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HOPE and Sebastian County Humane Society with the help and support of our community have saved 10,000's homeless pets in our area. We would love to see all the FACES OF HOPE! If you adopted a pet from HOPE or SCHS please share a photo of your pet in the comments.
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HOPE and Sebastian County Humane Society with the help and support of our community have saved 10,000s homeless pets in our area.  We would love to see all the FACES OF HOPE!  If you adopted a pet from HOPE or SCHS please share a photo of your pet in the comments.

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This is our beautiful Calico, Sally. We asked for an older cat, since we are old, and because of those two things, Sally only cost $15. She is such a delight. My husband “whispers sweet nothings” to her all day.

We named him Harvey, previously “moo”. He was the best gentle giant a girl could ask for. I took him to work, and the store. He loved everyone and animal he saw. He loved kitty cats, and other dogs. We lost him last summer suddenly to cancer and my heart is still broken.

We adopted Precious over 8 years ago. We love her and everything we own is hers, including the baby’s stuff.

Here is my sweet (yet rowdy) baby Ghost! πŸ₯° Her name was “Hermione” when she was adopted in March. I am so thankful for my fur baby and for all that HOPE did for the thousands of fur babies in the whole community. ❀️

Adopted my sweet baby Toby from SCHS 16 years ago! He’s still going strong and is happy and healthy.

Sweet Piper. We adopted her in February and she has really been the best dog!!! We love her so much!

This is our beautiful Bella! (You all had named her Debby) We adopted her three years ago from HOPE. She’s the smartest fur baby my hubby and I have ever known! She’s a wonderful addition to our family!! THANK YOU HOPE for ALL you’ve done!!! Thank you for our Bella!!

Got this girl back in 2015 unfortunately she passed just this past March. She was very loved and cared for. I miss her everyday ❀️ Thank you HOPE for giving me the chance to meet my very best friend.

This is Penny! We adopted her about 7 years ago and we love her sooo much!

My daughter adopted Jobe in 2014 I think! He has been the best pupper!! We love him so much!

My sweet bomber was rescued and has been the best addition to our family! This is what happens when a bus full of pups park outside of your work

We love our Otis adopted 5 years ago and Journey formerly known as Keith 4 years ago both from you guys. They are happy and healthy 😍❀

We have had Katty for a little over 2 years. All the dogs we have adopted into our family has been a blessing.

We got sweet Camilla back in March of this year and it was love at first sight! She has been amazing and brought so much joy that we didn’t know we needed.

Whitney was adopted by my granddaughter and has been the sweetest girl! She is spoiled also!

We adopted our dear Sejuani (Polly before we got her) from you three years ago, and we tell her often that there could be no better pup for our family than her! She is perfect in every way and we are more thankful for her than I have words to say! Golden lab/Shepard mix ❀️

My Dakota. She was Pacino when I saw her on your website and fell in love. I adopted her in January and she's the BEST dog ever! #RayneDakotaPupscott

We adopted Milo in February 2018. He has been the best addition to our family.

Paris! She was my very first ever foster. She came to me with her 4 babies. The babies all found homes. She was my foster fail! She was approx. 5 years old, 8 years ago! Thank you Sebastian County and Bekah Trotter and Joann Barton!

Peanut also known as Toyota at the shelter . We adopted him about 5 years ago and lost him 2 years later . Loving playful dog we sure miss him

We rescued Blondie from Hope and we absolutely love her!

Here is our fur baby, Tashari, that we adopted from SCHS, in February, 2010. She was our Honeymoon gift to one another! ❀ She's still going strong at 10 yrs old. THANK YOU~

Shaffer came home with me in September 2016 as a heart worm positive foster. He had been picked up off the street, and it was obvious his life had not been great. I adopted him in December 2016. He is 75 pounds of unconditional love!

Here's Luna! You called her Camilla. We got her November 18, 2017 from the mobile adoption center! We were trying her out with our other dogs and while we were there, someone donated the costs for all adoptions in that van! She's been our sweet baby ever since!

Coco adopted from Hope December 2003. She was almost 1 year old then. That was 16 years ago!! She is still going strong. She has been the best dog!!!πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

We are closed. Please do not leave any animals at the facility. That is animal abandonment and is illegal. ... See MoreSee Less

We are closed.  Please do not leave any animals at the facility.   That is animal abandonment and is illegal.

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I called animal control about an injured young cat. They told me they only pick up dead animals and they were so HATEful I hung up. The injured cat died.

Thank you for helping get the dogs to new homes and places! Good luck in wherever life takes you!

So sad for the animals Thank you for helping rescue and finding homes for the dogs so sorry u had to close

You all did a wonderful job! Thank you for making sure all the fur babes were taken.

Thank you for all your hard work ! Shame on the people, who take care of their pets ! I think some people need to be spayed and neutered, too ! Quit being lazy people ! Love your pets ❀️ and love your children, too !

So sorry to see this happen. We got our 3 girls from you. They are the lights of my husbands and my lives! 😁😁♥️♥️♥️

We got our Luna from you guys and we'll never forget you!

Thanks for letting me have a foster and not contacting me that you were closing

I didn’t plan to be so personally effected by this so quickly but I’m currently fostering a puppy that I cannot keep that I found this morning. He has no chip and appears to have been dumped behind Southside High School. Animal control pretty much said “let him go” and the surrounding shelters won’t take him unless he’s brought in by animal control. I just don’t know what to do but I sure couldn’t leave him there. I’m afraid we’ll be seeing a lot more of this.

I'm disgusted at Fort Smith. I never thought a town I loved would do something so irresponsible

That is so sad to hear when something like this closes something good

This is very sad,

Fort Smith board meeting tonight July 16th 5:45pm open to the public ft smith public school service center 3205 Jenny Lind building B they will discuss what will happen to the cemetery

Good grief. What is wrong with CERTAIN people? Seriously!!!!! 😑😝

So very sad. In the 2020 mayoral elections--PLEASE vote against the current mayor. He's responsible for this!!

Kerrie Bridges GanesKerrie at one point I had a mom, her six puppies, and a six month old lab, all abandoned. I still have the lab.

Maybe people should take all the abandoned pets to the back yards of the city directors. They are wasting money on that stupid Marshals Museum that nobody wants and will NOT draw people to FSM to see.

Stop getting animals you dont want .....ugh ppl so sad , that baby relied on you to feed them water them and love them ...😑

The animals will suffer thanks to the City Directors who doesn't care

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All they care about is that STUPID US Marshals museum that nobody wants but the rich people

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Please disregard the recent announcements you may have heard on some local radio stations or seen posted on their Facebook pages. We are certainly as shocked as you to hear and read that type of information. Although we are sure it was well-intentioned it was definitely incorrect.
Please be assured that there are no animals being left behind and especially none being euthanized! Our team is very proud to announce that every animal that didn’t qualify for a transport was adopted AND the remaining 86 dogs onsite will soon be starting their new lives in Canada after our biggest and last transport in the history of Hope Humane Society!β™₯οΈπŸΆπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Pray for safe travels and thank you to everyone for caring about the animals we have been trying to save and for your support!πŸ™
We ALL did it!!πŸ™Œ
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Please disregard the recent announcements you may have heard on some local radio stations or seen posted on their Facebook pages. We are certainly as shocked as you to hear and read that type of information. Although we are sure it was well-intentioned it was definitely incorrect.
Please be assured that there are no animals being left behind and especially none being euthanized! Our team is very proud to announce that every animal that didn’t qualify for a transport was adopted AND the remaining 86 dogs onsite will soon be starting their new lives in Canada after our biggest and last transport in the history of Hope Humane Society!β™₯οΈπŸΆπŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦
Pray for safe travels and thank you to everyone for caring about the animals we have been trying to save and for your support!πŸ™
We ALL did it!!πŸ™Œ

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Thank you everyone who has helped make this happen! So happy to hear it was misinformation.

Great news to hear. Bless you all for loving and making sure every one of these babies are safe. Great job to everyone πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»

Thank You All...and God Love and Bless You and All the Babies!❀️

Thank you for being so kind and loving to those precious animals

Thank you everyone.

Thank you.

God bless you and your loving hearts.

Thank you Hope Humane Society for all the years of caring for those that cannot speak for themselves. God bless you all!

Wow, great news! Wonderful job to everyone. Happy Tails to the furbabies ❀

Thank you for caring so much for these forgotten animals.

Fort Smith Board of Directors Meeting Tuesday July 16th 5:45pm Fort Smith Public Schools Service Center 3205 Jenny Lind Building B..it is open to the public..they are going to discuss what will happen to the cemetery

Hope this is true . Suppose to be a non killed place. Every life deserves a change . Hope and pray none is put to sleep. Just totally wrong.

Thank you for all your hard work!

Im sorry to hear about Hope. You all tried very hard but its a loosing battle when Humans will not take responsibility for their dogs and cats. If you cant afford to take care of your kids,you cant take care of pets. Dont adopt if you cant provide. It only makes things worse.

As wonderful as this is I wish we could put a couple thousand more in that doggy train!

There was a post last week on one of the lost pets FB page, that a dog was left tied to a fence and when they called animal control to come and get it, they were told to just cut it loose from the fence because animal control can not pick up animals anymore😒😑. I don’t know if it’s true or not. If it is then City Directors should be very ashamed of their actions and closing down. Hope Humane Society.

You have done a great job by doing right by these animals.....now the city of Ft. Smith needs to do right and vote the lousy city officials out that created this mess.

this is so true

Great job team!!! #untilleverykennelisempty

Thank you for all you have done over the years! Shame on The city for letting the closing happen! Starting to think we need different directors who care about our city.

God bless each of you for caring and those who adopted/donated. Now, Fort Smith leaders get off your lazy butts and pass a spayed/neuter law in Fort Smith. Those found with intact dogs/cats be fined heavy.

God bless y’all!!! #punchaftsmithcityofficial

To awesome new homes in cities run by governments that care about animals

I'm hoping its not the humane society in canada that they declared the owner unfit

I guess I missed something and didn’t know you were closing? 😒


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We started a two year plan to go No Kill on April 1, 2016, and we’re making great strides.  This plan is a major undertaking for us and we will not be able to achieve this goal without the help and support of the whole community!

A little love goes a long way and getting involved is easy! Volunteer, donate, attend an event – why not right now? With your support, every animal has a future.

HOPE Humane Society is the largest Humane Society in the State of Arkansas and receives no state or federal funding. It is a local organization dedicated to the humane treatment of animals in Sebastian County and the surrounding areas. HOPE Humane Society is funded by contributions from area individuals and businesses, special fundraising events, and the annual dues paid by its members.

It costs $19.00 a day to care for each animal in the shelter. There are 400 to 500 animals in the shelter at any given time. The shelter spays or neuters every adoptable animal that comes through the shelter to prevent overpopulation in our area. The shelter microchips every adoptable animal that comes through the shelter to make sure if they are lost they can be returned to their rightful owner.

Please help us care for a dog or cat in need. Your tax deductible gift no matter how small or large will help us to house, feed, and provide medical care for more than 7,200 animals per year. Donate today!


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