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Oktibbeha Humane Society Gets Grant

cartag2STARKVILLE, Miss. (Press Release) — The Oktibbeha County Humane Society (OCHS) has been awarded a $5,000 “I Care for Animals” car tag grant to financially assist their Pet Pals Spay/Neuter Program for low income families.

OCHS’ mission is to promote domestic animal welfare, and is based on the belief that the community has the responsibility to treat animals humanely.

Anyone interested in volunteering or adopting should contact OCHS at 662-338-9093 or shelter@ochsms.org. Donations may be mailed to OCHS, P.O. Box 297, Starkville, MS 39760.

The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Program offers an opportunity for Mississippians to purchase a specialty license plate to benefit homeless animals within the state. The license plates are available for purchase at the County Courthouse.

The proceeds from these purchases go into a state animal care fund which is distributed to animal shelters and humane organizations which make application and meet the criteria for award.

This program is in its tenth year of assisting animal shelters and humane organizations primarily with spay/neuter programs, and also with general projects which benefit homeless animals.

To date the program has awarded funds to over 60 organizations.

The “I Care for Animals” Car Tag Program is administered by the Mississippi Board of Animal Health.

An advisory panel comprised of knowledgeable volunteers from various animal shelters and humane organizations located throughout the state assists State Veterinarian Dr. Jim Watson and the Board of Animal Health in selecting qualified applicants.