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PAWS for MAPS 4 Included!

posted August 23rd, 2019 by
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PAWS for MAPS 4

 PAWS for MAPS 4

 

Dear Partners, Friends, Volunteers, and Supporters,Moments ago, the MAPS 4 package was officially posted on the City Council agenda. I’m thrilled to tell you that the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter is included in the overall package at $38 million!

 

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to all of you who worked tirelessly and lent your voice on behalf of the voiceless—the more than 21,000 animals that enter the Oklahoma City animal shelter each year. There have been many hurdles to cross in this year-long endeavor, but none bigger that the news shared within the last hour. WE ARE IN!

 

 

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To the tens of thousands of animal advocates, volunteers, funders, nonprofit leaders, and city employees who devote their lives to creating humane outcomes for animals of all kinds—this is a moment to rejoice in! A new animal shelter for Oklahoma City promises to be a game changer—here, statewide, and even nationwide. Today’s great news never would have happened without the big and small efforts of more than five thousand animal-loving Oklahoma City residents. A toast to you all! Thank you.Importantly, our work is not done. In fact, in many ways, it’s just beginning. The next three days are critical. It is vital that the City Council unite around the entire MAPS 4 package in a spirit of all for one and one for all. To that end, I encourage each of you to galvanize around the whole of MAPS 4—all projects, all proposals. The Animal Shelter is in the same league and on the same team as each of the other projects. Now is the time to join forces and act as one. MAPS 4 truly offers something for every single one of our residents. Not one of us is left behind. Indeed, MAPS 4 is the symbol of a city in full.

 

Right now, the most important thing you can do now is advocate for MAPS 4 in three ways:

1) Contact your city councilor if you haven’t already, today, and let them know that you are an animal advocate who supports the whole MAPS package. (Be sure to identify yourself as a PAWS for MAPS 4 supporter or animal shelter advocate and include your residential address.)

 

2) Begin the process of getting your organization to endorse MAPS 4. Each endorsement will matter, no matter how large or small your group is.

 

3) Join us in the City Council chamber at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday to demonstrate your support for MAPS 4. WEAR RED!

 

We’ve successfully crossed many hurdles over the last year and particularly the last few months. With a successful YES vote this Tuesday, the campaign for the hearts and minds of Oklahoma City municipal voters begins in earnest. We want you to be a part of it! 

 

As ever,

Louisa McCune

Education Director

PAWS for MAPS 4

 

 PAWS for MAPS 4

Network for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims

posted August 12th, 2019 by
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Network for Pets

New organization seeks to help pets of domestic violence victims

A new Oklahoma-based charitable organization aims to help domestic violence victims reach safety with their beloved companion animals. The Network for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims is dedicated to connecting animal care resources with the domestic violence shelters that need them. Many victims will delay leaving a dangerous situation if they cannot bring their pet with them, however, most domestic violence shelters do not have the facilities for companion animal care. NPDVV aims to bridge the gap. Domestic violence shelters seeking assistance as well as animal shelters, veterinarians, and potential pet fosters simply fill out the form on the website at www.npdvv.org. The information is then added to the growing database and matched based on location. The domestic violence shelter is provided with a list of contacts for available animal care resources in their area. By having this information in advance, domestic violence shelters can save precious time and can welcome more victims with pets to safety. Jonna Whetsel, a veterinary student at Oklahoma State University, is the organization’s founder. The idea was conceived in April 2017 while working on a project for a master’s program in veterinary forensic science. Whetsel was tasked with creating a training presentation addressing the link between animal cruelty and interpersonal violence. As she built the presentation illustrating how animal shelters and veterinarians can help domestic violence shelters, she decided to lead by example. She finished the presentation and added a companion website, which became the basis for the Network for Pets of Domestic Violence Victims. After two years of working on the concept, the first week of its release has proven to be a success. Whetsel says there has been a tremendous outpouring of support and that the NPDVV site has already begun to receive form submissions from several states. To learn more about the program and what you can do to help pets of domestic violence victims, please visit www.npdvv.org.

### For more information, please contact Jonna Whetsel at [email protected]

PAWS for MAPS 4

posted August 11th, 2019 by
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PAWS for MAPS 4

What’s Missing in Oklahoma City?

A more humane culture for all people and all animals. And in OKC, they deserve better! Follow us and watch this short video to learn more about the proposal to build a new animal shelter!
Click here to watch video

Safety First for Our People and Animals!

Our city’s fast-paced growth requires an animal shelter that gets the job done – prioritizing safer neighborhoods, a safer facility, and more humane outcomes for homeless animals.

Join our movement for a

Safer and More Humane City

for People and Animals!

Please send our prefilled email message to Mayor Holt and the City Council asking them to build the shelter.
Click here to send email

You also may email the Mayor

and your City Councilor individually:

If you don’t know who your Councilor is click here to view ward map.
Mayor David Holt[email protected]

(405) 297-2424

 

Ward 1 – James Greiner

[email protected]

(405) 297-2404

 

Ward 2 – James Cooper

[email protected]

(405) 297-2402

 

Ward 3 – Larry McAtee

[email protected]

(405) 297-2402

 

Ward 4 – Todd Stone

[email protected]

(405) 297-2402

Ward 5 – David Greenwell[email protected](405) 297-2569Ward 6 – JoBeth Hamon

[email protected]

(405) 297-2404

 

Ward 7 – Nikki Nice

[email protected]

(405) 297-2569

 

Ward 8 – Mark Stonecipher

[email protected]

(405) 297-2569

 

PAWS for MAPS 4 Gratefully Acknowledges

the Endorsements of:

Bella SPCABest Friends of Pets

Blaze’s Tribute Equine Rescue

Tornado Alley Bulldog Rescue

Lap of Luxury: Lifestyle Pet Photography

Okie Cats

Mickey Blue Eyes

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals

OK Humane

Kirkpatrick Policy Group

Fetch Fido a Flight

Infinity Farms Animal Sanctuary & Rescue

Good Dogma

Pet Angels Rescue

Pua The AmbassaPig

Add Your Voice to the Cause!

Let’s Build a New Animal Welfare Shelter

for Oklahoma City in MAPS 4.

Click here to add your voice
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Petco Gift to OK Humane

posted August 4th, 2019 by
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Oklahoma Humane Society

Petco Foundation Invests in Lifesaving Work of the Oklahoma Humane Society

Grant of $40,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Oklahoma

 

Oklahoma City, OK (July 31, 2019) – The Oklahoma Humane Society announced it has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its lifesaving initiatives.

 

The Petco Foundation investment will help to support the Oklahoma Humane Society’s outreach initiatives in the community and increase the organization’s lifesaving capacity.

 

“This grant award truly helps Oklahoma Humane change the landscape of animal welfare in Oklahoma, and we are grateful to the Petco Foundation for making our meaningful work possible,” said Dana McCrory, President and CEO of Oklahoma Humane Society.

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The Oklahoma Humane Society is a nonprofit organization with a primary focus of eliminating the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Oklahoma City.

 

For more information about Oklahoma Humane Society visit okhumane.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.

 

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About Oklahoma Humane Society

OK Humane is the largest animal-related non-profit in the state of Oklahoma. We are passionate animal lovers working together to end needless euthanasia of adoptable pets in our community through our life-saving programs of adoption, spay and neuter, relocation and our neonate nursery.  We are proud partners of Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, and since we were founded in 2007, have made significant strides in making Oklahoma City one of the most humane cities in the United States.

 

About the Petco Foundation

At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than 6 million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.

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.

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

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