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HSO’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

Humane Society of the Ouachitas celebrated another year honoring it volunteers on April 16, which marked National Volunteer Week throughout the nation. After visiting over a potluck lunch, HSO Volunteer Shelter Manager Tina Ball praised and presented awards to HSO’s “foster pet parents” who temporarily open their homes particularly to puppies of all ages too young to reside in the ...

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HSO Announces Holiday Pet Food Drive Tally

SUBMITTED – Every holiday season, local businesses are gracious to accept HSO’s collection boxes for donations of pet food and supplies from shoppers. From November through end of December, Becky Otts, who volunteered to head up the fundraiser for another year, wrapped, placed, collected and tallied donations, and delivered items to the shelter. Businesses which participated were Dogwood Grooming, James ...

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HSO Receives $60,000 Grant

MENA, AR – Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO) is excited to announce its receipt of a new $60,000.00 grant awarded by PetSmart Charities, the leading funder of animal welfare in North America.  PetSmart Charities’ grant is earmarked to fund veterinary costs, adoption preparation, and expenses related to transporting HSO’s eligible shelter animals to other animal welfare organizations and adoption ...

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Stockton Donates Van to HSO

Diana Stockton, of the organization For Sake of Animals, recently made a much-needed donation to the Humane Society of the Ouachitas. When HSO announced they needed another van, Stockton gave them a call and said she had an extra and donated a 1995 Chevy Sports Van. Pictured with Stockton is HSO President Michael Povey.

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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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