Spring it Coming and here is our Springtime Wish List
Pugsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow which means that spring will be in the air soon. With spring quickly arriving we will start seeing babies arrive needing our help. This past winter has been pretty mild and we have already brought in over 5 litters of puppies/kittens in need of attention, so our supplies have diminished a little. Sometimes we are not fortunate to have the mother living or in good health to nurse and feed her babies. To help us prepare for our spring-born furbabies, we can use the following:
- Pet Baby Bottles (small and standard sizes)
- Baby-Bottle Nipples
- Esbilac milk replacement for puppies
- KMR milk replacement for kittens
- Powdered milk for furbabies
- Puppy and kitten food, dry
- Distilled water
- Puppy pads (reusable/washable)
- Smaller tarps, about 5X5 or heavy quilted blankets to put under the newspapers for more absorbtion
- Newspapers, please take out the ads and colored pages, they don’t absorb as well
- Exercise pens to allow our puppies and kittens to spend time outside in the sunshine
For rescues we need wire crates and zip ties to hold the crates in place, so that no pet is injured on their journey to our shelter. These are our greatest needs for rescues, other than monetary, to buy medications needed for the sick and injured, and medications to update our new arrivals’ vaccinations, rabies, and routine tests.
Tulsa SPCA’s other urgent need is supplies for horses that area coming in from a cruelty case near by. These horses are in need of feed and hay. We also need a few more fosters that are experienced in the care of pregnant horses and deliveries. If you are interested in fostering, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our volunteer’s favorite sayings is that it takes a village to help the innocent, and there are plenty of nonmonetary ways you can help our waiting pets. Here at Tulsa SPCA, we appreciate your giving and want to remind you that all donations are tax deductible. You can drop off items at the Tulsa SPCA during our business hours. If you would like more information on how you can become a giving member of our village, please call us at 918-428-SPCA(7722) or send us an email at email@example.com.
In order to care for the waiting pets day in and day out, it takes a lot of skill from our staff and supplies for the pets. Tulsa SPCA feeds hundreds of pounds of dog and cat food each week. The care needed to help ensure the pets are healthy and ready for their new families is costly, but when the pets leave to live with their new families it is priceless. Come help us support the needs of our waiting pets with the following needs:
- “Yummy” treats for training and small kitty toys. (What makes Tulsa SPCA unique from other shelters is that our staff and volunteers are trained to use Open Paw techniques to help scared pets learn to trust and appreciate human companionship. Yummy treats helps us use Open Paw.)
- Kongs and Food Puzzle to keep us entertained during the night until our morning friends come and take us out to our yards and play groups.
- Collars and extra-long leashes for anticipated walks.
- We also love to allow our pets to play with washable toys during the day. Cats love to play with soft balls, interactive “fishing poles”, and any type of “chase” toys. Dogs love to play with heavy ropes, nylabones, and other toys they can chase. (no tennis balls please, we have plenty).
- Scoopable cat litter to keep our cat room smelling fresh for the guest who come and visit with us.
- Metal poop-scooper sets, the rake kind, so that we can rake out the dog pens while cleaning.
- Dawn dishwashing soap for both cleaning dishes before we bleach them and for washing the fleas off dogs that need urgent attention.
- Last but not least, dry dog and cat food to keep the pets fed while waiting for their new families to come and meet them.
Wishes for Special Needs
Oklahoma Horses have had a rough winter and Tulsa SPCA has been very fortunate to have wonderful Oklahomans step up to volunteer their time and resources to foster the equine population. This past year we have had new needs to meet the demand of starving horses and to continue helping us meet these needs, we could use the following:
- Hay (please call ahead, so we can coordinate the delivery)
- Grooming supplies
Supply Wishes for Everyday Needs
To keep the Tulsa SPCA maintained we are always in continuous need of simple items, such as paper towels and toilet paper. When we show off our wonderful pets, it helps to have them identified with at least their name and history attached to their pens, so the following items are always welcomed:
- Copy paper, letter size
- Laminating sheets
- Sharpie pens (all colors)
- Dry Erase markers
Other office supplies that come in handy throughout the day for our staff are:
- Postage stamps for bills and thank you letters
- Batteries for flashlights and other items
- Letter-size manila file folders for our new arrivals in the clinic
- Post-It Notes
- Compressed air to blow all the fur out of our computers
Last but not least, we love to see our volunteers donate their time and talents to help us care for our wonderful waiting pets. For more information on how you can volunteer, please visit our volunteer page.
Thank you for becoming a member of our village that helps make furry dreams come true.