Like many states in the South and Midwest, Arkansas has a devastatingly high number of stray and abandoned dogs. Volunteers help with everyday tasks at the shelters, such as kennel maintenance and cleaning, along with a variety of special projects to improve the dogs’ living conditions. In April 2019, 65 LHK9 volunteers traveled to Arkansas to work with 10 different shelters.
All volunteers participating in the service trip cover the costs of their flights and living expenses. Each volunteer is responsible for fundraising a set amount of money to fund the projects at each of the shelters visited during the service trip.
This annual service trip is so important to our dogs and especially our volunteers it’s really a huge highlight of the year for us. You can visit our blog to learn about previous years’ trips and get a sense for what this trip means to our volunteers.
The trip is usually scheduled for the end of April – beginning of May so check back in early 2020 for next year’s service trip dates and accompanying fundraisers.