Animal Services

*Our office is closed to the public and we are only doing adoptions through appointments.
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At Jonesboro Animal Services we enforce, educate, protect, and assist both the people of Jonesboro and the animal residents too. By enforcing animal-related laws and educating the public about animal care and welfare issues, we protect both the health and safety of humans and animals alike. 

The Animal Services Department investigates all reports of animal cruelty, animal attacks, and bite reports. At our animal shelter we care for stray, abused, and surrendered animals. Most of our animals get adopted to new homes. By working both here at home and with animal rescue operations across the country, we find new homes for most of the animals we take in. Come visit us soon. Your new "fur-ever" friend is waiting for you at our shelter!

We love to talk about what we do!

We have many kinds of instructional and educational programs for all ages. We will be happy to come to your school, civic club, church group, or any other group and bring some of our friends!

Studies have shown that just spending some time with an animal friend can lower blood pressure, reduce anxiety, and relieve depression. Many of us have certified our own pets to go to nursing homes, retirement homes, and hospitals to help residents and patients have a better day.

We partner with Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) to offer low-cost vaccination clinics, and low-cost cat neuter clinics. We also offer free training and socialization classes for you and your pet. ’Like’ us on Facebook and keep up-to-date on all our activities!

Adoption Fees

Our adoption fees are low, especially when you consider all you receive. When you adopt your new cat or dog, they will be spayed or neutered, they will have received a rabies vaccination, and they will have received a worm treatment. Dogs will also receive a parvo and distemper vaccination. In addition to all that, you get the great support and advice from our staff, who all want the best for you and your new pet!

  • Cats are $100.00
  • Dogs are $125.00
  • Microchipping is $10.00 additional, which includes lifetime registration for your pet.

Full List of Animal Services Fees (PDF)

For more information about the animals at our shelter who are hoping to be reunited with their humans, or those who are up for adoption, join us on our Jonesboro Animal Services Facebook Page.

Animal Complaints

Need to file a complaint about an animal, its welfare, or another issue?  Please use this link to report it online: Animal Complaint Form 

We are no longer providing wildlife trapping services, nor do we pick up or take in cats.

City Ordinances for Animal Owners