Volunteer Betty Stokes holding Charlie; Animal Control Officer Paula Musick with Hank, Matha J. Williams and Keith Conklin, representatives from ACNA. Both dogs are looking for forever homes.

The Arts Center of North Arkansas was notified that member Margaret “Peggy” Duff had passed away July 1 while visiting her mother in Michigan. The other members took up a collection to make a donation in her memory to The Cherokee Village Animal Control. She loved animals and the members thought this would be a great way to remember her. The certificate will be framed and put up at the shelter. They also presented checks adding up to $275 and was greatly appreciated. The ACNA is located at 1 West Cherokee Village Mall, Cherokee Village. They are open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday through Saturday.

The Cherokee Village Animal Control welcomes donations. They are a city-run facility that handles animals within the city limits of Cherokee Village. They strive to provide caring, competent, and professional assistance to the animals and community.

The facility relies heavily on volunteers and community service workers for staffing. They make every effort to find homes for the animals.

If a pet goes missing, call immediately. Animals are held for re-claim for only five days, and then they are placed for adoption. CVAC holds frequent adoption events.
Volunteers are always needed. The chores include bathing, dipping, and grooming dogs; feeding and watering animals; training dogs to walk on leashes; playing with animals to get them socialized and rehabilitate; advertising animals on the internet; transporting animals to the vet or to new homes; helping with fundraising and adoption events and fostering dogs and cats.

They need one or two persons to assist in cleaning the cat facility: a long term commitment of two and a half hours per day only two days a week. The ability to lift and bend is required and volunteers must love cats.

CVAC needs:
-Collars & leashes.
-Food (dog or cat) (wet or dry)
-Towels, blankets, small rugs
-Crates, cages, pens, and carriers of all sizes.
-Bowls for food & water.
-Plastic storage bins (for food and other supplies)
-Paper towels, toilet tissue, kitchen size trash bags.
-Cat litter/ cat boxes / cat toys.
-Cleaning items, laundry soap, dish soap, bleach & Mr. Clean.
-Flea/tick products (dips, shampoos, conditioners)
-Five gallon buckets.
-Monetary donations.
-2 liter plastic bottles.
-Fly Strips
-Kiddy pools.

Items can be dropped off during regular CVAC hours or at our “Doghouse” in town center. All proceeds go to help the animals and our community.

You may also contact Animal Care Officer: Paula Musick at 1531 Hwy 289 North, Cherokee Village. Their phone number is 870-994-4445.

The shelter is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 2 pm.
Visitors can see animals on the weekends by appointment only.
Surrender service:

Anyone in a position where they can not keep your pet and you live in Cherokee Village, for a fee you can surrender your pet to the Animal Control Center. You must call and make an appointment first.
People in these situations are encouraged to find a new owner by placing ads in the local paper, on bulletin boards found at feed stores and shopping centers, etc., as the Animal Control Center is limited on space. Anyone who decides to surrender a pet, is required to pay a $50 fee at time of drop off.
Residents in the city limits of Cherokee Village dogs must have rabies tags and city tags on at all times. This is a city ordinance and it helps Animal Control return dogs to their homes safely.
To obtain the city license, proof of a current rabies vaccination is should be presented to the Cherokee Village City Hall.