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The Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO) recently held a fundraiser at Silver Screen Theater and packed the house to see the new movie, The Secret Life of Pets. Silver Screen was able to donate $300 as a result of the participation and $310 was raised through donations and raffles for a total of $610. “We were very pleased that 150 people showed up to support the effort. It was a lovely event,” said HSO volunteer, Stephanie Povey. Both parties look forward to having another similar event soon.

HSO Gains New Partnership to Find Forever Homes for Dogs


The Humane Society of the Ouachitas has partnered with a new shelter, the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter out of Vinita, Oklahoma, to help find sheltered dogs forever homes. HSO has been transporting adoptees out of the area for some time as Polk County has an abundance of sheltered pets.

With the new partnership, HSO transports the dogs to Oklahoma where they are then taken to Colorado, where there is a shortage of perspective adoptive pets. The Denver Dumb Friends League, or DDFL, for short, is the agency that finds new families for the dogs.

HSO volunteer, Michael Povey, said they transport dogs up to four times a month and more than 45 dogs have been adopted through the program in the last four weeks. HSO volunteers are hopeful that those numbers will remain high.

HSO is a 501(c)3 and is only funded through grants and donations. If you would like to help in any way, contact the shelter at 479-394-5682.


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