Free Anicare workshop set for March 2


“Kind Minds Heal Hearts” presents the AniCare approach; free seminar

Friday March 2, 2018

9 am to 5 pm – lunch provided


9 am – Introduction speaker intro and opening guest questions.

9:30 am – Program Specifics, speaker will discuss the basics and the purpose of this approach.

10 am – Training, speaker education, training, and power point presentation.

11:30-12:30 LUNCH

12:30-4,5 Finish presentation, certifications, Q&A, final questions.

Kind Minds Heal Hearts started as a grassroots group at a dog park in Tulsa, Oklahoma with Martha Brown and Dr. Steven Byers. Martha started off with a seminar in April 2015 by inviting Dr. Maya Gupta to speak at that time.

The AniCare Approach was designed by a group of therapists and utilized by Animals and Society. We now have several therapists who are using this specific design and have a desire to increase interest and grow through raising awareness to this methodology.

Getting others involved is our primary goal. We need District attorneys, law enforcement officers, judges, therapists, counselors, social workers, educators and a variety of other social service people to get involved as to provide alternative treatment and therapy for those who abuse animals.  We may also have DA’s use this as an alternative to incarceration.

The AniCare approach is designed to treat individuals who abuse animals, but it is also used in the prevention of animal abuse and a stepping stone in the prevention of continued animal abuse, prevention of domestic violence, and other forms of abuse and the continuation of abusive effects. It can also help individuals who witness such abuse and help them cope.

The speaker is Melissa “Missy” Ezell who earned her BA at Northeastern State University as well as her Master’s in Counseling Psychology. She has been using the AniCare Approach in her practicum 2 and her internship at Health Concepts in Tulsa Oklahoma. She has a strong desire to help minimize violence in all aspects and is dedicated to helping people and treating individuals who need her skills.

Getting others involved is our primary goal. We need District attorneys, law enforcement officers, judges, therapists, counselors, social workers, educators and a variety of other social service people to get involved as to provide alternative treatment and therapy for those who abuse animals.  We may also have DA’s use this as an alternative to incarceration.

Thank you

Thank you for your interest and participation in this seminar. The AniCare approach may be new to the Oklahoma area, but has proven successful in areas such as Illinois, New York, Missouri, Kansas, New Mexico, Georgia, and Arkansas. We have high hopes that this strategy will be just as successful here in Oklahoma.

  • Again, thank you for your interest and support.
  • Just remember that your participation will help us grow and be successful.
  • Books available onsite for cost. $60 adult $45 child

Contact Us

The seminar will be held at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The address and map are below. Donations may be mailed to the P.O. Box listed below and payable to the Alliance for Animals or through the website at and in the memo designate Kind Minds Heal Hearts or KMHH or can be paid to us via the animal alliance web site.

P.O. Box 1047, Coweta, Oklahoma 74429
Phone: 918-402-2556




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

kiaAdoption Event Saturday, June 18, 11 am to 3 pm at Midtown Kia, 4747 S. Yale in Tulsa

(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 (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.


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


2015 Million Mutt March


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: 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 For online ticket purchases please visit

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

Until there are none, adopt one.