Adopt a shelter pet today

Jlo is the newest puppy at our shelter. She is one year old and is ready to find her new family that will love and take care of her for her entire life. Jlo is a Schnauzer mix who was found on Louisville Street and brought to the shelter by Animal Control. Her previous family has made no attempt to find her through our shelter. Jlo is current on her shots and will be spay August 17. Please come by and visit Jlo and the rest of our great animals at the shelter.
Also, as stated in our press release dated July 19, all pets (dogs and cats) that are spay/neutered are now only $20.00 to adopt. So, please come by and visit to see if we have your next perfect pet.
The shelter is asking for donations for our Second Chance fund, formerly known as the heartworm treatment fund. Anyone wanting to make a difference in the life of a lost or abandoned dog or cat at our humane society, please consider donating to our Second Chance fund. The dogs and cats who are treated with money from this fund are screened and are very adoptable animals. Donations to this fund will give these animals a “second chance” to find their forever family. Please send your donations to: OCHS Second Chance Fund, P. O. Box 297, Starkville, Mississippi 39760.
The Starkville Animal Shelter is located at 510 Industrial Park Road in Starkville. We are open weekdays from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. For spay/neutered animals, the adoption fee is $40. This fee includes the animals first round of shots and their spay/neuter.
OCHS is looking for dedicated volunteers! To find out how you can help, please contact Michele Anderson, Volunteer Coordinator, at We are also currently looking for foster families for special situations, including fosters for our accepted Homeward Bound puppies and dogs. If you are interested, please contact Michele Anderson at There is something for almost everyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of our animals.
For details or an application regarding the OCHS low cost spay/neuter program, “PET PALS,” call the Humane Society at (662) 338-9093 or visit the website at or email us at
The shelter is always in need of supplies. Some of the shelter’s primary needs are: dog collars and leashes, paper towels, puppy food, dog food, kitten food, cat food, trash bags, automatic dishwashing detergent, dishwashing gloves. For a complete listing of the shelter needs please visit the OCHS website.
OCHS would like to encourage you to spay or neuter your pet to help control the pet population.
The shelter is still collecting clean aluminum cans. For your convenience, you can either drop them off at the shelter or take them directly to recycling. If you elect to take them to recycling, please let them know to add them to the Oktibbeha County Humane Society ticket so that we can get credit!!!
Oktibbeha County Humane Society is a United Way Agency.