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JP Ranch and Rescue (Atkins)


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JP Ranch & Rescue is dedicated to improving the care of animals in Pope County Arkansas, through sheltering rescued animals, spay/neuter awareness, pet care education and adoption. All animals are vaccinated for heartworms and other diseases, and treated for fleas & ticks. They are spayed/neutered when they become of age. The Ranch also serves as a sanctuary for animals that are "unadoptable".

The shelter is supported by volunteers and operated by Jim and Peggy Kirby. They have turned their passion for animals and animal welfare into reality. They work closely with local vets to insure proper nutrition and health for all of the rescued animals.


Email: [email protected]
PHYSICAL ADDRESS
154 Ethel Place
Atkins, AR 72823
Call Us: 479-747-3612

Do you need to find a loving home for your pet?

No-kill shelters do wonderful work, but as a result, are often inundated with pet surrenders. In the unfortunate scenario that you have to find a new home for your pet, please read through the rehoming solution and articles on this page before contacting the shelter.

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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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I have a mamma cat and her 4 kittens that need a good home. She seems to be abandoned. I have been feeding them but they need to go to good homes. I can't keep them.
posted by carolgeorgelewis, on 2019-05-28 20:24:07
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We live in Russellville close to the fair grounds. For the past 3-4 days, there has been a small, dark gray, female pig running loose in our neighborhood. Nobody knows where she came from. She's friendly but won't let you touch her. I'm afraid she's hungry. A neighbor said she would give her some dog food and water, but we really need to find her owner. Call if you know anything about her. 214-202-8618
posted by BeverlyKugler, on 2018-09-17 20:35:24
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My sister found 2 mama dogs and their 12 puppies in the woods starving. (1 puppy died in the woods) She brought them home. She has found homes for 1 mama and 6 puppies so far. But her husband lost his job and she can't afford them all for too much longer. They need good homes. The mama was an indoor dog and is housebroken. They are all sweet.
posted by MichelleBranneky, on 2018-04-10 04:17:04
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Why would you post to a comment page on the no-kill shelter listings anyway? IF you really cared about your animals well being, wouldn't you contact the shelter directly, say with a PHONE CALL???? Sheesh.
posted by PeaceAddiction, on 2016-02-15 11:50:21
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Over the past 7 years I have given homes to 5 dogs that were dropped of on the end-of-the lane where we live. Two 6 years ago, another two 4 years ago and one two years ago. Each dog has been spayed or neutered, have yearly vaccinations and take heartguard and flea medications monthly. Even though they are outside dogs with each having a dog house, they sped a lot of time inside and are housebroken and well behaved. Now I need your help. In May my 22 year old granddaughter who lives in Colorado, was shot just below her left cheek by her boyfriend. The bullet severed her spinal cord and she will be paralyzed from waist down for the remainder of her life. She is very strong and determined to go back to college, studying to design interior spaces for handicapped people. My son and daughter-in-law would like me stay indefinitely while she is in rehabilitation and recovery so they can continue to work. My dogs are under the care of my daughter and son-in-law, but due to a promotion in the company, they will be moving out of the area. My two oldest dogs are lab mix, brother and sister, truly love each other, and need to stay together. The others are okay individually. Please help.
posted by DorthaAsher, on 2015-08-09 14:35:44
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Seeing that your post was approx. 5 mos ago, has your situation improved? The son-in-law you refer to, could this be Jim Kirby from CA?
posted by AudreyRice, on 2016-01-02 14:17:48