The Arkansas Apartment Association participates in two major charities: the Humane Society of Pulaski County and the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.
The mission of the Humane Society of Pulaski County is to rescue, care for and find homes for abandoned, abused, homeless and unwanted animals; to reduce suffering of animals; to investigate, prosecute, and prevent abuse; and to reduce the number of homeless animals through adoption, spay/neuter, and through education.
The Humane Society of Pulaski County provides access to low-cost, healthy, inoculated, sterilized animals to people seeking to adopt animals as pets only. Adopters are screened to see if they can provide the basics of care for the animals, proper housing, and continued veterinary maintenance; and have no history of animal abuse or irresponsible ownership.
The Humane Society is a private no-kill shelter, supported solely by donations, fund-raisers, bequests and grants. We receive no city, county or state funding, nor are we affiliated with any other organization. We have been rescuing animals since 1946, and have been in our present building since 2000.
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a truly life-changing event that helps communities all over the world fight back against cancer. Relay for Life is an organized fundraising walk that takes place overnight. Teams camp out around a track, and members of each team take turns walking around the track. The event also includes food, games, activities, and special events like the Survivors Lap and the Luminaria Ceremony. The Relay for Life began in 1985, when a doctor in Tacoma, Washington ran for 24 hours and raised $27,000 for the American Cancer Society. Since that day, the Relay for Life has become a worldwide event that has raised almost $5 billion to help the fight against cancer. The Arkansas Apartment Association participates in this event to fight back, remember, and celebrate those who are near and dear to us. Together, we will win the fight against cancer!