The Davis Oklahoma Animal Volunteers commemorated its 88th spay/neuter clinic by treating 42 animals Saturday afternoon. Since DOAV began conducting clinics, 2,590 animals have been treated.
There were 27 animals from Sulphur, five from Wynnewood and three from Stratford. There were also two animals each from Davis and Tishomingo, and one from Lindsey, Roff and Dougherty. Terry Yunker, Leanne Corbin and Matt Reynolds served as the surgical team. Volunteering for the clinic were Gary Fitch, Max Duarte, Marilyn Coon, Betty Nowlin, Trish Fyffe, Pam Woods and Ben and Audrey Ridlehoover. G. Bryant, along with Linda Beavert and her son Richard, volunteered at the DOAV Thrift Store Saturday.
Construction on the cat shelter at the DOAV Animal Shelter location is scheduled to begin this month. DOAV has a building it will use on the property. Donations are needed to purchase cat kennels or cat housing. Each section will have separate litter boxes with external exhaust system to help with disease control and aid volunteers with litter box cleaning.
The kennel will have shelves for resting, and a quad unit will hold 10 cats. The cost for the project is $3,680. Volunteer Tracy Beasley will create a play area for the cats.
To sponsor a cat quad, contact Ridlehoover at (580) 622-3467. Sponsor's names will be displayed on a plaque.
The next spay clinic will be Aug. 25. To register a pet, contact Ridlehoover.