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Valentines Yappy Hour, Feb. 6th

posted February 2nd, 2010 by
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Title: Valentines Yappy Hour, Feb. 6th
Location: Dog Dish, 6502 E. 51st,  624-2600
Description: Be Our Valentine! Come to Dog Dish on February 6th to spread the love. Enjoy complimentary sweet treats and take home a special valentine from us. Because we love you.
Start Time: 13:00
Date: 2010-02-06
End Time: 15:00

Red Cross Pet First Aid Class, April 3rd

posted February 2nd, 2010 by
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Title: Red Cross Pet First Aid Class, April 3rd
Location: American Red Cross, 10151 E. 11th Street, Tulsa
Description: The cost is $35 which includes the book with DVD.
Start Time: 9:00
Date: 2010-04-03
End Time: 13:00

Ten Most Common Pet Poisons of 2009

posted January 15th, 2010 by
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Is your pooch mad for people food? Does your kitty like to self-medicate? Sadly, not everything we love is good for us. In fact, many common household goods that we take for granted as harmless can poison our furry friends. In 2009, the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center in Urbana, IL, handled more than 140,000 cases of pets exposed to toxic household substances, including insecticides, cleaning supplies and prescription medications.

To help you keep your pet safe and sound in 2010, our experts have created a list of the 10 common poisons that most affected our furry friends last year. Here’s a sneak peek at their advice:

  • Top dishonors—once again—go to human medications, which accounted for the most calls to the ASPCA’s 24-hour poison control hotline in 2009. Pets often snatch pill vials from counters and nightstands or gobble up meds accidentally dropped on the floor. Remember to keep all medications, including pain remedies, antidepressants and decongestants, in a cabinet far away from pets’ prying paws.
  • Cats and dogs are often the unwitting victims of our efforts to battle flea infestations. The misapplication of spot-on flea and tick products can be especially problematic for our feline friends. Talk to your vet about choosing the right, species-specific flea treatment for your pet and never use products made for dogs on cats, and vice versa.
  • Some of the most delicious people food—including citrus, avocado and raisins—can be poisonous to pets. Chocolate ingestion accounted for nearly half of all people food-related cases in 2009, so be sure to keep cocoa hidden from your resourceful cat or dog.
  • Pet parents also need to remember to protect their cats and dogs from common household cleaners such as bleaches, detergents and disinfectants. These products, when inhaled by our furry friends, can cause serious gastrointestinal distress and irritation to the respiratory tract.
  • Household plants may keep your house green and your air clean, but some can cause serious gastrointestinal problems for companion animals who nibble on them. Check out our toxic plant list before your next visit to the nursery.

As always, if you suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your vet or the ASPCA’s 24-hour hotline at (888) 426-4435.

FREE SPAYS AND NEUTERS FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF TULSA!

posted January 12th, 2010 by
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 FREE SPAYS AND NEUTERS FROM THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF TULSA!

 

 

TULSA, OK–It is a heart-breaking fact: there are, literally, millions more dogs and cats in the United States than there are people willing to provide them with a loving home. According to the Humane Society of the United States, more than 3 million cats and dogs are euthanized in shelters every year. To encourage more pet owners to spay and neuter their pets, the Humane Society of Tulsa is expanding its usual “Spay Day” in February to “Spay Month.” This means

HST will be giving away free spays and neuters and pet owners have until February 13th to apply for the free assistance courtesy of local veterinarians. And to make it easier, pet owners can register in person or via the internet.  

“Spay/neuter protects pet health, improves pet behavior and lessens the burden on animal shelters and taxpayers,” says Gina Gardner, President of the Humane Society of Tulsa. “We are inviting our citizens to register for the spay or neuter of at least one animal in honor of Spay Day USA 2010.”

Advantages of spaying and neutering include:

*Helping the community. Homeless animals get into the trash and they may attack or bite.

 

*Spaying or neutering means you will not contribute to the overpopulation of animals.

 

*Spaying or neutering also helps reduce the risk of some health problems and can also reduce some behavioral problems in some animals.

To Register:

*Stop by the adoption center, 6232 E. 60th Street (near 60th and S. Sheridan), Monday-Saturday from 10am-5pm

OR

*visit www.tulsapets.com 

Please help us spread the word! For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Nedra Mann, (918) 671-9513 or [email protected]

The Humane Society of Tulsa is a local, non-profit organization committed to promoting responsible pet ownership and population control. We strive to accomplish these goals by working with the community to provide education, counseling and assistance on pet care.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

EMERGENCY WEATHER CONDITIONS DEMAND EXTRA CARE FOR ANIMALS.

posted January 6th, 2010 by
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Severe weather conditions are expected to last through the weekend. Pets that are left

outdoors without sufficient shelter can be in mortal danger quickly.

Oklahoma law calls for animals to have adequate food, water and shelter.

In current weather conditions, animals should be brought indoors or must have access to

shelter in which they can remain warm, dry and completely out of wind.

Short haired dogs, elderly animals or ones which are underweight or otherwise in poor

health can be in the greatest danger. Do not leave senior pets or shorthaired dogs outdoors

unattended.

Water bowls left outside will freeze. Pets should be offered water indoors or in areas in

which a bowl cannot freeze.

If pets are indoors in a carrier, do not leave the carrier too close to a heat source or

fireplace. Make sure that bedding is safe and also is not near a heat source.


Jenny McElyea
Program Director
Oklahoma Alliance for Animals

Moto Photo Annual Cutest Pet Contest – Jan. 4 – Feb. 20

posted January 6th, 2010 by
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Title: Moto Photo Annual Cutest Pet Contest – Jan. 4 – Feb. 20
Location: Studio D Photography @ Moto Photo, 8220 S. Harvard Ave., 494-6686 & 802 S. Aspen Ave., Broken Arrow, 258-7676
Link out: Click here
Description: For a $10 donation to the Tulsa SPCA, those entering the contest receive a free pet portrait session and a free 5×7 print See the Tulsa SPCA’s MAC truck January 23rd at the 81st & Harvard Store from 9:30 – 12:00 and the Broken Arrow store from 12:30 – 2:00

Start Date: 2010-01-04
End Date: 2010-02-20