Welcome to the website of the Stephens County Humane Society. We are very proud of the service we provide to Stephens County, Oklahoma and the wonderful animals we adopt into their forever homes across the country.
If you are looking for a new family member - please, think Shelter Pets first!!
Click here to download a pledge sheet!
Save the Date for BARK IN THE PARK, Sept. 21, 2013!
We are already working on this event!
If you would like to be a "Pet Related Vendor" or a T-shirt Sponsor, contact Patti at 580 641-0667.
We're going retro this year!
Best thing we can do about Kitten Season? Have FEWER kittens! Is your female cat spayed? Is your male neutered?
BEAT THE HEAT!
Our Shelter vet, Dr. Shaunda Collinsworth will spay or neuter your cat AND give the rabies vaccination for a mere $35.00!! See flyer for details or call Nicole at the Shelter if you have any questions.
Grant to help with spaying and neutering of pets
From The Marlow Review
January 24, 2013 edition
By Todd Brooks
The Marlow Review
Some pet owners cannot afford to have their dogs and cats spayed or neutered, resulting in more dogs and cats. Those additions create added financial burden to owners, reducing owner’s ability to spay and neuter. The cycle then repeats.
To read this whole article, follow this link...Spay/Neuter Grant
Please consider donating an item to our WISH LIST. Just drop the item by our shelter, or drop it in the mail. Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
- Dog Collars-all sizes
- Canned Cat Food
- Canned Dog Food
- Pill Pockets
- Dog and Cat Treats
- Peanut Butter
- Cat Toys
- Hard, Kong-type Dog Toys
- Copy Paper
- Gift Card-Officemax
- Gift Card-Tractor Supply
- Gift Card-Orschelns
- Gift Card-Walmart
- Paper Towels
- Dishwasher Detergent
- HE Laundry Detergent
- Pet Partner Sponsorship-$100
Show your support! SCHS is a 501(c)3 charity and all donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent of federal and state tax laws. We exist solely through the generous donations of our supporters. Please donate today & help give an animal a New Leash on Life!
Interested in regular donations? Make it easy on yourself! We now offer an automatic withdrawal option. The amount you specify can be withdrawn automatically from the checking or savings account of your choice. Click here Debit Authorization Form
to get you started or call SCHS Treasurer at 580/606-3361 for more information.
Who We Are
We are a Humane Society and Rescue organization serving Stephens County, Oklahoma and it's communities. We work closely with local municipal animal control departments in providing shelter to abandoned, abused, and surrendered animals, and finding homes for as many adoptable pets as we possibly can. We stress spaying and neutering as the one key way to prevent unwanted puppies and kittens. Overpopulation will only be eased through effective spay and neuter practices.
We have several area veterinarians who assist us with low cost spay and neutering for animals that pass through our shelter. Spay/neuter costs are included in our adoption fees. Also included is heart-worm testing for dogs, and feline leukemia testing for cats, a rabies vaccination as required by state law, and age appropriate vaccinations. Our adoption fee for dogs is $100.00. The adoption fee for cats is $75.00. A complete bargain for getting a healthy new member of the family who will be eternally grateful that you are giving him or her a Forever Home.
Waiting Patiently for their New Leash on Life
All of our animals are precious and all are equally deserving of Forever Homes. We do not have higher adoption fees for full-blood dogs, because in our line of work, that is just not important. Large, small, pure-blood, pure-mix - doesn't make any difference to us. Other than the special discounts we offer for some of our harder to place dogs, i.e., those who are older, have special needs or are victims of the Black Dog Syndrome, all are dogs are equally loved and equally worried about.
Black Dog Syndrome
Remember Black Beauty? Come visit our canine Black Beauties. We highlight most of our black dogs with an extra discount as our answer to the Black Dog Syndrome. Visit with our staff about the 50% discount for our black or predominantly black dogs. NOTE: the discount may not apply to all dogs; puppies and pure-bred dogs may be excluded from the discount, depending on adoptability. Visit with Shelter staff if you have any questions or have an inquiry about a particular dog
The phenomenon known as Black Dog Syndrome is real & it is regrettable. Read more about Black Dog Syndrome & then come see some of our beautiful, black-coated dogs!
Feral Cat Spay/Neuter Project
The SCHS is part of an exciting project that will save the lives of homeless cats throughout Stephens County by provding access to a spay/neuter surgery in a safe and humane environment. At the same time, cats also get a rabies vaccination as well as a vet check-up to verify general health. This project is made possible by a grant from PetSmart Charities who has collaborated with the SCHS to improve public health and manage the feral or wild cat population throughout our area.
The Trap-Neuter-Release program began in March 2010. Volunteers trap cats in areas that have a high volume of homeless cats and will continue each week throughout the year. We hope to impact the number of free-roaming cats and reduce the unwanted cat and kitten population in our County. As of the end of April 2012, over 500 cats have been altered, vaccinated for rabies and released back to their location.
Our thanks to PetSmart Charities and to all of our Volunteers whose dedication and hard work are making this program a success. We'll keep you posted as to our progress.
Board Members: Destiny Barker Ahlfenger * Laurie Baldwin * Ula Karen Brenneis * Max Daughtrey * Robin Emerson * Michael Harris * Sarah Johnson * Kelly Nelson * Kelly Place * Peggy Perdue * Megan Sanner * Carol Ann Stevenson * Patti Whitaker * Colleen Whitfield * Floyd Wininger