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Animal Care and Adoption Center via Facebook
Animal Care and Adoption Center via Facebook
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New Director Named for Texarkana Animal Shelter

A new director has been named for the Texarkana Animal Shelter. Jennifer Hubbe-Jones will move from the interim director position to the role permanently at a cost of $49,000 per year. However, some in Texarkana are concerned about her lack of animal welfare experience.

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Hops for Homeless Pets Fundraiser

Beer tasting fundraiser for our local animal shelter at our brand new downtown Texarkana brewery. There will be beer, food, silent auction and live music by The Moss Brothers Band.

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Deathrow Dogs at Texarkana Animal Shelter
Photos by Jennifer Jones
Deathrow Dogs at Texarkana Animal Shelter Photos by Jennifer Jones
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Dogs on Deathrow at Animal Shelter in Texarkana–UPDATED [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

These dogs at our local animal shelter will be PUT TO SLEEP...euthanized--killed if not adopted or taken into foster homes by the close of business on Saturday, June 14. That is THIS SATURDAY -- PLEASE HELP!!!

Many great dogs that are currently at the Texarkana Arkansas Animal Care and Adoption Center (aka Texarkana Animal Shelter) are in danger of dying this weekend if you do not do something to change their fate. 

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Shelter Dog Outlaw credit Kilah Storm
Shelter Dog Outlaw by Kilah Storm
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Provide a Pet a Pad — Black Lab Named Outlaw [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

Whoever ends up with this dog is going to be very lucky! Outlaw is a super docile Black Lab mix. He is great with other dogs and very submissive. Outlaw is awesome on the leash and fetches along with bringing the ball back! A little shy but once you spend some time with him, he comes to life. You really can't ask for a better dog, but he has been in the pound since November.

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Adorable Puppy - Mimi Campbell/Townsquare Media
Adorable Puppy - Mimi Campbell/Townsquare Media
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Provide a Pet a Pad — Sweet Little Girl Puppy [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

This little girl was dumped in a ditch on Kings Highway with her brothers a couple of months ago. Originally there were five puppies but now just this little girl and two of her brothers remain at the shelter. They are all GREAT with kids!

This sweet girl puppy is very loving, likes to cuddle and at times can be a bit shy at times. 

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Provide a Pet a Pad - Dixie
Mimi Campbell/Townsquare Media
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Provide a Pet a Pad — German Shepherd at Animal Shelter [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

Dixie is a two year old German Shepherd that is a dream on a leash. She is house-trained too! She is playful and has a great temperament. She is not a fan of little dogs or cats though. Dixie is up to date on her vaccinations and heartworm prevention.

This beautiful German Shepherd was recently taken to the shelter by her owners because she did not get along with the little dogs at the house. In all fairness to the little dogs, they were there first. The husband was so sad to give her up but momma said she had to go.

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Puppies at Shelter photo credit Mimi Muttley Crew Rescue (3)
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Provide a Pet a Pad — Puppies Puppies Puppies [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

These puppies were dumped in a ditch on Kings Highway in Texarkana, Texas recently. The momma dog was with the originally but was no were to be seen when the puppies were picked up. There were originally five puppies but one is no longer with them so we are hoping to find the four remaining pups new homes. These puppies are GREAT with Kids!

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Dog at Shelter Provide a Pet a Pad FEATURE credit Kilah Sawatsky (3)
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Provide a Pet a Pad — Zane the Rottweiller Mix Puppy [PHOTOS/VIDEOS]

It is totally unbelievable that this gorgeous Rottweiler mix puppy is still at the shelter! Zane is so sweet and so smart. He is an affectionate and very intelligent puppy that is just sitting at the shelter waiting and waiting for a new family to take him home. Could this be your new dog? He is now about six months old. We first featured him in December and I just knew he would be gone before my blog was posted but that some how did not happen. Zane is a playful boy as you will see in his new video link below. He plays GREAT with other dogs, even smaller dogs. Zane could learn to fetch quickly too. He has a very soft coat. This young pup comes when called which is a great quality. With a few short training sessions of basic commands he is bound to amaze you with his super smarts.

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Shelter Dogs
Mimi McDaniel/Townsquare Media
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6 Ways to Help the Animal Shelter Without Spending Money

My first suggestion is to volunteer! The animal shelter could always use a couple of extra hands to walk the dogs, give baths or even help potential adopters pick out dogs. We only have one shelter. Our local shelter is called the Animal Care and Adoption Center and it is located at 203 Harrison in Texarkana, Arkansas. They are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. If you want to reach them by phone you should dial 870-773-6388.

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Animal Shelter Kitty
Animal Shelter Kitty Mimi/Townsquare Media
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Rain Moves Fundraiser to the Animal Shelter

The rain this past Saturday prevented the benefit from going as planned so now our local animal shelter in Texarkana is having the silent auction at the shelter all week. Please go by the shelter at 203 Harrison and place your bid on the fabulous items. The auction table is just inside the front door of the adoption center. The shelter is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Animal Shelter Kitty
Animal Shelter Kitty Mimi/Townsquare Media
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Octoberfest Fundraiser for the Furbabies at the Animal Shelter in Texarkana

Our local animal shelter in Texarkana is hosting a benefit on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Downtown Texarkana. Octoberfest is going to be a fantastically fun event for all to attend. It starts at 5 p.m. for the folks that don't want to stay out late and the fun and festivities will roll through the wee-hours until 1:30 a.m. for all of those party animals that want to have a good time and help out a great cause.

The silent auction will be a great way to get some super cool stuff and help out the animal shelter.

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Dogs available for Adoption at Shelter Mimi/Townsquare Media
Dogs available for Adoption at Shelter Mimi/Townsquare Media
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No Adoption Fee Saturday at the Shelter [PHOTOS]

This Saturday there are no adoption fees to adopt a dog or cat. The shelter will also have animals at the Octoberfest event in Downtown Texarkana.

Here are just a few of the dogs that are available for adoption.

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