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Our Story

Established in 2019 and rebranded in 2022, Fort Smith Animal Haven began with the primary goal of meeting the needs of an ever-growing, unwanted pet population in our area. Our founders were compelled to create a place offering comfort and refuge with high-quality medical treatment to prepare animals for adoption. This would be a place that extended far beyond what a standard shelter or pound could provide a true solution for the long haul. 

Our Achievements

Since opening our doors, Fort Smith Animal Haven has aided and facilitated the adoption of nearly 8,000 animals and counting. Thousands of animals are no longer at risk, no longer on the street, and now have a forever home because of our organization. Full of passionate people working together towards a shared mission, Fort Smith Animal Haven is creating a brighter future for the animals of Fort Smith. 

Our Future

Serving as the designated facility for animals picked up by Fort Smith Animal Services, our demand is at an all-time high. A recent, generous land donation from the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education has created the opportunity for expansion, with enough to build Fort Smith Animal Haven its own forever home. With plans for indoor/outdoor access for dogs, in-house surgery, separate buildings to house cats and dogs, greeting rooms for pets and their adoptive families to meet, and music throughout the kennels, these new headquarters will increase current capacity considerably. 

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