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Happy Birthday to you!

posted June 4th, 2013 by
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The Humane Society of Tulsa is running a special promotion for all of you summer babies out there.

For anyone with a June, July or August birthday, the rescue organization is offering cats and dogs for an adoption fee of only $25!

This is a great deal for someone in need of a pet and looking to make their birthday extra special. The promotion ends Aug. 31.

The Humane Society of Tulsa is located at 6232 E. 60th St. and their hours are Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

View some of their adoptable animals online at http://www.tulsapets.com/.

You can call their adoption center at 918-495-3647.

- Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Want to help? Here’s how.

posted May 22nd, 2013 by
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If you’re on any form of social media, then you have recently been bombarded with a variety of ways to help the survivors, furry ones included, of the recent tornado in Moore.

And if you are as scatterbrained as me, then you still are not really sure where to start or how to go back and find who posted what.

So, to the best of my ability, I am combining all of the ways to help the furry family members of Moore. If I have missed anyone, please feel free to leave the info in the comment sections below.

And a huge thank you to all of the Tulsa-area organizations who have stepped up to help!

Drop off locations in the Tulsa area:

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals, along with the Tulsa SPCA, is in contact with Central Oklahoma Humane Society and other organizations taking in animals rescued from Moore and central Oklahoma. OAA will be collecting food and supplies at the following times and locations:

OAA office
1822 E. 15th Street, Suite B.
(918) 742-3700
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 22-24

Tulsa SPCA
2910 Mohawk Blvd
10 a.m. and 6 p.m., open on Saturdays

Pooches
5331 E. 41st
7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday

Dog Dish
6502 E. 51st St
(918) 742-9274
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

GuRuStu
628 E. 3rd St.
(918) 582-1881
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Posh Pup Pet Boutique
8263 S. Harvard
(918) 935-3990
8 a.m. to 3 p.m

Hammond Animal Hospital
2301 E. 71st St.
(918) 494-0151
7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Southern Agriculture
All 8 locations are accepting donations during normal business hours. 

26th & Harvard, Hours:  9-8 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
71st & Sheridan, Hours:  8-8 Mon-Sat, 10-6 Sun
32nd & Mingo, Hours:  9-6 Mon-Sat, Closed Sun
78th & Hwy 75 South (Tulsa Hills), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
91st & Delaware, Hours:  9-6 Mon-Sat, Closed Sun
92nd St N & Hwy 169 (Owasso), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
90th & Elm (Broken Arrow), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun
71st & Lynn Lane (Broken Arrow), Hours:  9-7 Mon-Sat, 11-5 Sun

Requested items include dog and cat food (dry and canned), cat litter, plastic or metal bowls, duct tape to label kennels, tab band collars, bleach, pet beds, blankets, towels, paper towels, hand sanitizer, people snacks for the caretakers (granola bars, non-perishable snack items).

Sloppy Dog Wash has partnered with Epic’s Pit Bull Rescue and is taking donation for the pets of Moore.

Donations will be accepted until Friday, May 24. Saturday, Epic’s Pit Bull Rescue will be taking the donations to Moore.

Requested items include bowls, cat food, dog food, bottled water, bleach, leashes, collars, crates, towels, blankets.

Drop off is available at both Sloppy Dog locations:
4316 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa
732 W. New Orleans St. Suite 140, Broken Arrow
(918) 742-9274

Small Animal Hospital of Owasso is collecting donations such as usable dog crates, pet bowls, pet food, cat litter & boxes, blankets, leashes, and more to go to Moore and Shawnee. You may drop them off at the front desk and they will get your donation to the pets in need. They will also deliver financial donations.

12500 E. 86th St. N Ste. 105, Owasso
(918) 274-8387

The Humane Society of Tulsa is in direct contact with Moore Animal Welfare and the Response Team on site at the Temporary Emergency Animal Shelter located at Home Depot in Moore, OK. We have offered the assistance of MACO, our 33′ Mobile RV Unit, as well as Supplies, Staff Veterinarian and Volunteers.

All basic pet care supplies are being collected for displaced pets and for distribution to families with pets affected by the Tornadoes.

Humane Society of Tulsa Adoption Center
(918) 495-3647
6232 E. 60th Street

Online:

Animal Resource Center
http://fundly.com/moore-oklahoma-tornado-displaced-pet-relief-fund

Central Oklahoma Humane Society
http;//www.okhumane.org
Click on the donate tab and specify your donation is for tornado relief

Oklahoma City Animal Shelter
http://www.okc.gov/animalwelfare/

Moore Animal Services
http://www.cityofmoore.com/aniaml-welfare-faq

The Humane Society of Tulsa
http://www.tulsapets.com

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals
https://donatenow.networkforgood.org/1438461
Please designate that the donation is for tornado relief

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Keep your pets safe during Halloween festivities

posted October 25th, 2012 by
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Halloween weekend is upon us and many family pets will be joining in the festivities. Taking a few precautions to keep your furriest family members safe ensures everyone has a spooktacular time.

We all know chocolate can be toxic to pets so make sure to keep the Halloween loot out of reach of nosy dogs and cats. In addition, have some special treats on hand so your pooch doesn’t feel left out of the action.

Know your pet’s personality and preferences and act accordingly. If your dog or cat is skittish, keeping him in a back bedroom with some soft music or white noise may make the evening more enjoyable for everyone.

Is your pet a social butterfly? Let her help you pass out candy but make sure she is wearing her ID tags along with that cute costume or festive bandanna. The chaos of opening the door a couple dozen times for trick or treaters throughout the night leaves ample opportunity for a friendly pet to wander out the door.

If you are taking your pet door to door with you, keep him on leash and make sure to use reflectors so that he (and you!) can be seen.

Most importantly, however you choose to celebrate, have fun!

For more tips on Halloween pet safety, visit aspca.org.

-Lauren Cavagnolo

Fun video: Sand box

posted September 21st, 2012 by
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I saw this commercial the other day and it had me cracking up. I wonder what my four cats think of my little girl?

-Lauren Cavagnolo

Top 5 reasons you should attend Woofstock

posted September 4th, 2012 by
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Just in case you weren’t planning on attending Oklahoma Alliance for Animals annual Woofstock event, here are the top five reasons you should rethink that. Make sure to be at the Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

5. Pet vendors and $25 microchipping. Do a little shopping for your furry best friend, and if your dog isn’t microchipped, take advantage of the $25 deal to make sure your buddy can always find his way back home.

4. Ugliest dog contest! Who wouldn’t want to see that? There will also be a cutest puppy contest. Awww.

3. It’s a FREE, family-friendly, pet-friendly event. Bring your family, four-legged members included, out for a day of fun. There will most certainly be something for everyone.

2. You might just find your next best friend. Many area rescue groups will be on site showing off their adoptable animals. Looking to grow your family? You just might find your new fur kid at the Riverwalk.

1. Support Oklahoma Alliance for Animals in its mission to reduce pet overpopulation, promote responsible pet ownership and promote the humane treatment of animals through community collaboration and education. You can learn more about OAA and find out how to volunteer or donate at animalallianceok.org. Better yet, get the info in person at Woofstock!

- Lauren Cavagnolo

Teaching old cats new tricks

posted July 5th, 2012 by
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When searching for our new home, one of the first things I looked for was a spot for the litter box. If there is no good spot for a litter box, the home just isn’t going to work.

I was thrilled when I found our home’s large laundry room with a nook that was perfect for a litter box. The previous owner must have thought so, too, because the door already had a cat door installed. Perfect!

When it came time to move in, I was nervous about whether or not the cats would actually use the cat door. They had no previous experience with such a contraption.

And using the cat door was a must. It meant keeping the dogs out of the litter box in search of  ‘snacks’. It is also a great help with odor control.

Our cats are all 7-years-old or more: not too old for a cat, but old enough to be set in their ways. And any cat owner knows the litter box routine is just not something you want to mess with.

I decided the best way to introduce them to the pet door was to put them all in the room (so they could use the box) and see how long it took for them to get out.

Two of the cats were quickly back in the living room with the rest of the family. The other two were still in the laundry room howling. But I guess two out of four isn’t bad.

The next day I decided to put their food in the room and shut them out. And suddenly four out of four cats were using the cat door. It only took a few more tries of either shutting them in the room or shutting them out of the room with their food on the other side before they were all pros.

I must admit, I was surprised at how quickly they all adapted to the cat door, the new routine and the new house in general. Hopefully, they won’t be needing to learn any new tricks anytime soon. I don’t want to push my luck.

Have you ever had to teach your cat a new trick? Share your story below.

-Lauren Cavagnolo

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