It’s true, and this extends to our four-legged friends throughout the region. Northwest Arkansas is home to an array of pet shelters and scores of animal-focused nonprofit organizations. With winter fast approaching, we wanted to introduce you to a few by highlighting some of their immediate needs as well as some of their most recent milestones.

Winter Cat Shelters

With the coldest part of the year around the corner, one of the top needs we uncovered when doing our research for this post was the need for winter cat shelters. Outdoor cats can make it safely through the winter as long as they have food and shelter, and relatively good health. These shelters help in that effort, providing protection from the elements.

Best Friends Animal Society in Northwest Arkansas and Mew Cat Rescue are both seeking resources to aid in the construction of winter cat shelters. Through Best Friends, you can also sign up to receive one of the shelters.

Dog House Donation Drive

Animal Services Officers sometimes run across situations where families are struggling financially, but love their pets so very much. Fayetteville Animal Services wants to help keep these families together! They are needing dog houses of all sizes—used or new is fine! You can drop them off at the shelter any time, even if they aren’t open, they will get it the next morning. All donations are tax-deductible and their address is 1640 S Armstrong, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Dog House Donation Drive

Animal Services Officers sometimes run across situations where families are struggling financially, but love their pets so very much. Fayetteville Animal Services wants to help keep these families together! They are needing dog houses of all sizes—used or new is fine! You can drop them off at the shelter any time, even if they aren’t open, they will get it the next morning. All donations are tax-deductible and their address is 1640 S Armstrong, Fayetteville, AR 72701.

Pet Food Donations

The Bella Vista Animal Shelter, Tailwaggers NWA and Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter, have all issued requests for donations of pet food this month.

Lone Pine is a 100% no-kill sanctuary for dogs that were never adopted. They are in desperate need of canned food for their elderly dogs. **Update: For deliveries, you should ship to 916 W Centerton Blvd, Centerton, AR 72719, ATTN: Lone Pine Animal Shelter, Kim Mathis

The Bella Vista Animal Shelter feeds canned food to their kittens and adult cats as a supplement to ensure they are getting enough moisture in their diet. They currently have 74 cats and kittens that rely on them to keep their tummies full. You can drop it off directly at the shelter or ship it to them via Chewy or Amazon.

Tailwaggers NWA in Siloam Springs is not only in need of puppy food, but volunteers who want to socialize with them and help clean the kennels.

Paw-some Milestones!

Both Spay Arkansas in Springdale and Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank in Fayetteville recently surpassed major milestones this month!

50,000

For nine years, Spay Arkansas has sought to provide affordable spay/neuter services to low-income citizens, seniors, rescue groups and individuals working with feral or stray cat colonies. On November 5th, we found out that they completed their 50,000th surgery. What an incredible achievement! They have also rescued over 600 animals this year.

170,000

Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank provides dog and cat food to qualifying low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville, AR. As of November 6th, Ranger’s Pantry has officially provided over 170,000 lbs worth of pet food! For those who are playing along at home, that’s 137,278 lbs of dog food and 32,891 lbs of cat food.

Paw-some Milestones!

Both Spay Arkansas in Springdale and Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank in Fayetteville recently surpassed major milestones this month!

50,000

For nine years, Spay Arkansas has sought to provide affordable spay/neuter services to low-income citizens, seniors, rescue groups and individuals working with feral or stray cat colonies. On November 5th, we found out that they completed their 50,000th surgery. What an incredible achievement! They have also rescued over 600 animals this year.

170,000

Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank provides dog and cat food to qualifying low-to-moderate income residents of Fayetteville, AR. As of November 6th, Ranger’s Pantry has officially provided over 170,000 lbs worth of pet food! For those who are playing along at home, that’s 137,278 lbs of dog food and 32,891 lbs of cat food.

Holiday Fundraisers

Tis the season, right? In closing, we wanted to call attention to a few fundraisers we stumbled upon. The House of Little Dogs, NWA Bully Haven Rescue and Animal League of Washington County are all in the middle of year-end fundraisers.

And with that, we bid you fur-well!