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ADOPTION FEES
Kittens, cats, dogs, and puppies will anxiously await your arrival hoping for a new home! Check them out! You may just find a new, best friend. For more information, call (918) 649-0986. Adoption Fees: $50 for pups and $90-$125 for adult dogs; $25 for kittens and $50 for cats.  Remember, PVHS requires spaying/neutering; once the procedure is done, a portion of the adoption fee will be returned to you!

Don't "Litter" have your Pets Spayed or Neutered

PVHS members can assist those wanting to adopt call (918) 649-0986 10am - noon Tues - Sat.

The Poteau Valley Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to relieving the pain and suffering of animals through educational efforts as well as direct intervention. It is a community problem and we need the community's help to make a difference in the lives of animals and the people who love and care for them. Poteau Valley Humane Society is supported entirely by volunteers and donations by people just like you. Your tax-deductible donation will help us save more animals, and do more for the people of our community.

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Poteau Valley Humane Society
326 Industrial Blvd.
Poteau, OK 74953-0015
918-649-0986

 

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Poteau Valley Humane Society
P.O. Box 15
Poteau, Ok 74953

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Do you have a dog or cat that needs to be spayed or neutered?
Now, there is a way for you to do your part in helping to curb the pet overpopulation problem without destroying your budget! Don't Delay! This is a Good Deal for both you and your companion animals!!

Why bother to spay or neuter your pet? The health benefits are numerous--among them, a healther, happier pet that will live a longer life and will not "roam" as much.
The benefits to the owner of the pet are enormous, too. No more "littering" - not having to deal with litters of puppies or kittens 2 or 3 times a year!

Currently, 2 low-cost Spay/Neuter Clinics are available to help you help your companion animal live a healthier, happier life! Don't Delay! Contact either soon to schedule an appt. and have your pet spayed or neutered!!! These clinics are well run clinics, dog and cat and people friendly with a caring and qualified staff that is dedicated to helping YOU in helping reduce the terrible Pet Overpopulation Problem that exists in this area! Please take responsibility and do your part by calling and scheduling an appt. soon!

ANGEL PAWS,LOCATED ON MAIN ST., ARKOMA, OK
(479)652-0580
Cost to you: $40 for dogs up to 100 lbs.
$30 for cats
$ 5 additional for Rabies Shot

KITTIES & KANINES, 4900 ROGERS AVE., FT. SMITH AR
(479) 434-4740
Cost to you: $40 for dogs
$30 for cats

Spaying and Neutering are required by the Poteau Valley Humane Society for all adopted animals and the cost for this is discounted by the PVHS when funds are available.

Over 100,000 cats and dogs are EUTHANIZED each year just in Oklahoma alone because people do not spay and neuter.  Help to make our town and state a better place for all by Spaying and Neutering your animals !

What do "spay" and "neuter" really mean?
Female dogs and cats are spayed by removing their reproductive organs, and male dogs and cats are neutered by removing their testicles. In both cases the operation is performed while the pet is under anesthesia. Depending on your pet's age, size, and health, he or she will stay at your veterinarian's office for a few hours or a few days. Depending upon the procedure, your pet may need stitches removed after a few days. Your veterinarian can fully explain spay and neuter procedures to you and discuss with you the best age at which to sterilize your pet.

Spaying or Neutering Is Good for Your Pet

  • Spaying and neutering helps dogs and cats live longer, healthier lives.
  • Spaying and neutering can eliminate or reduce the incidence of a number of health problems that can be very difficult or expensive to treat.
  • Spaying eliminates the possibility of uterine or ovarian cancer and greatly reduces the incidence of breast cancer, particularly when your pet is spayed before her first estrous cycle.
  • Neutering eliminates testicular cancer and decreases the incidence of prostate disease.

Spaying or Neutering Is Good for You

  • Spaying and neutering makes pets better, more affectionate companions.
    Neutering cats makes them less likely to spray and mark territory.
  • Spaying a dog or cat eliminates her heat cycle. Estrus lasts an average of six to 12 days, often twice a year, in dogs and an average of six to seven days, three or more times a year, in cats. Females in heat can cry incessantly, show nervous behavior, and attract unwanted male animals.
  • Unsterilized animals often exhibit more behavior and temperament problems than do those who have been spayed or neutered.
  • Spaying and neutering can make pets less likely to bite.
  • Neutering makes pets less likely to roam the neighborhood, run away, or get into fights.

Spaying and Neutering Are Good for the Community

  • Communities spend millions of dollars to control unwanted animals.
  • Irresponsible breeding contributes to the problem of dog bites and attacks.
  • Animal shelters are overburdened with surplus animals. Stray pets and homeless animals get into trash containers, defecate in public areas or on private lawns, and frighten or anger people who have no understanding of their misery or needs. 
  • Some stray animals also scare away or kill birds and wildlife.
  • Spay or neuter surgery carries a one-time cost that is relatively small when one considers its benefits. It's a small price to pay for the health of your pet and the prevention of more unwanted animals.