My Pulse News

Mena Arkansas News covering Polk County and the surrounding area

HSO Pays It Forward

Humane Society of the Ouachitas Pays It Forward to fellow animal rescue.

   Recently the Humane Society of the Ouachitas (HSO) of Polk County AR was able to gift Furry Tails Rescue of Yell County AR with a van to be used to save dogs in need. 

   The 1995 van, affectionately know as “Vanessa”,  has been used to shuttle pets in need since purchased by  the local rescue For The Sake Of The Animals (FSA). In time, FSA shifted their focus from rescue and adoption to serving as a sanctuary for difficult to adopt  cats, dogs, horses and burros. Diana Stockton with FSA saw HSO’s need for a vehicle to transport larger numbers of pets and generously donated Vanessa to HSO in the beginng of 2018.

   HSO has recently been the recipient of a generous grant from the Rachael Ray Foundation. With this grant a 2018 van was purchased. Now HSO is able to pay forward the generosity that has been so richly received. The HSO Board of directors agreed that the best use of Vanessa was to gift her to another group that could keep her rolling to help animals in need. 

   Furry Tails Rescue of Yell County AR was given the van. Furry Tails works in cooperation with Bubba’s Rescue of Scott County AR. Together they strive to save, rehabilitate and re-home the stray, abused and abandoned pet. Through their network of foster homes, 1,500 dogs have been saved in the past 2 years. 

   All four of these non-profit animal aid groups have a shared fundamental mission. To spread the word on the importance of spaying and neutering to help reduce the tremendous pet overpopulation we have in our region and to find homes for the homeless pets among us.

   HSO is proud to be a part of a vital community of animal aid groups and pet loving individuals. 

Please visit the Humane Society of the Ouachitas shelter where “Your Best Friend is Waiting.”  366 Polk Rd 50, Mena, AR 71953. Open Tuesday thru Saturday from 10am to 2pm. 

Or visit us on line at or hsomena on facebook and instragram.

Share This Post