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HSO Cat Habitat Nears Opening

SUBMITTED – Great things keep happening at Humane Society of the Ouachitas [HSO]. Earlier in the year, HSO received grant funding from corporate and local business donors to assist low-income residents with the cost of spay-neutering their pets. Thanks to another grant from PetSmart Charities in the amount of $16,000, HSO was able to make much needed shelter improvements, including the purchase ...

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HSO Hosts Volunteer Luncheon

The Humane Society of the Ouachitas held their annual Volunteer Luncheon and honored longtime HSO Secretary Cheryl Murphy for her dedication of duties, all of which are volunteer. The event was held at the Concord Baptist Church on Monday, April 24. Pictured are left to right: HSO President Michael Povey, Secretary Cheryl Murphy, and Shelter Manager Tina Ball. HSO is ...

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HSO Receives More than $26,000 from PetSmart Charties

Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO) is excited to announce it received a grant of more than $26,000.00 from PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America, to support the low-cost “Spay Neuter Assistance Program” for Polk County pet parents! The PetSmart Charities grant will help subsidize spay and neuter costs, helping pet parents of lower income ...

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HSO Provides a Dream Come True

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO) was able to provide a dream come true for one boy this Christmas season. Pepsi, a two-year old female Pit Bull was a stray that was found in Cove and surrendered to HSO on November 11th and little did she know, she was soon to become man’s best friend ...

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Petco Foundation Invests in Humane Society of the Ouachitas

Grant of $10,000 will extend efforts to help pets and people in Polk County to live their best lives! Mena, AR– Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO) of Mena announced it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its low-cost “Spay Neuter Assistance Program” (SNAP). HSO is a nonprofit “no-kill” shelter serving homeless animals until ...

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Union Bank Donates to HSO

Union Bank of Mena donated $5,000 to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas on Tuesday, November 1, 2016. Michael Povey, volunteer for HSO, explained that sometime back, an anonymous donor gave $5,000 as a match funding to assist in spay/neuter fees and transportation costs for adoptions. As a result, Povey sought the help of Union Bank who matched the donation. ...

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HSO Adopts Out More than 100 Dogs with New Partnership

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Humane Society of the Ouachitas has adopted out more than 100 dogs since partnering with the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter out of Vinita, Oklahoma in August. The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter is able to better find forever homes for the sheltered dogs in states outside of Arkansas. HSO has been transporting adoptees out of the ...

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HSO Radiothon Brings Record Amount

BY MELANIE BUCK – The Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO), in conjunction with KENA 104.1, held the 2nd annual Radiothon last Thursday and raised a record-breaking amount for the organization. HSO was set up on the front lawn of the radio station to give citizens a chance to meet the volunteers, learn about their programs, and donate money for ...

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