You may be running into roadblocks on your mission to find affordable care for your Arkansas pets. In today’s climate, it can seem nigh on impossible to track down low-cost or free Arkansas pet care. Thankfully, we’ve got a comprehensive list of facilities that won’t break the bank.
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Spay and Neuter Services
Ozark Humane Society (Harrison)
The Ozark Humane Society in Harrison is committed to providing low-cost spay and neuter surgeries for your Arkansas pets. In fact, they just started hosting their spay and neuter clinics for 2021 from March 24 to March 26! If you’re interested in getting your furry loved one spayed/neutered, click here to learn more about Ozark Humane Society’s clinics, pricing, and scheduling. You can also call (870)741-3050 for more information.
Spay Arkansas (Springdale)
This facility boasts a low-cost spay and neuter program for low-income owners and their Arkansas pets. Their website reveals that routine spay/neuter days are currently Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. The cost for cat surgeries is a flat rate of $35 while dogs range from $50 to $60, depending on the size. Each price includes take-home pain medication and a cone collar to “prevent licking and chewing.” Go here for more info. Call (479)756-1100.
Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue (Springdale)
Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue in Springdale offers a voucher program for you and your Arkansas pets. You can get low-cost spay/neuter coupons for your canines and felines. Dogs cost $50 for both spay and neuter. Cats cost $40 to spay and $25 to neuter. Additionally, Northwest Arkansas Animal Rescue has monthly spay/neuter clinics. Head over here to read more. You can also call (479)439-7978.
Pet Food Banks/Pantries
Humane Society of Faulkner County (Conway)
Humane Society of Faulkner County boasts a wonderful pet food pantry for lower-income residents with Arkansas pets. Here’s a brief description of said pantry from their website:
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“Our Pet Food Pantry supplies cat and dog food to needy area citizens who may have fallen on hard times and cannot feed their pets. This program has been feeding pets in Faulkner County since 1996. The Pantry is open the first Saturday of every month, 9-10am, located behind Companions Spay and Neuter Clinic in Springhill.”
For more information regarding location and potential guidelines, click here. You can also email them using this address: firstname.lastname@example.org with any inquiries.
Ranger’s Pantry Pet Food Bank (Fayetteville)
This pet food pantry in Fayetteville provides free food to Arkansas pets in need. It was founded in May of 2010 and has distributed more than 170,000 pounds of pet food! In order to qualify for food, you must live within Fayetteville’s city limits and meet the “low-to-moderate income guidelines” as per the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Head over here to learn more.
Arkansans Assisting Homeless Animals (Cabot)
Full bowls, full hearts! This pet food pantry in Cabot is committed to distributing food to Arkansas pets who desperately need it. Here’s a brief snippet from their website:
“AAHA is partnering with Cabot Animal Support Services to distribute pet food to families in need. Our Community Pet Food Pantry operates once a month in the Cabot Animal Shelter parking lot. Some food will consist of opened bags, and due to varying donations each cycle, brand choice of food is not allowed.”
Veterinary Care Grants/Assistance
The Lancaster Animal Project (Statewide)
The Lancaster Animal Project boasts a page wherein you can apply for a handful of different grants for your Arkansas pets. There’s one for spay and neuter assistance, another for pet food assistance, an “escape” grant for your furry friends if you’re escaping a domestic violence situation, and you can request a spay/neuter voucher. If you’re in dire need of any of the above, please click here.
Humane Society of the Ozarks (Northwest Arkansas)
The Humane Society of the Ozarks can provide basic veterinary assistance for your Arkansas pets via the Emergency Outreach Program.
“Our emergency veterinary care vouchers provide assistance in obtaining basic veterinary care for pets of low income families. The program is designed to help low income families when their pet is ill or injured. These vouchers are not for routine care such as shots or dental work. Animals can be taken to one of our participating veterinary clinics for evaluation and care.
With the use of our vouchers, our participating vets have agreed to waive the basic examination fee and apply our voucher directly to the treatment of the pet. By providing assistance, we hope that more pets can be kept with their families rather than relinquished because the family couldn’t afford veterinary care.”
Go here to learn how to apply for assistance and peruse the guidelines to determine your eligibility. Call (479)444-7387.