Northeast Arkansans for Animals

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If you have questions or would like to help, please feel free to email Wannda Turner, Executive Director at: Please remember we are receiving a high volume of calls, the quickest way to get a response is to email us.


We do not have a shelter. All of our animals in foster homes. We have pet adoptions every Saturday from 1pm to 4 pm at Petco, 1211 South Caraway Road, Jonesboro, AR. Please come out and meet our adoptable pets. Your new best friend is waiting for you.

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NAFA now provides FREE Pet ID Tags with Lost and Found Kits to anyone bringing their pet out to meet us at one of our Pet Adoption Days. NAFA is providing this service in a attempt to help eliminate the amount of lost pets that never find their way back home.

Each day thousands of dogs and cats are killed because there aren't enough homes. Statistics show that for every human there are 7 animals born. There can never be enough homes.

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Northeast Arkansans for Animals (NAFA) is a non-profit, tax-deductible rescue organization for animals. We are concerned about the welfare of animals. NAFA has no paid employees. Instead a dedicated group of volunteers works to place animals from our foster homes into forever homes. Our volunteeers help NAFA provide -- education, adoption, rescue, disaster relief, low cost spay/neuter, and fun community events.

At this time, we do not have a “shelter”. All of our animals are kept in foster homes. We are very fortunate to have a group of dedicated foster homes to help socialize the animal. Animals in foster care receive special attention and are worked with so they can more easily adapt to a home environment.

We hold pet adoptions, fun events, training events, and educational events. Our main focus is our spay and neuter program. There were 40,000 dogs put to sleep in Arkansas in the year 2000. The only solution is to educate the public of this terrible tragedy and to spay and neuter until it’s under control. We sponsor low cost spay and neuter programs to help people on low income, the elderly and the disabled.

NAFA receives calls to investigate breeders, puppy mills, and pet shops. We take in animals and hold pet adoptions where we screen people to make sure we find good homes for the animals placed in our care. We also hold training classes. The classes teach people basic obedience but also teaches a lot of "extras" about owning a dog.

For more information on our group, please go to our website at We designed the web site to be educating and entertaining. We hope you learn a little and laugh a lot.


Thousands of animals die each year because irresponsible owners neglect them, let them breed or just decide they no longer want their animals. Owning a pet is a lifetime commitment. Our adoption program is designed to ensure the placement of our animals into permanent, responsible homes. Our adoption procedure and our screening process is very thorough. We make every effort possible to correctly match animal and human so as not to subject the animal to further rejection or abandonment.

Potential adopters are asked to complete an application, which includes personal information, personal and veterinarian references, and questions which will help us to determine which pet will fit best into your home and family, and must sign an Adoption Agreement. We are looking for homes that understand that adopting a pet is a 10 to 15 year commitment to love and care for this homeless animals needs.

Adopting a new family member should involve a well-thought out and deliberate process. This is not an impulse purchase. Please understand that we do not want these animals to be homeless again. We try to complete the process as quickly as possible and appreciate all the applications and will consider each and every one we receive.

*UPDATE* Spring and Summer make it almost impossible to return everyone's calls and emails. We do try, but the volume we receive during this time is overwhelming. Voicemail fills up several times a day, and the emails are endless. Unfortunately, sometimes, applicants get caught in the confusion of these calls and we miss them. We are very sorry if we miss responding to you, and assure you it is an oversight and not intentional. For contacting us, email is always better. We do sincerely apologize for not being able to get to everyone and are sorry for any inconvenience we cause you.

We know how excited and anxious you are to adopt your new pet. We know it is hard to understand why the adoption process is so lengthy and may seem cumbersome to you. We know it is hard to understand why it can take awhile to get your call returned or your application processed immediately and we apologize for the inconvenience. We ask that you be patient and we ask that you understand that we are volunteers that receive more requests, phone calls, applications, and emails than we can possibly return in a day. We ask that you remember that we are absolutely overwhelmed with the homeless animals that need our care and attention. We ask that you remember that we are gone most of the day rescuing animals from shelters, taking them to the vet, doing homevisits, processing applications, checking references, and doing adoption days and events, and the list goes on and on. One sick rescue can throw us off schedule. Please remember that we have families and pets that sometimes get sick and need our time as well.

Almost always, we receive many applicants for the same dog. In this case, we try to make the best possible match based on the information we have gotten during the application process. Sometimes the dog you're applying for might already have an adoption pending or may actually "fit" better in a different applicant's home. In this case, we will try to notify you as soon as possible and you may choose to consider another available dog or continue with the process for "pre-approval" on a future dog that becomes available. Approved applicants are contacted first.

We rarely adopt long distance, but will consider each and every application.

Thank you all for understanding our application process!

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Please select from one of the following applications:
Dog Application

Cat Application

We encourage you to send in an application, it will speed up the process.


If you would like to help with our work, or any other rescue organizations, there are several ways to do so.

Foster Homes: You would keep an animal who needs adoption and bring the animal to pet adoption each week until they were adopted.

Work at events: Besides our weekly pet adoption, we try to offer fun and education events throughout the year and always need volunteers to help at these events.

Home Work: We have packets we put together to give to each adoptive parent. These must be put together each week to hand out. We also make bandanas, put together doggie treat bags, etc. to sell to raise funds or to give away at certain events. These must be cut and folded.

Checkups: We always try to call and check on the animals we have placed.

Callbacks: We receive calls all the time and always need people to return the calls. Sometimes it would be something you might not know, but sometimes it? is just calls to find out about when we are having pet adoption or spay & neuter clinics.

Need a large tax donation? A great one would be to purchase, or help purchase a spay/neuter mobile unit? You, or you and some friends, could donate this, get a great tax write-off, and help us stop so many unwanted animals being born.

If you want to become a volunteer, please let us know. We would appreciate your help. Or maybe you know someone who is lonely? Volunteering is a wonderful way to get out, make friends, and feel good about yourself.


We are always looking for foster homes! Please consider becoming a Foster Home. You will be giving an animal a second chance at a new home and helping to increase the animal's chances for adoption!



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Cat Toys
Stainless Steel Water Pails & Bowls


We would like to say a special thanks to our local PetCo store, who have helped us with adoption days and special events. We couldn't do what we do without their support and involvement.

A Big Thanks to all of you who volunteer your time and money and support to us, we can't do what we do without you.

Our Tails Have Happy Endings!

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"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog.
You are his life, his love, his leader.
He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart.
You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion."
--Author Unknown


Northeast Arkansans for Animals receives no tax dollars or government funds. We are a non-profit organization operated soley by volunteers and dependent upon tax deductible public contributions. Your donation can be made to honor a person or a special pet. If you would like to send a tax deductible donation to us, please send them to:

Northeast Arkansans For Animals
C/O W. Turner
P. O. Box 10075
Jonesboro , AR 72403

If your donation is "In Memory" of a beloved pet, a person, or in memory of another person's loss. Send the name of the person, or pet, the donation is in memory of. We would appreciate knowing the type of pet. Also, if you have a picture, we will put it with the thank you.

Northeast Arkansans For Animals
Jonesboro, Arkansas 72401

(870) 932-1955


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