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11 hours ago

HOPE Humane Society

We want to pause a moment and breath long enough to say THANK YOU to all the rescues and transport drivers who have been reaching out to offer their help! So many offers that we cannot keep up and we are very sorry if we haven’t been able to reply yet.

IF you have not heard back PLEASE send an email with this in the subject line:
—>RESCUE for (dogs you’ll accept)
OR
—>TRANSPORT DRIVER
TO
Raina Floyd Rodgers at ✅[email protected]
AND
Chelsea CC Gahr at
[email protected]

♥️WE APPRECIATE ALL THE OFFERS AND STILL NEED HELP!
❌NO...all the NON-pit mixes ARE NOT CONFIRMED to go to Canada.
❌NO...all the pit mixes ARE NOT CONFIRMED to go ANYWHERE.
❌NO...we are NOT NOT NOT EUTHANIZING!
✅YES...we still need DONATIONS FOR TRANSPORT!

ALSO THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS♥️ to our supporters who are sending their energy our way! We couldn’t have saved as many as we have over these years without you AND we wouldn’t be able to get through this tragic time for our city without you either!
Much love to you all and to all the fur babies in our care and still out there!
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We want to pause a moment and breath long enough to say THANK YOU to all the rescues and transport drivers who have been reaching out to offer their help! So many offers that we cannot keep up and we are very sorry if we haven’t been able to reply yet. 

IF you have not heard back PLEASE send an email with this in the subject line:
—>RESCUE for (dogs you’ll accept) 
OR
—>TRANSPORT DRIVER
TO
Raina Floyd Rodgers at ✅rainar@hopehumanesociety.com
AND
Chelsea CC Gahr at
✅chelseag@hopehumanesociety.com

♥️WE APPRECIATE ALL THE OFFERS AND STILL NEED HELP!
❌NO...all the NON-pit mixes ARE NOT CONFIRMED to go to Canada.
❌NO...all the pit mixes ARE NOT CONFIRMED to go ANYWHERE.
❌NO...we are NOT NOT NOT EUTHANIZING!
✅YES...we still need DONATIONS FOR TRANSPORT!

ALSO THANK YOU SO MUCH FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS♥️ to our supporters who are sending their energy our way! We couldn’t have saved as many as we have over these years without you AND we wouldn’t be able to get through this tragic time for our city without you either!
Much love to you all and to all the fur babies in our care and still out there!

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Thank you all for all your hard work. It is appreciated! Much love from a former volunteer and foster mom. 💗

Thank you for your valuable and loving service to so many animals.

This is terrible that this is happening. Shame on fort Smith😧😢

So sad for our fur babies. We need a miracle Lord. please! 🙏🙏🙏

I can’t believe this happening!!

Tragic!!!! Praying. God Bless You and All of the babies!

Thank you sooo much!!👍❤️

I cannot believe we have zero control or say in this matter! This Humane society has been here since I was a child. ALL my pets have come from there and rescue! Im sick and ashamed of our city for allowing this to happen!!!

I’m happy to come help if you need me.

I cannot conceive of the idea that the shelter is going to close!

So glad you are getting help

I can't either. What's going to happen now. It's just awful.

12 hours ago

HOPE Humane Society

PLEASE SPREAD the WORD!
Come make a difference!
ADOPT and/or DONATE!
#everyonecandosomething
LOOK HERE to see some of our dogs⬇️
photos.app.goo.gl/c3richjoqTaNLm5o9
Not all dogs at HOPE are in this album yet but we are trying! Also, once a dog is selected for transport by a rescue we are trying hard to keep up with pulling their picture from this album. Please forgive us as we try to move as quickly as we can!
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PLEASE SPREAD the WORD!
Come make a difference!
ADOPT and/or DONATE!
#everyonecandosomething
LOOK HERE to see some of our dogs⬇️
https://photos.app.goo.gl/c3richjoqTaNLm5o9
Not all dogs at HOPE are in this album yet but we are trying! Also, once a dog is selected for transport by a rescue we are trying hard to keep up with pulling their picture from this album. Please forgive us as we try to move as quickly as we can!

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Megan Rauser

photo site not working as of 10:24 p.m. on Friday, May 24, but will keep trying to see the pictures.

HOPE Humane Society.. Current on heart worm means they are on preventative not treatment if they are positive, right?

Stacy Ryan Justin Ryan Lauren Blake Ryan

I want keys please I can work him to be around cats there is something about that dog !!

Your link isnt working

YOUR LINK ISN'T WORKING

LINK IS FIXED! Sorry!🙌

I thought $50 is what its always is.

Luis Benavides daisy said you need another 😁

17 hours ago

HOPE Humane Society

Kids giving "HOPE" to the community and Fort Smith Popcorn Company raised exactly $5000 for our shelter!!! We appreciate this effort more than you could ever know. This generous donation will go directly toward the emergency evacuation of the shelter, saving literally dozens and dozens of lives. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, kids! ... See MoreSee Less

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That is wonderful!!!!

It was our pleasure to be able to help and save lives!! The timing was impeccable but very sad!! If there is anything else we can do just hola!! We will continue to share your posts and spread the word to ask for help!!

Amazing! It's wonderful what people working together can accomplish! ☺

Awesome!

Thank you so very much, y’all are amazing!❤️

No the state and city of fortsmith sees it as a resource waste most of them rather kill them after a few days i hate fortsmith for this and many other reasons

That is amazing!! 💜💜

Amazing!!!

Is adopting still happening?

Evacuating from the river?

Awesome sauce congratulations

Thank you, Casey Millspaugh! 🙏🏻

Will that keep it open?

23 hours ago

HOPE Humane Society

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I'm seeing two different GoFundMe accounts on these posts with 2 different amounts pledged.

Best Friends Animal Society can you help this HS?

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Since 1937. Let that sink in.... For 81 years The Sebastian County Humane Society, recently renamed HOPE, worked and cooperated with the Ft Smith Board of Directors, but now, for some unknown reason the Board of Directors won't cooperate with Hope!?????? WHY? Just another shameful chapter for The City of Fort Smith! When will this INSANITY stop?

This situation is heartbreaking. I personally blame the FS City Directors, The Hope Board, and those irresponsible pet owners. For starters, there was a reason that over 20 years ago the shelter took over the intake of strays in Fort Smith. I believe that "if" the city directors look into how much it will cost our city to run their own pound, they will see that what the shelter is asking for is not so far fetched. I also believe they had no intention of implementing a spay and neuter law. I think they were just waiting for this loan to come up. But I also blame the Hope board. The shelter has been mismanaged for many years. There has been so much turnover there that I have whiplash. Last thing...I blame those citizens of Sebastian County who refuse to get their animals spayed or neutered and let their animals run loose. You are the reason for this crisis and why both sides are at odds on how to fix this.

Would all of you guys support a temporary penny tax to solve this problem?

I did not grow up here, and I have lived in many cities both large and small. I am continually shocked at the leadership of this city and the lack of progressive legislative practices that help grow and protect all the citizens of an area. these actions continue to prove their lack of true community focus.

I applaud the city on this one. Perhaps now we can begin to rid the city of the hundreds of stray and feral cats.

I would pay extra sales tax to keep a shelter.

This is awful!!! What a terrible disservice by the city of Fort Smith. I hope each animal is able to find a good and loving home as they did not choose the life they were given and there is no reason to end their precious life. Animals are a blessing and great companions!

I don’t understand why licensing and requiring spaying and neutering by a created city ordinance wouldn’t help. Euthanizing an animal after so many days doesn’t fix the current problem. I feel sad for the innocent animals for again the humans who are supposed to be the intelligent ones, have let them down.

Maybe we could us the convention center, it’s useless anyway.

This is terrible! Need new city directors!

I tried to adopt a dog and even volunteered to foster. But they wouldnt allow me to because I self vaccinate my animals. It cost too much to go take them to the vet just for yearly shots when u can do it at home for way cheaper. At least my dogs are up to date on their shots...fed and watered...and have a loving home that spoils them. I feel bad I couldn't help any of those sad dogs that have been stuck in their kennels for quite some time!

Such a shame. A great legacy of helping local pets find a home in our area- GONE! The City or Fort Smith has done an real disservice to our community in this circumstance.

My favorite artist has a charity that may help you. Please contact them. www.sidewalkangelsfoundation.org It was created to help no kill shelters in your situation.

Shame, shame, shame on City of Fort Smith Leaders

Something wrong with Fort Smith when they don’t take care of their animals.

Please stop threatening and fighting with each other. It’s solving nothing. This is a heated topic but it can be done with respect.

Scum bag city directors!!! They need to be fired and get some people who have a heart working for the city.

"BuT tHe MaRsHaLlS mUsEuM" City of Fort Smith is the worst. Where are their priorities at? Not where they should be that's for sure.

I donated a few days ago. I'm so angry and sad that this has been forced on you and your hundreds of beloved pets. Hoping there is some way in the future for you to continue your vital and needed work 🤞

Shame on the city for turning there back on you

The way I see it the city of Fort Smith has let not only be animals but the residents of the city down they've had several years to do something mandatory spay and neuter ordinance animal licensing but they choose not to do so they could also stop a lot of people from doing puppy mill breeding but the city chose not to do anything and now they're blaming hope Humane Society because of that fact I am moving out of Fort Smith and I will never come back and I will do my best to make sure it gets none of my business

Put an ordinance in place like sallisaw. Pets must be licensed, spayed and neutered! If you are want a pet, save extra for the spay/neuter.

Once again City of Fort Smith drops the ball.

They owe the bank they want their money. If some Rich person would come in and wipe the slate clean they could possibly stay open! Prayers!

Are you guys going to do any special priced or free adoption events to try to get homes for these animals?


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How YOU Can Help

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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