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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HAPPY TAIL!

"Just wanted to thank everyone at SPCA for all you do!!! Winston has become Harry & is doing very well! He is enjoying our early morning walks & loves being with the boys!"

Have you adopted a pet from the Tulsa SPCA? Share how your pet brightens your life! Submit your story to petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by Sept. 23 and help Tulsa SPCA win up to a $100,000 grant from @petcofoundation + a shopping spree from @petco and @bobs_skechers shoes for you! #BrighterTogether #HolidayWishes #tulsaspca
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HAPPY TAIL!

Just wanted to thank everyone at SPCA for all you do!!! Winston has become Harry & is doing very well! He is enjoying our early morning walks & loves being with the boys!

Have you adopted a pet from the Tulsa SPCA? Share how your pet brightens your life! Submit your story to petcofoundation.org/holidaywishes by Sept. 23 and help Tulsa SPCA win up to a $100,000 grant from @petcofoundation + a shopping spree from @petco and @bobs_skechers shoes for you! #BrighterTogether #HolidayWishes #tulsaspca

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1 day ago

Tulsa SPCA

Tulsa SPCA Pranks and Paws Trivia Night tickets are still available, but going fast! Join us next Saturday night, September 21, for dinner, trivia, a silent auction, a dessert auction AND a live auction with a 5-night stay at Big Cedar Lodge as the top item! We promise you a great time and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping homeless dogs and cats in need! Tickets can be purchased at tulsaspca.org/trivia-night/. ...

Tulsa SPCA Pranks and Paws Trivia Night tickets are still available, but going fast! Join us next Saturday night, September 21, for dinner, trivia, a silent auction, a dessert auction AND a live auction with a 5-night stay at Big Cedar Lodge as the top item! We promise you a great time and the satisfaction of knowing you are helping homeless dogs and cats in need! Tickets can be purchased at https://tulsaspca.org/trivia-night/.
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