• Sara Doan, Northeast Arkansas News

Northeast Arkansas Humane Society kicks off milestone birthday with capital campaign


CRAIGHEAD COUNTY, Ark- One local non-profit is starting its capital campaign this month as they mark a milestone serving people and furry friends in the region.


The Northeast Arkansas Humane Society is celebrating 50 years of the shelter by kicking off their birthday capital campaign this month.


They’re hoping to raise five hundred thousand dollars to meet the growing needs of the shelter.

“We’re about a quarter of the way through. Our goal is [to raise] five hundred thousand plus,” says Northeast Arkansas Humane Society director Hillary Starnes.


The humane society made a new logo, marking 50 years since they opened their doors.


To help promote their campaign employees, are taking to social media to spread the word.


Starnes says they already have a list of projects they plan to put the much-needed donations to fund.


One project that tops the list includes forming two isolation rooms for sick cats and dogs and expanding their outdoor kennels.


“To expand the cat kennels by twenty or thirty kennels which is a huge need in this area. As well as revamp all of the dog kennels,” she says. “Right now, they’re rusted out, cutting their paws. You got kennel aggression when the dogs can see each other. As well as the contamination issue we have.”


Starnes says with expanding their kennel areas the NEAHS will be able to accept more animals.

Due to limited space, they have a waiting list of dogs and cats needing to come into the shelter.

“It’ll help tremendous in not saying ‘no, we don’t have room,’ we’ll be able to take more in,” according to Starnes.


If you’d like to help the humane society reach their goal, they’re selling t-shirts and naming rights for kennel rooms.


The humane society will also accept in-kind and monetary donation

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