Two new donation programs for Altus Animal Shelter

(ALTUS, OKLAHOMA): Last year, we had a huge success with our outdoor kennel match program. We more than doubled our initial goal of 20 outdoor kennels! They have been a great benefit to the shelter dogs. The Altus Animal Shelter is excited to announce two new donation match programs! For every $1 raised for either program the City of Altus will match $1.

The first donation match program is for six new kennels for our puppy room. These newer kennels will provide a more sanitary environment with true separation between puppies. In addition, each kennel has its own drain system. The goal for the puppy room match program is to raise $3,750 with City of Altus matching $3,750.

The second donation match program is for eight new cat condos in the cat adoption room. These newer kennels allow more room and movement for the cats within their kennel. This will reduce their stress and increase their well-being while at the shelter. The goal for the cat adoption match program is to raise $3,000 with City of Altus matching $3,000.

For both programs, donations will be accepted at the City Clerk/Treasurer’s office at City Hall, located at 509 S. Main. It is open Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm and donations are tax deductible. Those donating will be honored at a City Council meeting after the project has been completed.

Krissy Mayhew, Animal Control Supervisor, stated, “I am thrilled with these two new opportunities for the public to show their support to Altus dogs and cats. The new kennels will benefit shelter puppies and cats significantly so we can help them find a loving new home.”

For any questions, please contact Animal Control at (580) 481- 2285. The Animal Shelter is located at 2200 Enterprise Drive and is open to the public Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 5 pm and Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm. Pets available for adoption can be found at www.altusok.gov/animals.