Where to begin … this year has been rough. When COVID-19 reared its ugly head in March, we had no idea how dramatically it would impact our organization. Even now, I can’t begin to fathom the full repercussions this pandemic will have on Oklahoma Alliance for Animals and the pets we serve.
We had to cancel our Woofstock adoption event and postpone our annual fundraising gala – Fur Ball – along with numerous other fundraising events we would have normally hosted throughout the year.
Yet, as we cancel or postpone the critical events that financially support our organization, the need for our help skyrockets throughout our community.
You may have heard of #GivingTuesday, which occurs in December following Cyber Monday. This year, we will also celebrate #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving in response to the impact COVID-19 has had on organizations and nonprofits across the globe – including Oklahoma Alliance for Animals. #GivingTuesdayNow is Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
To encourage participation on this day, while observing public health guidelines, we will be
Encouraging our supporters and volunteers to share pet parent “unselfies” – pictures of themselves with their furry friends – with a reason they support Oklahoma Alliance for Animals and our mission on their social media channels.
Sharing stories of how Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has positively impacted pets and pet parents before and during the COVID-19 crisis.
Asking all of our generous donors to contribute financially – big or small – to Oklahoma Alliance for Animals. Thanks to a “Double Dog Dare” matching grant, all donations up to $2,000 will be matched dollar for dollar. Our overall goal is to raise $10,000.
We look forward to seeing how our community rises to this occasion to support our mission of reducing pet overpopulation across our state, encouraging responsible pet ownership and promoting the humane treatment of animals through community collaboration and education.
In times like these, let’s remember that the chaos and uncertainty will pass. Until then, we remain united in courage and hope for animals across our state.
If you’re interested in joining us (as a group) to jointly walk dogs who are waiting for forever homes, please fill out our volunteer form! OAA is not a rescue and cannot take in owner surrenders or strays. Please contact us for a list of rescues who do.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.