The Stephens County Humane Society’s (SCHS) efforts to save animals has received a boost in the form of a $5,000 donation from the Arvest Foundation.

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The gift was announced in Duncan, Okla., recently when Arvest Bank’s Hal Labyer, Tim York and Angela Spradlin presented a check to SCHS board members Michael Harris, Kelly Place and Patti Whitaker.

“In 2021, Stephens County Humane Society was able to provide food, shelter, medical care and love to over 1600 animals,” SCHS executive director Kelly Nelson said. “Gifts such as this generous donation from Arvest Foundation allow us to save even more animals and give each of them a ‘new leash on life!’”

The funds will be used to provide for vital SCHS operations.

“We are so proud that the Arvest Foundation has chosen to support the Stephens County Humane Society,” said Hal Labyer, community president for Arvest in Duncan. “This amazing group of volunteers works tirelessly to help animals find a loving home and help those who have pets better care for them. We couldn’t be happier to present this donation to them so that they may continue to provide food, shelter and medical care for these animals.”