The History of the Tulsa SPCA

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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16 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

We love Jackson! He’s an Australian Shepherd to the max — very social, loves to play, dog friendly. He will be an excellent companion for someone active who’s looking for a running buddy or frisbee dog. He’s been at the Tulsa SPCA since September and we’re really hoping to pair him with his perfect mate. Come out to meet him at the Tulsa SPCA! #adoptdontshop #sweetjackson #tulsaspca ...

We love Jackson!  He’s an Australian Shepherd to the max — very social, loves to play, dog friendly. He will be an excellent companion for someone active who’s looking for a running buddy or frisbee dog. He’s been at the Tulsa SPCA since September and we’re really hoping to pair him with his perfect mate. Come out to meet him at the Tulsa SPCA! #adoptdontshop #sweetjackson #tulsaspca

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Do we know how old he is and how much he weighs?!

He is great with cats and loves to go running! I love this boy<3

A cutie pie for sure!

How can this sweet pup not have a home??

He is beautiful.

How has he been there that long and not been adopted? That is crazy! Shared

I love my Aussie that I adopted from y’all. I really want another...

Beautiful Aussie

These dogs are so sweet

Very pretty.

It’s a boy poppy Christina Wideman

Jeff Ryan

Elle Eddy I feel like you need him

Buddy Adkins

Hannah Frosch

Sean Patrick Terska GET HIM

Breanna Nielsen

He’s beautiful

Kevin Doncaster 🤷🏼‍♀️ worth looking into.

Sarah Barker Worley 😬

Sara Bales Lyda!

Hannah Frosch

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

We are so thankful for Cato Fashions as they are collecting donations for the Tulsa SPCA. Do a little shopping at Cato and drop off leashes, treats, collars, toys, blankets, towels, and canned or dry dog and cat food. Your generosity is most appreciated! ...

We are so thankful for Cato Fashions as they are collecting donations for the Tulsa SPCA. Do a little shopping at Cato and drop off leashes, treats, collars, toys, blankets, towels, and canned or dry dog and cat food. Your generosity is most appreciated!

2 days ago

Tulsa SPCA

We are two weeks away from #GivingTuesday! Please consider a donation to the Tulsa SPCA on December 3!

Since 1913, the Tulsa SPCA have been working with animal lovers like you to protect dogs and cats in our community. Together, we’ve saved animals from homelessness, illness and abuse. We’ve provided these services while being completely funded by private donations like yours. We are not an affiliate of the ASPCA, nor do we receive government assistance. So your support is critical in helping the Tulsa SPCA to continue providing these critical services to our community. #tulsaspca #givingtuesday #yoursupportsaveslives #donate
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We are two weeks away from #GivingTuesday! Please consider a donation to the Tulsa SPCA on December 3!

Since 1913, the Tulsa SPCA have been working with animal lovers like you to protect dogs and cats in our community. Together, we’ve saved animals from homelessness, illness and abuse. We’ve provided these services while being completely funded by private donations like yours. We are not an affiliate of the ASPCA, nor do we receive government assistance. So your support is critical in helping the Tulsa SPCA to continue providing these critical services to our community. #tulsaspca #givingtuesday #yoursupportsaveslives #donate
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