenty of trails, parks and facilities perfectly suited for horses.

Looking for the next great place to ride? Read through the list of trails and facilities below to explore your options and plan an equestrian escape in Arkansas. https://www.arkansas.com/outdoors/sports-gaming/horsebackriding/
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                          Saturday, August 19th       11:00 am - 6:00 pm
                Humane Society of Pulaski County

HS Pulaski County   14600 Colonel Glenn Rd  Little Rock, Arkansas, AR 72210
(501) 227-6166

The mission of Humane Society of Pulaski County is to rescue, rehabilitate, provide veterinary care, spay/neuter, and find loving homes for Central Arkansas dogs and cats in need. Monday-Saturday 11:00 a - 6:00 p   Sunday 11;30-5:00 pm

 https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyPulaskiCounty/
Adopt one of our lovebugs. http://www.warmhearts.org/adopting/adoptable-dogs/      https://www.facebook.com/HumaneSocietyPulaskiCounty/app/190322544333196/
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Saturday, August 19th                           12:00 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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Saturday, August 19th                    12:00 noon - 4:00 pm
CARE - Central Arkansas Rescue Effort for Animals 

In the Heights LR        Kavanaugh Blvd       Little Rock, Arkansas 72207

 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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Saturday, August 19th          All Day 
Free Admission to Presidential Library to Celebrate President Clinton's Birthday

Clinton Presidential Library   1200 President Clinton Ave.  Little Rock, AR 72201    (501) 374-4242

To celebrate President Clinton’s birthday, admission to the museum will be free on August 19, 2017. We hope to see you there. https://www.clintonlibrary.gov/free-admission-day/
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Sunday, August 20th         2:00 -6:00 pm 
West Memphis Animal Shelter 1st Annual Old Airport Cheeseburger Cook-off Benefit for the Animals

Airport Club     5934 Highway 70    West Memphis, AR 72301

Come one, come all!! Bring your grill and spatula!!! We're having a cheeseburger cook-off!!!! Please come support the West Memphis Animal Shelter while also gaining bragging rights!! If you think you grill a mean cheeseburger-this is the contest for you!! August 20th from 2-6 pm at Ethel's Old Airport Club! $100.00 1st prize.   Updated Patio!
https://www.facebook.com/westmemphisanimalshelter/
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       Sunday, August 20th           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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Sunday, August 20th           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, August 20th     Call for appt 
Horse Rescues in Arkansas-Statewide
Horses need all of us to help them. Please see how you can take one action and help them. Sponsor, Volunteer, Donate.  Check out the horse welfare orgs! 

https://www.ohorse.com/organizations/horse-rescue/local/north-america/united-states/arkansas/
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Monday, August 21st         11:00 am-4:30 pm 
Free Pet Adoptions at Sherwood Animal Shelter ​thru August 25th! 

Sherwood Shelter   6500 N Hills Blvd      North Little Rock, Arkansas, AR 72116
Call (501) 834-2287

Once again, we are full. If any volunteers would like to come into the shelter and help us get pictures of these babies so that we can more quickly update Facebook that would be awesome! 

You must be already signed up as a volunteer to take the animals outside, see Patricia for details on how you can help with the pictures.  Adoptions - Mon-Fri 11:00 – 4:30 Sat 12:00 – 3:30.
We will continue free adoptions until August 25th  so please come visit and maybe you'll find your new best friend! :)  Visit 
https://www.facebook.com/sherwood.shelter/
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Monday, August 21st    starting 11:00 am- til afternoon 
Eclipse events in Central Arkansas

See all events http://www.thv11.com/news/local/eclipse-events-in-central-arkansas/465639605
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Monday, August 21st          11:00 am-2:00 pm
Solar Eclipse Watch Party

Splash Pad area in Riverfront Park     Little Rock, AR  72201 

CALS is celebrating the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental U.S. in almost 40 years. Participants will have access to special solar telescopes and receive free eclipse glasses (while supplies last).  Price: Free Contact Info  Tameka Lee  tlee@cals.org   Call    501-918-3048. Visit    http://www.arkansasonline.com/eventcalendar/#/details/Solar-Eclipse-Watch-Party/3921340/2017-08-21T11
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Monday, August 21st                     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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       Monday, August 21st              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, August 21st              Ongoing
North Little Rock Animal Control Spay-Neuter Voucher Program 

North Little Rock Animal Control/Shelter    #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, August 21st                 12 noon -5:00 pm
North Little Rock Animal Services Adoptions 

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 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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Tuesday, August 22nd              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
. 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, August 22nd     8:00 am-5:00 pm 
Friends of the Little Rock Animal Village 

Little Rock Animal Village  4500 Kramer St      Little Rock, AR 72204

Not every animal that is available for adoption from the Little Rock Animal Village is posted online. For example, puppies and kittens are rarely listed because they get adopted so quickly, but the Village always has them! In other words, there are a lot more animals at LRAV in need of homes than you see listed. 

If you are looking for a lost pet, we strongly encourage you to visit the Animal Village in person to look for them. Pets are only posted online once they are available for adoption, which occurs after their seven day "stray hold" has ended. And again, not all pets currently at LRAV are listed.Ph: (501) 376-3067  Open Tuesday - Saturday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  Save a Life,  Visit 
 http://www.friendsoftheanimalvillage.org/view-adoptable-animals
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Tuesday, August 22nd     Call to make appt/appt only 
Humane Society of Saline County Low-Cost Shots & Dog Heartworm Test Clinic 

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

 All shots and tests will be administered by Dr. Howard Foggo who will be giving all shots and performing the dog heartworm tests on August 22nd . 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!     https://www.hssaline.org/events
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 Tuesday, August 22nd            Schedule appt. 
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 offered by Spay Arkansas. What a great group/org !  See website for much info on programs and services.   
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, August 22nd       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, August 22nd                      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, August 22nd  & 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 sadly 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, August 22nd                 11:00 am-5:30 pm 
Out of the Woods Rescue

 Out Of The Woods Animal Rescue of Arkansas - PO Box 7365 - Little Rock, AR 72217          contact@ootwrescue.org 

​A nonprofit pet adoption and pet rescue, Out of the Woods Animal Rescue of Arkansas is dedicated to preserving the happiness and sanctity of animals. Committing ourselves and resources to finding forever homes for the pets that come our way, we connect loving people with loving pets.  http://ootwrescue.org/adoption.html

Hours  Monday-Saturday 11:00a - 6:00p  Sunday 11:00a - 5:30p 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, August 23rd          Ongoing
Equestrian Bridges Horse Therapy-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 August 23rd & 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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 Wednesday August 23rd    All Day 
Visit the Tallest Mountains in Arkansas

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

The Tallest Mountains in Arkansas   Arkansas has a lot more altitude than most people realize — the Ozarks are one of the largest mountain ranges between the Appalachians and the Rockies. To the south, the Ouachitas offer plenty of elevation as well. Aside from breathtaking views, these mountains offer plenty of outdoor recreation, from hiking to bicycling to wildlife watching. Meet Arkansas’s tallest peaks below. 
https://www.arkansas.com/outdoors/mountains-of-arkansas/tallest-mountains/
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Wednesday August 23rd  & 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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Wednesday, August 23rd       8:15 pm-9:15 pm
Bat Chat at Devils Den State Park 

Visitor Center Flagpole  Devil's Den State Park  11333 West Arkansas Highway 74   West Fork, AR 72774 

"Batman Harry" will introduce participants to different bat topics ranging from park species to White Nose Syndrome, the deadly disease that finally appeared at Devil’s Den State Park last winter. Then, with the aid of a bat detector, we’ll listen to the bats’ echolocation calls as they begin feeding on insects over the lake. Please bring a light source and camp chair or blanket. https://www.arkansasstateparks.com/events/bat-chat-155447/#search
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         Thursday, August 24th              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 recommendation of the vet does MMAR put down/euthanize  an animal.    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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Thursday, August 24th         12 noon-5:00 pm 
Jonesboro Animal Control/Shelter 
Jonesboro Shelter   6119 E Highland Dr     Jonesboro, AR    72401 
(870) 935-3920

See our loving adoptables  Monday thru Friday 12 noon-5:00 pm.   National Rescue Award 2011,2012,2013. CALEA, PitBull Awareness, Community Awards, 4-H 2 nd Place award. Kibbles and Bits award, Mayors Citation, Paws for Excellence award.
https://www.facebook.com/Jonesboro-Animal-Control-367812106873/
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Ongoing          Visit/Call 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, August 24th     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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Thursday, August 24th Ongoing            No appt necessary
Companions  Spay & Neuter 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, August 24th       5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
 Lester C. Howick Animal Shelter Volunteer Orientation
 Washington Co/Lester Howick Animal Shelter    801 W Clydesdale Dr  Fayetteville, AR 72701

Volunteers help by:  Dog Walking  Adoption Counselor Dog Training Cat Care.
https://www.co.washington.ar.us/government/departments-a-e/animal-shelter
Adopt https://www.co.washington.ar.us/government/departments-a-e/animal-shelter/adopt
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Thursday, August 24th                  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 Great 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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               Friday, August 25th                        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, August 25th       Weekly Schedule Time
Humane Society Of Pulaski County Humane Education

Humane Society Of Pulaski County   14600 Colonel Glenn Rd   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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Friday, August 25th                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, August 25th            8:30am-12:00 noon
Companions Vaccine Clinic 
Companions Spay and Neuter Clinic   589 Hwy 65N,  Springhill, AR 72058

The Humane Society of Faulkner County established Companions Spay and Neuter Clinic in 2007 to help end Faulkner County's pet overpopulation problem. Since its inception the clinic has performed almost 30,000 low-cost sterilizations and has dramatically reduced the number of county strays suffering in Faulkner County.

Companions is a low-cost spay and neuter clinic located in Springhill (Greenbrier), AR. All spay & neuter services are open to the general public. Companions is open Monday through Thursday (most Friday's too) for spay and neuter only. 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

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, August 26th    All Day
National Dog Day
National Dog Day celebrates all breeds, pure and mixed and serves to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of dogs that need to be rescued each year, either from public shelters, rescues and pure breed rescues. Enjoy this sneak peek of a our new short film "Beneath The Fur". Full film debuting here on August 26th! Visit   http://www.nationaldogday.com/
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Saturday, August 26th       All Day 
National Park Service 101st Birthday-Free Admission

Celebrate @NatlParkService's 101st birthday with free entrance to all national parks Saturday, August 26. #FindYourPark #NPS101

List of National Parks located in Washington-Wow! 
https://www.beautifulwashington.com/wa/national-parks.html

The Optimal U.S. National Parks List/Map
http://www.randalolson.com/2016/07/30/the-optimal-u-s-national-parks-centennial-road-trip/
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         Saturday, August 26th            7:00 am- 12:00  noon
Little Rock Farmers Market 

River Market Pavilions   400 President Clinton Ave.  Little Rock, AR 72201

Filled with farmers selling farm-fresh produce straight to consumers from the backs of their trucks from early morning until mid-afternoon every May through September, patrons can find bargains on Arkansas crops, as well as a bountiful array of handmade arts and crafts. Among the fresh produce you'll find: peaches, eggplant, strawberries, watermelon, beans, peas, corn, herbs, plants, greens, tomatoes, plums, berries, beets, cucumbers, peppers, potatoes, squash, asparagus, cabbage, broccoli, zucchini, lettuce, onions, spinach, and radishes.  Follow us on Facebook, where we share recipes, tips and other important Market information such as vendor profiles and the latest and greatest on your favorite produce as it comes into season.  http://www.littlerock.com/calendar/detail.aspx?id=24517
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Saturday, August 26th 8:00 am p5 -4:00pm
North Little Rock Animal Control/Shelter  Adoption

N. L. R.  Shelter 1 Championship Drive  North Little Rock, AR 72116   (501) 791-8577 

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/NlrAnimalShelter/?rf=241476072538338

Friends of the NLR Shelter 7401 Colonel Glenn Rd., #4026 Little Rock, Arkansas 72204
http://www.friendsoftheanimalvillage.org/

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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Saturday, August 26th          9:00 am-10:00 am 
FREE YOGA With DOGS
Bentonville Dog Park                 Bentonville, AR 72712

Celebrate National Dog Day and bring your furry best friend to the Bentonville Dog Park for Yoga with Dogs! Doga (Dog Yoga) is the practice of yoga with pet dogs. All friendly, well-behaved dogs are welcome. Pre-registration highly recommended! Sponsored by Camp Bow Wow Bentonville  FB  https://www.facebook.com/events/1827458617568191/
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Saturday, August 26th              9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Farmers Market  & Pet Adoption Event
Farmers Mkt NE corner of the Fayetteville Town Center, AR.

Loving Dogs available for adoption.  We are located on the NE corner of the Fayetteville Town Center. We will have loving dogs there available for adoption.  The Downtown Fayetteville Square is filled three days a week with the bounty of wonders all grown and made right here in NWA.   479-751-3352 or 479-530-0806 (cell) Visit   http://www.springdalefarmersmarket.org/
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 Saturday, August 26th             10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Maumelle Friends of the Animals Offsite Adoption Day

Petsmart North Little Rock  4164 E. McCain Blvd. North Little Rock, AR 72117
(501) 725-3827

Maumelle Friends of the Animals (MFOA) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to saving the lives of animals. Founded in 1992, we have found permanent homes for over 2,500 animals. When we commit to rescuing an animal, we make sure that they are properly cared for, which includes vet visits, illness treatments, spay/neuter, and heartworm preventatives.    http://maumellefoa.org/adopt/cats/
http://maumellefoa.org/adopt/dogs/ 

Visit FB website to see adoptables and see about becoming involved.
https://www.facebook.com/MFOAFB   
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              Saturday, August 26th        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, August 26th      11:00 am-3:00 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, August 26th          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, August 26th                  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, August 26th      10:00 am- 2:00 pm
Needy Paws Adoption Day 

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

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, August 26th        11:00 am- 3:00 pm 
Jacksonville Animal Shelter
Jacksonville Shelter 217 South Redmond Rd. Jacksonville, AR  72076 


Jacksonville Shelter is a low-kill shelter located in Jacksonville, Arkansas. We work very hard to find as many "forever homes" as possible for all of our animals! We invite all rescue groups to contact us, as we are very rescue-friendly and would love to work with you! 

Adoption fee is $55 for dogs and cats, and this fee includes spay or neuter if necessary. Contact a local veterinarian to schedule an appointment for sterilization and rabies vaccination ( an additional cost to the new owner.) We will transport the animal to the vet, and the new owner will pick up their new family member after surgery. Saturday adoption events are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month, from 11am to 3pm. There is NO ADOPTION FEE charged, and Pet Angels, a non-profit group that helps shelter animals in need, offers spay and neuter discount certificates. http://awos.petfinder.com/shelters/AR60.html
Adopt -see the beauties! https://www.petfinder.com/pet-search?shelterid=AR60
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Saturday, August 26th            10:00 am-3:30 pm
Maumelle Friends of the Animals Adoption Day!

Petsmart       3480 Landers Rd       North Little Rock, AR 72117 (501) 225-8863

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, August 26th                11:00 - 1:00 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, August 26th                   11:00 am-3:00 pm
Sherwood Animal Shelter Adoptions 

Sherwood  Animal Shelter      6500 N Hills Blvd
North Little Rock, Arkansas, AR 72116     (501) 834-2287

Please....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/
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Saturday, August 26th                                    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, August 26th         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, August 26th       11:00 am- 5:00 pm 
Sebastion County Humane Society 

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. 

Wow-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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        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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Saturday, August 26th  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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   Sunday, August 27th                               1:00 pm- 2:30 pm
Summertime Lake Cruise

Pinnacle Mountain State Park Jolly Rogers Marina Little Rock, AR 72223

Take a break from your busy schedule and join us for a relaxing trip on Lake Maumelle. A park interpreter will guide your cruise on the park’s pontoon boat to view the beautiful landscapes, historic structures, and the lake’s resident wildlife. Advance payment and registration required. https://www.arkansas.com/event/summertime-lake-cruise/140313
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Sunday, August 27th                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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Sunday, August 27th 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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August 27th and 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, August 27th                       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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