Category Archives: Animals

UCAPS to discuss expansion

Nearly a year after the resignation of the former board and the growing pains associated with passing new bylaws, the Union County Animal Protection Society has set its sights on a new venture and plans to talk expansion at tonight’s … Continue reading

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Documents: Old tanks removed from UCAPS 19th Street property

The Union County Animal Protection Society made it past its first and biggest hurdle in regards to the $90,000 property sale to Lisa Owens, owner of Sassy’s, when the shelter received a document confirming the removal of three underground gas … Continue reading

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Hills’ Billiards fundraiser brings in big bucks for UCAPS

Following the Union County Animal Protection Society’s benefit concert with Cousin Earl at Hills’ Billiards on Saturday, Board President Sandra Maguire said UCAPS deposited $1,880.56 in donations into its bank account. Along with the Cousin Earl benefit concert, UCAPS sold … Continue reading

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UCSO, EDAC take into custody severely starved dogs

Based on an anonymous tip, Union County deputies and El Dorado Animal Control officers discovered what they deemed one of the worst cases in animal cruelty they’d ever witnessed on Wednesday in El Dorado, according to a UCSO report. A … Continue reading

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UCAPS could consider bids For Pet’s Sake

As of Wednesday, there are no official bids for the sale of the Union County Animal Protection Society property on 19th Street, according to listing broker Scott Ellen, but he said there are several interested parties that could submit bids … Continue reading

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Dogs, bobcats, goats and a miniature horse… oh my.

A twice-attacked miniature horse discovered over the weekend at a residence in El Dorado sparked accusations among neighbors that either loosened dogs or bobcats may have been responsible for the death. After receiving notice of the horse’s untimely death, a … Continue reading

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UCAPS board resigns, wreck turns fatal and Strong-Huttig rescinds superintendent’s contract: It’s Thursday in Union County

Big headlines in El Dorado today. For all you animal lovers out there invested in the Union County Animal Protection Society saga, breaking news just minutes ago with the immediate resignations of the entire board, excepting one member. Stan Simpson, … Continue reading

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Three reportedly storm UCAPS

On the heels of last week’s termination of Union County Animal Protection Society Manager Tanja Jackson, the shelter was the target of several unwanted persons. According to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report, on Friday three white females reportedly forced … Continue reading

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Rabid bat discovered in NLR, avoid wildlife contact

Health officials confirmed Thursday the discovery of a rabid bat in North Little Rock, prompting a statewide warning for citizens to avoid contact with bats and other wildlife possibly carrying the infection, according to Arkansas News. So far this year … Continue reading

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Chidester man illegally dumps puppies at UCAPS

Union County deputies are seeking a man out of Chidester who allegedly dumped six puppies at the Union County Animal Protection Society Monday evening and then drove off, according to a Union County Sheriff’s Office report. A UCAPS board member … Continue reading

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Missouri company recalls dog food

Heads up to any pet owners who’ve recently purchased any of three dog food brands coming out of Missouri: The company just put out a recall on the products, stating they contain high levels of the fungus toxin aflatoxin. According … Continue reading

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Arrest made in the SAU horse theft

One arrest has been made and several could be pending in the federal investigation into the theft of four horses — one of which was found dead — from Southern Arkansas University’s Mulerider stables. Jaci Jackson, 18, McCurtain County, Okla., … Continue reading

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WMA hunting permits still available

Any hunters out there who missed out on drawing a Wildlife Management Area permit this year may still have an opportunity to get their hands on one of the more than 6,000 unclaimed permits available at certain Arkansas Game and … Continue reading

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Gas leaks or bugs?

The police scanner is blowing up (pun intended) with reports of gas leaks all across the county. However, before panic ensues, we have a theory. It’s possible the noise is due to the emergence of the red-eyed cicadas (or devil … Continue reading

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