“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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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."

“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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Abraham Lincoln

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

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


Franklin P. Jones

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Franklin P. Jones

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

“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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William Arthur Ward

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

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


Charles de Gaulle

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Charles de Gaulle

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

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


Anatole France

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Anatole France

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

“Happiness is a warm puppy.”


Charles Schulz

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Charles Schulz

"Happiness is a warm puppy."

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


Anatole France

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Anatole France

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

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


George Eliot

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George Eliot

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

“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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Robert A. Heinlein

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

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


Martin Buber

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Martin Buber

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

“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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Margaret Mead

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

“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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Abraham Lincoln

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

“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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Groucho Marx

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

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


Emile Zola

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Emile Zola

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

“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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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."

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


Author Unknown

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Author Unknown

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

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


Terry Pratchett

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Terry Pratchett

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

“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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Mahatma Gandhi

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

“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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James D. Miles

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

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


Andy Rooney

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Andy Rooney

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

“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?'"

“Time spent with cats is never wasted.”


Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud

"Time spent with cats is never wasted."

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


Anthony Douglas Williams

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Anthony Douglas Williams

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

“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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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."

“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."

“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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Ron Burgundy

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

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


Pythagoras

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Pythagoras

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

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


Charles Yu

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Charles Yu

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

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


Kinky Friedman

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

Josh Billings

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

“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?"

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


Josh Billings

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Josh Billings

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

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


Winston S. Churchill

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Winston S. Churchill

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

“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."

Having Fun While Helping Animals

Cause for Paws is the biggest and most important annual fundraiser for HOPE Humane Society. Every year it’s a chance for all of the supporters of the shelter to come together and enjoy dinner, drinks, live auctions, silent auctions, awards, and more – all while raising money to help the animals at the shelter.


2018 Cause for Paws

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The HOPE Humane Society has served the Fort Smith community for 81years, and we’re happy to announce our upcoming annual charity event, Cause for Paws, which will be held on November 2, 2018, at 6:00 pm at the Fort Smith Convention Center.

This year’s event will be a Dashing Doggie Affair for all!  The night will begin with the musical stylings of Cutthroat Trout.  Then the exclusive Street Style Dogs on the Catwalk will be Pawsitively Fetching and sure to be full of Bark and Swagger.  In addition, guests can enjoy delectable treats that are sure to be a paw above.  Now, be sure to check out the newest in Canine Couture Tee’s.  Oh, and last but certainly not least, Ripley will be making her Debut in the Smoochie Poochie Booth!

On any given day, there are 600 to 700 furry friends in the shelter, and the cost of $25.00 per day per pet is enormous.  As a private, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with no local, state, or federal affiliation, we do community outreach programs to increase our donor base, one of which is our Cause for Paws.  

Our community has been a great source of support and has played an integral role in helping us improve the treatment of animals while reducing the unwanted pet population.  As we move toward our goal of becoming a no-kill shelter, we need your support more than ever. So, it is with great enthusiasm We ask you to be our partnerfor our 18thAnnual Cause for Paws.

Tickets are $75 each (includes bar) and available at CauseForPaws.Pet or call 479-783-4395 ask for Heather.

Sponsorships Tables are still available if you would like for you or your company to be a sponsor of this event. It is very nice for guests to be able to sit together at dinner and there are some bonuses included. Please call 479-783-4395 and ask for Heather.

Event Sponsors

We thank each and every one of our sponsors for their generous contributions.

$10,000 Presenting Sponsor

Dwight Hobbs Curry Foundation

$2,500 Golden Paws Sponsors

C & J Forms and Label

FFO Home

Fianna Hills Mini Storage

$1,000 Silver Kittens Sponsors

Joe’s Grill & Cantina

River Valley Animal Hospital

SureClick

The Mower Shop

Westark Plumbing

$500 Silver Kittens Sponsors

BancorpSouth Bank

$250 Copper Canines

Westark Yamaha


2017 Cause for Paws

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Join us for a festive dinner and awards evening; HOPE Humane Society’s biggest fundraiser of the year. With it being our 80th birthday, this year’s 25th annual Cause for Paws will begin with the Musical styling of DJ Raze. Then the exclusive Street Style Dogs on the Catwalk will be Pawsatively Fetching and sure to be full of Bark and Swagger. In addition to a complimentary wine tasting guests will enjoy a Mexican-style Fiesta along with beer, wine, and margaritas that is sure to be a Paw above. There will be Canine Couture Tees for sale, Silent Auction, and Live Auction items for bidding, The HOPE Adoptions Van will be on display for a personal tour. Tickets are $75 each (includes bar) and available at CauseForPaws.Pet or call 479-783-4395 ask for Heather.

Sponsorships Tables are still available if you would like for you or your company to be a sponsor of this event. It is very nice for guests to be able to sit together at dinner and there are some bonuses included. Please call 479-783-4395 and ask for Heather.

Event Sponsors

We thank each and every one of our sponsors for their generous contributions.

Presenting Partner – $5,000

Major Event Sponsor – $5,000

Platinum Pooches – $2,500

Golden Paws – $1,000

Silver Kittens – $500

Bronze Mittens – $250