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Arkansas animal shelters: Lone Pine Ranch

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Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter is a no-kill, 501(c) 3 nonprofit run by volunteers, located in Centerton, Ark. The shelter provides a safe and loving place for animals until they are able to find a forever home or go to another rescue. Currently over 100 cats and dogs reside at the shelter. Many of these animals will call Lone Pine home for the rest of their lives.

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The shelter provides education about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets; offers low cost spaying and neutering options; and provides assistance in re-homing pets if owners are able to keep them.

Operating funds come from donations, grants, a flea market booth, Walmart VAP, fundraising, and adoption fees. Volunteers and foster homes provide much needed maintenance, cleaning and socialization for the animals.

Volunteers

Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter is in need of volunteers. If you cannot donate cash but have time on your hands, the shelter needs you. On Saturdays, volunteers are needed to walk and socialize dogs, get dogs photographed for adoption, and to spend time with the kitties in the cat barn. If you have time on weekday mornings, the shelter needs people to come out and clean kennels, perform maintenance, and do other heavy work. Volunteers are also needed to help with fundraising and the vendor sale that occurs several times a year.

If you do not have time to get to the shelter there are other ways to help. Foster homes are always in high demand. The shelter takes in puppies which do not do well in the shelter setting. Elderly dogs and cats always do better in a home than in a shelter. Dogs and cats recovering from spay/neuter and other medical procedures require the quite setting a foster home can give for ideal recovery. It is always easier to place dogs from a foster home. The foster family provides the animal with the skills they need to live indoors. Information about the animal’s personality, likes, dislikes, challenges and successes, are available from foster homes. Dogs and cats that live in kennels never show their true personalities and it can be difficult to know how they will behave in a house. Fostering a dog or cat opens up valuable space at the shelter. This allows Lone Pine Ranch to help more animals. If you have the time and space to foster a dog or cat, please consider it.

The shelter is open for volunteers from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays for socializing animals. This is when the majority of volunteers come. From 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on weekdays the shelter is open to volunteers who are willing to do heavy maintenance work or kennel cleaning.

Lone Pine Ranch is located at:

916 W. Centerton Blvd.

Centerton, AR 72719

Volunteers and people wishing to adopt an animal should call Kim Ross at the shelter. The phone number is 479-366-0508 or you can email her.

Donations

All donations to the Lone Pine Ranch Animal Shelter are tax deductible. The shelter can always use cash donations. This helps to pay for vet care. As a no-kill shelter, vet bills are always an issue. Many city shelters will put an animal down after a week or two. Lone Pine Ranch has many animals that have been there for five to 10 years. Vet care for senior animals gets expensive and there is always a need for cash.

The shelter always has a need for canned food. The shelter prefers Pedigree and Little Caesars brands for dogs, and Friskies or Fancy Feast for cats. Flea and tick medications like Comfortis and Sentinel for dogs, and Revolution for cats are always in demand. Every new arrival will need flea, tick, and heartworm prevention. Puppy and kitten milk, either powdered or canned, is always in demand.

Lone Pine Ranch is always in need of tarps, cedar or pine shavings, bleach, laundry detergent, 33 gallon heavy duty trash bags, zip ties larger than three inches, and heavy duty straw brooms. Wire dog crates and kennels in medium size and larger are another need. Cat crates for getting the kitties to the vet are appreciated too.

Lone Pine has an immediate need of flooring for the cat rooms. Cement is needed for one floor and the other floor is in need of shoring up or replacement. Donations of materials or cash earmarked for this is greatly appreciated.

You can mail checks (please do not send cash through the mail) to:

Lone Pine Animal Shelter

P.O. Box 194

Centerton AR, 72719

Adoptions:

If you are interested in adopting a dog or cat, contact Kim Ross at the shelter to schedule an appointment. With over 100 animals residing at the shelter and others in foster homes, the shelter needs quality forever homes for the animals. An appointment is necessary so that animals from foster homes can be brought to the shelter, if necessary. When you adopt a dog or cat from the shelter, you are saving a life. Adoption opens up space for the shelter to take in and rescue more animals. Right now, there are animals waiting for space to open up at the shelter. Your adoption fee helps to cover the cost of spay/neuter, shots, emergency vet care, food, shelter, flea and tick preventatives, and the utilities associated with running the shelter.

Be sure to check out the slide show to see some of the animals available for adoption. Over 100 cats and dogs are waiting desperately for a permanent home. Can you help?

Lynda Altman loves animals and is “mom” to three rescued dogs; Izzy, Sophie, and Romeo. Sophie, the Chinese Shar-Pei, and Romeo the Bedlington Terrier, were adopted from Lone Pine Animal Shelter. Izzy, a coonhound mix, was adopted from a shelter in North Carolina. Get notices when this page is updated by clicking on the subscribe link, by email, or contact Lynda @fusgeyer on Twitter.

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