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Found in the Pound

This is a listing of dogs waiting to be adopted at the Hope Animal Shelter.

HopePrescott.com is proud to work with the City of Hope’s Animal Control department to find new homes for the dogs in the local shelter. Your new best friend may be listed on this page. The photos are updated each week, so keep checking back for changes.

These photos were taken on August 22, 2012.

Just because a dog is in this set of photos doesn’t mean it is available for adoption as some dogs must wait five days after arriving at the shelter before being eligible for adoption. Puppies must be eating solid food before they can be adopted. Also, some of the dogs may have been adopted since these photos were taken. Sometimes more than one photo of the same dog is included in the list.

Please don’t call the shelter to see if any of these dogs are still there. Instead, go by and see for yourself which are available to adopt. The Hope Animal Shelter is located at 1211 Jones Street, the second Fair Park entrance from the Spring Hill Road.

And keep checking back here at HopePrescott.com as we’ll offer updated sets of photos approximately once a week.

Adoption Fees as of July 2012
Hope Police Fees
Adoption Fee – $10
Surrender Fee – $10 per dog or $15 per litter of puppies
Reclaim Fee First Offense – $5
Reclaim Fee Second Offense – $10
Reclaim Fee Third Offense – $15
Reclaim Fee Subsequent Offenses – $20
There is also a $3 per day reclaim fee for the time the dog was impounded at the shelter.

Humane Society Fees
Neuter/Spay Reimbursement – $20
7&1 Shots(each) – $5
Rabies Shot – $10

To sum things up, adopting a dog from the Hope Animal Shelter now costs $45. That total includes fees to get your dog spayed or neutered and all its shots. Dogs under the age of three months only cost $10 to adopt.

There are some new human faces at the Hope Animal Shelter. Tammy Austin recently became Hope’s new Animal Control Officer. She is assisted by John Carlton and Hunter Halliday.

Tammy Austin, John Carlton and Hunter Halliday

City Ordinance on restraining dogs

It shall be the duty of any owner, keeper, harborer, or anyone having custody of any dog within the city limits to confine such dog withing their property, fence, enclosure, house, garage, or building unless the dog is under leashed control of a responsible handler. Owners choosing to confine their dog by means of a pen type enclosure must adhere to the following minimum space requirements:

  • Dogs under 40 lbs require a minimum pen size of 10′ x 6′
  • Dogs 40 lbs or over require a pen size of 10′ by 10′
  • For each additional dog increase the pen size by half of the total area

A City Ordinance makes it a crime to chain your dog to a stationary object. If you break this law, you may be subject to penalties up to a $500 fine.

Dogs may be restrained by a trolley (a tether attached to a cable run). Trolley kits can be purchased at pet and discount stores. Individual parts can be purchased at hardware stores. The following conditions must be met.

  • Only one dog may be tethered to each cable.
  • The tether must be attached to a properly fitting collar.
  • There must be a swivel on at least one end of the tether to keep it from tangling.
  • The tether must be strong enough to restrain the dog, but it must not be too heavy for the dog’s size.
  • The cable run must be at least 10 feet long and mounted from 4-7 feet off the ground.
  • The trolley must keep the dog on your property, yet be configured to prevent the dog from jumping a fence or getting tangled up with other objects.
  • The trolley must be configured to allow the dog access to the maximum available exercise area and water and shelter.

Click here to read the entire ordinance

The Hope Animal Shelter is located at 1211 Jones Street, the south entrance to Fair Park off the Spring Hill Road in Hope. The phone number is 870-722-2545. You can email the shelter at hopeanimalshelter@yahoo.com.