Sebastian County Humane Society Makes Cutbacks

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SEBASTIAN COUNTY (KFSM)–  Months of decreasing donations and an increasing pet population have lead to their financial troubles, according to members of the board for the Sebastian County Humane Society.

Brook Borengaser, the president of the board, said that the humane society has let go of four employees and cut office expenses by getting rid of some phone lines and cable.

It is estimated the cutbacks will save about $9,200 a month, but the humane society’s average monthly expenses are around $74,000.

According to its website, the Sebastian County Humane Society is the largest humane society in the state.

It houses about 400 animals at the shelter, and the website states that it costs $16.25 per day to take care of each animal.

Employees with the humane society said they need donations, but also that pets need to be adopted.

Throughout August, adoption fees are half-price. Dogs can be adopted for $50, and cats for $25.

Monetary donations are tax deductible, and the humane society also requested donations of:

  • Dry dog and cat food
  • Clay cat litter
  • Pet beds
  • Toys

For more ways to help, visit the Sebastian County Humane Society’s website at


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