More than 400 animals call the hope humane society home. With a group of this size, the staff says there’s not enough space to let them play outside, leaving them inside their kennels for most of the day.
But one local company has stepped in to make a change.
485 dogs are housed at the hope humane society in Fort Smith.
Four full buildings and a small staff of volunteers makes it difficult for these animals to enjoy the outdoors.
Thanks to the fence man company and quantum construction, the humane society will get 10 new outdoor play pens, for free.
“It was just heartbreaking to come and see them in that little pen and I’ve seen how much it seems to mean to them to be out in the yard. It’s a good thing for the dogs and good for the community.”
With the new seven foot fences volunteers can better guaranty the safety of the larger dogs and allow more animals to spend time roaming free.
The expansion also brings a better quality of life for the residents.
Humane Society volunteer Jacquelynn said, “It’s not going to seem so much like a jail shelter, i think it’s going to feel more like a home in a way. They’re going to have their own little backyard kinda.”
The expansion would normally cost thousands of dollars but through the generous donation, volunteers like Jacquelynn said this will leave a lasting impact at hope.
“You have no idea how much this is going to mean for the babies. It really means the world to them and you can see it in their face once they get out there,” said Jacquelynn.
Waggling tails and happy faces will soon fill the new play pens, saying thank you to their two legged friends.