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Adopt at Tulsa Animal Welfare

posted June 18th, 2019 by
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TulsaPets Magazine toured the Tulsa Animal Welfare shelter and took these pictures of adorable animals available for adoption. If you are thinking about a new family member, please consider saving the life of a homeless animal!

Visit the shelter and take home a new best friend!

Adopt at Tulsa Animal Welfare

LEARN MORE ABOUT TULSA ANIMAL WELFARE SHELTER

Make a difference – adopt a shelter animal!

All of these pictures were taken June 18th by Bob Foshay

The shelter is open to the public: Monday Noon – 5:00, Tuesday – Friday Noon – 6pm

and Saturday Noon – 4pm

Closed Sundays and some City holidays.

Dogs and cat adoptions are $75.00

Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter   3031 N. Erie   Tulsa 74115   (918) 596-8000

This Week’s Wednesday’s Children available from the City of Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter.   There are some beautiful dogs and cats for adoption so please go rescue one today! Rescued pets make the best companions!!!  A big “THANKS” is owed to Bob Foshay for doing what he does every week!

 2019

* Pictured Animals may no longer be available

Willie the Crow

posted May 26th, 2019 by
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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

Signed! Tulsa Girl to Equestrian Team

posted May 19th, 2019 by
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Signed! Tulsa Girl to Equestrian Team

You might remember the inspiring story of Lily Rhodes who was featured with her horse Charlie in our July/August 2018 issue. A dressage rider, 14-year-old Lily lost her right arm in an ATV accident. While in the emergency room, she commented that she would now have to ride Western since she only had one hand. As fate would have it, the surgeon, also a dressage rider, said, “Over my dead body.”

The article detailed how Charlie helped her recover from the accident, and the pair has been winning ribbons and awards ever since.

Signed!

          Fast forward to 2019: Lily graduated from Bishop Kelley this month and is headed to the University of Lynchburg in Virginia where she has been signed to the equestrian team. For now, Charlie is staying in Tulsa.

Congratulations, Lily! You are truly an inspiration.

Statewide Spay/Neuter Initiative

posted March 23rd, 2019 by
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OKLAHOMA HUMANE SOCIETY

KICKS OFF STATEWIDE SPAY/NEUTER INITIATIVE

 

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma – Oklahoma Humane Society’s Statewide Initiative will be celebrating their first milestone with the first spay/neuter clinic held in Vinita, Oklahoma on March 15, 2019.

 

Together with the Peaceful Animal Adoption Shelter (PAAS), the Statewide team and PAAS employees will provide surgery and vaccination services to thirty animals. The clinic will be a monthly occurrence held at the PAAS shelter.

 

“OK Humane’s Statewide Initiative is excited to bring more animal welfare services to the entire state of Oklahoma. We will work with together with groups across the state to improve the animal welfare landscape in their communities,” said Cati Stanila, Director of OK Humane’s Statewide Initiative.

 

OK Humane’s Statewide Initiative hopes to provide over 350 spay/neuter surgeries in the NE area of the state in 2019. The funding for this Initiative is provided by a generous grant from the Watershed Animal Fund.

 

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About Central Oklahoma Humane Society

The Central 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.

Your Pet’s Golden Years

posted February 22nd, 2019 by
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Golden Years

 

How to Take Care of Your Pet
in Their Golden Years

by Nick Burton 

Golden Years 

Pets can now enjoy longer lives than ever before. Much of their longevity is because of better diets, modern medicine, and improved veterinary care. However, this doesn’t mean that your pet will live a long and happy life all on their own; it takes special care and attention on part of the owner to give them a chance at long-lasting health and well-being. This is particularly true when your pet has reached their golden years. If you have a senior pet, here are some important tips for taking care of them and, possibly, extending their life.

 

Dietary Habits

 

The food and nutrition your pet needs in their later years will change. Healthier snacks (such as apple slices, mini carrots, and other fruits and veggies), lower calorie food, and an increase in omega-3s are common adjustments for senior pets. Also, many pets need antioxidants and joint supplements added to their diet as they age. Each pet is unique, so be sure to consult your veterinarian before radically changing your pet’s diet.

 

Another supplement that can be beneficial for your older pet is CBD oil. This oil can help ease joint inflammation and pain, skin problems, and mental health issues. If you want your pet to thrive in their golden years, check out Remedy Review’s guide to see the top 10 CBD oils of 2019. As with their diet, don’t give your pet a new treatment without consulting your veterinarian.

 

Veterinary Care

 

You’re probably used to annual visits to the vet, but you’ll need to bump that up to twice a year for your senior pet. Medical issues come more often for older pets, and going to the vet every six months will help you stay on top of their health. You can expect appointments to be similar to when your pet was younger, except there will probably be more bloodwork and other tests.

 

Physical Activity

 

Exercise is also vital for your pet’s health, as it helps them to maintain their mobility and keep their weight under control. You still want to get your pet physical activity when they’re older, but you will need to watch them more closely and modify when necessary. For instance, instead of playing fetch in the backyard for 45 minutes, it may be safer to take your aging pet on a walk in the neighborhood for 30 minutes. However, it’s important to not overexert your pet.

 

Managing Parasites

 

Parasites tend to affect senior pets more frequently than younger animals. This is because their immune system becomes weaker over time, which opens them up to health concerns from fleas, ticks, and worms. Fortunately, there are numerous options to prevent parasitic diseases, so ask your vet what the best path is for your pet.

 

Home Modifications

 

Just like with people, home modifications are often necessary for aging pets. For instance, since mobility and joint issues are common among senior pets, it’s sometimes best to keep their living space (bed, food, and water, etc.) downstairs; that way they won’t have to move up and down stairs every day. Here are some other modifications to consider for your senior pet.

 

  • Purchasing a portable ramp (for arthritic pets)
  • Purchasing an orthopedic bed
  • Putting in slip-resistant mats throughout the home
  • Installing a doggy door for easy access to potty outside

 

You can make changes to your pet’s life that will help them thrive in their golden years. Remember to ask your veterinarian for any dietary improvements that can be made, and look into whether CBD oil would be beneficial. Start taking your pet to the vet twice a year, and be sure to monitor their exercise. Finally, take preventative measures for parasitic health issues, and make the necessary home modifications for your pet to live comfortably and happy.

 

Photo Credit: Pexels

MISSING OUR CALICO

posted November 11th, 2018 by
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MISSING OUR CALICO

Our sweet cat has a story to tell.. bare with me

This sweetheart was born approximately eight years ago on my Granma’s property in TMissingurley/Sperry. It was feral and although my Granma swore the cat wasn’t hers, she put food and water out for it. Daily. (sure Granma, its not your cat winkwink)

My Granma passed away early 2012 and when discussing amongst the family, what would happen to the cat, no decision was made.

Fast forward to a few months later. My girls and I were at my Granma’s place helping sort and clean with other family. Once we finished we were headed home. Upon our arrival to the house, I wasn’t paying attention to anything but getting everyone inside and relaxing, but from somewhere I heard meowing. Long story short, my girls had somehow caught the feral cat, wrapped it in a blanket and snuck it our house in Owasso. I rolled my eyes as my children pleaded the cats case and I caved. (mostly because it was my Granma’s cat. Well, a cat lived on her property. That she fed. Because we all know Granma, it wasn’t your cat, ).

Remember, the cat was feral so there was no way it was letting us close enough to check its hiney to sex it. But, for whatever reason, the girls assumed it was a boy and they named it Magnus. Sounded good to me. So we kept Magnus in the house for over a year in fear that if it got out it would resort to its feral ways and take off. And it was a fun year too. Of trying to coax Magnus out from under beds, behind furniture. Hissing. Loud growls. Finally over time Magnus started coming out to investigate. Magnus spent the year getting to know us, becoming tame. And then the day came that you would never know Magnus was ever feral. So, in my infinite wisdom I decided we could let Magnus outside for a trial. It went off without a hitch! Magnus used the neighbors flower bed for a liter box ( no joke, but we put an end to that once the neighbor told me. Oops.) and then came to the door to come back in. Fast forward to 2014 when for a split second we thought we might soon become millionaires because Magnus was pregnant! Ya, we still never checked Magnus hiney. So Magnus had kittens, whom had responsible forever homes with other family members, before the kittens were weaned. And as soon as they were weaned, Snip Snip went the scissors and the Magnus kitty factory was put out of business .

Shortly thereafter, she became know as Maggie (affectionately Maggie Moo). Although I liked the name Magnus because it reminded me of the movie Matilda. You may recall, Matilda’s teachers name was Ms. Honey. And Ms. Honey’s fathers name was Dr. Magnus Honey and he was a good MAN. But since we knew Magnus was all girl, I decided she needed a more feminine feline name. So Maggie (Maggie-Moo) it was. (yes one of my daughters still calls her Magnus).

She has had a royal life and being and indoor/out to potty cat. She loves her chihuahua sister and her sister is very protective of her.

Fast forward again to September 6th, 2018. The girls and I loaded up and went down to the QT on 86th and 129th Street (Owasso), to meet a friend that I bought stuff from. I visited and went about my merry way. Later on that evening I see a post on facebook from that friend that she had heard a cat meowing and found it under her truck. After coaxing it out, she took it home to try to find its owner. It was only through her posting on facebook, did I realize, THAT WAS MAGGIE MOO! I contacted her post-haste. Just short of a dna test, sure enough, it was Maggie-moo!

I hope I still have your attention.. Because now I need more than your attention. I need your HELP.

It became apparent that our Maggie-moo had climbed under my truck, rode over two miles from our house in Owasso, to the QT where we met my friend. Once there, she mustof grown tired of me talking so much (I have never been accused of being long winded but, well, ya okay, thats a lie ) and jumped out from under my truck. I have only to guess she was confused and that caused her to get under my friends truck (we both have white trucks). And that is how she ended up in Turley, where she started her life over eight years ago (this is movie material).

Well.. She was kept overnight in Turley. But upon arrival this afternoon we were all sad to find that she had escaped the enclosure .

We are so sad and need YOUR help ️! PLEASE help bring our beloved cat home! She escaped from the 66th St North and Utica area in Turley. That is just East of the intersection of North Peoria and 66th Street, Turley. Pictures are below !Please Please watch for her! If you see her, message me! Catch her if she’ll let you and put her in a crate or your house, PLEASE! She does not like other cats or dogs. And most likely will be just sitting on someone’s porch. My friend did a good deed by taking her in and now I need your help finding Maggie-moo and bringing her home. I am sorry if you feel like you just wasted an hour of your time reading this (long-winded), but I wanted you to hear the story and ask you to be a part of it. Please help us find Maggie! Tag your friends, Tag your neighbors, Tag your neighbors neighbors, Tag all animal lovers to unite and join our story in bringing home Maggie-moo ❣ Thank you for taking the time to read this plea for assistance in finding Maggie-Moo.
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