Davis Oklahoma Animal Volunteers
317 E. Main Street, Davis, OK 73030
In January, 2013, the Davis Oklahoma Animal Volunteers, Inc. (DOAV), a 501-c-3 non-profit organization, began their 9th year of offering low-cost spay and neuter services to family pets from families earning $35,000. or less in and around Murray County Oklahoma. When funding and space are available, DOAV will take dogs and cats from surrounding counties. DOAV sponsored clinics have spayed and neutered 2,359 dogs and cats since January 2005.
Dr. Kay Helms during a DOAV sponsored spay and neuter clinic using the new pneumatic surgery table and anesthesia machine.
DOAV is fortunate to have two highly skilled and dedicated veterinarians working with them. Dr. Kay Helms from Coalgate, Oklahoma has been with DOAV since their first clinic in January, 2005. Dr. Terry Yunker from OKC has also joined in DOAV’s efforts to stop euthanizing animals as a means of pet over-population control.
Dr. Terry Yunker providing low-cost spay clinics to our community.
DOAV joined with Oklahoma Spay Network, Durant, Oklahoma in order to help more low-income families and their pets. The requirement to register a pet with DOAV is that the family earn around $35,000. or less annually. Regardless if the pet is pregnant, in heat or criptorchid, the prices are the same.
Lilly Everett, animal anesthesiologist and Dr. Helms assistant.
The cost to spay or neuter a cat at a DOAV clinic is $25.00.
The cost to spay or neuter a dog up to 40 pounds is $35.00; over 40 pounds is $45.00.
Vaccinations are either $5.00 or $6.00 each, depending on the veterinarian. Ivermectin shots are $2.00 each. Toe nails can be clipped while pet is under anesthesia for $2.00
DOAV raises money to help fund the clinics with sales of donated items from the community at the DOAV Thrift Store in Davis. The store and clinics are staffed by volunteers. ‘Funding can be a challenge at times, but we have not had to cancel one clinic due to lack of funds. Donations are accepted at the thrift store @ 317 E. Main, Davis, OK 580-369-7862. DOAV also recycles aluminum cans that can be left in the trailer behind the Davis DOAV Thrift Store. Clothing, shoes, magazines are not accepted.’
Please spay or neuter your pets. They depend on you for their care. An ounce of prevention is worth saving many puppies and kitten’s lives. If you earn over the income level required, please call a local veterinarian and do your part to end the unnecessary euthanizing of innocent dogs and cats who would make wonderful pets if only there were enough homes for them.
DOAV is raising money for a much-needed Murray County Animal Shelter. The two ‘dog pounds’ in the County are inadequate to properly care for the dogs that end up there. Cats are not housed at either the Davis or Sulphur dog pound. In December, DOAV volunteers sponsored a Hall of Trees fund raiser at the Davis Museum where people voted on their favorite Christmas tree or scene with money. A Pennies for Puppies fund raiser at the Davis Elementary School and a craft-collectible show helped raise over $2,200. towards a new shelter and are in the process of obtaining land to build the shelter. If you would like to donate to this cause, a receipt will be mailed directly to you for tax purposes. You can donate on the donation page on this website.
Patient during a DOAV spay clinic resting after surgery