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 $40,000. or less in and around Murray County Oklahoma. When funding and space are available, DOAV will take dogs and cats from surrounding counties, local rescues and animal shelters. DOAV sponsored clinics have spayed and neutered 2,827 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.
Dr. Kay Helms worked for 9 years at DOAV sponsored clinics. ‘Dr. Kay’ as she is lovingly known, retired from DOAV clinics in October, 2013 in order to help more animals in Coal County, OK where she lives. Dr. Kay will be missed by all in Murray County, as well as anesthesiologist Lilly Everett.
Dr. Terry Yunker providing low-cost spay clinics to our community.
Dr. Terry Yunker will continue providing monthly low-cost spay and neuter clinics to our community.
The requirement to register a pet with DOAV is that a family earn around $40,000. or less annually. Regardless if the pet is pregnant, in heat or criptorchid, the prices are the same.
The cost to spay or neuter a cat at a DOAV clinic is $30.00.
The cost to spay or neuter a dog up to 40 pounds is $35.00; 40 pounds and over is $45.00.
Vaccinations are $6.00 each. 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 and ink jet cartridges that can be left at the thrift store or at the Davis News at 400 E. Main, Davis. 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.
After several years of community fund raising, the Davis Oklahoma Animal Volunteers, with the help of the community, raised enough funds to purchase much-needed land with acreage for an animal shelter for Murray County animals. 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.
Patient during a DOAV spay clinic resting after surgery