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Arkansas Pets: 8 Affordable Vet Care Resources

Arkansas Pets: 8 Affordable Vet Care Resources

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.

Check out our list of 24+ resources for free or low-cost veterinary care!

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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. 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.

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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:

“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: [email protected] 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.”

Browse their website. You can also contact them with any queries by clicking here.

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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.

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Bridgett and Barley

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

I need vet assistance for my puppy, please. I literally just found a growth on her chest. I've been l never seen anything like this. I'm a mom and grand mother. This is so different from anything I've seen. It's not a infected place. I don't know. Please help

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 15th of November 2022

Hi Bridgett. If the above resources are not helpful in your area, it may be worth calling 211 or reaching out to your local Humane Society. They may know of programs in your area that can help with vet bills.

Jerri Hodge

Monday 18th of October 2021

Hello, my name is Jerri Hodge. I have a approximately 11 year old male cat, Possum. He has had all vaccinations, and is neutered. He usually uses Revolution during the summer. This year there seems to be alot of mosquitos, (he goes in and out) something is biting the outside of his ears, and around his eyes and nose. ( his little face is all swelled up) . He has a cough and is throwing up 1 or 2 times a week. He will have the outside of his ears a bloody mess. Could you please give me some advice or help me, I live near little Rock, ar. He is my best friend . My mom passed away , times are hard right now. Please and thank you. Jerri & Possum


Monday 29th of November 2021

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!


Thursday 19th of August 2021

My dog needs heart worm treatment.


Wednesday 1st of December 2021

The organizations in our list should be able to help you with this, but unfortunately Low Income Relief does not provide gifts, food or funds directly. You will need to contact the organizations in this list for assistance or chat with Lira! She should be able to help,