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Welcome to the website of the Humane Society of Independence County located in Batesville, Arkansas. We are a no-kill nonprofit animal shelter that is committed to helping you find your next furry family member and helping animals across our beautiful county.

We are always looking for volunteers and temporary foster homes as well, so please, don't be shy and reach out to us! We do not receive local, state, or federal funds, so any help you can provide is purrrfect!

Check out our Events page for fun ways to participate too!


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Our adoption process is very simple and our fee is $100 for dogs and $50 for cats, though some animals are priced above or below those amounts. All animals will be spayed or neutered and will have had age-appropriate vaccinations.  At any given time our shelter may have up to 100 dogs and 50 cats at our facility. Some of these animals are shy and get left behind. So, if you can find a place in your heart and home to open up to our wonderful animals, please come into our shelter today and ADOPT your next Best Furever Friend!

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Fill out our Adoption Form HERE!

Did you know that we receive NO funding from the City, County, or State!
We rely ENTIRELY on your generous donations! Whether it is money, dog & cat food (Pedigree for the dogs and Purina for the cats please), products, or time, call us today to see how you can help! Our FURRY FRIENDS thank you!

You also have the option of making a monthly financial donation.


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BARK in the PARK

June 10, 2023

10:30 to 2:30


Sponsor an Adoption


Trap | Neuter | Return

Click HERE to learn more about this program.


If you need help with a feral cat colony, please fill out this form HERE

Click HERE to help financially support this program.

Fleaman Barkus needs your donations!

480 South Central Avenue


Our shelter always appreciates a helping hand! There are so many ways you can be a part of the Humane Society of Independence County, even if you do not want to help directly with animals there are other ways you can support our shelter. Fostering and volunteering are two very important areas our shelter could use your help!



HSIC Shelter

5 Environmental Drive

Batesville, AR 72501



Tuesday - Friday 12:00 - 5:30 PM

Saturday 10 AM - 4 PM


Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Fleaman Barkus

480 South Central Avenue

Batesville, AR 72501



Tuesday - Saturday
10 AM - 4 PM

Closed on Sundays and Mondays.

Fay Brinkley, Director |

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