I put in an application to adopt one of your animals, why do I have to wait to bring it home?
Our goal is to find permanent, loving homes for companion animals. We evaluate the animals to the best of our ability to assure they will be suitable family pets. Our 24 hour wait period allows our veterinary staff to spay or neuter, microchip, rabies vaccinate, and feline leukemia or heartworm test the new addition to your family.

This also gives you time to purchase the items you need such as collars, leashes, food, bowls, litter boxes, dog houses, and pet carriers. If a pet is already spayed or neutered, you may be able to take the animal home sooner. For more information, contact the Animal Services at 479-444-3456.

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1. How much does it cost to adopt a new pet?
2. What do I need to do if an animal bites me?
3. Whom do I call if I have an after hours emergency that involves animals?
4. What kinds of donations does the Animal Shelter need?
5. I just moved into Fayetteville. How do I register my pet's microchip?
6. What do I need to know about rabies?
7. I put in an application to adopt one of your animals, why do I have to wait to bring it home?
8. Are you a "No Kill" shelter?
9. Is Animal Services responsible for picking up dead animals?
10. My pet is sick, what do I need to do?
11. What can I do to get involved with the Fayetteville Animal Shelter?
12. What do you do with the money I donated to the Animal Shelter?
13. Who is responsible for registering my pet's microchip?
14. What do I do if I know about animal cruelty, abuse, or neglect?
15. Why do I need to microchip my pet?
16. Does my pet need to wear his collar with identification tags, even if he never gets outside?
17. Does Fayetteville have a "leash law"?
18. How many animals am I allowed to own?
19. I don't have a fenced yard and my dog can't stay inside all day while I'm away. Can I chain him/her outside?
20. What is a trolley system?
21. What do I do if I have a nuisance wildlife problem?
22. What do I do if I have an animal in my own trap?
23. What can I do to keep animals out of my garden and my house?
24. What do I do if I see a snake?
25. What do I do if I see a bear?