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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9 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Righteous has found a new home! We are so excited for him! #happytail #tulsaspca ...

Righteous has found a new home! We are so excited for him! #happytail #tulsaspca

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Congratulations!!!

Lucky boy!!!

Wonderful!!!!

Oh yeah! Congratulations to Righteous and his new family. 🥰

YAY!!!!!!

awesome !!!

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13 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Meet Kenzie! Kenzie is an 8-year-old senior with simple desires. A person to call her own, an indoor life, and a comfy place to lay down is all she is looking for! She has lived with other dogs in the past and done well. She is currently in foster care, where she is enjoying being pampered and taking a break from the shelter. Kenzie has great temperament, is very laid back, and would do well in almost any home! She weighs about 53 lbs and has been spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. Since Kenzie is in foster care, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet her by emailing adoptions@tulsaspca.org. #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop ...

Meet Kenzie! Kenzie is an 8-year-old senior with simple desires. A person to call her own, an indoor life, and a comfy place to lay down is all she is looking for! She has lived with other dogs in the past and done well. She is currently in foster care, where she is enjoying being pampered and taking a break from the shelter. Kenzie has great temperament, is very laid back, and would do well in almost any home! She weighs about 53 lbs and has been spayed, vaccinated, heart worm tested, microchipped, and is current on parasite prevention. Since Kenzie is in foster care, you will need to schedule an appointment to meet her by emailing adoptions@tulsaspca.org. #tulsaspca #adoptdontshop

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She is precious 💖

How is she wit cats?

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17 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Due to staff shortages related to Covid-19 infection and exposures, the Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic will be closed today, January 28. We apologize for the inconvenience. #tulsaspca ...

Due to staff shortages related to Covid-19 infection and exposures, the Tulsa SPCA Low-Cost Vaccine Clinic will be closed today, January 28. We apologize for the inconvenience. #tulsaspca
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