100 Years and Counting…

1913

The Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is founded by a group of Tulsa citizens concerned about homeless dogs and cats who also wanted to protect against abuse of draft animals used to do heavy work on farms, in mines and on oil fields.

1931

The structure that houses the current shelter was built.

1946

The land where the current shelter and facilities reside was donated by H.O. McClure, the founding president of the Fourth National Bank of Tulsa.

1949

The Tulsa SPCA was incorporated as a non-profit organization and since that time has been governed by a board of directors.

1987-1988

Milly Finley joined the board, began the estate planning drive, and ushered in a new era of volunteer recruitment, forward-thinking strategy, and building repair and maintenance.

A new roof was put on the current building.

1989

The Tulsa SPCA Auxiliary was formed when volunteers were needed to work the booth at the Tulsa State Fair.

1991

Hired a cruelty investigator, the first and only in Oklahoma.

1992

The foster pet, pet therapy and dog training programs were developed.

1993

A new van was purchased from an insurance policy left to the Tulsa SPCA.

Used vet equipment was purchased and a new vet program was developed.

1994

The current vet clinic was built and parking lot was paved.

2005

The Mobile Adoption Center was launched.

2013                                                                                                                       

Tulsa SPCA celebrates its 100th anniversary!

2017

Milestone! More than 1,000 animals adopted this year.

2018

Our mission is updated: Our mission is to improve the lives of dogs and cats, and their human companions.

Remodeled Cattery opens in original shelter building with separate kitten and cats rooms – a new best practice.

Coalition for Tulsa Pets is established to combine efforts of Tulsa Animal Welfare, Humane Society of Tulsa and the Tulsa SPCA in an effort to increase the region’s live release rate. Coalition receives $715,000 grant from WaterShed Animal Fund.

Construction begins for new 7,000 sq. ft. clinic. It is scheduled to open Summer 2019.

SPCA News

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46 minutes ago

Tulsa SPCA

TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Pixie was recently rescued from a hoarding situation. She is already learning about regular home living in one of our wonderful foster homes! They report that she is a loving and playful dog with the personality of an energetic puppy! She enjoys the company of other playful dogs and hopes to have one or two already established in her forever home. She is always on the move and most often found playing with toys or chewing bones! Like most dogs rescued from hoarding situations, Pixie initially had a hard time with potty training but is now pottying exclusively outside in her foster's home! She will likely have a set back when moved to a permanent home but should get those skills up and running again quickly if given food rewards for going outside. She hasn't been on a leash yet and finds being crated extremely scary, so would prefer to live with a family where someone is home and the humans are patient with her. Pixie is recovering from a previous skin condition but is expected to make a full recovery and is already growing fur back where she lost it. Pixie is about 1 year old and weighs about 9 lbs. If you are interested in adopting Pixie, visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs to apply! Let's get Pixie home for the holidays! ...

TULSA SPCA DOG OF THE WEEK! Pixie was recently rescued from a hoarding situation. She is already learning about regular home living in one of our wonderful foster homes! They report that she is a loving and playful dog with the personality of an energetic puppy! She enjoys the company of other playful dogs and hopes to have one or two already established in her forever home. She is always on the move and most often found playing with toys or chewing bones! Like most dogs rescued from hoarding situations, Pixie initially had a hard time with potty training but is now pottying exclusively outside in her fosters home! She will likely have a set back when moved to a permanent home but should get those skills up and running again quickly if given food rewards for going outside. She hasnt been on a leash yet and finds being crated extremely scary, so would prefer to live with a family where someone is home and the humans are patient with her. Pixie is recovering from a previous skin condition but is expected to make a full recovery and is already growing fur back where she lost it. Pixie is about 1 year old and weighs about 9 lbs. If you are interested in adopting Pixie, visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs to apply! Lets get Pixie home for the holidays!Image attachment

15 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

We are so grateful for QuikTrip! As a sponsor for our annual events this year, QT's support is helping us provide care to animals until they find their forever homes and resources to the community via our clinic and programming. Thank you so much for your generosity! ...

We are so grateful for QuikTrip! As a sponsor for our annual events this year, QTs support is helping us provide care to animals until they find their forever homes and resources to the community via our clinic and programming. Thank you so much for your generosity!
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