Pick Up Procedure

  • Photo of 2 dogsIn the event an animal is picked up by the Animal Control Officer, efforts are made to try to locate the owner and return the pet to the owner.  
  • If within a reasonable time the owner cannot be located, the animal is taken to the Heber Springs Humane Society Animal Shelter for the proper care and shelter. 
  • Animals taken to the shelter are generally held for 5 days which allows the owner time to retrieve the animal. Once the 5 day period is up, the Heber Springs Humane Society is allowed to put the animal up for adoption.  
  • Owners retrieving the animal from the Humane Society will be required to pay a fee to the Humane Society.
  • It is required by the state of Arkansas all pets (cat and/or dog) must have a rabies vaccine administered by a licensed veterinarian.  (See Arkansas State Board of Health Rabies Control Act)