Dr. Carlos Arreloa, founder and director of Little Woman Home for Animals, passed November 19, 2019, after a year-long battle with cancer. We ask for your thoughts and remembrances of Carlos and your continued support for LWHA as we work to continue the mission as he envisioned it.
Founder and Director
Dr. Carlos Arreola established the sanctuary in 1999 as a home for burros targeted for eradication from their Grand Canyon home. Soon after the sanctuary opened its doors, an expanded mission of helping animals in distressed situations was undertaken.
Facilities & Construction
As LWHA expanded, its accommodations for the animal guests had to keep up. LWHA needed someone with the know-how to help Carlos get the physical site of LWHA organized, and in 2003 Mike arrived, becoming an integral part of LWHA's success.
Sponsor Outreach & Board Member
Reaching out to sponsors and supporters has become more important than ever in making the public aware of the mission of service organizations, as well as fostering a sense of shared concern. Martha has taken to that role with energy and dedication for LWHA's mission.
Animal Guest Care
It takes a very special person to give dozens of cats (and a few of their canine friends) the attention they want one minute, then roll up your sleeves and clean up after them all the next. Diane handles both these essential duties with patience, enthusiasm and lots of love.
Animal Guest Care & Board Member
As a long-time volunteer and LWHA board member, Sharon's love of animals translates into helping maintain a separate housing environment for our animals guests who need special care, from cleaning the building to feeding our guests.
Website, Publications & Board Member
After many years as a municipal publications manager, Wayne retired in 2016 and continues to volunteer long-distance, supporting LWHA through website work, LWHA calendar design and administrative assistance. He also leads LWHA's interest in the trial of birth control methods to slow feral cat population growth.
If you're looking for a well cared for adoptable pet, we've got some of the most adorable ones you can imagine. Since our special purpose at LWHA is the care of older animals, we have more mature pets than young ones. But you'll find these 'grown-ups' ready to brighten your life in the way only a loving pet can. They're past their 'high energy phase', are calmer and more manageable and ready to settle down in their new life with you.Read More
Many pets lose their homes when their owners die or become disabled. Family and friends are not always able to take on the responsibility, and the pet is left to an uncertain fate. By enrolling and contributing to the Continuing Care Program, owners are secure in the knowledge that when they are no longer able to care for their pet, the pet will receive the love, care and attention it has always enjoyed.Read More
Protect the animals you love. Create a lasting partnership with Little Woman Home for Animals. Your planned gift makes it possible. You can make your bequest for a specific dollar amount, a percentage of your estate or specific assets from your estate. Bequests, like other gifts, can be designated for many purposes or given without restriction.Read More
If you're going to be in the vicinity of Huntsville, Texas, you might find a visit to Little Woman Home for Animals to be an enjoyable and enlightening side trip. There is nothing like a visit to LWHA to get a true sense of the care invested in those we shelter here at LWHA. Sponsors and supporters are particularly encouraged to come see the positive things their support is helping to provide.Read More
If you're looking for a well cared for adoptable pet, we've got some of the most adorable ones you can imagine.Learn More
Amazon Smile and Kroger Community Rewards are great ways to help LWHA year 'round doing the things you already do.Learn More
You can make a world of difference in one of our animal guest's life by donating a Kuranda bed to LWHA.Learn More
LWHA does not currently have available volunteer opportunities other than for SHSU pre-veterinary student assistance.Learn More
Donate most cars, trucks, boats and other vehicles and help Little Woman Home for Animals do more good for more animals.Learn More