The Tulsa SPCA employs a trained cruelty investigator to verify reports of animal abuse and neglect in the Tulsa area. This program is supported entirely by donations and receives on average 15 calls and emails daily. Although we are not a law enforcement agency, our program works in association with law enforcement and municipal officials to rescue abused and neglected animals. We also assist with documentation toward prosecution of individuals for animal cruelty in accordance with Oklahoma statutes.

The cats and dogs we rescue receive complete veterinary evaluations, medical care, rehabilitation, and an abundance of loving care during their recovery at the Tulsa SPCA shelter. When they are ready, we help connect each rescue to a home filled with kindness and caring. If you suspect animal abuse or neglect, please fill out the form below or call the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722 ext. 1023.

All reports are kept confidential.

 

 
Never attempt to rescue an animal from a potentially abusive or neglectful environment yourself. Not only can it potentially be unsafe, but also it is illegal to enter people’s property and take the animal from them without permission.
 

HOW CAN I HELP?

CRUELTY OR NEGLECT
To report a case of animal cruelty please fill out the online form Cruelty Report Form above.

HOT CAR
Please contact Tulsa Police Department’s Animal Control unit at the non-emergency number (918) 596-9222 to report a dog locked in a hot car.

MOVING VEHICLE
In Tulsa, please call 911 to report an unsecured dog traveling in the bed of an open pickup truck as an unsecured load moving violation. Outside of Tulsa, this may not be a moving violation. Please call your local police department’s non-emergency number. (Title 37 Tulsa Revised Traffic Code, Ch. 7. Equipment Requirements § 737. Unsecured Vehicle Loads)

Cruelty to animals is a crime. Oklahoma State Law requires food, water, shelter and veterinary care to prevent suffering. Failure to provide these basic necessities is a felony violation.

NEGLECT
Severe animal neglect can cause incredible pain and suffering to an animal. Examples of neglect are starvation, dehydration, parasite infestations, allowing a collar to grow into an animal’s skin, inadequate shelter in extreme weather conditions, and failure to seek veterinary care when an animal needs medical attention.

CRUELTY
Active cruelty implies malicious intent, where a person has deliberately and intentionally caused harm to an animal. In Oklahoma, it is against the law to mistreat, abuse, or neglect an animal. That includes a number of kinds of cruelty-to-animals offenses, including:

  • Willful torture, or the killing or other destruction of an animal;
  • Beating, maiming, or otherwise injuring an animal;
  • Depriving any animal of food, water, shelter, or veterinary care necessary to prevent suffering;
  • Causing, or participating in any way, or permitting an animal to be beaten, injured, tortured, destroyed, or killed;
  • Starting or participating in any act of cruelty to any animal.

Oklahoma Statute title 21 § 1685 PENALTIES Penalties vary according to the statute violated. In general, cruelty to animals in Oklahoma is a felony crime punishable by up to five years in prison and up to $5,000 in fines. Oklahoma Statute title 21 § 168 Misdemeanors are punishable by up to a year in jail and a fine of up to $500. Oklahoma Statute title 21 § 1692.8

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6 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Righteous has found a new home! We are so excited for him! #happytail #tulsaspca ...

Righteous has found a new home! We are so excited for him! #happytail #tulsaspca

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Congratulations!!!

Lucky boy!!!

Wonderful!!!!

Oh yeah! Congratulations to Righteous and his new family. 🥰

YAY!!!!!!

awesome !!!

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10 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Meet Kenzie! Kenzie is an 8-year-old senior with simple desires. A person to call her own, an indoor life, and a comfy place to lay down is all she is looking for! She has lived with other dogs in the past and done well. She is currently in foster care, where she is enjoying being pampered and taking a break from the shelter. Kenzie has great temperament, is very laid back, and would do well in almost any home! She weighs about 53 lbs and has been spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. Since Kenzie is in foster care, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet her by emailing adoptions@tulsaspca.org. #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop ...

Meet Kenzie! Kenzie is an 8-year-old senior with simple desires. A person to call her own, an indoor life, and a comfy place to lay down is all she is looking for! She has lived with other dogs in the past and done well. She is currently in foster care, where she is enjoying being pampered and taking a break from the shelter. Kenzie has great temperament, is very laid back, and would do well in almost any home! She weighs about 53 lbs and has been spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. Since Kenzie is in foster care, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet her by emailing adoptions@tulsaspca.org. #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop

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She is precious 💖

How is she wit cats?

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13 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Due to staff shortages related to Covid-19 infection and exposures, the Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic will be closed today, January 28. We apologize for the inconvenience. #tulsaspca ...

Due to staff shortages related to Covid-19 infection and exposures, the Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic will be closed today, January 28. We apologize for the inconvenience. #tulsaspca
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