Daily efforts

There’s no question that our volunteers work hard to improve the lives and welfare of animals in Oklahoma and to educate owners about responsible pet ownership including spay/neuter, food and water, shelter, and care. Driving back from Muskogee yesterday, a group of volunteers talked about sharing their stories to help increase awareness and give donors and supporters more insight into what OAA and Unchain volunteers do.

Wednesday morning, Jan. 4, started early with our Red Shirt Brigade volunteers meeting at the Muskogee County Courthouse for a brief court date for an animal cruelty case. The case is being prosecuted by the Oklahoma Attorney General’s office. Charged are brothers Calgry Dewayne Smith and his brother Calvin Dewayne Smith. The preliminary hearing is set for March 27 at 9 am. The public is invited to join us in these silent vigils to support law enforcement and prosecutors in their efforts to fight cruelty. Court dates and links to court records are posted on our website here. If you join us, please wear a red t-shirt and be silent. There are several cases scheduled for court in January in Delaware, Cherokee, and Muskogee counties. In Delaware County, the Whites’ will return to court January 27 and the Garcias’ preliminary hearing is January 20. In Cherokee County, the preliminary hearing will begin for Ruben Kisner. Click here to learn more about how donors and supporters allow OAA to support the efforts of law enforcement and prosecutors.

Some of the volunteers then drove through Haskell to help the Tulsa SPCA with a call there about an injured dog. Tulsa SPCA was responding to help from law enforcement yesterday regarding yet another sad, large hoarding case. OAA volunteers found the dog and called the Haskell animal control officer for assistance. The Haskell police chief arrived first and we were able to talk with him about how OAA can support law enforcement and animal control officers. We also told him that we had found drugs lying visible in the ditch. He quickly documented and seized the evidence. We gave our contact info to the Haskell ACO and, with permission, took the injured dog to the vet for medical care.

Meanwhile, back at the office, more calls came in for animals needing shelter, food, and water. The extreme cold temps can put pets at risk if owners do not bring them indoors. Teams of Unchain OK volunteers were able to deliver donated dog food and straw in Tulsa and Turley and speak with those owners. Calls also came in from people wanting to donate used doghouses and dog food, and we received a donation of several baskets of dog treats and blankets. Remember that all donations are tax deductible.

A photographer called offering free photo sessions for dogs needing pictures to be adopted. Other volunteers are working on identifying those dogs and scheduling transport to and from the photo shoot. Plans continued for an upcoming adoption event.

Volunteers also continued to work on Fix OK to strengthen awareness and enforcement of Tulsa’s spay/neuter laws. Puppy and kitten season is just around the corner, thanks to irresponsible pet owners who fail to comply with Tulsa city law to spay/neuter their pets. More communities are passing laws requiring spay/neuter because of the severe burden to taxpayers and the sad euthanasia of hundreds of thousands of homeless animals in our state. NOW is the time to spay/neuter any unaltered dogs and cats in Tulsa. Remember: spay/neuter is required by law and there are NO EXCEPTIONS for breeders of any kind. There is no such thing as a breeder’s license in Tulsa. Check out low-cost spay/neuter and vaccine clinics on our Fix OK facebook page and more info on our Fix OK website pages.

Plans are underway to attend a Coalgate city council meeting in a couple of weeks to support efforts there to open a critically-needed animal shelter. Volunteers with Coalgate Animal Rescue Efforts received building plans donated by OAA and construction has already begun on the shelter that will help reduce the homeless pet population in Coal County. We invite you to support CARE and their efforts to build a shelter.

Finally, please plan to attend the fundraiser today 6-8 pm at the Kendra Scott store at Utica Square in Tulsa. Kendra Scott is donating 20% of sales today to OAA. One of our OAA volunteers will be at the store to share information.

We’ll try to post updates more often. OAA can only accomplish these things because of the generous support of donors, our amazing volunteers, and our network of partners and veterinarians. Together we are improving animal welfare in Oklahoma.

Wagoner hoarding case dogs ready for adoption at event Saturday June 18

Dogs Seized in Wagoner Hoarding Case Now Fully Vetted, Spayed/Neutered, and Ready for Adoption Saturday, June 18

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(Tulsa) Dogs rescued recently from a Wagoner hoarding case have been fully vetted, spayed/neutered, and are ready for adoption into loving, indoor homes with forever families.

These dogs will be at the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals adoption event on Saturday, 11 am to 3 pm, at Midtown Kia, 4747 S. Yale in Tulsa. Former OU Coach Barry Switzer will be there to help these dogs find loving homes. All adopted dogs come with an OAA doggy goody bag, pet I.D. tag and microchip!

Free pet I.D. tags will be available to pet owners who attend. Pet I.D. tags help dogs who run from fireworks find their way back home, so they will be offered to the public at no charge. The number of free tags per person may be limited within reason, but we do want to make sure that every dog has an I.D. tag for the Fourth of July season. Tags can be made and collected onsite or mailed, whichever is most advantageous for you.

Donations are also being accepted at the event and online to help pay the nearly $5,000 in veterinarian and boarding costs for these dogs. Online donations can be made at http://animalallianceok.org/support/donate/ (select Wagoner fund).

Woofstock 2015

Wwoofstock logo 2015OOFSTOCK, a ‘one stop shop’ for finding the perfect pet

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA), animal welfare organizations and shelters around Green Country, are coming together for the 10th Annual “Woofstock,” Oklahoma’s largest and grooviest pet adoption event scheduled for Saturday, September 26th from 10 am to 2 pm at Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks.

“Woofstock” activities include: 

  • Adoptable pets from over 35 animal rescue organizations and shelters. All newly adopted pets will receive a FREE micro-chip, ID tag, goody bag (Courtesy of OAA), Wellness exam (courtesy of the Mobile Pet Vet) and a photo with their newly adopted pet (courtesy of Bob Foshay Photography)
  • The Million Mutt March, a walk to stomp out animal cruelty will kick off this year’s Woofstock
  • Pet Contests (11 am – Grooviest Costume, 12 noon – Best Trick, 1 pm – Cutest Puppy)
  • $20 micro-chipping and $5 ID tags from Oklahoma Alliance for Animals
  • Pet related vendors and businesses
  • Food Trucks

This year’s event will be kicked off by the Million Mutt March, a walk benefiting OAA to help provide funds to help stomp out animal cruelty!  Attendees are invited to bring their own pets to enjoy a day in the park filled with fun activities, music, food in a pet friendly atmosphere, but most importantly to adopt homeless pets from area animal rescues and shelters.

RESCUE ORGANIZATIONS OR SHELTERS  REGISTRATION FORM (Upload)

VENDORS interested in booth space, please call David Thompson at Scripps at 918-743-7814.

 

2015 Million Mutt March

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The animals need your help!

We see them every week, stories of dogs, cats, horses and other animals injured or even killed at the hands of uncaring people. All too often, animal advocates and concerned citizens are outraged and want to help, but don’t know where to begin.

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has begun work on an ambitious, long-range plan to address animal abuse and neglect. Beginning with communities in Northeast Oklahoma and ultimately spreading to counties across the state, OAA will offer resources, assistance and support to animal welfare and law enforcement organizations, as well as private citizens, in the fight to eliminate animal cruelty.

The Million Mutt March kicks off Woofstock, the largest pet adoption event and festival in Oklahoma. The Million Mutt March is a walk to increase public awareness of animal cruelty and abuse, as well as to raise funds to help protect defenseless animals and help prosecute the abusers. There is no excuse for animal abuse so we need YOU to help us raise the funds necessary to help these innocent animals and have a great time doing it by walking your tails off!

By raising funds for The Million Mutt March, OAA is able to help with the following:

  • Temporarily care and house animals which have been subjected to animal cruelty and surrendered to OAA from law enforcement.
  • Hold animals until they can legally be released or adopted.
  • Provide medical treatment for the abused and neglected animals.
  • Maintain a reward fund to post hefty rewards in hopes of someone providing information leading to the arrest and prosecution of the abuser(s)
  • Provide “Free of charge” necropsies to law enforcement agencies in order for them to build a good case against the abuser(s)
  • Provide partner rescue organizations and the general public with resources and information to help report animal cruelty and neglect.

How do I sign up?

(Individual and Team Level)

Sign up online and create your very own fundraising page you can share on Facebook, Twitter and email at: www.firstgiving.com/animalallianceok/million-mutt-march-2015 Or you can complete the Registration Form and Walk and Wag Waiver linked below.
Register and raise a minimum of $25.00 and receive a doggie bandana and goody bag.
Register and raise a minimum of $50.00 and receive a collectable T-shirt, doggie bandana and goody bag. All walkers will have access to our hospitality suite where they will be treated to food, drinks and chances to win cool prizes.
  • 1st Place: Collect the most pledges for the 2015 “MILLION MUTT MARCH” and receive a table for eight (8) to the 2016 Fur Ball Gala, “The Great Catsby” and a prize (To be announced soon). This year’s top fundraiser will have their dog lead the 2015 MILLION MUTT MARCH and will receive a special medal and recognition at OAA’s Fur Ball in 2016.
  • 2nd Place: Collect the second highest amount of pledges for the 2015 “MILLION MUTT MARCH” and receive a table for four (4) to the 2016 Fur Ball Gala, “The Great Catsby” and a prize. (To be announced soon)
  • 3rd Place: Collect the third highest amount of pledges for the 2015 “MILLION MUTT MARCH” and receive two (2) tickets to the 2016 Fur Ball Gala, “The Great Catsby” and a prize. (To be announced soon)

A team is a group of 2-10 people who raise individual pledges for the walk that are then reflected in their group’s total. Team members walking with a dog must individually raise or donate $25.00 in order to be part of the team or event. A team is encouraged to raise a minimum of $100.00 in pledges.

If you are signing up online you can also start a team or join an existing team!

This is an important issue for all of us. Please spread the word about the Million Mutt March to help us make Oklahoma a place where There’s No Excuse for Animal Abuse.”

Million Mutt March Forms

2015 Million Mutt March Registration Form

2015 Million Mutt March Walk Wag Waiver

2015 Million Mutt March – Pledge Form

Donate here

Sponsor a walker and donate here through First Giving

Registration forms and pledge money must be received by Oklahoma Alliance for Animals by Friday, September 25, 2015 at 12:00 p.m. to be eligible for the top fundraising prizes. Once all the pledges have been counted, the top 3 fundraisers (individual or team) will be posted on the OAA website and social media page. The winners will lead the March and be announced at the Woofstock event!

Phantom of the Pawpera

Phantom of the Pawpera

Phantom of the Pawpera

Who is hiding under that mask?

It looks like Destiny the Pibble is preparing herself to receive Oklahoma Alliance for Animals “Second Chance” award at Fur Ball 2015 – PHANTOM OF THE PAWPERA.

We hope you can join us and Destiny at the Mewtrpolitan Opera House (Hyatt Regency Hotel) on March 7th from 6:00 -10:00 pm for a fun filled night full of masquerade and intrigue!

For sponsorship information please go to http://www.animalallianceok.org/fur-ball-gala-sponsors/. For online ticket purchases please visit http://www.animalallianceok.org/fur-ball-ticket-purchase/.

Save a Life – Adopt a Little Okie!

Join OAA on the last Saturday of each month from 12-4 pm at Tulsa Animal Welfare as we lend a hand to help match clients with the perfect pet.  All animals adopted on these special days receive a free id tag.  Of course, anyone can adopt a pet from Tulsa Animal Welfare during their normal hours of operation, Tuesday through Friday from noon to 6 pm and Saturdays noon to 4 pm.  Interested in volunteering for Adopt a Little Okie?  Please contact us at info@animalallianceok.org.

Until there are none, adopt one.