Coronavirus Update #2

Coronavirus Update #2

The OCHS leadership team has made the difficult decision to close to adoptions for the time being.

The health and safety of our staff and the animals in our care is our top priority. To that end, OCHS is implementing some changes to operations. Effective immediately and until further notice, the Starkville Animal Shelter will:

· cease adoptions.
· be open by appointment only for intake and reclaim. Appointments may be made by calling 662-338-9093 during normal business hours (Tuesday through Saturday, 11 AM – 5:30 PM).
· continue to take in stray animals during this time (please call ahead); however, we ask that people interested in surrendering their own animal to hold off if possible. If it’s not possible for you to keep your animal, please call 662-338-9093 during normal business hours to schedule an appointment.

This is an unprecedented situation that changes daily. We appreciate your patience and support as we try to do what’s best for the animals in our care. As always, we welcome your feedback: THANK YOU for your support!



Tell your friends about how to help! Correct any misinformation you see about coronavirus and pets – the CDC has indicated there is no evidence that pets can spread Covid-19.

Now more than ever, we need your help! While animals aren’t directly affected by Covid-19, the indirect effects are enormous with many life-saving programs on hold. Your donation helps care for the 100+ animals in our care and helps to provide for their futures when we return to “normal”.