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We Have Lost A Friend, Vincent Luna

posted July 3rd, 2009 by
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The Tulsa pet community is sadder today with the passing of Vincent Luna.  He became a friend to our pets by his untiring commitment to the Tulsa Dog Parks and a friend to many of us who came to know him in his 10 years in Tulsa.  Vinnie has gone to where diabetes can’t hurt him anymore, but we will miss our friend.

Steve Kirkpatrick

Permanent Shade Structures Needed at Joe Station Dog Park

posted June 16th, 2009 by
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WE NEED $2400 FOR TWO PERMANENT SHADE STRUCTURES AT JOE STATION!!

Recently we were approached by Ben Perrault, an applicant for the rank of Eagle Scout about suggestions for capital improvements at Joe station which he might do as a leadership project. With our irrigation system nearly complete, our highest priority needs are permanent shade structures to be located in the outfield. We suggested this to him and quickly responded and began research.

Ben has designed two such structures which have been enthusiastically approved by park volunteers, Park and Recreation staff, and other city departments. Now we need to raise $2400 to purchase the materials so Ben and his fellow scouts can get them constructed for the benefit of the people and dogs who enjoy our park.

As an incentive to potential donors, QuikTrip Corporation has donated bottled water, soft drinks and ice which have been placed near the donation boxes in the park. Visitors are encouraged to make donations there and receive a cold drink, courtesy of QuikTrip.

Of course tax deductible credit card contributions can be made through our website, tulsabarkpark.com and checks made be mailed to the Bark Park Fund, Tulsa Community Foundation, 7030 S. Yale Suite 600, Tulsa OK 74136.

THE DAYS ARE GETTING HOTTER AND LONGER, SO PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY AND QUICKLY SO WE ALL CAN BEGIN BENEFITING FROM THE NEW SHADE STRUCTURES!! THANK YOU.

Also, please forward this email to others who might contribute to this effort.

Wheels of Hope needs Volunteer Drivers

posted June 2nd, 2009 by
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Oklahoma Alliance for Animals


 

Wheels of Hope 

 

 

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The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has just successfully completed their fund raising project to purchase a cargo van to be used to rescue and transport animals in need of assistance.

 

The maiden trip for the van, named Wheels of Hope, was Tuesday night, May 26th, from the Tulsa Animal Shelter to the Dumb Friends League in Denver with 17 dogs on board.

 

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The Tulsa Animal Shelter has made arrangements for Denver to accept a load of animals the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning in June.  We desperately need volunteer drivers to transport the animals…two for each trip.  This involves driving all night Tuesday, leaving the Tulsa Shelter around 10:00 PM and arriving in Denver to unload around  9:00 AM Wednesday.

OAA will pay the expenses of these trips – thanks to the kind offer of a volunteer.

 

Please e-mail Mike & Kathy Nobles at [email protected]  if you are interested in volunteering for this vital need or if you need more information.

 

As always, we so appreciate your kind help and assistance.  Your caring means so much to the animals, many of whom have not had much kindness in their lives.

 

Mike Nobles
OAA Wheels of Hope Coordinator

[email protected]

 

 

Winston & Cuddly George teach Children about Puppy Mills and Rescue

posted May 29th, 2009 by
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Press Release from:

 

Wigglesworth Press

Max and Sheila Graham

4210 S. 104th E. Avenue

 

Suite 102

Tulsa OK  74146

 

Tel: 918 549 8144

e-mail:  [email protected]

Web: http://www.winstonstail.com

 

Children hear about Puppy Mills and Rescue, Puppy Dogs and Love.

 

Tulsa, OK. May 23rd 2009.

 

 

Some Tulsa children are hearing about rescuing dogs from puppy mills and the transforming power of God’s love.   It is the story of Winston, a Maltese terrier, and how he was rescued from a puppy mill.  Winston, or Winston Wigglesworth Smartipants Graham, to give him his full name, has been visiting some schools and churches in the area with his ‘Mom and Dad’, Sheila and Max Graham and his doggie companion, a mixed breed terrier named Cuddly George

                                           

 

 

Originally from England, Max and Sheila Graham are now living in Tulsa after spending some years as missionaries in Japan and Poland.  They adopted Winston from the Humane Society of Tulsa where Sheila helped as a volunteer.  The terrible conditions in the puppy mill from which he was rescued, the care he was given in the shelter and the final happy outcome of being adopted into a loving family and given a new life, became the inspiration for an illustrated booklet, ‘Winston’s Tail’.

                  

 

 

 ‘Written and illustrated by Sheila, ‘Winston’s Tail’ is a small 18 page pocket sized booklet which is proving extremely popular.   Over 500 have been given away so far and even previous first lady, Laura Bush, has sent her appreciation along with a signed photo from Miss Beazley and Barney, the White house pets. 

 

After the children are introduced to Winston and Cuddly George, Sheila reads Winston’s story from a version in rhyme format.  The children immediately identify with his plight and are thrilled and happy at the outcome.  Winston, who loves to be stroked and petted, shares their enthusiasm.  At the end each child is given a ‘Winston’s Tail’ to take home and encouraged to visit Winston at his website.  (http://www.winstonstail.com.)

 

If you would like for Sheila, Max, Winston and Cuddly George to visit with your children’s group, Sunday school class, etc. you can contact them by e-mailing them at [email protected]

StreetCats at Affair of the Heart of Tulsa Show

posted May 29th, 2009 by
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Title: StreetCats at Affair of the Heart of Tulsa Show
Location: Tulsa Expo Square, QuikTrip Center
Link out: Click here
Description: Great Gift Items! See us at Booths 343 & 344!
Start Date: 2009-07-17
End Date: 2009-07-19

Hospice of Green Country offers “Pet Peace of Mind”

posted March 18th, 2009 by
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New, unique hospice program targets pet peace of mind

 

Hospice of Green Country, a non-profit United Way supported hospice, has launched a new program that provides patients with the peace of mind of knowing their pets will be cared for when they are unable to physically or financially.

“Pet Peace of Mind” is unique to hospice care in that it targets hospice patients who are unable to maintain appropriate routine health care and nutrition for their animal companions due to medical expenses or caregiver disability. Development and oversight of the program is led by Hospice of Green Country’s director of spiritual care, Delana Taylor, who is also a veterinarian no longer in private practice.

“Because Hospice of Green Country cares for the whole family, not just the patient, we recognized the need to develop this innovative program,” Taylor said. “Numerous studies have shown that pets are considered family members. Many times, part of a patient’s “unfinished business” as they near the end of their life journey involves knowing their animal companions will be cared for after they die.”

Some ways Pet Peace of Mind cares for patients and their pets include financial support for routine veterinary care to maintain pet health and decrease patient stress, spaying and neutering assistance, pet boarding or pet sitting services in case of patient hospitalization, pain and comfort medications for elderly pets and pet transportation to nursing facilities to visit owners. Hospice of Green Country will also network with local rescue organizations, veterinarians and animal welfare groups to provide pet care as needed.

Founding donors of Pet Peace of Mind are an anonymous donor; Ross Clark, DVM; the Hille Foundation and the Virgie and Cecil Burton Foundation.

For more information about Hospice of Green Country or how you can help Pet Peace of Mind, call 918-747-2273.