Since joining the ASPCA Partnership in 2009, Oklahoma City’s animal welfare partners—the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society—have succeeded in spreading awareness of the city’s homeless pet population, increasing adoptions and moving toward a more humane community for animals.
Oklahoma City’s partner agencies include:
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division
The Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division operates a city-run animal shelter, engages in community outreach and education, and investigates cases of animal cruelty.
Adoption hours: Monday-Sunday, noon-5:45 P.M.
2811 SE 29th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73129
Central Oklahoma Humane Society
Central Oklahoma Humane Society is a nonprofit animal shelter that provides adoption, foster and spay/neuter services, as well as advocacy and community outreach.
Adoption hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M.; Sunday, noon-5:00 P.M.
7500 N. Western Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
(405) 286-1229, ext. 4
Oklahoma City Success Story
Peggy was born a barn cat and experienced a tragic incident at a young age: She was stepped on by a horse! Her leg was broken, and her owners did not seek medical attention. She was eventually surrendered to the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter. At the shelter, the Central Oklahoma Humane Society’s (OK Humane) in-take coordinators identified her as a great candidate to receive medical attention through Rita’s Angel Fund. This fund provides vital surgeries to pets whose lives would be threatened without medical attention.
Although Peggy was a very sweet and happy cat who didn’t seem bothered by her condition, she had an injury that was prone to infection and might prove fatal. Once admitted to OK Humane, it was determined that her leg would need to be amputated. Peggy’s surgery was a success and she was quickly adopted by Mallory.
Mallory describes Peggy as the “glue” of her animal family. Peggy’s lack of inhibition and desire to make new friends helped Mallory’s other cat and dog bond. Now, the three best friends play together, and Peggy often outruns the four-legged animals. Having only three legs has never been an obstacle for Peggy. She loves to be the center of attention and enjoys receiving hours of affection on anyone’s lap.
To learn more about how your city can apply to become an ASPCA partner community, please visit ASPCApro.org.