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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. ... See MoreSee Less
We have had Katty for a little over 2 years. All the dogs we have adopted into our family has been a blessing.
We adopted Precious over 8 years ago. We love her and everything we own is hers, including the baby’s stuff.
Jack (formerly known as Butch) has been a great addition to our family 💙
Whitney was adopted by my granddaughter and has been the sweetest girl! She is spoiled also!
Beamer adopted at about 9 mo old 14 years ago. She continues to grace my home at age 15.
Coco adopted from Hope December 2003. She was almost 1 year old then. That was 26 years ago!!She is still going strong. She has been the best dog!!!💕💕💕💕💕💕
This is Penny! We adopted her about 7 years ago and we love her sooo much!
This is our girl Bailey,you called Suzy. Bailey and my granddaughter had an instantaneous bond the minute they saw each other at the shelter. She’s been with us for almost a year now, and we wouldn’t trade her for anything. She and my granddaughter have become best friends. They truly love each other!!❤️
Adopted my sweet baby Toby from SCHS 16 years ago! He’s still going strong and is happy and healthy.
Here is my sweet (yet rowdy) baby Ghost! 🥰 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. ❤️
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 brought home Luna (formerly Jellybean) in January 2016! We love her sooo much! She is so goofy and loving. She makes us laugh every day. We are so grateful to the volunteers, especially Jenna Perryman who fostered her and was at the shelter spending time with her when we adopted. We are so grateful to everyone at Hope who made it possible for us to add her to our family! 🐺💜
My daughter adopted Jobe in 2014 I think! He has been the best pupper!! We love him so much!
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!!
We adopted Milo in February 2018. He has been the best addition to our family.
Tinker adopted 2 years ago. She was a twice return to the shelter from what we were told. She fit right with us.shes spoiled rotten and I love her so much!
We rescued Blondie from Hope and we absolutely love her!
we adopted our sweet fur baby from hope back in may!! we can’t imagine life without her ❤️
These are my two beautiful brothers. Left in a cardboard box, Hope rescued, we fostered and kept them. We also fostered 19 others and are on # 21 and 22 now not from Hope. Things are different but the mission remains the same. Save them, help them, make a difference.
Adopted Bosco almost 4 years ago. He’s my best bud!!
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!
We adopted Cat back in 2015! He definitely keeps life interesting!😂♥️🐈
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 😍❤
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~
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We are closed. Please do not leave any animals at the facility. That is animal abandonment and is illegal. ... See MoreSee Less
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.
Good grief. What is wrong with CERTAIN people? Seriously!!!!! 😡😝
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 !
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!
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
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 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
Why y’all permanently closing
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?
5 days ago
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!🙏
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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 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
HOPE Humane Society shared a live video.
2 weeks ago
UPDATE!! If we don’t fill all 6 spots for tomorrow by 1:00 we will have to cancel!
IF YOU ADOPTED or FOSTERED an animal FROM HOPE:
If your animal still needs to be spayed or neutered, we have a van going to Spay Arkansas TOMORROW and can take your animal for you to have this done for FREE!
Please comment below or message Elizabeth Johnson ASAP TODAY to reserve a spot! 🙌
(Only available if your animal was adopted or fostered from HOPE)
IF YOUR PET DIDN’T COME FROM HOPE: Fill out the AARF application shown here and send it in to get a voucher to use at either Kitties & Kanines or other vet clinics around our area! ... See MoreSee Less
All babies need a loving home. Please adopt! I did and he’s the best thing that has brought so much joy to my life.
I adopted my dog frm hope a yr and a half ago..... Would i still qualify?
Hope all babies went to get fixed
I would already been there but ya'll want to charge $100 dollars,to which alot of us can't afford that!!!
I have 2 small kittens about 6-8 weeks old and another cat that needs to be fixed
Do you still have room for a dog?
Can I get in on this?? Where to meet or what not??
I have 2 cats
Im good but if need a driver im here
Do you want Marshmallow to go? Let me know
Cindy Scott Debbie Collyge Karla Green Duncan
Kaetlyn Rachelle McGrew has Bellamy been fixed yet?
The AARF website is shown on the application above where you can download it if you can’t print it from here. Here is some more info about the AARF voucher that you can get if you send in the app: Kitties & Kanines has limited appointments and AARF has limited vouchers. I would certainly send off your form and try to book as soon as possible. If they have reached their max for the month, try again when they reopen. There are other places that do low cost spay and neuters. I’ve taken dogs and cats to Spay Arkansas in Springdale, if you’re looking for a low cost clinic. They don’t take the vouchers but they are fabulous! Here is a list of other participating vets that take the AARF vouchers. Call ahead for pricing, as the voucher is only for a set amount and you will be required to pay the balance. www.arkansasanimalrescuefoundation.org/participatingvets
chng.it/nPMVKY9r sign to help reopen
🐾 HOPE has one last TRANSPORT 🚌 This transport is going to be our largest pull ever!! We are going to be taking over 70 dogs to Canada and we need your help to make it happen. We need 20-30 LARGE dog pet taxis to supplement our current supply. We welcome donations of pet taxi's or if you could simply loan us your pet taxi we can return it when we get back to the States. It is also possible to order on Amazon and have them shipped to us. www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07255GNXW/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_image_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I donated on Saturday and pray the transport goes smoothly! Please reach out to other area rescue groups for kennels, too.
I have two large dog pet taxis that you are welcome to use. I live in greenwood and could bring it by tomorrow if that would help. We adopted my son’s dog Lucy from y’all. She has become his therapy dog. She helps him handle people and uncomfortable situations. So sorry that you guys are going away.
I have a large crate that i could loan you for transport if needed. (I am sure my fur babies wouldnt mind sharing). I am in ozark but will be coming into fort smith tomorrow and could bring it by. Let me know.
I do believe this is the same group that's been here from canada for some time that are taking the dogs. I spoke to one of the volunteers from Canada not long ago that they were waiting to take the dogs. So instead of grilling about where the dogs came from and why there are still dogs. Help out and loan or donate a pet taxi to get the dogs to Canada
So did Tia Torres actually help Hope getting these puppies somewhere????
I have two small (cat-sized) travel carriers that I can load to Hope if you can use them.
I have one really big pet taxi that I’m not using, you’re more than welcome to use!
These dogs were picked for transport so can not go up for adoption here! All the adoptable dogs have been adopted out. These furbabies are going somewhere better. They just need taxis and some money to make the trip!!
I have a large collapsible kennel that I could loan out...would that be acceptable?
And this being the last time anyone will have to help Hope should make you want to do it a little more!!!
We just ordered two of these.They should arrive Wednesday. Aspen Pet Porter Heavy-Duty Pet Carrier,Dark Gray/Black,25-30 LBS.
Any heartworm positive dogs being transported to Canada without treatment? What type of vehicles are y’all taking, to get a better idea of crate size, thanks!
I thought this already went as this is a word for word old post.
When are you transporting the last dogs?
What happened to all the cats you guys had????
This makes no sense. They were supposedly all adopted out? But out of no where, you guys now have 70 dogs??? Hasn't the shelter already been closed? Where were you hoarding the animals? Absolutely impossible to store 70 dogs in one loaction. Maybe y'all should learn how to budget/spend instead of whatever else you're doing. I've seen dozens of donation pages and gofundme accounts.
I have a medium pet taxi. Wonder if it would be good enough. Probably not.
I've got 1 extra large and one a bit smaller you could borrow. Do you still need them?
I have one for like a 30lbs dog is not big but if you can use it I'll take it there tomorrow.
How many more crates are needed now?
What sizes are needed? Would black wire crates help as well?
Instead of complaining or doubting or whatever you want to call it step up and be a part of the solution not part of the problem. This transport is important and it’s for the dogs that had owners at some point and they failed them. Now they have a chance at a better life. Let’s make it happen. 🙏🏻👍🏻🐕👌😊
But where did the dogs come from? You only had 2 babies left in the shelter last week?
What about the other money that has already been donated?
Does it have to be taxis or can it be a crate?
URGENT REQUEST if you ADOPTED or FOSTERED an animal from HOPE!!
If your animal still needs to be spayed or neutered, we have a van going to Spay Arkansas TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY and can take your animal for you to have this done for FREE!
Please comment below or message Elizabeth Johnson ASAP TODAY to reserve a spot! 🙌 ... See MoreSee Less
Also has anyone adopted Tandy yet?! If you have i know some stuff about that sweet baby girl!
There are some cats that run around the apartment complex(stonewood apartments in van Buren) that need to be fixed, is there anyone that can help. I think someone put them outside and they keep getting pregnant! Please help!
I do! I messaged you
I have a cat that needs spayed but I didn't get her from hope 😫
We do! We haven't been able to get in touch with them!
How many dogs are left?
Will you be open today?
What about rabies shots?
I do!! 4792262261 please call or text I don't have messenger
Cindy Scott Debbie Collyge Karla Green Duncan
Shelby Wilkett I couldn't remember if he was fixed or not. 🙂
🐾 HOPE has one last TRANSPORT 🚌
Canada to make sure all of our FURKIDS are safely placed in good homes.
Volunteers are driving the puppies to Canada. If you would like to donate to help out with the cost of gas, food and lodging please do.
🐕 PLEASE help us reach our goal to cover the additional expenses 🐾
Total cost to get all 72 dogs across the border is estimated at $3500 🐩
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I wont donate any more. All this makes me think Hope was mis managed. How did you find homes for that many dogs in a months time when you couldnt do it for years??? Things just dont add up.
Nothing is adding up here, maybe if you would have transported and did this all along maybe them poor dogs wouldn't of went threw all of that. You all have gotten a lot of money and donations but can't share with the public where every dollar went.
Thank you HOPE! What happened with the last two? Did the rescue come through for them?
Yes, bless all of you for giving so much if yourselves. These sweet animals don’t have a voice & you all have become their angels.
I am sooo proud of this team. What a great job you all have done these last few weeks. I know you are all running on not much sleep and working your tails off to get these last few transported and adopted We cannot thank you enough for your hard work and long hours. We will all be able to hold our heads high and know we have done it with grace and dignity Heartfelt thanks to you all❤️
Just donated-thank you for all you do!
I'm just curious how you still need money when the Canadian shelter just gave you a pretty large donation to help you finish the transports you had left.
Yesterday day you said only 2 special dogs was left.
Are they not eligible for adoption in Arkansas yet? If so, why not try and get some adopted decreasing the additional travel costs while waiting for all of the funding for the trip.
Could you use a medium size dog kennel for transport?
This honestly makes no sense to me. If you have people willing to adopt here, why waste the money to transport. I could understand that they get what’s left over, but to expect people to cough up $3500 is insane.
I am confused, you have 72 dogs waiting to go to Canada and you are just now telling us?? Or what is going on here?
How do you get them ready for transport? What does this mean?
why are they going to Canada?
Yesterday it was two dogs still needed to be placed. Now it's 72? WTF?! www.facebook.com/HOPEhumanesociety/posts/10155964805041213
The HOPE Adoption Lobby will be closed tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who has helped find these wonderful abandoned pets homes and transports. Our team is currently working on placement of our last two special needs babies. ... See MoreSee Less
What kind of special needs ?
Thank you and God bless each and everyone of you that worked tirelessly to make sure that each of those precious little Souls had a safe and secure home or rescue before closing your doors. I pray that things will work out and a new shelter will open very soon. In the meantime God bless you all and all the little fur babies now and in the future💖😭😭😭
So, aside from the last two-ALL others have been adopted?! Wow. Thank you for everything you do for these sweet animals. It was a pleasure to support you this past year. I hope all of you find other jobs helping animals. The horrible mayor who made the decision about HOPE will be seeking reelection in 2020 and I'm planning to donate to his opponent's campaign and support that person in any way I can.
To the staff and volunteers of Hope, thank you and God bless all of you who worked so hard to help these animals find homes. God saw your efforts and each of you will be blessed. And if there is a rainbow heaven each one will come one day to you and in their way say, “ thank you for giving to The Lord. I was a life that was saved because you gave your all to me.” Again, thank you.
Thank you for all you all have done to help these babies!! So sorry this happened.
Y’all are amazing! Your dedication and perseverance in getting all those dogs out of there is above and beyond. You should be proud of what you’ve accomplished.
God bless all the people that have worked, volunteered or donated to Hope. Thank you for taking care of & finding homes for the last fur babies.
Thank you for all you all have done to find homes for the animals in your care! It’s so sad to see this shelter close.
Thank you so much to everyone that has worked so hard to find homes for all these abandoned pets. It's so sad that you're having to close and all of the animals that are going to be out there because of it and the other shelters that are closer like Van Buren that are going to be overcrowded already. Bless everyone that has opened their hearts and homes to all the sweet animals that have been abandoned and abused.
Thank you all so much! You have done an amazing job with such a short time frame.
Thank you for everything that you have done for these sweet babies. So sad to see this great establishment go.
Y'all are wonderful. God bless everyone of Y'all. It Was great working with you
Thank you for all you have done. I am so very sad you had to close. I am very concerned about what will happen now. I pray blessings on each one of you for helping all these homeless animals. I also pray you can return and continue to save lives.
Thank you all that have worked so hard to care for these babies - you are angels on earth ❤️😍
Thank you for you compassion and diligence in helping all of these precious animals find new homes. I'm so disappointed in how our city government has failed them.
Thank you for all you have done and for bringing our sweet Rabbit in our life ❤️
Please let me know what the special needs babies are. I may know a couple of specialized rescues that may take them, depending on what they need.
Thank you guys for working so hard for so long. I really wish you weren’t having to close the doors.
Thank u, Hope, for loving the animals who have needed help, for being their advocates, and for fighting the good fight.
Praying for them!
Thank you for the final hustle! You guys are amazing!
Sorry to see you go! Thank you for loving & taking care of Ft Smith pets since 1937..... 💜💙💚🇺🇸🙏💪
Praying these. Babies find homes!
I hate everything about losing your services. Breaks my heart.
I wished I could have done more than just donating money I am sorry
🐾 Come by and see our last 7 FURKIDS still needing homes 🐕 We will be open until 6pm today and on Friday from 2pm-6pm !! ... See MoreSee Less
Someone please help these precious furr babies!
I hope they all find families 😥
I’ve offered to pay an adoption fee. Do I need to sponsor or what? I have 3 dogs already...........I had 4...the 4th one kept attacking my other dogs and I got pretty hurt so she had to go. I wish I could take them all.
Do you have any left?
Are those Mountain Curs? They are wonderful dogs.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Cur
Anyone that has there eye on Tandy please let me know!
What is the adoption fee
Are any cat, small dog, kids friendly?
How is Bones still there?! Ugh, if I didn't have an "I-hate/attack-everything" cat, I'd absolutely take him. His little sad hound eyes get me every time.
Is Harvey still available? Please reply asap.
The black one looks so sad 💔💔💔
Does anybody know anything about the one in number 6
Is there any way you can show me a good picture of the black one on the cot ,
When is the last day?
Jaimi Mimi Allen
Bruce Bolt #3,4 &5
Adoption Lobby will be open and staffed on Wednesday, June 19th and Friday, June 21st from 2pm-6pm. We have a few of our pitties left that need homes. Meet and greets are encouraged with other fur kids.
A special THANK YOU to the volunteers helping on Wednesday and Friday!
Click the album to see who’s available!
(NOTE: Tray has been adopted♥️)
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I'm so proud of y'all for all the hard work and effort that went into finding all these babies homes! I literally teared up through all of your tours through the shelter, and each time I read the success stories!!! Thank all of you for the wonderful work you did! Great job!!!❤
Thank yall so much for working so tirelessly to find these last babies a home yall are wonderful!
How much is the adoption fee?
Oh dear Lord... they’re mostly brindles 😭
Can we get updated photos of the 8 left? Let's get the word out and help capture the heart of the people.
Are any of them good with cats, other dogs, and children
What are pitties?
How many dogs do u have left
Karen Williams these are the ones left
There have been many questions and speculation about the cemetery at HOPE. We have created a Cemetery Preservation Committee that will meet with any prospective buyer to make sure that the wishes of our pet parents are effectively communicated and lobbied for and the best interests of all involved are served. We will do our best but obviously cannot promise or guarantee the outcome. ... See MoreSee Less
I still would like to have my daughter’s plaque for the free kitten range. Do not just toss it. I gave $500 donation to help the newest kittens to have a room to them selves. I was sadly disappointed by what was done for the kittens.
Thank you for doing this for the Cemetery and all of us! We appreciate all of your help in this matter!
Thank you for all you and your staff have done to make sure the fur babies have homes.
Thank you for doing this!
please keep us all posted about the cemetery i have 2 out there and i dont want them removed unless i do it myself we all need to know that have furbabies out there on what is going to happen
What will happen with all the equipment - bowls, buckets, crates, portable pens, collars, leashes, etc.?
Thank you guys for doing your best 💜 Veronica Bird
What happened with the city coming to look at building. I think it’s shameful ft Smith won’t have s shelter
I have 4 buried there.
Heather Lewis England
Lori Arnold Burton
Marta Pierson Love
Rebecca Lynn Buchanan making sure you saw this
We will adopt as long as we have dogs available and it is before July 17. Beginning next week, you will need to call first (479-783-4395) to make sure someone is here to assist you or to make an appointment. The sooner you adopt the better. Thank you!!
We are located at 3800 Kelley Hwy, Fort Smith, Arkansas
How much is the adoption fee? We would love to come rescue one!
How much is the adoption fee?
Are you guys open Friday? If you guys do, what time you open? I'm interesting in adopting a dog so I can go see them tomorrow.
When’s the last day to adopt?
Are there still pit puppies available for adoption?
Do you spay and neuter before adoption?
Is the adoption price still 50?
Looks like it says potties!
Ranee Lewis you need another baby!!