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Keep the Wheels Rolling

posted July 11th, 2009 by
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The OAA Wheels of Hope rescue/transport van made possible by friends of animals such as you has already made a difference in the lives of 42 adult dogs and 9 puppies. That is the total that has been transported from shelters and breeders to adoption facilities where they have an excellent chance of finding their forever homes. Needless to say the alternative is unacceptable.
We will be leaving this Tuesday night for our third trip to Denver with at least 40 dogs. For the first time we will be taking 2 vans, one provided through the generosity of Kyla Holderness. Also, we just brought three labs from a breeder in Missouri to Lab Rescue in Tulsa. In addition we have 2 trips scheduled in August from the Tulsa shelter. Indeed, we are scheduled through December with transport trips to Denver.
We have 17 confirmed volunteer drivers from Tulsa, Oklahoma City, McAlester, Watts, Ft. Gibson, and point’s in-between that are giving of their time (2 days for Denver trip) to this effort. We call them our “A” team and they are absolutely wonderful. We are meeting soon with possibly 8 from the Eufaula area that has expressed an interest in being volunteer drivers.
How can you help? Needless to say these trips are not cheap. It costs an average of $500.00 each trip to Denver which includes gas, motel, food, turnpike tolls, etc. So, we desperately need contributions to help keep the Wheels of Hope rolling. Please don’t think that perhaps a small contribution will not be of much help. Literally every penny counts. All of your contributions will go toward the Wheels of Hope rescue/transport effort. Not one penny goes for administrative expenses. If we are to continue this life saving program we need your help. Please do it now. No amount is too small (or too large!) and you will know you made a difference in an animal’s life…literally.
Please send checks to:
OAA Wheels of Hope
2642 East 21st Street
Suite 120
Tulsa, OK 74114
Thanks for all you do for the animals.
Mike & Kathy Nobles
OAA Volunteer Transport Coordinators

Permanent Shade Structures Needed at Joe Station Dog Park

posted June 16th, 2009 by
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Recently we were approached by Ben Perrault, an applicant for the rank of Eagle Scout about suggestions for capital improvements at Joe station which he might do as a leadership project. With our irrigation system nearly complete, our highest priority needs are permanent shade structures to be located in the outfield. We suggested this to him and quickly responded and began research.

Ben has designed two such structures which have been enthusiastically approved by park volunteers, Park and Recreation staff, and other city departments. Now we need to raise $2400 to purchase the materials so Ben and his fellow scouts can get them constructed for the benefit of the people and dogs who enjoy our park.

As an incentive to potential donors, QuikTrip Corporation has donated bottled water, soft drinks and ice which have been placed near the donation boxes in the park. Visitors are encouraged to make donations there and receive a cold drink, courtesy of QuikTrip.

Of course tax deductible credit card contributions can be made through our website, and checks made be mailed to the Bark Park Fund, Tulsa Community Foundation, 7030 S. Yale Suite 600, Tulsa OK 74136.


Also, please forward this email to others who might contribute to this effort.

Wheels of Hope needs Volunteer Drivers

posted June 2nd, 2009 by
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Oklahoma Alliance for Animals


Wheels of Hope 





The Oklahoma Alliance for Animals has just successfully completed their fund raising project to purchase a cargo van to be used to rescue and transport animals in need of assistance.


The maiden trip for the van, named Wheels of Hope, was Tuesday night, May 26th, from the Tulsa Animal Shelter to the Dumb Friends League in Denver with 17 dogs on board.



The Tulsa Animal Shelter has made arrangements for Denver to accept a load of animals the 3rd Wednesday of each month beginning in June.  We desperately need volunteer drivers to transport the animals…two for each trip.  This involves driving all night Tuesday, leaving the Tulsa Shelter around 10:00 PM and arriving in Denver to unload around  9:00 AM Wednesday.

OAA will pay the expenses of these trips – thanks to the kind offer of a volunteer.


Please e-mail Mike & Kathy Nobles at [email protected]  if you are interested in volunteering for this vital need or if you need more information.


As always, we so appreciate your kind help and assistance.  Your caring means so much to the animals, many of whom have not had much kindness in their lives.


Mike Nobles
OAA Wheels of Hope Coordinator

[email protected]



Winston & Cuddly George teach Children about Puppy Mills and Rescue

posted May 29th, 2009 by
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Press Release from:


Wigglesworth Press

Max and Sheila Graham

4210 S. 104th E. Avenue


Suite 102

Tulsa OK  74146


Tel: 918 549 8144

e-mail:  [email protected]



Children hear about Puppy Mills and Rescue, Puppy Dogs and Love.


Tulsa, OK. May 23rd 2009.



Some Tulsa children are hearing about rescuing dogs from puppy mills and the transforming power of God’s love.   It is the story of Winston, a Maltese terrier, and how he was rescued from a puppy mill.  Winston, or Winston Wigglesworth Smartipants Graham, to give him his full name, has been visiting some schools and churches in the area with his ‘Mom and Dad’, Sheila and Max Graham and his doggie companion, a mixed breed terrier named Cuddly George




Originally from England, Max and Sheila Graham are now living in Tulsa after spending some years as missionaries in Japan and Poland.  They adopted Winston from the Humane Society of Tulsa where Sheila helped as a volunteer.  The terrible conditions in the puppy mill from which he was rescued, the care he was given in the shelter and the final happy outcome of being adopted into a loving family and given a new life, became the inspiration for an illustrated booklet, ‘Winston’s Tail’.




 ‘Written and illustrated by Sheila, ‘Winston’s Tail’ is a small 18 page pocket sized booklet which is proving extremely popular.   Over 500 have been given away so far and even previous first lady, Laura Bush, has sent her appreciation along with a signed photo from Miss Beazley and Barney, the White house pets. 


After the children are introduced to Winston and Cuddly George, Sheila reads Winston’s story from a version in rhyme format.  The children immediately identify with his plight and are thrilled and happy at the outcome.  Winston, who loves to be stroked and petted, shares their enthusiasm.  At the end each child is given a ‘Winston’s Tail’ to take home and encouraged to visit Winston at his website.  (


If you would like for Sheila, Max, Winston and Cuddly George to visit with your children’s group, Sunday school class, etc. you can contact them by e-mailing them at [email protected]

StreetCats at Affair of the Heart of Tulsa Show

posted May 29th, 2009 by
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Title: StreetCats at Affair of the Heart of Tulsa Show
Location: Tulsa Expo Square, QuikTrip Center
Link out: Click here
Description: Great Gift Items! See us at Booths 343 & 344!
Start Date: 2009-07-17
End Date: 2009-07-19

Pet Loss Suppport Group

posted May 22nd, 2009 by
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Title: Pet Loss Suppport Group
Location: Central Park Community Center, 1028 E. 6th, Activity Room I
Start Time: 5:30 PM
Date: 2009-05-25
End Time: 6:30 PM