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New radio program focuses on pet health

posted February 25th, 2014 by
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A new weekly short radio series will focus on animal health. OSU Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, KOSU and the Kirkpatrick Foundation have partnered to create Vet Met Moment which airs Wednesdays at 1:20 p.m. and Sundays at 6:40 a.m. on Uniquely Oklahoma KOSU, 91.7 in Oklahoma City, 88.3 in Stillwater, 107.5 in Tulsa and KOSU.org.

“Public radio listeners love their pets and they love to be informed,” said Kelly Burley, KOSU Director.  “This program will be a great way for Uniquely Oklahoma KOSU to bring these two things together.”

According to the press release:

The launch of the program comes at a time when pet ownership continues to climb.  The American Pet Products Association estimates the population of pets includes 95 million cats and 83 million dogs in homes nationwide.  According to its 2013-14 annual survey, 68 percent of households own a pet, up from 56 percent in 1988, the year of its first survey.   As the pet-as-family member bond grows, so does the need for information about how to keep pets safe and healthy.  

“Our goal is to engage the audience around the powerful bond between animals and humans,” said Dr. Lesa Staubus, Clinical Assistant Professor in the center’s Veterinary Medical Hospital and host of the program. “Each week, we’ll touch on a subject that is important to animal health and hope to give listeners information that will promote excellent animal care.”

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

Paint a portrait of your pet

posted January 23rd, 2014 by
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Plenty of people have paintings commissioned of their families including their pets. But how many people paint their own pet portraits?

Pinot’s Palette on the Jenks Riverwalk is offering pet owners the chance to do just that.

This special class takes place Sunday, Feb. 23 from 2 to 5 p.m.

For $55, you will paint your pet’s portrait onto a 16″ by 20″ canvas. The artists on staff will walk  you through the steps.

Learn more about the class and  sign up here.

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

OAA announces Rock & Rescue details

posted July 1st, 2013 by
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This year’s 6th annual Rock & Rescue hosted by Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is set for July 13 at Guthrie Green from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

I look forward to this event every year and love that it brings area rescue groups together.

The event focuses on adoption of homeless pets from more than a dozen area rescue groups, though attendees are invited to bring their own pets as well.

The pet-friendly event in the park will include music, food and pet related vendors.

OAA will be offering $25 microchipping and all proceeds will benefit OAA in their mission to overcome pet overpopulation.

For vendor or sponsorship info or rescue groups interested in participating, visit http://www.animalallianceok.org/rock-rescue-saturday-july-th/.

View the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/186901648141638/.

Hope to see you all there!

-Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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]

Is the Tulsa City Council reading my blog?

posted January 14th, 2013 by
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Probably not, but it’s a nice thought. Either way, it seems the council and I have a similar item on our agendas for 2013.

This past week, an adoptable pet from Tulsa Animal Welfare was featured at the city council’s regular meeting, according to newson6.com. The council will continue to have furry guests of honor at the first meeting of each month.

A successful program in other towns, the hope is that the promotion will help more homeless animals get adopted.

This is a great step in bringing more awareness to Tulsa’s pet overpopulation problem. I love that it gets the faces of homeless animals in front of the community at large.

A lot of times, it feels as though the pet community is preaching to the choir.

I see the same faces at pet adoption fairs and the same volunteers showing off adoptable pets around town. Their passion is amazing, but we need more of the community to pay attention.

Responsible pet owners are already aware of all of the animals who need homes, but are oftentimes at max capacity on how many animals they can care for (like myself!).

The City Council’s initiative puts the problem in front of the community in an unexpected forum  and will hopefully reach people who may not have as much awareness of the pet overpopulation problem that Tulsa faces.

I am excited to see this program progress and start producing results!

Read more about the initiative here.

Lauren Cavagnolo, [email protected]

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