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!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Your Help is Needed

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue has approval from the state of Arkansas to produce a special license plate saying "Caring for Animals" giving drivers in all of Arkansas the chance to purchase a plate. The license plate will cost a little more that a plain license plate. The additional funds will go to a fund helping low income families spay or neuter their pets.

We have approval from the state for our program but, they need to confirm interest before they start producing the special plate. The state is requiring us to have 300 signatures from licensed drivers. We are already half way there.

Want to help? All we need is your signature and a little information about your vehicle to prove you are a licensed driver. By signing our petition all you are doing is saying you believe in our spay/neuter program and intend to purchase a plate. If your circumstances are such that you are not able to purchase the plate when the time comes, you will be able to get out of purchasing it.

Want to sign? Just drop by the Rogers, Arkansas Petco. A clip board with our petition is available there for you to sign. Just go to the area with the live cats/kittens. The petition will be there for you to sign.

Please call 479-439-7978 for more information.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Adoption events

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue will be showcasing some of their adoptable cats and kittens at Petco in Rogers this weekend, Nov. 21st and 22nd. Volunteers will be available to assist attendees wanting to learn more about these pets. Attendees will be able to see and hold cats and kittens available for adoption at Petco curing this event.

This is the second adoption event held over a two day weekend at Petco. NWAAR was able to find homes for fifteen ctas and kittens at our first event. NWAAR will be holding these events throughout the next few months in an attempt to place most if not all of our adoptable pets before the holiday season.

Event will be held:
Nov. 21st and 22nd
Dec. 5th and 6th
Dec. 19th and 20th

Potential pet owners may also check out our web-site or for adoptable cats and dogs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Fancy is a beautiful tuxedo cat with medium to long black thick fur. Fancy was found with one ten week old kitten and a broken leg. Fancy is a remarkable mother having raised seven orphaned, abandonded kittens in addition to her own! All but one of her babies have found homes and it is time for Fancy to find a loving home, too. Fancy still has a limp from her broken leg which healed poorly but, is not in pain. She gets around well but, Fancy needs to go to a indoor home and her adoptive parent/parents will need a vet reference. If you would like to learn more about Fancy or would like an adoption application, please call 479-439-7978.

Monday, November 9, 2009

NWAAR's latest adoption day at Petco

NWAAR decided to start hosting adoption days at Petco duting both Saturday and Sundayat the suggestion of one of our newest members. Last weekend was our first two day adoption. We were able to adopt seven kittens/cats and have applications on four other animals. Yeah! Amanda great idea! Thank you to all the other members who donated their time to take a shift at Petco, help set up and tear down. A special thanks to Mandy, Elaine and Mandy for coordinating things making this such a successful event.

We will be doing our next adoption day, Saturday and Sunday Nov. 21st and 22nd. If you are willing to help, we can use it. Please call 479-439-7978!

Wag of the Month!

Kristie Bean gets NWAAR's big wag award for this month. Kristie has been instrumental in getting our recent fund raising letter out for it's first mailing. Kristie helped us draft the letter, printer the letters and helped bet them posted.

NWAAR owes a great deal to the volnteers who donate their time and talents. Please help us thank Kristie for her hard work and dedication!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We think Lady was rescued from a puppy mill. She had been from home to home after she had outlived her usefullness in producing puppies. We think she has had over four litters. She finally came to one of our foster homes to be a companion. She was so intimidated it took us two days before Lady would trust us. She would run and hide when someone came to the door eventually finding her safe spot under her new Mommy's chair. Lady is finally realizing she is safe and at home for the first time. Lady has become a part of the family and has learned to be spoiled. She stays close to her new Mommy but, likes to play outside with her new brothers and sister. Lady knows she will no longer have to live in a cage and have litter after litter of puppies.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Chamomile-Natural cure for an upset dog or cat

I have found over the years my body is very sensitive to medical therapies. After a while, I decided to check out herbal medicine as a way of finding more gentile cures. When these cures turned out to be just what I needed, I was led to trying to find herbal treatments for my animals. Over the years, I learned several treatments but, the most useful is chamomile.

Chamomile is used in humans to help with stress related illnesses like nervousness and anxiety, non-infectious inflammation, itchiness and as an antiseptic. Chamomile also holds antibiotic properties. It can also be used internally for gastrointestinal upset such as pain, bloating and gas; as well as externally as a topical substance to relieve skin irritation.
When relocating having to travel 16 hours with two cats, I decided to try using chamomile to calm my two boys for the journey. I simply made a cup of chamomile tea available at just about any grocery store. Mixing half the tea with water, I fed it to my boys several days before leaving for our journey. They were easier to get into their traveling crate and were calm for the whole journey. I continued to use chamomile to calm my babies whenever I knew they would be stressed. Chamomile is just as effective for dogs and is especially useful for treating skin irritations.

Chamomile also has a natural anticoagulant (blood thinning) property and should not be used on those undergoing surgery or recovering from surgery for a few weeks before and a few weeks following. Pregnant animals should not be treated with chamomile for similar reasons. Please check out this useful information before using chamomile.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue Pizza Night

Hey everyone! Tomorrow night is Pizza night. If you order in, take out or eat in at any of the listed Pizza Huts on our voucher, NWAAR gets 25% of the sale. Be sure to use our voucher and don't use any coupons. They won't honor the sale if you use a coupon.

You get to eat great pizza from Pizza Hut and help Northwest Arkansas' animals, too! Time for a pizza party!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Little Ricky

Little Ricky was found at an apartment complex in Bentonville. One of our members had been driving by and noticed Ricky sitting on the sidewalk looking confused and lost. When she called to him he came running to her meowing! After she looked for his siblings but found none, she put him in her car and whisked him away to a local vet for care.
He was emaciated, covered with fleas and his feet were red, swollen and bare of fur. The vet was not sure that Ricky would make it. His feet were diagnosed with ringworm and he only weighed one pound; he should have been between 2 and 3 pounds. The vet treated him for the fleas and worms, and tested him for Feline Leukemia (he was negative). The vet techs gave him some food & water but he could not keep the food down. The volunteer was told to feed him special food in small amounts every few hours. Luckily for Ricky with this constant care over the next few days and his desire to live he made it.
After the vet was sure Little Ricky was well enough to go to a foster home for the rest of his care, the volunteer who found Ricky took him into her home where she fosters cats and kittens. Ricky had to be separated from the other cats because of the ringworm and special diet.
Because of Ricky’s tenacious attitude and some specialized TLC, Ricky survived his rough start to life. Ricky’s is now between 3 to 4 pounds but, will be slightly stunted when he reaches full maturity. Little Ricky LOVES to eat and has been given a clean bill of health!
Ricky is now about 3-4 months old, loves to play and snuggle – he even like kisses! He has been neutered, micro chipped and given his first shots and wanting a family of his own that will continue to provide a safe and loving environment.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Little Rocky was brought into my care when he was very small. He was barely old enough to eat but, you could tell he had been hungry. He was found at a local dump hungry and alone. He had been brought to an adoption event not having been placed in a foster home yet. We hoped a mother kitty we had would accept him with her babies. The mother kitty didn't want anything to do with him. She bopped him on the head and her kittens played roughly with him.

Scared we removed him and he was placed in my arms. We were still at the adoption event but, luckily unlike most adoption days, we had a number of people helping. I spent most of that adoption day cuddling little Rocky. We were given some left over pizza and I started feeding Rocky some. He ate the toppings off of two pieces. I could tell he liked to eat.

Rocky went home with me that day. Even though he was smaller than my other foster kittens, he held his own making everyone move when he wanted to eat and jumping right in the middle of things when he wanted to play. Rocky has moved from our house to Petco in Rogers with the hope he could find a home.

I dropped by to see him today. He is the same old Rocky. Full of energy and ready for anything. Just a little bigger. I picked him up out of his cage with the other kitten we had sent to Petco to find a home Booker. We thought they would be less lonely if we sent them together. They are both black with gold eyes but, Rocky is smaller with a small white spot on his throat and one you can't see on him tummy.

I held him for a long time and played with him for a while. After giving the other kittens some attention, too. I opened Booker and Rocky's cage once more to pet them goodby. I left with the great hope they both would find people who would love them and give them a good home.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Foster homes needed!

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue is in need of foster homes. All that is required is for the foster home to provide a loving environment for our animals in transition. Supplies can be provided by NWAAR.

Homes are needed for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Foster care can vary from a few days to longer. One of our foster Moms said this recently. "It is such a joy to see an animal you have loved and cared for go to good home and to know it will be loved and cherished like all animals should be."

If you are interested in becoming a foster home for one of our pets, please call Northwest Animal Rescue at 439-7978. An animal in need is waiting for your call.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Wag of the Month Award

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue announces it's new Wag of the Month Award. A volunteer will be chosen by the board of directors each month to recieve the award.

This month's award goes to Pam Lamb for her work in media relations for NWAAR. NWAAR owes a great deal to the volunteers who donate their time. NWAAR has no paid employees and survives solely through volunteer's work.

If you would like to make a difference in the lives of animals in northwest Arkansas, call us at 479-439-7978 or e-mail us at Our volunteer coordinator will find a fun volunteer position just for you.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Low Cost Shot and Microchip Clinic

NWA Animal Rescue will host a low cost shot and Microchip clinic on Saturday Sept 19th from 10am to 2pm at the Gazebo in Gulley Park in Fayetteville.
No appointment necessary.


Rabies $10

Parvo/Distemper $15

Bordetella $10


Rabies $10

FVRCP combo $15

Feline Leukemia $15

Lifetime Microchip (No annual fees) $20

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Kitten taken from Petco returned by Rogers Police

Emmitt, the kitten stolen from Petco just minutes before his adoptive parents came to pick him up June 6th was returned to Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue yesterday, July 29th by Rogers police. The Rogers police arested the man who took Emmitt for unrelated charges. He confessed to taking Emmitt while being questioned and led policed to where Emmitt had been taken. Police were able to identify Emmitt. Emmitt was in good condition and was returned to Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue. Emmitt's adoptive parents were excited to know they would still have the chance to adopt Emmitt. Emmitt will be going home soon.

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue thanks the Rogers Police Department for their great work!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

NWA Animal Rescue's May Spay & Neuter Clinic

Well, we are all exhausted but happy. Our May spay and neuter clinic was very successful, we spayed and neutered 28 animals!! Northwest Arkansas is overburdened with homeless and abandoned dogs and cats, the only solution is spaying and neutering.
We offer low cost spay and neuter coupons to help those who can't afford to spay and neuter their pets and we also hold monthly spay and neuter clinics. Please contact us at if you are interested in one of our low cost programs.
Are there stray or feral cats in your neighborhood? Please check out this link, We can help you to coordinate your trapping with our clinics. Please email or call 479 439-7978 to be on our spay and neuter clinic list.

You can make a difference - Spay and Neuter!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Microchip/Vaccination clinic at BigWag

Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue’s Microchip/Vaccination Clinic held Saturday April 18th at BigWag Gourmet Dog Bakery in Rogers, Arkansas was a resounding success. Dr. Harper of Bella Vista Village Animal Hospital assisted by veterinary technician Angie Johnson were able to vaccinate or microchip 71 dogs and 6 cats at the clinic. NWAAR members Elaine Tayrien, Mary Lou Pohlmann and the owners of BigWag Erin and Cary Hague along with staff members assisted attendees. Volunteers Vienna Willard and Rick Patton also assisted during the event.

Several dogs were available for adoption during the event; one from Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue and three from Sugar Creek Animal Rescue. Look for our next Microchip/Vaccination Clinic at Dogs Downtown in Rogers, on May 9th. Our next low cost spay/neuter clinic will be May 30th at the Bentonville Police Department.

This event definitely contributed to NWAAR’s mission to protect animals.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

NWA Animal Rescue has rescheduled the May Low Cost Spay and Neuter Clinic to Saturday May 30th. Please email for more information.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Low Cost Vaccination and Microshipping Clinic

Bigwag Dog Bakery
Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue

Are sponsoring a Low Cost Vaccination & Microchip Day 2301 W. Walnut - Suite 23 Turtle Creek Plaza Rogers April 18th 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Microchip - $20
Rabies - $10
Parvo - $10
Feline Leukemia - $10
Feline Upper Respiratory - $10