Editorial Note: This is part of a series highlighting Lady Freethinker’s Urgent Need Fund 2023 grant program recipients. The program was created to help nonprofit organizations with animal rescue, care, and awareness projects improving the treatment of animals. Learn more about the program and how to apply here.

Keeping animals with their families is one of Stephens County Humane Society’s (SCHS) top goals.

Since starting their Humanitarian Fund in 2019, the Duncan, Oklahoma-based shelter has helped dozens of low-income families with expenses involved in caring for their animals, providing urgently-needed medical care, vet checkups, vaccinations, food, and training for families who love their dogs and cats but just don’t have the money to pay for needed care.

“Each and every recipient is grateful for the help we can provide,” SCHS Executive Director Kelly Nelson told Lady Freethinker. “They truly love these pets like family.”

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Trio of Rescues (Courtesy of SCHS)

Lady Freethinker recently awarded Stephens County Humane Society $7,000 to use towards their incredible assistance fund. One-hundred percent of the money will go to low-income families struggling to provide for their companion animals.

“It is as if we have given the moon,” Nelson added.

Thanks to our supporters, this grant will help keep dozens of animals and their families together. 

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Recent Adoptee (Courtesy of SCHS)

It is because of our gracious supporters that we are able to grant these awards to organizations like Stephens County Humane Society.

We thank all of you for making this grant possible and are proud to support this local shelter keeping families together – one animal at a time.

To support and learn more about all SCHS does, we encourage you to visit their website and their Facebook page.