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Wheels of Hope Needs Your Help

posted March 10th, 2009 by
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Charles M. (Mike) Nobles

2746 South Hudson Avenue

Tulsa, OK 74114

(918) 747-4177

[email protected]

 

January 15, 2009

 

Dear Friend of Animals:

 

We desperately need your help!

For example:* The call for transportation assistance for two dogs in court custody that could be released to the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Utah IF we could guarantee their safe delivery.

* The plea for assistance in transporting two animals, one with a broken leg, from Oklahoma City to Wichita, Kansas.

* The ever increasing calls for help in transporting dogs from puppy mills throughout the area. The conditions the animals are housed in will break your heart and one of the major problems in saving them is having the resources to quickly transport them to a safe environment.

We critically need a cargo van. Most animal rescue organizations simply can’t afford the type of vehicle it takes to transport numerous animals at one time in an emergency—moving such numbers takes a lot of space, much more than a typical car or SUV can provide. Kathy and I have volunteered for years with the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA), the “umbrella group” for numerous organizations that work endlessly to improve the lives of animals. One of OAA’s lesser-known activities is helping in animal transport, often in emergency situations. Unfortunately, OAA frequently lacks the resources to deal effectively with these calls.

We have joined with OAA to purchase a cargo van for what we’re calling “Wheels of Hope.” We need approximately $20,000 to purchase a van with the necessary equipment. “Wheels of Hope” will be available to area rescue organizations when needed. Buying and sharing one vehicle among these organizations makes economic sense—this will be a life saver for neglected, abused, and homeless animals.

Your financial support is desperately needed. We simply cannot do this without you. The OAA is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization and relies on volunteers and donations for its work. Please consider making a contribution and know that no amount is too small (or too
large!) and that every penny collected will be used to purchase the van and supplies…no money used for salaries, expenses, etc.

Please forward any contributions made payable to the OAA Wheels of Hope project to either Kathy & I or the OAA:

Jamee Suarez Howard
OAA Wheels of Hope Project
2642 East 21st Street
Suite 120
Tulsa, OK 74114
918-742-3700
www.animalallianceok.org

Thank you for considering this request. Many animals will be saved because of your generosity.

Respectfully,

 

Mike and Kathy Nobles

Bird Fair

posted March 7th, 2009 by
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The semi-annual Bird Fair was held March 7th at the Green Country Event Center, a wonderful new roomy location for the event!    Bird lovers turned out to view and purchase birds, raffle on some great prizes, peruse aisles of toys and new products, and see some of the most beautiful bird cages around.   A great time was had by all and bird lovers are looking forward to the event in September!

Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog

posted March 7th, 2009 by
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Sparkles was in town on Wednesday, March 4th, and visited the Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter.   Here she is with Dayna, Sparkles Mom, Millicent Adu-H’Torah of the Tulsa Animal Welfare, and an Assistant Fire Marshall from the Tulsa Fire Department.  Sparkles travels and teaches children fire safety measures.

House Bill 2151/Senate Bill 452

posted March 2nd, 2009 by
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Communities’ Rights to Protect Animals are in Jeopardy

Legislation (H.B. 2151/S.B. 452) has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature that would prevent cities and counties from enacting any order, ordinance or regulation dealing with agriculture and farm animals.

This legislation could prevent local communities from making any laws dealing with animal welfare, food safety, or environmental protection. Instead, it would keep these issues in the hands of special interest groups that do not represent the majority of public opinion. This amounts to a power grab by the Farm Bureau in order to give immunity to factory farms, and would tie the hands of local communities from making their own decisions.

Please urge your state senator and state representative to oppose this legislation.

After making your calls, please send a follow-up email to your legislators in opposition to this legislation. And don’t forget to tell your friends and family in Oklahoma about how they can take action, too.

Thank you for all you do for animals.

Sincerely,

Mike Markarian
Executive Vice President
The Humane Society of the United States