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The mission of the Oktibbeha County Humane Society, Inc. (OCHS), is to promote domestic animal welfare. OCHS is based on the belief that the community has the responsibility to treat animals humanely. Its goals include providing humane education; promoting animal welfare legislation; advocating and facilitating pet sterilization; and rescuing, sheltering, and promoting adoption of abandoned animals.


Dog Licensing

The City of Starkville requires that all dogs kept in city limits be licensed each year. OCHS processes licenses and uses the proceeds for humane education and spay/neuter. Click here for the licensing form.

Help while shopping

Go to, sign-in to your Kroger account, and search for the Oktibbeha County Humane Society (non-profit #54938). Kroger will make a donation to OCHS based on a percentage of every purchase you make at Kroger.