For Pets' Sake
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi
For Pets' Sake, a tax-exempt animal welfare organization in Northwest Arkansas.
RED ALERT: Urgent Message Regarding FosteringWe do not take in pets from the public at large. We foster highly adoptable pets from the Springdale Shelter only.
Springdale Animal Shelter Partners With FPS To Foster and Adopt PetsSpringdale Animal Shelter has asked FPS to form a partnership in fostering and placing their most adoptable dogs. The Springdale Animal Shelter and FPS will launch this partnership with a float entered in the Springdale Christmas parade. FPS will recruit and screen foster homes who will foster adoptable dogs until they get forever homes. The dogs nearing a 'put down date' will take top priority for fostering outside the shelter. FPS will post these animals on the website and each will be identified in some way as one of the shelter rescues. FPS Treasurer, Kathy Jaycox, met with the Mayor and the Director of Animal services recently to discuss the proposal and the concept. Now, the two organizations are developing the guidelines and the official agreement for the new alliance. FPS has recruited 2 new foster homes, both for small to medium dogs. We still need more foster homes for medium to large dogs and foster homes for cats. The Springdale Shelter is in need of the following items:
FPS April Meeting CanceledFor Petís Sake monthly meeting is canceled. Meetings are typically held at Multi-Craft Contractors; 2300 Lowell Road; Springdale AR.
FPS Seeking VolunteersFor Pets Sake is actively recruiting volunteers. The following volunteer positions are available:
For more information about these volunteer positions, please call or e-mail us at email@example.com. Also see our brochures on the About Us page where you will find information with descriptions of the duties performed by each position as well as a volunteer application.
FPS Honored to be Recipient of Petco Foundation, Purina and Mental Health Association GrantsFPS has received a grant from the Petco Foundation. Petco Foundation partners with over 6,500 non-profit animal welfare groups to provide the monetary, tangible and educational resources that will help them continue to make a difference in the lives of the companion animals in our nation. It is because of these hard working individuals that good animals are saved and adopted out every day, that people are educated, that disabled persons are placed with animals that can help them lead more normal lives, that over-population of unwanted pets is stemmed. FPS is receiving a grant from The Chase Family Foundation, located in Springdale. The Chase Family Foundation is a benevolent group of like minded people improving the care and quality of life for humans and animals who are in trouble, pain, or just down on their luck through acts of kindness, generosity and monetary gifts. This foundation was formed to honor the memory of Mr. Rex Chase, and his wife, Mrs. Glada Chase. Kathy Jaycox and Joy Drummonds were on hand at the Mental Health America of Northwest Arkansas Banquet and they presented FPS with a check for to be used for the FPS Pets for Vets Program. Thanks to FPS volunteer Catrina Horton for applying for and securing this grant! Veterans contact Catrina and then they find a dog at the shelter that will be a good companion dog for the person. FPS takes care of the fees for spay/neuter and vaccinations and the pet is delivered to the veteran at no cost to them. Just a big "Thank You" for their service. Last, but not least, FPS received a check from visit Purina Charitable Giving. Charitable grants are generally given to established pet-related organizations for fundraising or responsible pet ownership programs. Small grants may be requested for capital campaigns and education programs.
FPS Featured on Fox Morning Edge
Melissa Birchfield with For Pets' Sake brought Gizmo, a Maltese/Bichon mix, and Abby, a Shih tzu, by the Fox 24 studios November 30th to be featured on Pet Week. FPS rescued the two pups from the Springdale Animal Shelter, which it works with exclusively. To see the interview, watch the video.
Applications for Best Friends Program
To qualify applicants must have an annual income not exceeding $19,000 for single person household, and not exceeding $25,000 for a couple. You must be 60 years or older, and be a resident of Washington or Benton County of Arkansas. We have a 5 month waiting period before you will receive your voucher, should you qualify. We are accepting applications for seniors in Washington or Benton County of Arkansas who have a pet, and are in need of assistance with any of the following:
Vouchers may not be used for spay/neutering services. One voucher per household once a year. You must reapply each year. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you or someone you know is in need of assistance and would benefit from our programs.