Thursday, September 16, 2010

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue's Mission

Did you know?
In 2008, over 7500 of Northwest Arkansas’ companion animals were destroyed in area shelters as a result of thoughtless breeding and irresponsible owners. The majority of these animals were healthy, loving and very adoptable. Don’t blame the shelters, they are the ones faced with the overwhelming responsibility of dealing with the animals the public is throwing away.

What is being done…Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue (NWAAR) currently offers low cost spay and neuter coupons and monthly low cost spay and neuter clinics in Northwest Arkansas. Together with our volunteers and caring local veterinarians we have altered over 2,000 animals… effectively saving literally hundreds of thousands of animals from a probable euthanasia ending. However, this is not enough, as unfortunately, our area shelters are regularly above capacity.

You can make a difference!
We need your help. Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue is on the forefront of a region wide spay and neuter program. We are currently raising funds to purchase, maintain and operate a mobile spay and neuter unit that will allow us to bring the low cost surgeries to a greater population of Benton and Washington counties as well as other surrounding areas. Our goal is to eventually operate the mobile clinic full time… resulting in a reduction of thousands of animals and ultimately ending the need of unnecessary euthanasia for our companion animals. The only thing standing in our way is the initial cost of the unit and supplies with the mobile unit itself costing around $120,000.

Your contribution will make a difference in helping end the cycle of animal neglect and abuse. All donations are tax deductible as NWAAR is a registered 501(c) 3 organization dedicated to the cause of helping to raise awareness and save lives.

I looked at the caged animals in the shelter… the cast offs of human society. I saw in their eyes love and hope, fear and dread, sadness and betrayal. And I was angry, “God,” I said “this is terrible! Why don’t you do something?” God was silent for a moment then He spoke softly. “I have done something,” He replied, “I created you.”
Jim Willis

Please send your generous, tax deductible donation to:
PO Box 7532
Springdale, AR 72766
479 439-7978

Your money and/or your time will bring about a day when the animals of NWA are no longer abandoned, homeless or dying.

Thank you,

Mandy Keenen
Founder and President

Sunday, June 6, 2010

NWA Animal Rescue and Bigwag Dog Bakery are sponsoring a low cost vaccination and microchip clinic on Saturday June 12th from 10 am to 2 pm at Bigwag Dog Bakery
2301 W. Walnut Ste 23 in Rogers (Turtle Creek Plaza - behind Popeyes chicken)

Rabies $10 Parvo/Distemper $10 Bordetella (kennel cough) $10

Rabies $10 FVRCP $10 Feline Leukemia $12

All microchips are $20 (includes the registration) !!!!

Monday, February 15, 2010

NWAAR Volunteer Opportunities

This is an excerpt from our volunteer coordinator Elaine. Please contact her at if you are interested in any of these opportunities. No matter how much or how little you do, it means a lot especially to our animals!

PetCo cage cleaners! I need people to help clean cages at PetCo during the week. I need Wednesday, Thursday & Friday covered and a few folks willing to be called in a pinch if someone can't show. This commitment is only about an hour or so a day in the mornings before 11:00 a.m. Cleaning cages, feeding & watering cats and giving them a little TLC. Training is involved and the knowledge that you are making those cats lives a little better until they find their forever home!
Spay & Neuter Clinics! We also will be needing some folks that are interested in working at spay & neuter clinics. We host a monthly low cost spay & neuter clinic and are wanting to consider doing a Mass Spay Day this spring or early summer. I need to find people who are willing to learn what needs to be done and maybe even run part of the event! So please let me know if you are interested in helping at spay neuter clinics so we can start to get you trained for when we have our mobile spay & neuter unit or other bigger events! This is great experience for those interested in getting into the veterinary field!
Foster Homes! We are in need of some folks who are willing to foster some cats. These are cats that are already in our system. Some are special needs cats and need long term foster homes. The special needs cats have issues that range from old age, to poor eyesight or hearing to illness such as FIV or Feline Leukemia. These animals are traditionally very hard to adopt and will need long term foster homes until a forever home is found that is willing to take on these issues. We only have a handful of these cats but they are in desperate need of a better environment to help them either become or stay healthy and live out their lives. Vet expenses are covered by NWAAR through our participating vets, food and other basic care items will need to be covered by the foster home. Your home will need to be subject to approval for fostering. We do have a few dogs that are also already in our system that need fostered also. You must have a fenced in back yard for dogs and be willing to socialize them until they are either adopted or accepted into the transport program.
Youth Group! I am interested in starting a Youth group this summer. This group would only meet over the spring & summer months. The purpose of this group would be to attend activities and events and help out where needed and create simple and fun fundraisers that help create an "Angel Fund" to help provide care for feral animals that come through our system that require spaying & neutering, rabies shots and other health issues that affect this community of often neglected animals and to reduce their overpopulation. Please contact me if you are interested in participating or running this program - spring is right around the corner and we need to get started! We already have a handful of youths who help out at Adoption Drives & Clinics and I would love to be able to have this done in a much more organized manner so the kids can have more of a voice in our organization and show their ideas and energy in the community!
Fund-raising! We have several events and fundraisers that we need support from a group of persons who like to contact groups, vendors and others in our area for donations. These donations can be "in kind" or donations of services or items that can be used to help raise funds or financial donations that can be used towards the events that help raise funds or medical care of animals or the Mobile Spay & Neuter Unit we would like to someday have. We are currently trying to raise these types of funds for our Annual Poker Tournament on April 17th and have several events planned over the spring and summer that will need varied amounts and types of funding.
Events! We have many events planned over the summer that we will need people to attend. If you like interacting with the community and are willing to help show what our organization is all about then this is the volunteer opportunity for you!. Most events are weekends and we set them up in shifts so you can enjoy the event also! Depending on your shift, you will need to be willing to collect our event box, and set up items, set up the booth, take it down at the end of the event and return it when you are done! We also try to do some sort of fund-raising at each event.
Our first finalized event of this year is the Annual Poker Tournament on April 17th. This is a fun event that you can also participate in! We need help actually running the event and most of all recruiting and collecting prizes for the players. If you want to play in the game - you can! Just purchase a ticket! The success of the event is really dependent on the prizes we get - last years grand prize was a 32 inch Big Screen TV! We had electronics, trips and many other great prizes! Soooo - if you are that person who likes to make contacts with in the community and ask for great prizes - just let me know and we will get you started!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Robbie Ballard of Scentsy donates to NWAAR

Do you love wonderful Scentsy candles and other product? Join Robbie Ballard in helping raise funds for NWAAR. Robbie will donate 50% of her commissions to NWAAR. Check out her sales and create some wonderful scents around your home. She can be contacted at or 479-419-9414. Check out her web-site at

February is the perfect time to stock up on all of your favorite Scentsy products. To make room for our new and exciting Spring/Summer 2010 products, everything in the Fall/Winter 2009 catalog will be offered at a 10% discount for the month of February.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Interested in volunteering!

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue owes a great deal to it's network of volunteers. We have no paid employees and are completely run by volunteer efforts. Are you interested in sharing some of your time? If you are interested in an hour once a week or once a month, we have something for you to do. If you have specialized experience or just want to learn more about animals, we need your help. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at or call 479-439-7978.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Goodsearch for Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue

Do you search the internet? Want to do something good while you search?

Just go to and select Animal Rescue of Northwest Arkansas as your charity. Every time you search, Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue will get a donation. Check the goodsearch website for details. A few searches won't generate income but, most do. A good estimate is $0.01 per search. It may not seem like much but, if we all do it, the amount adds up.
NWAAR has already earned over $130.00 since it began participating.

It is a simple way to do your part. Animals in Northwest Arkansas will appreciate you!