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.

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4 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

HAPPY TAIL! "Everyone has been settling in great with Thumper. We ended up keeping her name. It’s so cute and unique. LOL The kids absolutely LOVE her, but she seems to have taken to my 12-year-old son the most. He gets home from school and she’ll just curl up next to him and throw a paw over his arm haha! ...

HAPPY TAIL! Everyone has been settling in great with Thumper. We ended up keeping her name. It’s so cute and unique. LOL The kids absolutely LOVE her, but she seems to have taken to my 12-year-old son the most. He gets home from school and she’ll just curl up next to him and throw a paw over his arm haha!Image attachmentImage attachment

11 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Little Thelma is a shy and confused as to how she ended up at the shelter with her siblings. She's never lived indoors before and is finding all the noise and commotion in the shelter quite overwhelming. She sometimes hides and other times barks at everything that goes by her kennel. Thelma is a dog in need of some confidence and routine to put her on the right path to successful indoor companion animal! A patient, kind and relaxed human who can slowly introduce her to the big world is exactly her style. Because of her fear, she is looking for a home without young children. She might be able to live with another friendly dog, but would need a slow introduction and a safe place to call her own for the first few weeks. She would do best in a quiet home, with a secure backyard. If you are the hero that Thelma needs apply today to foster or adopt her! We can't wait to see what a wonderful and loving dog she blossoms into! Thelma is 6 months old and only 16 lbs, so she will stay quite small! She has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and is current on parasite prevention. Visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable dogs to apply to adopt Thelma! If you are interested in fostering, visit tulsaspca.org/become-foster-parent ...

Little Thelma is a shy and confused as to how she ended up at the shelter with her siblings. Shes never lived indoors before and is finding all the noise and commotion in the shelter quite overwhelming. She sometimes hides and other times barks at everything that goes by her kennel. Thelma is a dog in need of some confidence and routine to put her on the right path to successful indoor companion animal! A patient, kind and relaxed human who can slowly introduce her to the big world is exactly her style. Because of her fear, she is looking for a home without young children. She might be able to live with another friendly dog, but would need a slow introduction and a safe place to call her own for the first few weeks. She would do best in a quiet home, with a secure backyard. If you are the hero that Thelma needs apply today to foster or adopt her! We cant wait to see what a wonderful and loving dog she blossoms into! Thelma is 6 months old and only 16 lbs, so she will stay quite small! She has been spayed, microchipped, vaccinated, and is current on parasite prevention. Visit tulsaspca.org/adoptable dogs to apply to adopt Thelma! If you are interested in fostering, visit tulsaspca.org/become-foster-parent

Comment on Facebook Little Thelma is a ...

Poor baby must be scared

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Duran Muñoz

She doesn’t look small.

20lbs or less!

Kim Petty Crofford she's so cute!

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