“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”


Albert Schweitzer

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2017-11-16T21:43:07+00:00

Albert Schweitzer

"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than dream: work.”


William Arthur Ward

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2017-11-16T22:10:07+00:00

William Arthur Ward

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than dream: work.”

“Whoever said that diamonds are a girl’s best friend…never owned a dog.”


Author Unknown

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2017-11-16T21:36:27+00:00

Author Unknown

"Whoever said that diamonds are a girl's best friend...never owned a dog."

“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.”


Robert A. Heinlein

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2017-11-16T21:42:32+00:00

Robert A. Heinlein

"Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea."

“The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men.”


Leonardo da Vinci

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2017-11-16T21:24:25+00:00

Leonardo da Vinci

"The time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men."

“The question is not, ‘Can they reason?’ nor ‘Can they talk?’ but ‘Can they suffer?'”


Jeremy Bentham

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2017-11-16T21:32:11+00:00

Jeremy Bentham

"The question is not, 'Can they reason?' nor 'Can they talk?' but 'Can they suffer?'"

“Scratch a dog and you’ll find a permanent job.”


Franklin P. Jones

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2017-11-16T21:41:54+00:00

Franklin P. Jones

"Scratch a dog and you'll find a permanent job."

“Man’s highest duty is to protect animals from cruelty.”


Emile Zola

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2017-11-16T21:28:59+00:00

Emile Zola

"Man's highest duty is to protect animals from cruelty."

“Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”


Margaret Mead

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2017-11-16T21:30:15+00:00

Margaret Mead

"Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”


Mahatma Gandhi

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2017-11-16T22:20:30+00:00

Mahatma Gandhi

“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”

“An animal’s eyes have the power to speak a great language.”


Martin Buber

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2017-11-16T21:28:25+00:00

Martin Buber

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.”


James D. Miles

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2017-11-16T21:37:13+00:00

James D. Miles

"You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him."

“We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us.”


Anthony Douglas Williams

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2017-11-16T21:36:48+00:00

Anthony Douglas Williams

"We have more to learn from animals than animals have to learn from us."

“I’m suspicious of people who don’t like dogs. But I trust a dog when it doesn’t like a person.”


Ron Burgundy

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2017-11-16T21:35:18+00:00

Ron Burgundy

"I'm suspicious of people who don't like dogs. But I trust a dog when it doesn't like a person."

“If I could be half the person my dog is, I’d be twice the human I am.”


Charles Yu

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2017-11-16T21:34:50+00:00

Charles Yu

"If I could be half the person my dog is, I'd be twice the human I am."

“The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.”


Andy Rooney

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2017-11-16T21:52:41+00:00

Andy Rooney

"The average dog is a nicer person than the average person."

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”


Sigmund Freud

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2017-11-16T21:40:24+00:00

Sigmund Freud

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."

“Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul.”


Pythagoras

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2017-11-16T21:27:33+00:00

Pythagoras

"Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul."

“The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs.”


Charles de Gaulle

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2017-11-16T21:54:11+00:00

Charles de Gaulle

"The better I get to know men, the more I find myself loving dogs."

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”


Groucho Marx

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2017-11-16T21:41:04+00:00

Groucho Marx

"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read."

“I care not much for a man’s religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.”


Abraham Lincoln

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2017-11-16T17:08:36+00:00

Abraham Lincoln

"I care not much for a man's religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it."

“Before you get a dog, you can’t quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can’t imagine living any other way.”


Caroline Knapp

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2017-11-16T21:51:17+00:00

Caroline Knapp

"Before you get a dog, you can't quite imagine what living with one might be like; afterward, you can't imagine living any other way."

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”


Josh Billings

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2017-11-16T21:39:03+00:00

Josh Billings

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”


Charles Schulz

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2017-11-16T21:35:41+00:00

Charles Schulz

"Happiness is a warm puppy."

“Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?”


Jean Paul

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2017-11-16T21:27:59+00:00

Jean Paul

"Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account?"

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”


Anatole France

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2017-11-16T21:34:23+00:00

Anatole France

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

“We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do.”


Albert Schweitzer

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2017-11-16T21:26:12+00:00

Albert Schweitzer

"We must fight against the spirit of unconscious cruelty with which we treat the animals. Animals suffer as much as we do."

“In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this.”


Terry Pratchett

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2017-11-16T21:51:52+00:00

Terry Pratchett

"In ancient times cats were worshipped as gods; they have not forgotten this."

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”


Winston S. Churchill

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2017-11-16T21:32:41+00:00

Winston S. Churchill

“We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.”

“Animals are such agreeable friends – they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms.”


George Eliot

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2017-11-16T21:25:19+00:00

George Eliot

"Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions; they pass no criticisms."

“Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail.”


Kinky Friedman

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2017-11-16T21:39:38+00:00

Kinky Friedman

"Money can buy you a fine dog, but only love can make him wag his tail."

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself.”


Josh Billings

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2017-11-16T22:13:05+00:00

Josh Billings

"A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself."

“I could not have slept tonight if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground.”


Abraham Lincoln

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2017-11-16T21:29:23+00:00

Abraham Lincoln

"I could not have slept tonight if I had left that helpless little creature to perish on the ground."

“Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.”


Anatole France

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2017-11-16T21:44:35+00:00

Anatole France

"Until one has loved an animal a part of one's soul remains unawakened."

“When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul.”


A.D. Williams

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2017-11-16T21:36:04+00:00

A.D. Williams

"When I look into the eyes of an animal I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul."

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HOPE Humane Society

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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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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.

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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.

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

Why y’all permanently closing

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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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