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CTCA Hosts Pet Parade and SPCA Needs Drive

posted May 18th, 2018 by
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Cancer Treatment Centers of America

Hosts Pet Parade and SPCA Needs Drive

Therapy Dogs Visit with Patients

What: Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) in Tulsa will be holding a “needs drive” the week of May 21 for the Tulsa SPCA. As part of the drive, the hospital will host a Pet Parade with some of the therapy dogs from TLC Therapy Dogs. The dogs and their owners will parade up and down the hospital lobby and main hallway for patients, caregivers and staff. The dogs in the parade regularly visit patients at CTCA and the owners are all volunteers at the hospital.

When: Wednesday, May 23

12 – 12:30 pm

Where: CTCA Tulsa

10109 E. 79th St.

Tulsa, OK 74133

Visuals:

Therapy dogs dressed in costumes parading up and down the hospital lobby area

Patients, caregivers and staff interacting with the dogs

Interview with Jessica Weeks, organizer of the Pet Parade and Tulsa SPCA needs drive

Items that have been collected for the drive

 

About Cancer Treatment Centers of AmericaÒ

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA) is a national network of five comprehensive cancer care hospitals in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa specializing in the treatment of adult patients. CTCA® offers an integrative approach that combines surgery, radiation, chemotherapy and immunotherapy with advancements in precision cancer treatment and supportive therapies designed to manage side effects and enhance quality of life both during and after treatment. CTCA also offers a range of clinical trials designed to reveal new treatments supported by scientific and investigational research. CTCA patient satisfaction scores consistently rank among the highest for all cancer care providers in the country, and the hospital system is rated one of the most admired in the U.S. in national consumer surveys. Visit cancercenter.com, Facebook.com/cancercenter and Twitter.com/cancercenter for more information.

Save Lives 90% Live Release Rate by 2025

posted May 12th, 2018 by
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Save Lives 90% Live Release Rate by 2025

Best Friends Animal Society has set a goal for Oklahoma to have a 90% live release rate for dogs and cats in shelters by 2025.  Based on what PAAS and our transport partners have accomplished the past two years, it no longer seems to be an impossible goal to reach.  Certainly, what I learned at the Collective Impact Convening Conference validated this is an attainable goal.

In the coming weeks, I will try to not sound like a broken record about spay/neuter and transport successes.  No guarantees – – just fair warning.  J  J  J.

Here’s the first installment.  Rhonda, Lacee and I attended the SAVELIVES.UNITEOKLAHOMA conference Monday, April 30th in Oklahoma City. It was sponsored by The Kirkpatrick Foundation and Best Friends Animal Society   They experienced the same “aha” moments I did while I was in Austin.  On Tuesday afternoon, we had a recap of the conference and it was fascinating to hear the excitement in their voices, the animation in their stories and the profound belief that we can have a 90% Live Release Rate by 2025 in rural Oklahoma.

Save Lives

It was especially rewarding to see all the teal blue PAAS Ride to Rescue t-shirts sprinkled throughout the conference room with the PAAS logo.  I’m writing this on a Tuesday evening, and tonight 31 dogs will head to Colorado – arriving at Dumb Friends League tomorrow morning.  Those that are “fixed” will soon have new homes, the other will join them after a brief stop in the operating room and a recovery period.

At the HSUS conference in May PAAS Pets for Life will be recognized for exceeding the goal of 400 spay/neuters in the first year of the program!!!!  We’re getting there.

Kay

 

Kay Stout, Director

PAAS Vinita

[email protected]

918-256-7227

http://www.paasvinita.com

TulsaPets Mag May / Jun 2018

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TulsaPets Magazine  May / Jun 2018

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, Lauren Cavagnolo, Connie Cronley, Nancy Gallimore, Allison Geary, Mary Green, Anna Holton-Dean, Barb Perry, Zack Reeves, Dani Weaver

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.

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

Jenks opens dog park

posted April 28th, 2018 by
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The City of Jenks welcomed its first public dog park with a grand opening and ribbon cutting Friday morning.

Barkwest is the result of a partnership between the Jenks Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation and the City of Jenks.

Photos by Jessica Stacy/Jenks Chamber of Commerce

Photos by Jessica Stacy/Jenks Chamber of Commerce

The new park, located at 990 W. 101st St. (behind Reasor’s), spans three acres and features separate areas for large and small dogs, water fountains, double gate entries and natural shade.

Barkwest is open daylight to dusk seven days a week. It will be closed from 7 to 10 a.m. on Thursdays for maintenance.

You can find more information and pictures at the Barkwest Facebook page.

— Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Muddy Paws offers free groom for teachers’ pets

posted April 24th, 2018 by
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For the month of May, Muddy Paws is offering teachers one free dog grooming.

“We know that the Tulsa metro community has helped us so much. And the Tulsa school teachers walk out had such an impact on all of us that we felt like we wanted to give back to the community,” said Debbie Davis, director of operations and outreach.

“We may not as an organization understand everything that was involved with the teacher walkout, however we want to give that same unconditional acceptance of the teachers, we want to honor them, just like these little doggies honor us,” Davis said.

Teachers must call to set up an appointment and dogs must be current on their vaccinations. Grooms typically range $20 to $65 depending on the size and type of dog. The free groom is good for one dog, no matter the size, and will include bath, nails, ear cleaning, anal expression and full haircut.

Muddy Paws is staffed by Pets helping People, a training program for incarcerated women. During the month of March, the group groomed 1,000 dogs, the most groomed during a single month since the program started in 2010.

As of the end of 2017, the group’s recidivism rate was down to 1%, the state rate for females for the same time period is 14.4%.

To make an appointment at Muddy Paws, call 918-749-5255 or visit muddy-paws.org for more information.

— Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Bridges Foundation Mercantile Opens

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 Bridges

Our Story……..The Bridges Foundation was founded by a group of parents of children with disabilities on August 21, 1964. Parents wanted a safe environment for their loved one to work post-graduation while building their life skills and independence. The mission of Bridges quickly became to enhance the quality of life for individuals with unique capabilities, their families, and our community through training, education, employment services and advocacy. In 1988, Bridges saw the need to expand this program by offering community employment opportunities at competitive wages for each individual. The Community Integrated Employment Program provided individuals with a greater sense of independence and self-sufficiency. In an effort to continue providing pathways for individuals with disabilities or barriers to employment, Bridges introduced the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. This program provides job search assistance, placement, and one-on-one training directly with an employer.

Self-advocacy is important for people with disabilities. Beginning this educational process at an early age helps to build confidence and acquire the needed skills to achieve their desire for independence. Bridges introduced the Work Adjustment Program (WAT) in 2009 to provide the necessary education and resources for young students and families. Additionally, Bridges Summer Camp was developed as a way for families to have a safe environment for their children throughout the summer months. Summer camp offers youth ages 10-21 activities to continue educational goals, engage socially with their peers, and develop natural supports.

In an effort to continue providing meaningful employment, The Bridges Barkery opened in 2013. This innovative dog treat bakery teaches employment and life skills while promoting self-sufficiency and financial independence. The Bridges Foundation serves Tulsa and surrounding communities at our two locations in Jenks and north Tulsa.

Today……

The south campus Work Adjustment class visited Game Day Popcorn in downtown Jenks to observe working in a retail location. It didn’t take long for owners Jaclan and Dennis Buczek to fall in love with the students and Bridges. We also fell in love with this amazing couple and could feel the love they had for our program. When they approached us about purchasing this business, we knew it was a blessing and meant to be. Game Day Popcorn will now be known as Bridges Mercantile. We will continue the tradition of Game Day Popcorn and also add amazing products made by the individuals served at Bridges. Bridges Mercantile will provide employment opportunities for individuals with special needs. Each of their individual talents will be showcased in the products sold and customer service. You can visit the Mercantile to purchase popcorn, Bridges Barkery treats, handmade bath products for both you and your furry friend, as well as art and other goods made by the individuals served at Bridges.

 

 

Grand Opening Coming Soon!!

Follow The Bridges Foundation facebook page for details.

Visit the Mercantile at 108 E. Main st. Jenks, OK.

 

 

Dates to Know:

April 28 Jenks Herb and Plant Festival

Purchase your Barkery Treats and Game Day Popcorn

May 21 Talking is Teaching (1813 N. Ash St Jenks) 10:00 AM

Parents and children ages 5 and under come talk, read, craft, and sing with the

clients of Bridges. Enjoy a free lunch! Each family receives a free book!

June 4 First day of Bridges Summer Camp! Register at www.thebridgesfound.org

June 9 5th Annual Dirty Dog GLOW Run!

Register and see all the details at www.thebridgesfound.org

Come enjoy The Fabulous Mid Life Crisis Band!!!

If you are interested in being a sponsor for the Dirty Dog Run please contact Nikki Jolly at 918-299-2656 or [email protected]. All proceeds go towards providing employment and training for individuals with disabilities.

August 17 Bridges Night at the Tulsa Drillers Game!

Purchase your tickets here to benefit The Bridges Foundation!

https://groupmatics.events/event/Bridgesfoundation

 

 

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