Animal Advocacy

Maybe Fostering is the Right Choice for You.

posted May 17th, 2010 by
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Story by Kristi Eaton

Adopting an abandoned or abused dog might not be a realistic possibility for everyone. But there are many local and national rescue foundations where people can foster a canine until a home is available. Have a soft spot for Chihuahuas? Maybe Bichons? Each breed has a rescue organization

Here’s a listing of some rescue foundations and how you can help foster or adopt.

Small Paws Rescue has rescued more than 1,200 Bichons in the last 12 years across the country. There are volunteers who rescue, foster and transport Bichons in each state.
To learn more or become a volunteer, visit the website at

Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue rescues and fosters Golden Retrievers in Oklahoma. To adopt, foster or surrender a Golden Retriever, visit the website at , call the hotline at (405) 749-5700, or send snail mail to Sooner Golden Retriever Rescue, P.O. Box 57139, Oklahoma City, OK 73157-7139.

German Shepherd Rescue of Tulsa regularly shows German Shepherds needing new homes at Petco  at 71st Street between Memorial and Mingo on Saturdays. Those interested in adopting from the rescue can fill out an application at the website, Also, people can e-mail [email protected] or call 918-291-2703.

Because of You Chihuahua Rescue is a spay/neuter rescue located in Edmond. Because of You provides all medical care for rescued Chihuahuas. Visit the website at, e-mail [email protected] or send snail mail to Because Of You Chihuahua Rescue, Inc, 16008 Deer Ct., Edmond, OK 73013.

Wagoner Animal Cruelty Case Postponed

posted May 14th, 2010 by
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The hearing on Tuesday, May 11th in Wagoner regarding Summer the Boxer Puppy has now been rescheduled for a conference docket for June 1 at 3:00 p.m., Wagoner County Courthouse.   We will learn whether David Collier will accept a plea offer from the Wagoner District Attorney’s office or whether the case will go to trial.  Stay tuned for further details at

Governor Signs Puppy Mill Legislation

posted May 7th, 2010 by
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Governor Brad Henry signed the puppy mill bill into law Thursday!   A big step in the right direction for doing right by the puppies!   High volume breeding operations will now be regulated in Oklahoma, and for those legitimate hobby breeders the bill does not mean that much — it will target those operating in substandard conditions.   Thank you Governor Henry and for all those who worked so hard for years to get regulations passed for the breeding of Oklahoma’s companion animals!

S.B. 1712 is headed for the Governor!

posted April 29th, 2010 by
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Great News!The motion to reconsider SB 1712 was tabled this morning and the bill has passed.


From here it goes to the governor’s office to be signed into law.This is a great day for dogs in Oklahoma!Please e-mail Senator Patrick Anderson to thank him for his authorship of this important measure! His e-mail contact is [email protected] and his office phone is (405) 521-5630.

Also, remember to thank your own senator for their yes vote on SB 1712.

Thank you to all who made calls, or sent e-mails and letters to legislators during this session.

Your calls made a world of difference for Oklahoma’s dogs!


Contact Us[email protected]phone: 918-742-3700

Don’t Let the Puppy Mill Bill Die!

posted April 28th, 2010 by
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Now is probably the most important time to call your State Senator and tell them that you expect them to hold true to the vote that they cast yesterday on S.B. 1712.  After passing S.B. 1712 all were elated that there was finally going to be Puppy Mill regulation ending years of animal abuse and neglect.  Unfortunately, Senator Jay Paul Gumm, a Democrat from Dooorant, has employed one of our legislature’s favorite shenanigans and held the bill for reconsideration.  This is apparently when all of the cookies are passed out to change votes or to let the bill die without a vote so they can go home and say that they voted for it, but it didn’t come up again.  (You will recall the “Cock Fighting” legislation of years past).  Don’t be surprised when the vote goes the other way or doesn’t happen.  That is unacceptable!  Don’t let it happen.

You must not tire now. One more time, for the animals.  Call your Senator!  Do it NOW!

You can say: “My name is [your name] and I’m calling from [your town]. As a constituent, I’m calling to ask you not to let S.B. 1712 die and to hold true to your vote to protect dogs in Oklahoma puppy mills.”

Puppy Mill Bill Passed 29-17!

posted April 27th, 2010 by
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Puppy Mill Bill Passed 29-17! 


Dear Animal Lovers,Thank you to all who called, emailed or visited their Representatives, SB 1712 passed the Senate 29-17 today and will now become law! This is a great victory for the animals of Oklahoma and for the State. Thanks again for all the support that you have given in making sure that SB 1712 got heard!THANK YOU !


 Thanks, now lets celebrate!!!!
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