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OKC Pets Mag July / Aug 2019

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OKC Pets

OKC Pets Magazine  July / Aug 2019

Publisher – Marilyn King  [email protected]

Creative Director – Debra Fite

Advertising Sales – Marilyn King, Steve Kirkpatrick, Nancy Harrison, Rosalie Childs.

Web Manager – Steve Kirkpatrick  [email protected]

Editor – Anna Holton-Dean

Contributing Writers – Marilyn King, Heide Brandes, Travis Brorsen, Kaycee Chance, Kim Doner, Sherri Goodall, Amy Greene, Anna Holton-Dean, Jordan Klingler, Bill Snyder

PO Box 14128 Tulsa, OK 74159-1128

(918) 520-0611

(918) 346-6044 Fax

©2018 All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher.

OKC Pets Magazine provides Oklahoma City area pet owners with a one-stop resource for local products, services, events and information.  Now OKC Pets Magazine Online is able to provide you with all of that and much more, interactive and up-to-the-minute!

PAWS for MAPS 4

posted July 9th, 2019 by
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PAWS for MAPS 4

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!

Sincerely,
The PAWS for MAPS 4 Team

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

Facial Recognition Tech

posted May 31st, 2019 by
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Oklahoma Humane Society

OKLAHOMA HUMANE SOCIETY USING NEW FACIAL RECOGNITION TECHNOLOGY FOR LOST PETS

Partnering with Finding Rover using revolutionary technology to identify lost pets in Oklahoma

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – May 2, 2019 – Oklahoma Humane Society joins the ranks of shelters and rescues across the nation in using facial recognition technology to identify lost dogs and cats.

Now every dog and cat that enters the Oklahoma Humane Society system becomes registered on Finding Rover. Users of Finding Rover can search OK Humane and surrounding areas right from their smartphone or computer in efforts to find their missing pet, a neighbor’s missing pet, or the family of a found pet.

Every dog and cat that leaves Oklahoma Humane Society, through a reunion or an adoption, can remain protected on Finding Rover when the pet parent registers on Finding Rover with the same email address that OK Humane has on file. If that dog or cat ever gets lost, their record will already be in the system, and identifying that pet will be a snap.

Registration of your pet is FREE and as simple as 1, 2, 3! Just go to www.FindingRover.com and:

  1. Upload your pet’s photo
  2. Enter a few details about your pet
  3. Enter your name, email address, and zip code

That’s it! Once your pets are registered, they’re protected for life.

“Dogs and cats are beloved family members, and if he or she goes missing, it can be devastating to everyone involved. We want to do everything we can to safeguard our pets from being lost forever. Registering on Finding Rover is another step all pet parents should take to further protect their furry family members.” — John Polimeno, CEO and Founder of Finding Rover.

You can view search for lost pets with just a click on our Finding Rover website widget on our “Lost A Pet” page at okhumane.org!

Helpful links:

Finding Rover is online at www.FindingRover.com

Finding Rover is on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FindingRover/

Finding Rover is on Twitter at https://twitter.com/findingrover

Together our community can become the NUMBER ONE user of this new technology. Register for FREE on Finding Rover today and help spread the word! The more people that are registered on Finding Rover, the more we can all help reunite lost dogs and cats with their families and place adoptable pets in now homes. In doing this we can all help to save more lives!

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About Oklahoma Humane Society

The Oklahoma Humane Society is the largest animal-related charity in the state of Oklahoma with the goal of eliminating euthanasia in our community through pet adoption, spay and neuter, out-of-state pet relocation, community cats, and saving infants through our neonate nursery.  We are an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit unaffiliated with the Humane Society of the United States and receive no government funding or tax dollars. Visit www.okhumane.org to learn more.

OKC Pets Mag May / Jun 2019

posted May 31st, 2019 by
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May/June 2019

OKC Pets Magazine  May / Jun 2019

Publisher – Marilyn King  [email protected]

Creative Director – Debra Fite

Advertising Sales – Marilyn King, Steve Kirkpatrick, Nancy Harrison, Rosalie Childs.

Web Manager – Steve Kirkpatrick  [email protected]

Editor – Anna Holton-Dean

Contributing Writers – Marilyn King, Heide Brandes, Travis Brorsen, Kim Doner, Nancy Gallimore, Camille Hulen, Shauna Struby

PO Box 14128 Tulsa, OK 74159-1128

(918) 520-0611

(918) 346-6044 Fax

©2018 All rights reserved.

No part of this publication may be reproduced without the express written consent of the publisher.

OKC Pets Magazine provides Oklahoma City area pet owners with a one-stop resource for local products, services, events and information.  Now OKC Pets Magazine Online is able to provide you with all of that and much more, interactive and up-to-the-minute!

Willie the Crow

posted May 26th, 2019 by
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Willie the Crow

Willie the Crow – Certified Great Read!

Linda Harkey just won the RWYK (Reading With Your Kids) award – Certified Great Read Status for her picture book “The Remarkable Story of Willie the Crow” (A Hickory Doc’s Tale).

Here is the link of the video that was created and published on their YouTube Channel to announce the achievement of her book.

The Remarkable Story Of Willie The Crow” by Linda Harkey | RWYK Certified Great Read

Willie the Crow

Clauren Ridge Gives to Oklahoma Humane Society

posted April 24th, 2019 by
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OKLAHOMA WINEMAKER, CLAUREN RIDGE

DONATES PORTION OF WINE SALE PROCEEDS

TO THE OKLAHOMA HUMANE SOCIETY

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – Oklahoma-based vineyard and winery, Clauren Ridge, is giving back to the community by donating $1 from every bottle of wine sold to the Oklahoma Humane Society, with year-to-date proceeds totaling $7680.

Clauren Ridge Pic 1“We are excited to partner with the Oklahoma Humane Society and proud of the donations we have already been able to accrue. This has been made possible by the retail partners who have been willing to give a local winery a spot on the shelf, and by the customers in our community who purchase our products. Our goal has always been to work with and for the community in which we live. We act on this by attempting to increase knowledge and love for viticulture and vinification, and more importantly by working with and giving back to the local businesses and charities that make this community such a special place to live,” said Carter Burleson, Manager of Operations at Clauren Ridge Vineyard & Winery.

Clauren Ridge wines are sold at many local Crest, OnCue, and Homeland Stores, among others. They are also the official wine provider of the OKC Energy soccer team.

“We are thrilled with this new partnership with Clauren Ridge. They have identified a need in our community and are putting their dollars into a cause that will make a difference in the lives of cats and dogs right here in Oklahoma. Their generous donation will help us further our mission of making our state a more humane place for our animal population,” said Dana McCrory, President and CEO of the Oklahoma Humane Society.

 Clauren Ridge

 

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About Oklahoma Humane Society

The Oklahoma Humane Society is the largest animal-related charity in the state of Oklahoma with the goal of eliminating euthanasia in our community through pet adoption, spay and neuter, out-of-state pet relocation, community cats, and saving infants through our neonate nursery.  We are an independent 501(c) 3 non-profit unaffiliated with the Humane Society of the United States and receive no government funding or tax dollars. Visit www.okhumane.org to learn more.

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