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Drink beer, eat hot dogs for charity

Drink beer, eat hot dogs for charity

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HSPC/DBBC) -  BREWS and BARKS will be held on September 13th, hosted by the Humane Society of Pulaski County and Diamond Bear Brewing Company. The event will take place at the new location of Diamond Bear at 600 N. Broadway in North Little Rock from 2-5pm.

Tickets for BREWS and BARKS, the only dog-friendly craft beer tasting in central Arkansas, are available at the website, www.warmhearts.org,  for $25 ($30 at gate).  The cost of admission entitles participants to unlimited beer tasting and sampling of hot dogs.  Participating craft beer breweries include: New Belgium, Boulevard, Saddlebock, Abita, Sam Adams, Mother's and Diamond Bear.

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest

Arkansas State Fair brings parade and Ugly Dog Contest


LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Since it's the 75th Anniversary of the Arkansas State Fair this year, they're doing something special by bringing back the parade for the first time since 1983.

The fair kicks off on October 10 and lasts through the 19, and the parade will take place on Saturday morning.

The most exciting news about the fair is that registration is now officially open for the Ugly Dog Contest.

For more information, click here.


Animal Ambassadors Show at the Little Rock Zoo

Animal Ambassadors Show at the Little Rock Zoo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- One of the biggest attractions for Arkansas kids every summer is the Little Rock Zoo. The zoo isn't just fun, it can also be a learning experience.

Susan Altrui and Hannah Baker shared more about the Animal Ambassadors Show along with Barnadette the barn owl and Boo the opossum.

They are apart of the daily shows at the Little Rock Zoo you can see live in action.

The zoo is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, seniors 60+ and active duty military get $2 off regular admission, children 12 and under are $9, and children under 12 months are free.

Learn all about the zoo at LittleRockZoo.com.

Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

Court battle leaves dogs in limbo

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Hundreds of Lonoke County dogs are in limbo at the Pulaski County Humane Society. They'll be there until a Supreme Court judge makes a decision. But it's getting costly.

"It's approximately two years, it will be two years, the end of June," said Dr. Teresa Medlock.

Dozens of dogs, 137 to be exact, have been at the Pulaski County Humane Society for the last two years.

They were taken from Sandra Nance's Lonoke County property in 2012 after a search by the Humane Society and Lonoke County Sheriff's Department found the dogs living in poor conditions.

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"They are evidence in the court system case and so we're entrusted with their care until the resolution of the case," Medlock said.

Joey helps raise money for LR Animal Village play room

Joey helps raise money for LR Animal Village play room

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) – The Little Rock Animal Village is raising money to build its new Cat Room, and THV's Joey the Garden Cat is on its fundraising team.

The new addition, to be called "Joey's Play Room," would give the cats at the Animal Village a place to get exercise and play, which they can't do very well in the cages they are typically confined to. The main goal of the Joey's Play Room is to give the felines a more active life and make them healthier, but it will also do more than that. With the cats playing at free will, potential new owners can see how they interact with others and how much energy they have. This would be a great way to help people determine which cat would best fit in their family and at their home.

HSSC holding adoption event for Jefferson County puppy mill rescues

HSSC holding adoption event for Jefferson County puppy mill rescues

SALINE COUNTY, Ark. (KTHV) – The Humane Society of Saline County (HSSC) will soon host an adoption event the weekend for the dogs it took in from the recent Jefferson County puppy mill rescue.

STORY: 183 animals seized from “Large Puppy mill operation" in Arkansas

The event will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sat., March 29. Adoption fees are $300 and includes an adopter’s kit.

Sixty-seven of the dogs were taken in by HSSC and Central Arkansas Rescue Efforts for Animals.

If you need more information on the event, please call HSSC at (501) 557-5518. The shelter is located at 7600 Highway 183 in Bauxite.

'Your Dog Can Be Toto' photo shoot set for April 5

'Your Dog Can Be Toto' photo shoot set for April 5

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (HSPC) -- Your Dog Can Be Toto, a fundraiser benefiting the Humane Society of Pulaski County will be held Saturday, April 5th, 11 am - 3pm at Just Dogs! Gourmet at The Promenade at Chenal in Little Rock.

For a minimum donation of $15, animal lovers can bring their dogs and pose for a digital photo with the main characters of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet School's presentation of the "Wizard of Oz". Photos will also be displayed in the lobby of Parkview Auditorium during the production on April 11-13, 2014. All breeds and sizes welcome.

Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to Buy One Get One Free Tickets for the "Wizard of Oz" musical at Parkview, a value up to $20.

Proceeds of the event will go directly to provide food, care and shelter for animals at the Humane Society of Pulaski County. The HEART mobile unit will be on-site for adoptions.