The Stone County Humane Society's vision is to create a community where people value animals and treat them with respect and kindness.

Our Mission

    • Finding homes for stray or unwanted animals
    • Promoting spaying and neutering
    • Educating the public about responsible pet ownership
    • Returning lost pets to owners
    • Operating a no-kill shelter

SCHS History

SCHS HistoryStone County Humane Society, Inc. is a 501 (c)3 organization created in 1999 to find homes for stray, abandoned dogs and cats. After three years, the need for a permanent shelter building became very apparent and fundraising began. Land for a building was donated in 2006. We operated with the help of foster homes for several years. In 2012 we constructed 11 outdoor kennels and 3 isolation pens. Our Cat Cottage was completed in 2013. With the help of a generous donor and money we had raised over several years, construction of the 3,500 sf shelter building began in 2015. In September 2016 the SCHS shelter building was opened.

Important facts about the Stone County Humane Society

  •  A 501 (c)3 Non-Profit Organization operating since 1999
  • Independent – Privately operated animal shelter -Not affiliated with any other organization or governmental agency
  • Dependent on donations, membership dues, fundraising activities, grants, and income from the Second Chance Shop
  • Funds received are used locally
  • Receives no government funding other than $4,000 annually from the City of Mountain View.
  • Not political in nature
  • Not activist in nature
  • Takes only dogs, cats, puppies, and kittens.

The Stone County Humane Society is a No-Kill Shelter!

We never put time limits on how long animals stay and we never euthanize for space reasons. Our admission policy depends on an established inventory of 25 dogs and 25 cats. This policy is managed by putting animals on a waiting list. As animals are adopted new animals are accepted from the waiting list. We provide routine care and treatment for all animals and treat extraordinary medical/surgical issues on a case by case basis.

A ten member all volunteer board governs the shelter and meets monthly.

 SCHS Officers

  • Tina Holmlund, President
  • Jerry Weber, Vice President
  • Deanna Benson, Recording Secretary
  • Bonnie Dumas, Treasurer
  • Linda Peters, Assistant Treasurer

Board Members

  • SCHS Board MeetingMelissa Stricklin, Shelter Manager
  • Carole Weber
  • Jane Malloy
  • Debbie Devito
  • Pam Alexander




Melissa Stricklin, Shelter Manager, Animal Care

Tonia Ankeney, Animal Care

Rhonda Trichell, Dog Trainer, Animal Care









Daily Operations

A paid full-time manager oversees daily shelter operations, and along with three other part-time employees provides animal care. It is located at 17379 Highway 9, Mountain View, AR 72560. The shelter is open daily from 2:00 – 5:00 PM and mornings by appointment only. You can contact us by telephone at 870-269-5200 or email us at

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