Paws in Prison (PIP)
We send shelter dogs to the North Central Unit located in Calico Rock, AR to participate in 8 weeks of training. This program is operated by the Arkansas Department of Correction in several prisons throughout the state. A professional trainer works weekly with inmate trainers to teach the dogs basic commands and some tricks. You can see SCHS PIP trained dogs available for adoption on this website. The adoption fee is $150 and you can arrange a visit to the prison to see the dogs by calling the shelter at 870-269-5200.
Click the link for an article about the Paws in Prison program by Julie Kohl who adopted one of our PIP dogs. http://onlyinark.com/homegrown/paws-in-prison/
Paws for the Cause
Paws for the Cause is a community wide annual event to raise funds for the spay/neuter program and to celebrate the bond between people and animals. Families bring their pets and enjoy music, food, bake sale, games and various contests. The event is usually held on the third Saturday in October, weather permitting, at the Centennial Bank Park in Mountain View.
Returning Lost Pets
We make every effort to return lost animals to their owners. A log is kept of lost pets, pictures are posted on our Facebook page, and a notice is placed in the paper. We encourage owners to keep collars with ID tags on their pets to aid in their safe return.
Spaying and neutering is important because one female and her offspring can produce 128 dogs or more in one year. One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just 7 years.
SCHS offers two different spay/neuter programs for Stone County residents, weekly appointments and clinics once a month. We are able to do this with the help of a local vet who provides the service at a discounted price to SCHS of $70 for dogs and cats. One should call 870-269-5200 to schedule appointments and decide which program to use.
Weekly appointments pricing:
Dogs/Cats-$70 or $50
If one can afford $70 it will help SCHS use funds to subsidize for others who cannot pay this.
Monthly Clinic Pricing:
Saturday clinics are held once a month at Nixon Animal Hospital. The SCHS board approved an additional $10,000 this year to continue monthly low-cost clinics where clients pay only $25 for all animals and SCHS subsidizes for these clients. This program is for individuals who have little or no steady income. It is conducted on the honor system and there is no proof of income required. The program will continue until that funding is exhausted. Call the shelter for dates and appointment times for these clinics.
Youth Group Volunteers
We welcome numerous youth organizations at the shelter. Some local groups that have participated are:
- BETA Club
- Ozark Mission Project
- Stone County Youth Leadership
Pet Pictures with Santa
Each year between Thanksgiving and Christmas the SCHS has Pet Pictures with Santa fundraiser at the shelter. Pet owners can bring their animals and have them sit on Santa’s lap. Family members can gather around Santa or small children can be in the picture along with the pet. We charge $5 for each 4 x 6 photo printed while you wait. For an additional donation of $10 or more we will email you the other shots taken that were not printed. No appointment is necessary just come and enjoy fellowship with other animal lovers, refreshments, and take a tour of the shelter. Check the website for the date and time as the holiday season comes upon us each year.