Our mission is to rescue animals.
Our dream is that one day we won’t have to.

Beth Murray
HSO President

My husband, Bryan and I have five rescue dogs. Gauge – Vizsla mix, Dax – Blue Heeler Mix, Jasmine and Hadley – Weimaraners adopted from Arkansas Weimaraner Rescue and Ruger – Plott Hound adopted from HSO.  When I am not with their furkids, or volunteering for AWR or HSO, I work full time as an analyst for a fantastic company located in NWA.  I enjoy running, traveling, working in our yard and spending time with friends.   I am honored to be a part of HSO because of the love and dedication the entire organization shows for animals; working together with many other teams to ensure dogs (and cats) are rescued and adopted to loving families.

  Hermine Wilkins
HSO Vice President

Hermine, along with her husband, owns DogWatch Doggie Day Care & Boarding in Fayetteville and Bentonville.  She has 5 Weimaraners, 2 are rescues and 3 she shows in agility, conformation and obedience.  Hermine has also run the Arkansas Weimaraner Rescue for almost 20 years.   She joined the HSO board because she has a deep desire to make the world better for animals.

  Frank Johnson
HSO Treasurer

I am currently a Senior Director in Global Investigations for Walmart Stores, Inc. Prior to my Walmart career I was a police officer for 25 years for the City of Fayetteville retiring in 2006 as Chief of Police. I have a passion for the HSO mission to rescue animals and our programs to ensure their safety and security. I have a white German Shepherd named Soleil. My wish is for people in NWA to see HSO as a local resource dedicated to rescuing and caring for animals and to support our mission.

  Chase Jackson
HSO Secretary

Chase Jackson has been on the board of directors for two years but has been active in rescue and welfare of animals since 2010. With HSO he is Secretary, Co-Chair of the Volunteer Committee, and Co-Chair of the Marketing Committee. Chase also sits on the board of directors for Arkansas Weimaraner Rescue. When he’s not doing rescue work, he manages & markets DogWatch Doggie Day Care & Boarding. Chase has 3 rescue Weimaraners, 1 rescue boxer, a tank full of fresh water fish, and a rescue African Gray Parrot. 

  Laura Hokett, DVM
HSO Medical Director

I have 6 dogs, a amazon grey parrot and a cat at home , plus 2 cats plus misc fosters at office at any given time. I am on the board because I have always felt it’s my duty to do as much as I can for all animals all the time. I have  been extremely blessed by my profession , and am very grateful to be able to give back.

  Jeff Hodges
HSO Director

Jeff and his wife, Carla live in Fayetteville. Jeff owns Foghorn’s Wings with locations in Fayetteville, Springdale and Rogers, AR. To say he and Carla are passionate pet owners would be an understatement. Their 5 rescue dogs are truly their family, as everyone that knows them will attest to. Jeff’s involvement with HSO began when he put on the first annual Putt 4 Paws Miniature Golf Tournament to benefit HSO in 2009, and in 2012 he became a director.

 Shannon4 Shannon McMasters
HSO Director

Shannon is a medical equipment sales manager for pediatric products and travels throughout Arkansas for her work. She has one dog, Hiney who is 12 years old. Shannon has been an HSO volunteer for 15 years and a volunteer coordinator for the past 6 years. She joined the HSO board 3 years ago.She tells us “rescuing animals has always been my biggest passion. Volunteering for hso gave me the opportunity to be involved more with helping animals which led to being a coordinator then eventually being on the board. Being a part of this organization and having a voice for those who can’t speak is in my heart.”

  Amber Johnson
HSO Director

I have three Labrador retrievers. My husband and I both compete in HRC and AKC hunt tests with our dogs.  I work in the health care sector. I am passionate about the needs of Veterans and animals.

  Gail Nebben
HSO Director

Two of my many passions in life are teaching middle school science and helping to give animals in need a better life and to be their voice.  I’m grateful that HSO gives me a chance to put feet and hands to my passion for animals.  My husband, Curt, and I currently have two dogs.  One is Annie, an 11 year old golden retriever and Chet, an older rescue cocker spaniel.  Countless rescue animals have come through our home and each one saved us far more than we did them.

Alison Kimbrough
HSO Director