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Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue, Inc., an all-volunteer run organization, was created for the protection of animals and elimination of euthanasia through education and low-cost spay/neuter services. Read more
by Elaine T. from Lowell, AR
NWAAR is a great way to give back to the community by helping animals meet wonderful potential new forever homes. It is so rewarding to foster an animal that has had a rough start or time in their lives and watch them learn to love and feel safe again and to see them get safe homes with people who love them and treat them as family members. To be a part of helping an organization who believes that every animal has the right to a safe and happy home is awesome! I also volunteer at their low cost spay & neuter clinics and watch as people from all walks of life come to have their animal altered in hopes of cutting down on animal homelessness in this area. The people who are dedicated to the feral cat population also attend our clinics with the cats they have trapped to return back into the colonies they are caring for are greatful for this program. Working with the community and other volunteers is also fun and the friendships I have made I know will last for the rest of my life!
NWAAR is a unique way to help animals. NWAAR works regionally helping animals. NWAAR has realized the best way to help animals right now is to help limit the number of unwanted animals with spay/neuter programs. They are desperately trying to raise funds for a mobile spay/neuter unit so they can take their clinics wherever it is needed. The best thing is they help low income idividuals find low cost services so they are able to have animals in their lives. It is amazing to me how much having an animal in your life can help. It is important to me to be able to help animals and to also be able to help people at the same time. NWAAR allows me to do both.
by Amanda B. from Bentonville, AR
My family loves volunteering, so we decided to join NWAAR when we moved here. Now I coordinate volunteers, we foster homeless cats at home and help at weekend adoptions. It can be hard work - but it's so much fun! We've never done anything more rewarding.
Please join us. I'll see you at the bi-weekly volunteer orientation!