Last Chance for Arkansas Animals
Last Chance for Arkansas Animals is run by volunteers who rescue unwanted animals and place them in foster homes until forever homes can be found. These animals are provided with vaccinations, heart worm treatment, spay/neuters and any other care necessary to achieve health. Once medically cleared, they’re made available for adoption. Some of our animals have been sent to New York, Vermont, Connecticut and British Columbia where there is a shortage of adoptable dogs.
Paws In Prison
In 2011, LCA partnered with the Arkansas Department of Corrections and other rescue organizations to save dogs and help inmates. Arkansas Paws in Prison was created. Selected inmates are given the opportunity to learn valuable life and job skills through animal behavior and dog training. The program education is provided by professional trainers with experience in rescue. After completing an 8 week course in basic obedience and family manners, the rescued animals are available for adoption to the general public. More information about the Arkansas Department of Corrections Paws in Prison Program (PIP) can be found here.
Our Connection to Paws 4 Hope LCA
Recently, our LCA board of directors realized we might do more for our community.Some of our throw away animals demonstrated exceptional qualities, making them ideal for service or therapy. We could save animals and help humanity by training some of these animals for service and therapy work. In response to this realization the division of Last Chance for Arkansas Animals, Paws 4 Hope LCA, was born. As a result many more lives are improved through animal rescue. Most of Paws 4 Hope LCA service and therapy dogs were thought to be of little value to anyone. Now we call them “Soldiers of Hope” for our community.