posted July 9th, 2019 by
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Dear Oklahoma City Citizen,

This week there will be two of four public meetings regarding the proposed MAPS 4 initiative by our city council. Because of your past interest in Oklahoma City’s positive transformation, we encourage you to learn about the crisis situation at the Oklahoma City animal shelter. On Thursday, we will be advocating that a new shelter be included in the next wave of transformational policies enacted by our local government.

Oklahoma City’s animal shelter is dangerously overcrowded and functionally obsolete for the needs of animals in our growing city. The building has never been right, and city staff has articulated a desperate need for a complete overhaul. Although big improvements in the save rate have been made over the last decade, tragically, 476 animals had to be euthanized in June alone. A new shelter for Oklahoma City as part of MAPS 4 will be a game changer for people and animals alike.


We need your help this Thursday!

1. This Thursday at 10 a.m., come to the City Coucil Chambers as we present the concept for the new OKC animal shelter.

Join PAWS for MAPS 4 as we present the concept to build a state-of-the-art new animal facility in MAPS 4 to Mayor David Holt and the Oklahoma City Council this Thursday at 10 a.m. (Meeting begins at 9 a.m., and our presentation is the fifth one on the agenda.)

Volunteers will be on hand to distribute PAWS for MAPS 4 materials so you can show your support! (Be an early bird and you might even receive a free PAWS for MAPS 4 T-shirt!)
Please plan to arrive at City Hall, 200 North Walker, at 9:45 a.m. And WEAR RED! We want to demonstrate the strength of our movement by packing the gallery! Jonathan Gary, superintendent for the City of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, and Louisa McCune, education director of PAWS for MAPS 4, will be presenting the concept and need for a new animal shelter.

2. Attend our rally this Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on the East Lawn of City Hall. 

We will host a brief rally on the East Lawn of City Hall Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. We want members of the media and our government officials to understand how passionately Oklahoma City residents care about animals and how essential a new shelter is for our great city.

If you are attending the rally, please bring your own hand-made signs. Other signs will be available.

If you are ONLY attending the rally, feel free to bring your pets! (Pets cannot be brought into the municipal gallery unless they are certified service animals.)

Can you join us this Thursday?

Please click the link below if you are joining us. It is very important for us to gauge head count.

Yes, I will attend the presentation.
Yes, I will attend the rally.
Yes, I will attend both events!

The links above allow us to gauge attendance numbers only. Your name and email address will not be used or shared. Your information is 100% private and secure.
Thank you for adding your voice to our cause, a new modern animal shelter in MAPS 4. We hope to see you Thursday! Our animals are counting on you!

The PAWS for MAPS 4 Team

P.S. Also, feel free to contact us with any questions.

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