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HOPE Humane Society

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. ... See MoreSee Less

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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I adopted Karla !

I got my sweet Luna there and she happy to have a home. Had her for 10 years now. She sings to me everyday when I get home from work.

Can't post pics but adopted my sweet Merlin. He is a spoiled little man with a big attitude.

I adopted 2 cats, Trixie and Coco. They're family.

Aww wow!!! We adopted Hades our sweet baby boy! He is a pit bull and the kids love him so much.

I fostered a sick German Shepherd and got her well. I adopted her, Lily, she is the smartest most loving dog. Thank you Hope!!! ❤️❤️❤️

We adopted our border collie mix, Sadie from you guys when she was a puppy! Saw her at an adoption event at UAFS and couldn’t resist. She’s almost 4 years old now and does a great job loving on us and protecting her very small brothers. 💕

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 ❤️

We adopted Louie about 4 years ago and we adopted Harmonica now Marley the last petsmart event! We made such a great Choice with Hope! They are truly the most grateful and loyal dogs we have ever had! I can't thank you enough!

Enable photo comments 🙂 I adopted my girl Dakota in January. She is amazing!

We adopted 2, my mom adopted 1 of our fosters, our friend adopted one of our fosters... in total we have had 21 fosters we have loved dearly in the past 3 years. All from Hope.

Thank you for everything you all have done for the fur babies! I was blessed to adopt Zoe (Tonya) in 2016 and she is still loving life and being spoiled♥️

I adopted Nikki. She did cross the 🌈 bridge. We miss her dearly. I am also a proud foster failure, lol, to our cats Moana and Owlete!!!

Can't leave a picture, but we adopted our Amy Lulu from there. I went to volunteer for Day of Caring. When I walked in I seen the most beautiful Chug baby, and we were looking to get another one. Needless to say she came home with me that day. She is the sweetest baby ever.

Can someone fix this please ?? I’m not seeing any pictures 🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️🤷🏼‍♀️ please.. we need pictures of all the spoiled rotten rescues please !!! 🥰🥰🥰🐾🐾🐾 I hope they’re all spoiled rotten 💖💖

Hey hope, you need to allow pictures on your visitor posts!

My sweet Moses has been with us 1 year. He has his 1 year anniversary “gotcha/ freedom day” at the end of the month!

Exactly one year ago today, we lost Petunia to cancer, she was 12 yrs old, a basset hound, coon dog mix that we loved with all our hearts. We adopted her from Hope! I believe in the Humane Society and what it stands for. When Petunia died I gave them her large crate.

Meet Jasper, Daisy, and Gabby. They've grown so much. They were in the 7 lb range when I got them in April. They are now 25 lbs at 5 months old. Alot of work but I wouldn't trade them for anything. They are learning and constantly keep us on our toes.

We adopted Robert the cat from you guys about 3 yrs ago. He’s still fiesty and crazy like he was the day he came to y’all. He loves living outside and is a good mouser. We adopted whiskers from y’all about 3 yrs ago as well she was a black and white cat and she sadly got ran over about 4 months ago.

I have the best blue heeler from the pound. He is theb absolute best dog

Adam and pepper ,brother and sister lab mixes we've had since 2016

I adopted Kane (Moonshine), now known as Moose for my daughter. But there is no option to upload a pic.

Adopted Minnie (now Faith) 6 years ago 💕

A beauty

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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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

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 !

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.

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

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

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.

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

This is very sad,

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

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

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.

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

Fort smith Board don’t care it’s really sad

Why have they closed?

Ninette Sosa

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!♥️🐶🇨🇦
Pray for safe travels and thank you to everyone for caring about the animals we have been trying to save and for your support!🙏
We ALL did it!!🙌
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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!♥️🐶🇨🇦
Pray for safe travels and thank you to everyone for caring about the animals we have been trying to save and for your support!🙏
We ALL did it!!🙌

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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

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 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

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

Thank you everyone.

Thank you.

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

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.

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.

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? 😢

I don’t know how Canada treats its dogs, but I know they send a lot of horses from the United States to be butchered and eat in Canada


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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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