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SPCA to break ground on shelter

SPCA to break ground on shelter

Sent in from a THV viewer:

Central Arkansas SPCA will be holding an official groundbreaking for our new 4000-square foot animal shelter on Friday, Sept. 23 at 1 pm.

We have assisted and will continue to assist with disaster relief and animal cruelty issues statewide. Our shelter will be located in Faulkner County but  want to assist other counties as well that have no county shelters, starting with the Central Arkansas area and expanding as funds allow.

As you know it takes money to operate. We can build a shelter but can't open without support from the public. We need funds, fosters and volunteers. We want to make a difference to the abused, neglected and unwanted pets in our state but can't do it without your help. We appreciate anything that you can do to help us.

Donations can be mailed to P.O.

Why purchase heartworm preventative from vet?

Why purchase heartworm preventative from vet?

Why should you purchase your pet's heartworm preventative from a veternarian instead of an internet pharmacy?

There is a very, very simple answer!  The pharmaceutical companies that make heartworm preventatives will guarantee their products when you purchase from your veterinarian, but will not guarantee products purchased through Internet pharmacies.  We know that nothing in life is 100%, and the same is true of heartworm preventatives.  Regular and consistent use of heartworm prevention remains our best tactic in the battle against heartworm disease, but it is possible, though rare, for a pet who is on heartworm prevention to contract the disease.

If your pet tests positive for heartworms, and your veterinary records indicate consistent use of preventatives and annual heartworm testing, then the pharmaceutical company is willing to pay toward your pet's treatment expenses, offsetting the cost significantly.  We have

Emergency services present disaster sheltering for companion animals

Emergency services present disaster sheltering for companion animals

October 15-16, 2011
Central Arkansas SPCA
4 Gail Lane
Conway, AR 72034

Disaster Sheltering for Companion Animals is designed to help communities of any size actively and formally prepare for disasters affecting both animals and humans. Natural or manmade disasters can strike at any time, and depending on their scope and severity, the local community needs to be equipped to handle the resulting influx of dogs, cats and other small companion animals.

Joey's Cute Pet Photo Contest

Joey's Cute Pet Photo Contest

It's that time of the year again where I get to have my very own contest - Joey's Cute Pet Photo Contest for all pets!

My friends at Bedford Camera & Video have generously produced a beautiful coffee mug and mouse pad for the winners to choose from. Now, because I think every pet is cute I randomly select the winners each week.  It is very important when you upload your photo to Today's THV website, include name of pet and where you live in the description. Eleven winners will be selected during the month of July and shown on Today's THV Morning Show.

This contest is for Arkansas residents only. Thanks for playing along! -- Joey

PETA: Safeguard your pet during severe weather

PETA: Safeguard your pet during severe weather

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As weather forecasters warn Arkansas residents to brace for even more severe thunderstorms, flooding, and possible tornadoes this week, PETA is offering important advice for ensuring the safety of companion animals should residents experience major storm damage or flooding and be forced to evacuate. Please alert your audience to the following information, which could help save the lives of cats, dogs, birds, and other companion animals who need to be included in tornado and other disaster preparation plans:

  • If a tornado is expected in your area and you evacuate, never leave your animals behind. If the tornado is a threat to you, it's a threat to them. If you seek safety within your residence, be sure to include all your animals. If the storm causes flooding, never leave your animals outdoors, tied up, or confined in any way, as they will be trapped and unable to flee rising waters.
  • Know your destination ahead of time.

Emergency adoptions for SPCA pets

Emergency adoptions for SPCA pets

CONWAY, Ark. -- On Sunday, March 6, from 8 A.M. until 3 P.M., at Faulkner County S.P.C.A., located at #4 Gail Lane in Conway, Arkansas, 72034, there will be an Emergency Adopt-A-Thon.

The recent surrendered dogs will be available for viewing and applications will be taken  You can either pay a adoption fee of $100 or you can sponsor all the vetting for animal.  It will be on a first come, first serve bases, and the newly surrendered animals will not be ready to go to their "furever" homes until March 25 or 26.

There are several dogs and cats that ARE ready to go and their adoption fee is $100.

Dogs need your donations

Dogs need your donations

CONWAY, Ark. -- Faulkner County SPCA, formerly Po Folks Rescue, will be receiving about 25 dogs from a backyard/puppy mill tomorrow .These dogs are severely matted and smelly.We are in desperate need of volunteers, groomers, puppy and adult dry and canned food, money donations, towels, puppy pens and sterilization sponsors. Donations or items may be dropped off at: 4 Gail Lane, Mayflower, Arkansas.

The dogs will be arriving around 11:30 a.m. and all media is welcome.  I can be reached at 501-398-5238 if you have any questions.