Heber Springs Animal Control


The City of Heber Springs Animal Control Mission:

“To protect and serve the citizens and domestic animals in the City of Heber Springs by keeping stray and aggressive animals off the streets, returning lost pets to their rightful homes, educating the public in the proper care of animals and promoting spay/neuter to control overpopulation of dogs and cats.”

              AGFC 2014-2015 Urban Deer Hunt Protocol

Local Animal Hospitals:


Sartin Animal Care Clinic

7200 HWY 110 West Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543 (501)362-2800

Cleburne County Animal Clinic

1309 Heber Springs Road South Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543 (501)362-8283

Ozark Animal Medical Center

2150 Bypass Road Heber Springs, Arkansas 72543 (501)206-0505

Animal Control Officer
Zach Carlisle


If an animal is picked up by the Animal Control Officer, efforts are made to try to locate the owner and return the pet to the owner.  

If within a reasonable time the owner cannot be located, the animal is taken to the Heber Springs Humane Society Animal Shelter for the proper care and shelter. 

Animals taken to the shelter are generally held for 5 days which allows the owner time to retrieve the animal. Once the 5 day period is up, the Heber Springs Humane Society is allowed to put the animal up for adoption.  

Owners retrieving the animal from the Humane Society will be required to pay a fee to the Humane Society.

It is required by the state of Arkansas all pets (cat and/or dog) must have a rabies vaccine administered by a licensed veterinarian.  (See Arkansas State Board of Health Rabies Control Act)

For questions regarding the City of Heber Springs Animal Control Ordinances, please call the Public Works department at (501)362-5554

If you need assistance or have questions, please direct your calls to the Public Works Department, Director Marty Martelli at 501-362-5554