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The Sebastian County Humane Society

This spectacular shelter serves the entire “River Valley Area.”  It was established in 1937 and has been providing for unwanted animals for over 80 years.  When you adopt a furry friend, your new pet receives a health exam by a veterinarian, a voucher for a small bag of food and an adoption kit.  All of the shelter’s pets are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and de-wormed.

The Sebastian County 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.  The Humane Society is funded by contributions from area individuals and businesses, special fundraising events and the annual dues paid by its members.  Your tax deductible gift no matter how small or large will help them feed and provide medical care for more than 7,200 animals per year.

If you are interested in adoption, fostering, sponsorship, volunteering or just wanting to help out please call the Sebastian County Humane Society at 479-782-6302 or visit their website at

You can help make a difference – I did!  Wendy Mathis