BY MELANIE BUCK –
The Humane Society of the Ouachitas has adopted out more than 100 dogs since partnering with the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter out of Vinita, Oklahoma in August.
The Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter is able to better find forever homes for the sheltered dogs in states outside of Arkansas. HSO has been transporting adoptees out of the area for some time as Polk County has an abundance of sheltered pets. However, the number they have been able to adopt out with the new partnership is unprecedented.
Under the partnership, HSO transports the dogs to Oklahoma where they are then taken to Colorado, where there is a shortage of perspective adoptive pets. The Denver Dumb Friends League, or DDFL, for short, is the agency that finds new families for the dogs. HSO volunteers are hopeful that those numbers will remain high.
HSO is a 501(c)3 and is only funded through grants and donations. If you would like to help in any way, contact the shelter at 479-394-5682.