Mission & Programs


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.

OCHS Programs

• Pet PALS:  Low-cost spay/neuter program
• Humane Education
• OCHS Express:  OCHS operates a regional transport program, driving adoptable homeless pets from Mississippi shelters to partner shelters with an abundance of space and adopters.
• Dog Licensing:  The City of Starkville requires all dogs kept in the city limits to be licensed each year. Download the 2018 Dog Registration Form.


For copies of current financial statements, please contact our Treasurer at treasurer@ochsms.org.