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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14 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Sandy is part of the Subaru Love Adoption Event and her adoption fee is reduced to $25 until October 31. This little gal is two years old and is confident and affectionate! Learn more about Sandy at tulsaspca.org/adoptable-cats or come out to the shelter to meet her. She is a sweetheart! ...

Sandy is part of the Subaru Love Adoption Event and her adoption fee is reduced to $25 until October 31. This little gal is two years old and is confident and affectionate! Learn more about Sandy at tulsaspca.org/adoptable-cats or come out to the shelter to meet her. She is a sweetheart!

20 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

The Mobile Adoption Center is @fergusonsubaru (500 W. Oakland, Broken Arrow) today until 3pm! Come out to meet some of our adoptable dogs and cats! They can't wait to get to know you! ...

The Mobile Adoption Center is @fergusonsubaru (500 W. Oakland, Broken Arrow) today until 3pm! Come out to meet some of our adoptable dogs and cats! They cant wait to get to know you!

22 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Today is the day we partner with Ferguson Subaru (500 W. Oakland, Broken Arrow) for a special adoption event! Today through October 31 select Tulsa SPCA dogs and cats will be available for a discounted adoption fee. Cats at $25 and dogs at $75. Pictured here are some the animals who will be at Ferguson! Come out to meet them and continue to check back here for other animals with discounted rates. ...

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