Publisher’s Letter

posted January 15th, 2007 by
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Hello Tulsa pet lovers out there-Greetings and welcome to the first issue of TulsaPets Magazine!

My name is Marilyn King, and here I am with Sam, my recently rescued chocolate lab. I’m not a veterinarian, not a pet “expert,” not a famous Tulsan by any means. Just a full-fledged animal lover. For quite some time, I’ve wanted to see a Tulsa pet magazine that would provide resources, information on products and services, and editorial on local pet issues. With a background in publishing here in my native Tulsa, I took a leap of faith and decided to create one myself. After the magazine was launching, I’ve since found many other cities also have local pet publications – San Diego, St. Louis, Denver, Austin, Charleston, to name a few (did you know San Diego has an animal ambulance service?).

One of our primary objectives will be to address the homeless pet population in our area by encouraging adoption, and spaying and neutering. Our shelters are full. Lost dogs are roaming our streets. Our city statistics of euthanasia are heartbreaking. We hope the magazine can help make a small dent in this area and in the lives of these helpless, homeless pets. We also hope our directory will provide a useful resource for those new to the Tulsa area seeking products or services. It is being updated continuously. Basic listings are free, so please email your information to
[email protected] Thanks to all of you who have helped make this possible. The list is too numerous to mention. A special thanks to my advertisers — without them this wouldn’t be happening. Another special thanks to the kind, pet-loving people at Langdon Publishing Company. And a big thank you to all those who took time out of their busy schedules to contribute editorially.

We hope you will find Tulsa Pets Magazine to be resourceful, informative, and perhaps even a little entertaining. We welcome your ideas and suggestions. Feel free to email me at [email protected] Be sure to watch for our next issue in April!

Marilyn King

P.S. When TulsaPets Magazine was in its infancy, friends and I discussed the question of exactly what is a pet. We concluded that a pet is any animal that lives with you and/or any animal that you name. We realize this issue focuses primarily on dogs and cats, and we know many people have other types of pets. We’d like to see them, so please send us a picture of your “different” pet, and his/her name, and we’ll publish as many as we can in our April issue.

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