The Izard County Animal Rescue Effort (ICARE) was first organized in March, 2003 by a group of volunteers in Melbourne, (Izard County) Arkansas, for the purpose of promoting responsible, compassionate care and relief of suffering for animals while providing low-cost spay and neuter programs to the community.  We received our non-profit 501(c)(3) status on November 19, 2003.

We do not have a shelter.   All our animals are cared for in foster homes throughout the county.

We do make out-of-state adoptions.

Our list of pets available for adoption may be seen at 

ADOPTION FEES: Please note:
The adoption fee for dogs is $75 in the State of Arkansas and $95 out of state.  Cats are $25.  Fees can be adjusted on an individual basis.  Fees may change at any time.

We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the Community Building adjacent to City Hall in Melbourne beginning at 6:30 PM, with snacks and socializing beginning at 6:00 PM.

Contact Us at (870) 368-5000

Community Spay Neuter Fund

If your income falls within the following guidelines, you can get your pet fixed for a co-pay of $10.

Single/One person income: $15,000 a year or less.
Family Income: $27,000 or a year or less.

You will need to fill out an application and provide proof of income a long with a $10 co-pay.

This program is limited to All Creature Vet Clinic in Mt. Home or Thousand Hills Vet Clinic in Cord Charlotte. 

Call 870-322-8467 or 870-368-5000

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