The History of the Tulsa SPCA
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.
The structure that houses the current shelter was built.
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.
The Tulsa SPCA was incorporated as a non-profit organization and since that time has been governed by a board of directors.
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.
The Tulsa SPCA Auxiliary was formed when volunteers were needed to work the booth at the Tulsa State Fair.
Hired a cruelty investigator, the first and only in Oklahoma.
The foster pet, pet therapy and dog training programs were developed.
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.
The current vet clinic was built and parking lot was paved.
The Mobile Adoption Center was launched.
Tulsa SPCA celebrates its 100th anniversary!
Milestone! More than 1,000 animals adopted this year.
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.