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Pet Pictures with Santa, Dec 6

posted December 3rd, 2009 by
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It’s Time For Pet Pictures With Santa!

Help The Humane Society of Tulsa.. and Give The Purr-fect Gift


A chew toy?


A rawhide bone?


Maybe just a few more kisses and hugs?


Bundle up your furry friend to tell Santa his or her Christmas wishes this Sunday, December 6th, 2009! Your four-legged family member can sit on Santa’s lap and also get a picture taken with Jolly Old Saint Nick himself.


Pet pics with Santa will make for a great Sunday afternoon outing with the family. The festive portrait will be taken by local photographer Mandi Stillwell and will make a great gift for the pet lover in your life.


A $10 donation per photo to The Humane Society of Tulsa is greatly appreciated.


WHEN: Sunday, December 6th, 2009, 1-4 p.m.


WHERE: The Humane Society of Tulsa, 6232 E. 60th Street (60th and South Sheridan, directly behind the Whataburger)


The Humane Society of Tulsa thanks you for your support during the holidays!! HST is a no-kill rescue organization not affiliated with any other rescue group, national or local, or any city shelter.


For more information, contact Jamie Soderstrom at 495-DOGS.








Going Home Animal Rescue & Transport begins Service

posted December 1st, 2009 by
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 - Long time Tulsa animal welfare activists Mike & Kathy Nobles have announced the formation of Going Home Animal Rescue & Transport.


 “At the urging of numerous friends and supporters we have decided to form our own animal rescue & transport effort” stated Mike Nobles. “We will be available to assist with the transport of animals from at-risk situations in Oklahoma to shelters and foster homes in areas such as Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas, and just about anyplace that will offer the animals a chance at their forever home” Nobles said.


 The Nobles have long been active in such efforts having driven over 50,000 miles to rescue animals and decided to form their own group when they saw an unfulfilled need to assist area animal welfare individuals, groups, and shelters outside of Tulsa. “We will continue to assist   Tulsa area groups to find homes for animals but will give particular attention to those areas outside Tulsa that have very limited resources and currently have no way to transport animals to safer environments” stated Going Home cofounder Kathy Nobles.


The Nobles have filed incorporation papers with the state of Oklahoma and have a 501 (c) (3) application pending with the IRS for tax exempt status. “As usual, we will be depending on volunteer contributions and drivers to make this a reality” stated Mike Nobles. “The response to our past funding needs has always been wonderfully successful and we hope to enjoy the continued financial support of friends and supporters not only in Oklahoma but throughout the country” said Kathy Nobles. “We are excited that our board members, all volunteers, come from not only Tulsa but the Stigler/Eufaula area and McAlester and driver volunteers come from every section of Oklahoma.” “This will truly be a state-wide effort to save animal lives. The need knows no boundaries” she said.  “In fact, we are doing our first volunteer supported transport trip from Wagoner Animal Guardian Society (WAGS) to Denver Dumb Friends League on December 2nd” Nobles said. “What a

 wonderful Christmas gift to the 20 dogs and puppies but also for the volunteers” she added.


The Going Home Animal Rescue and Transport may be contacted via telephone at 918-747-4177, email at [email protected] , or via postal mail at 2746 S. Hudson Avenue, Tulsa, Okla. 74114.


Fur Ball 2009

posted November 24th, 2009 by
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Tulsa area pet lovers flocked to the Crowne Plaza hotel in downtown Tulsa the evening of November 7th to attend the fifth annual Fur Ball, sponsored by the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals.




  Left above: Dr. Campbell, Brenda Magoon, Ruthie Duenner, and Dana Gilpin with Nancy.

Right Above: Ruth Steinberger, Susan Babitt and Jamee Suarez-Howard.


A grand time was had by all as guests dined on hor d’oeuvres and sipped champagne while perusing upscale silent auction items up for bid.   The presentations were held over dinner with awards given to the Ward Wiseman Animal Haven for Making a Difference in 2009 and an Advocate in Action award given to Claudette Selph.   A live auction was held at the end of the evening, and the January 2010 cover of TulsaPets Magazine was last on the auction block.   The cover raised a whopping $3,050 with proceeds going to the Alliance for Animals.  The winning bidder will have his/her pet featured on the January 2010 cover of TulsaPets Magazine.



 Left above: Victoria Bartlett, Dewey Bartlett and Andrea Peterson. 

Center above: Yankee with his owner Brian Schwab.

Right above: Bill Handy, Jamee Suarez-Howard and Shelli Handy with Chase.








Hamalot Pig Rescue is Sowing Quilts

posted November 18th, 2009 by
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The seamstress that made the pictured quilt will also take orders for pig/dog/butterfly blankets at $75 each with $25 donated to the rescue, shipping is about $9.00. No two blankets will be the same but can be gender specific (ie: primarily blues, pinks, or purples, etc)

The entire blanket is made of new flannel fabric with a thin batting in the middle.  The back is solid bright pink, same color as the nose.  Approximate dimensions: 49″ x 57″ which is from ears to toes and arm to arm at the widest points.  Launders well with a tad bit of vinegar in water to keep colors crisp and bright.

Contact [email protected]



Tulsa Bark Park Toy Drive, Dec. 12

posted November 17th, 2009 by
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Title: Tulsa Bark Park Toy Drive Dec. 12
Location: Joe Station & Biscuit Acres
Description: The 1st Annual Tulsa Bark Park Toy Drive will benefit the Salvation Army.

Please bring new, unwrapped toys, canned foods and warm, new or lightly used clothing for those in need.

Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2009-12-12
End Time: 15:00

TulsaPets Magazine Cover to be Auctioned at FUR BALL

posted November 6th, 2009 by
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The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals

FUR BALL is Saturday Night Nov. 7

At the Alliance’s annual event, a number of donated items will be both silent and live auctioned to benefit their many good works.  Among those items auctioned will be the Cover Animal that will grace the January issue of TulsaPets Magazine.  Grab your wallet (or someone else’s) and join in the fun.  Make your beloved pet the most famous in town!  Reservations are $100 per person.  Call 918-742-3700.