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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6 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

FOSTERS NEEDED! The Tulsa SPCA is in need of foster families to provide temporary homes for shelter pets until they can be adopted. The Tulsa SPCA pays for all supplies. If you are interested in fostering one of these sweet babies, visit tulsaspca.org/become-foster-parent. ...

FOSTERS NEEDED! The Tulsa SPCA is in need of foster families to provide temporary homes for shelter pets until they can be adopted. The Tulsa SPCA pays for all supplies. If you are interested in fostering one of these sweet babies, visit tulsaspca.org/become-foster-parent.

24 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Harbor is 7 months old and a super sweet girl who loves to play! She gets along really well with other dogs and would do great in a variety of homes. Although she can be a bit shy at first, she adjusts quickly and loves people. Harbor is a three-legged pup, but she doesn’t seem to mind that! She runs around and plays like any other dog! If you are interested in meeting or adopting Harbor, visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable-dogs. ...

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She sure gets around good. She's beautiful. ♥️👍

Lauren Burn Crocker

Breanna Marie Gilbert

Love her!

Love this girl

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is open today from 9:30am-3pm (closed 12:30-1pm). First come, first served. Services and pricing can be found at tulsaspca.org/low-cost-vaccine-clinic/. Stop by to see us! ...

The Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccination Clinic is open today from 9:30am-3pm (closed 12:30-1pm). First come, first served. Services and pricing can be found at https://tulsaspca.org/low-cost-vaccine-clinic/. Stop by to see us!

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You got a covid notice 🤣

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