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Humane Society of North Central Arkansas serves as animal shelter without killing

According to statistics provided by the ASPCA, nearly 920,000 shelter animals are euthanized each year in the United States. That number is down from 2.6 million a decade ago, and a local organization is doing its part to reduce the numbers even further. The Humane Society of North Central Arkansas is a No-Kill Animal Shelter dedicated to protecting, caring for, and reducing the population of neglected, abandoned, homeless, unwanted, or abused animals in and around Baxter County. .

As a safe haven without death, the local humanitarian society faces several costs. Shelter manager Carolyn Carter was a recent Talk of the Town guest on KTLO-FM, and she says donations are still needed since the organization receives no federal funding and most of the proceeds come from her thrift store. .

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The Humane Society of North Central Arkansas ensures that all animals receive adequate food, water, shelter, and medical attention. An attempt is also made to place all animals in homes where they will receive proper care. Because this is a deathless refuge, there is often a waiting list for animals that need a forever home.

In addition to monetary funding, Carter says there are certain items the local shelter will accept as donations.

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Carter goes on to say that the money and pet that the humanitarian company receives is important because they don’t just feed the animals at the shelter. She says the local non-profit organization also has a program for low-income people.

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Anyone interested in adopting a pet, serving as a foster home, making a donation, or volunteering with the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas can visit their location on Arkansas Highway 201 North at Mountain Home or go online to humanesocietynca.org.

This month, Our Community Cares, sponsored by Farmers and Merchants Bank, Danny Porter of Century 21 LeMac Realty, Arvest Wealth Management and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, recognizes the Humane Society of North Central Arkansas and its work as no-kill shelter. Learn more at ktlo.com/ourcommunitynews.

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