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Good News: Joey the Garden Cat to head home to THV

Good News: Joey the Garden Cat to head home to THV

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- It’s been several weeks since our sweet Joey had surgery to remove a tumor on his leg, and today all of his friends and family at the station were relieved and excited to learn that he’ll be heading back home to THV!  Here’s more from Dr. Terry Dew:

“We're here today, eight weeks after we removed Joey's tumor, his osteosarcoma, from his leg. He's done well in his rehab period. He's been away from the station and confined a little bit,  but he's done very, very well; more and more activity each day. I'm sure you've been following along on FaceBook and those posts.

He's here today and we took some x-rays. We wanted to look at the healing of the graft that we put in and his tibia itself. These are the x-rays we took today. This is from the front of the leg, and what we see, we want to make sure our plate and screws are where we put them. Everything looks nice and tight; no change there.

MacArthur Park 5K to raise funds for 'Unleashed'

MacArthur Park 5K to raise funds for 'Unleashed'

LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (April 18, 2012) – Participants in the Fifth Anniversary of the MacArthur Park 5K scheduled for Friday evening, May 4, will be “running for the dogs.”

Sharon Priest, executive director of Downtown Little Rock Partnership (DLRP) and organizer for the race on behalf of the MacArthur Park Group, said, “We are excited to announce that proceeds for this year’s race will be donated to a new dog park project, ‘Unleashed,’ on the southeast end of MacArthur Park.

A $15,000 goal of the MacArthur Park Group volunteers will be matched by the City of Little Rock, enough to design and construct the dog park.

Central Arkansas’ first 'Little Free Library' in Burns Park, downtown NLR

Central Arkansas’ first 'Little Free Library' in Burns Park, downtown NLR

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 13, 2012) – The William F. Laman Public Library System is excited to announce its first two “Little Free Library” installments in North Little Rock.

The “Little Free Libraries” can be found south of the dog park in Burns Park and in front of the North Little Rock City Services building located at 300 Main Street. Persons can visit the library, take a book, and replace it with another - all free of charge and without being a library patron. All books used in the library are donated and recycled to the public. “Little Free Library” is a national program used to promote literacy and the love of reading by building free book exchanges worldwide, and now totaling over 2,500 participating libraries.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer a new idea in library service to our community.

Furry Friends: Dude

Furry Friends: Dude

From the Pulaski County Humane Society:

This is Dude, a ine-year-old hound mix who has been at the shelter since last June.  He's very friendly and loves people and other dogs.  He's very smart, and we know he will be very easy to house train.  He's walked several times a day at the shelter and knows what he's supposed to do!

For information on how to adopt Dude, visit warmhearts.org or call (501) 227-6166.

NLR Friends of Animals kicks off Membership Drive

NLR Friends of Animals kicks off Membership Drive

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- North Little Rock Friends of Animals (NLRFOA), a non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals, is announcing its membership drive for 2012.  NLRFOA is inviting residents of North Little Rock and the surrounding areas to join our efforts.  “Our goal is to recruit people from our community who care about animals and believe that the first step in controlling pet population is educating others on the importance of sterilizing their pets. This is an issue that everyone can support.  It is about being proactive in preventing an overpopulation of animals that otherwise might end up in shelters or in bad situations.”