18 May Arkansas – Day 3!
Written By: Kelli Leahy
Assistant Director, Home Visit Coordinator, Member, Board of Directors
Last Hope K9 Rescue
“My mission is to rescue. My dream is that one day, I won’t have to.”
Day 3 is officially in the books! We had the opportunity to visit not one, but two shelters today. We spent the morning at Stuttgart Animal Shelter in Stuttgart, Arkansas. Volunteers spend a good portion of the morning and early afternoon putting together insulated dog houses (for dogs at a sister shelter, but more on that later!), constructing a ‘puppy room,’ cleaning and scrubbing kennels, bathing dogs and puppies, heart worm testing along with walking and socializing dogs and puppies.
As the resident crazy lab lady, I was quite smitten (OK, who am I kidding, head over heels in love) with The Hawaiian Family, Momma Nani and her three babies, Malie, Leilani and Kalani. All four of these lovely ladies will be heading North soon in search of their FURever homes! (Nani is heartworm positive, so she will stay in Arkansas for treatment while her babies hop on the puppy bus and ride the Rescue Road first.) Nani was such a loving and attentive mama, she supervised her babies very closely as they romped and played into the outdoor pen with some of the other dogs.
The afternoon brought us to Hazen Animal Shelter in Hazen, Arkansas.
It was at this shelter that we had the opportunity to unveil…drumroll please…the insulated dog houses!!
While at Hazen volunteers did some reorganizing and tidying up, removed the old dog houses from the kennels, washed and cleaned and moved the new dog houses into the kennels. These insulated dog houses will help keep these babies warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Stay tuned for our Day 4 adventures, which bring us to Warren Animal Shelter in Warren, Arkansas!