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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4 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Tulsa SPCA works hard EVERY day to assist animals in need. The past few days have been extremely challenging AND rewarding as we helped the 64 dogs from Pontotoc County receive medical care, grooming services, proper nutrition, clean water and a safe place to sleep. ...not to mention all the love we showered upon them. We could not have done it without your help. We have been inundated with calls and emails asking how to help, how to donate, how to foster and how to adopt. Groomers showed up with clippers, supplies have arrived from around the country and our posts have been shared many, many times to spread the awareness of our work. THANK YOU to everyone who played a role. Unfortunately, animal rescue is a job that will never be done. Please use the donate button below to support us as we work to find forever homes for the Pontotoc County group and all the other dogs and cats who arrive at our shelter. Your generosity allows us to do this work with open hearts and open minds.

Willie Jack, the star of this video, thanks you, too!
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And the best groomer in town!!! Kim Ousley ❤️❤️❤️

What a patient dog. Ty for making it comfortable

Bless him and you! He’s being soo good. He knows he’s going to feel so much better thanks to you!

You can tell he feels so much better it breaks my heart!!! 🥺

Willie Jack! Jason Pann 😍

Oh skinny mini! Lots of treatos in your future!

Bless you guys

Poor sweetie

Shane Bettis this poor baby! So glad it’s safe now.

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

Introducing Chester! Chester's a dog who, due to a hard life in his past, looks much older than he actually is. Chester is about 6 years old, but by his appearance and health condition when we got him, we assume Chester spent most of his life outdoors. He did spend some time in a foster home prior to his intake, and they reported he's good with other dogs and a very good boy indoors! Chester is neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. If you are interested in Chester, stop by the shelter to meet this good ol boy! We are open until 5:30pm today (closed 12:30-1:30pm). ...

Introducing Chester! Chesters a dog who, due to a hard life in his past, looks much older than he actually is. Chester is about 6 years old, but by his appearance and health condition when we got him, we assume Chester spent most of his life outdoors. He did spend some time in a foster home prior to his intake, and they reported hes good with other dogs and a very good boy indoors! Chester is neutered, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. If you are interested in Chester, stop by the shelter to meet this good ol boy! We are open until 5:30pm today (closed 12:30-1:30pm).

1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: The number of people who have asked about volunteering at the Tulsa SPCA is incredible. Here is a bit of info that will help you navigate the volunteer process.

Ideal shifts for volunteering are 7:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-5:30pm, Monday-Sunday. We are closed each day from 12:30-1:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for an entire day, you can bring your lunch or leave our campus to go out to eat. We will have some cold bottled water and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.

Volunteers need to be 9 years old or older. Volunteers aged 9-17 need to have a parent volunteer with them.

Once onsite, we will ask you to complete a liability and photo release.

All volunteers MUST wear long pants, shirts with sleeves, no dangling jewelry. A hat if you are outside is encouraged, as is sunscreen and bug spray. Comfortable shoes that you are ok getting dirty and wet is also encouraged. We know it is hot outside, but these attire policies are for your safety.

We are in need of people to help in the following areas: cleaning kennels, help with feeding and watering, help with laundry and dishes (both in our shelter and clinic), help with socialization (please keep in mind these animals have had very little human interaction and contact, so this may consist of just sitting with them, talking to them, reading, playing soft music. While some may, most won't be ready to pet, walk on leashes, etc. You are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the kennels.)

If you are interested in volunteering, DO NOT COMMENT BELOW. Instead email giving@tulsaspca.org to tell us the day and timeframe you want to volunteer. Only those who email will be contacted about volunteering.

We realize some people are not able to volunteer at the Tulsa SPCA, but still want to help. Please consider donating using the button below or at tulsaspca.org/donate/ to help offset the costs we are incurring to assist the dogs we took in from the Pontotoc County breeder. We appreciate all of you!
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VOLUNTEER INFORMATION: The number of people who have asked about volunteering at the Tulsa SPCA is incredible. Here is a bit of info that will help you navigate the volunteer process. 

Ideal shifts for volunteering are 7:30am-12:30pm or 1:30-5:30pm, Monday-Sunday. We are closed each day from 12:30-1:30pm. If you would like to volunteer for an entire day, you can bring your lunch or leave our campus to go out to eat. We will have some cold bottled water and snacks, but feel free to bring your own.

Volunteers need to be 9 years old or older. Volunteers aged 9-17 need to have a parent volunteer with them.

Once onsite, we will ask you to complete a liability and photo release.

All volunteers MUST wear long pants, shirts with sleeves, no dangling jewelry.  A hat if you are outside is encouraged, as is sunscreen and bug spray. Comfortable shoes that you are ok getting dirty and wet is also encouraged. We know it is hot outside, but these attire policies are for your safety.

We are in need of people to help in the following areas: cleaning kennels, help with feeding and watering, help with laundry and dishes (both in our shelter and clinic), help with socialization (please keep in mind these animals have had very little human interaction and contact, so this may consist of just sitting with them, talking to them, reading, playing soft music.  While some may, most wont be ready to pet, walk on leashes, etc.  You are welcome to bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on in the kennels.)

If you are interested in volunteering, DO NOT COMMENT BELOW. Instead email giving@tulsaspca.org to tell us the day and timeframe you want to volunteer. Only those who email will be contacted about volunteering.

We realize some people are not able to volunteer at the Tulsa SPCA, but still want to help. Please consider donating using the button below or at https://tulsaspca.org/donate/ to help offset the costs we are incurring to assist the dogs we took in from the Pontotoc County breeder. We appreciate all of you!

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Only thing I don't see listed above are the days one can volunteer. Is this 7 days a week or something else? TY

Are u needing foster homes still

I know you said not to comment but there’s no sense of me contacting you through email if I can’t do it because of my schedule. What about if I can only help out from like 315 to 530. I don’t get off work till 3pm but live very close to spca so I could get there pretty shortly after??

Heather Jackson

Jasmin Brown ❤️🐾

Klarisa Alvarez Morales

Violet Byrd

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