Stephens County Humane Society Director/President Kathy O Shields, left,  and Humane Society member Dana McKelvain accepted a donation from Marathon Oil in
Stephens County Humane Society Director/President Kathy O Shields, left, and Humane Society member Dana McKelvain accepted a donation from Marathon Oil in Houston to help with efforts toward maintaining the Humane Society. (Jean Hayworth)
Marathon Oil Company of Houston has contributed a large matching grant donation to the Stephens County Humane Society for their continued love and support of animals.
The Humane Society has collaborated with the Stephens County Animal Shelter to become one of the few centers in the area to remain no kill~ unless the animal is a danger to itself or others.
Last year, a fence was built for animals to have the opportunity to be outdoors and a spay/neuter fund was created but the “little shelter that could” has become best known in the rescue world for saving animals and moving them to loving homes all over the USA.
All of these things happen because of donations and support from people in all walks of life and now the corporate world has taken notice. The Humane Society got the attention of Marathon Oil with their transport program. Hundreds of pets have been moved to loving in homes in: Oregon, Washington, New York, Maine, Connecticut, Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, California, Illinois, Utah, New Jersey, Missouri, West Virginia, Louisiana and over 50 pets to the state of Colorado in the last few months.
“The Humane Society would like to thank Marathon and all the individuals who help with their endeavors,” Humane Society President Kathy O'Shields said. “We feel blessed to be able to make such a difference in our community, our county and the state. Saving the lives of animals has been our mission for years; we are just doing it better now.”
She also noted that it took many people to make this all happen. If you would like to be a part of their worthy efforts, please consider volunteering to walk the pets, donating money, driving pets to meet transport or sharing pets and information from their Facebook page: Stephens County Animal Shelter.