A local animal shelter has a problem and it’s looking to the public for help.
The HOPE Humane Society in Fort Smith has been a no kill shelter since the end of last year. Amber Neal, shelter manager, said the population has almost doubled in the past twelve months with over 300 dogs and over 200 cats.
“The foster and transfer programs are growing,” Neal said. “But we’ve seen an increase in stray dogs who haven’t had owners claim them.”
For anyone who may not want to commit to a pet long term, foster programs are temporary with adoption options available. For a list of the animals available, click here.