I have been involved off and on for 10 years with the Heber Springs Humane Society. It is located in rural north central Arkansas and is the only shelter in a 50 mile radius. It is a private 501C-3 organization and takes in abandoned strays from Heber Springs and Cleburne County. After 17 years of keeping their adult dogs on chains outside, a new kennel building was opened in August 2007. It is beautiful and the dogs seem very happy to have a great home. Outside they used to jump on me and I would be covered in mud, now they are ready to go for a walk. The HS only has 3 employees to care for 2,000 animals per year. HSHS has a Thrift Shop on the court house square that helps support the shelter. There are over 100 volunteers that give a lot of hours of their time to help the animals in many ways, cleaning cages, dog walking, Thrift Shop (6 days a week, 9am - 3pm), fund raisers. This small shelter struggles to meet expenses, But they have been here since 1984. HSHS also is offering low cost spay/neuters for low income families. Call 501-362-7322 and talk to Wendy for this service.