Have A Heart Pet Shelter looks to make life easier for animals

Throughout the United States, there are organizations attempting to make life easier for stray animals by giving them shelter and looking for loving homes. One organization on the local level is the Have A Heart Pet Shelter located on Arkansas Highway 202 in Yellville.

Have A Heart Vice President Cathy Manser was on a recent episode of the Talk of the Town on KTLO-FM, and she says the shelter is a non-profit organization relying 100% on volunteers.

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The Have A Heart Pet Shelter has numerous ways to receive support from the community. Its thrift store is open during the shelter’s regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday from 9 to 3, and all proceeds go to the care of its cats and dogs. The shelter also receives donations of money, blankets, food and cleaning products.

Manser says another way a resident can contribute is by becoming a dog walker.

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Have A Heart also partners with various other organizations, including the Community Cat Project. There  is also a collaboration with the Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic by hosting the event three times each year.

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The next available spay/neuter clinic will be July 14 through 16, and registration will begin in mid-May.

Have A Heart has another event coming up this spring. Manser says Bark in the Park is one of the shelter’s biggest fundraisers every year.

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To learn more about the Have A Heart Pet Shelter, call 870-449-7387, or go online to haveaheartpetshelter.org.

This month, Our Community Cares, sponsored by Farmers and Merchants Bank, Advanced Auto Body, Danny Porter of Century 21 LeMac Realty, Pizza Hut, H&R Block and KTLO, Classic Hits and The Boot, highlights the work of the Have A Heart Pet Shelter. Learn more at ktlo.com/ourcommunitycares.

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