Parks & Recreation
Animal Control Officers and Shelter operations are currently under the
direction of the Forrest City Police Department since June 4th, 2010.
Forrest City Animal Control Officers are charged with the protecting
the public from stray and loose dogs. In addition, they are charged
with taking care of the dogs that come into the Forrest City Animal
Shelter. They are responsible for picking up loose dogs, enforcing the
city’s dog related ordinances, and removal of animals which have
been killed by vehicles on the streets within the City of Forrest City.
The Animal Control Officers are also responsible for the shelter itself.
Housed at the shelter are dogs collected by the ACO and the Forrest
City Area Humane Society.
All dogs kept within the city limits are required to have current City
Dog Tags as well as Rabies Vaccination tags. Please bring your certificate
of vaccination from the veterinarian when getting your tags. City dog
tags may be purchased at City Hall located at 224 North Rosser Street
in Forrest City during regular business hours. This is required annually.
The cost for city dog tags is five dollars ($5.00) per year for each
sterilized dog or ten dollars ($10.00) per year for each unsterilized
The Forrest City Area Humane Society handles the adoptions of dogs from
the shelter. In accordance with Arkansas Criminal Code 20-19-103, the
dog has to be spayed or neutered when adopted from the shelter. Please
contact the humane society for adoption information. 870-633-7036
The Forrest City Animal Shelter is open during the following
Weekdays 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
(Shelter cleaning is usually completed by 10:00 A.M. daily. We ask that
you visit after 10:00 A.M.)
Holidays closed to the public.
If no one is at the shelter during these times, please contact Forrest
City Police Department.
Forrest City Police Department 870-633-3434
Forrest City Area Humane Society 870-633-7036 (if no contact, please
leave a message)
Map to the Shelter
Forrest City Animal Shelter
2890 Mallory Road
Forrest City, AR 72335