"Animals share with us the privilege of having a soul."  ~Pythagoras~


Stop Animal Cruelty is an all-volunteer animal welfare group that works tirelessly rescuing pets from the high-kill city shelter in Malvern, AR. We also rescue abused, neglected, abandoned and owner surrendered pets or horses in both Hot Spring & Garland Counties. We re-home as many of them as possible ourselves or search for other "no kill"rescue groups from around the country who are willing to take pets from out of their areas to assist in re-homing. Not one treatable pet has lost its life in the Malvern shelter since late 2011, due to the tireless efforts and awesome dedication of the volunteers at Stop Animal Cruelty. For SAC volunteers, rescuing is a way of life it's not just a trend. It is not just the right thing to do it's who we are.

On a two year average, Stop Animal Cruelty amazingly rescue, re-home or assist in the re-homing of over 800 pets and provide over 600 people with assistance. All of which is accomplished by volunteers and with volunteer foster homes. Most people are surprised to hear we only have foster homes and no shelter. People often confuse us with the local “Humane Society” or “Animal Control” however they are different organizations entirely. Stop Animal Cruelty is the premier animal welfare organization in our area. We are a “No Kill” organization as we never have a healthy or treatable pet euthanized. We do not limit our program to healthy animals, particular breeds or the highly adoptable. Being an all-volunteer organization with foster homes, we are proud that donations directly benefit our rescued pets as there are no employees with expensive salaries or a shelter facility with large overhead costs. SAC has certified Humane Investigators who respond to over 300 reports of abuse or neglect each year in both Hot Spring & Garland Counties and intervene whenever necessary by way of education, or if need be prosecution. We are now the only local animal welfare organization that investigates reports of animal cruelty as unfortunately the local “Humane Society” will no longer provide this service.

On a daily basis, our volunteers educate the public on the importance of spaying and neutering and provide our communities with low cost vouchers. We are available to our local schools, churches and civic organizations to teach humane care and dog bite prevention as we are strongly committed to keeping our community’s children safe, as well as their pets.


  1. To promote humane principles, prevent cruelty and alleviate fear, pain and suffering in animals.
  2. Investigate complaints of animal cruelty or abuse and correct those situations by way of education, or if need be prosecution.
  3. To provide foster homes and medical care for animals that are owner surrender in lieu of prosecution, or that are seized by law enforcement and adopt them into loving homes.
  4. Prevent the overpopulation of domestic animals by promoting to the public low cost spaying and neutering opportunities and to educate the public on humane care and responsible pet ownership.


Stop Animal Cruelty's Thrift Store is located at 123 Albert Pike in Hot Springs and is open Tue – Sat 9am – 4pm. The Thrift Store is an important source of income for our mission. It is ran solely by volunteers therefore proceeds from sales goes directly to care for our rescued pets in foster homes.  Donations of kitchen items, home décor, clothing, shoes, bedding, linens, jewelry, collectables, and furniture in good condition are greatly appreciated. Donations of dog & cat food or miscellaneous pet supplies for our rescued pets may be dropped off at the store also. All donations to our organization are tax deductible.  Anyone wishing to volunteer or donate items may call our hot line 501-276-7570 for information.



SAC's low cost dog or cat spay & neuter program supports, educates and provides our communities with low cost vouchers and clinics. We provide financial assistance to low income residents whenever possible.  

If you have a dog or cat that needs to be altered, you may pick up a voucher at our Thrift Store at 123 Albert Pike in Hot Springs or by calling our hot line at (501) 276-7570. Please leave your name, number and mailing address and one will be sent to you.

Watch our Facebook page (Stop Animal Cruelty in Hot Spring County, Arkansas) for upcoming low cost spay/neuter clinics and all special events.

Be a responsible pet owner , STOP LITTERING!



We have so many wonderful pets that are just waiting for their forever homes and loving families. Our pets are rescued from a high kill shelter, owner surrendering's, abandoned and from abusive or neglectful situations. All of our pets are housed in foster homes until they are adopted. Our foster homes are able to provide a safe, nurturing environment to help our pets adjust to living in a loving, caring home. Our fosters work on socializing, house training, leash walking and learn about the personalities of our pets to ensure they are successfully matched to their new homes and families.

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DONATIONS:  Stop Animal Cruelty is a "no kill" donation only funded organization.  Most of our rescues have never known what it's like to have a good meal, warm bed or even a kind hand. With your help, we can continue to fight for those who are helpless and be a voice for the voiceless. Donations are tax deductible as we are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All funds go directly to saving animals lives as there is no overhead of employee salaries or shelter expenses.   Donations may be made through PayPal by clicking the donation button below or via check to Stop Animal Cruelty, PO Box 1521, Malvern, AR  72014.

 We welcome volunteers! We have many opportunities for you to help us in protecting and supporting the many needs of our animals. We have fund raising events, our spay/neuter clinics and Thrift Store.  If perhaps you are interested in becoming a foster family for a pet,  please contact us at

REPORTING ABUSE : Report suspected abuse and neglect situations at 501-276-7570. All calls are confidential.



SAC, PO Box 1521, Malvern, AR 72014

 “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” 

~~Mahatma Gandhi~~