The Tulsa SPCA has been offering our Pets Are Love (PAL) program, grounded in the philosophy and practice of Animal-Assisted Therapy, since the early 1990s. Our volunteers take pre-screened and pre-trained dogs (and, occasionally, cats) for scheduled visits to facilities in the Tulsa area on an ongoing basis. Although our program focuses on nursing homes, we also serve hospital geriatric units and other facilities that care for patients away from their homes and their companion animals. Most skilled nursing facilities are unable to maintain a pet program as part of their service, and many residents, although they can no longer care for them, desperately miss their pets.

We see the value of our PAL program reflected on the faces of the residents and patients we serve every time we arrive. During our stay, our calm and quiet dogs and cats are held, cuddled, and talked to. Studies have shown that such visitations provide emotional outlets for patients, and lead to increased socialization, relaxed mood, and an overall reduction of blood pressure, as well as boosting the general health of the people we serve.

PAL is always seeking volunteers with qualified pets of their own, or volunteers who have received the required training for handling selected dogs and cats from our shelter. We have a waiting list of facilities requesting regular visits, and are limited only by the number of volunteers and therapy dogs we have available to help.

To learn more, please call the Tulsa SPCA at 918-428-7722 and ask to speak to the person in charge of the PAL program.

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7 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

Dear Facebook Friends...my name is Tom Cat. I am currently in foster care, but would love to find my forever home. I am a little over a year old, I like to cuddle, and I would make a great companion, especially now when people are safer at home. If you are interested in adding me to your family, you can fill out an adoption application (tulsaspca.org/adoptable-cats/) and if approved, arrange for a no-contact pick up. I hope to hear from you soon! ❤️ Tom 🐱 ...

Dear Facebook Friends...my name is Tom Cat. I am currently in foster care, but would love to find my forever home. I am a little over a year old, I like to cuddle, and I would make a great companion, especially now when people are safer at home. If you are interested in adding me to your family, you can fill out an adoption application (https://tulsaspca.org/adoptable-cats/) and if approved, arrange for a no-contact pick up. I hope to hear from you soon! ❤️ Tom 🐱

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Tom is such a loving, sweet boy

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11 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

#knowthefacts ...

#knowthefacts

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If you would like to review the sources we used for #knowthefacts, please visit these sites: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BGk1slF0rD0&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3cCdfTc6r0py88XztmF6rmhFFMXEu6LtA...

Another great reason to take precautions, as if we needed more.. Being separated from our sweet little dog would be so difficult. Gotta stay healthy so I can continue with uninterrupted dog-cuddles. 💕

It's not about the animal getting sick, its about not knowing how long the virus will last in their fur and on their skin and you could reinfect yourself, or anyone else who might pet the animal.

A lotta crap. I have 2 inside cats plus a dog and 8 cats that stay outside.

There is no evidence of zootonic transfer of COVID-19 to pets from humans or from Pets to humans. Quit telling unfounded rumors.

No more feeding the feral strays for me.

Emphasis on IF YOUR INFECTED.

Source? This post contradicts what the experts have been saying.

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16 hours ago

Tulsa SPCA

PUPPY PADS NEEDED! Stewart is just one of several puppies available for adoption at the Tulsa SPCA. He is currently with a foster family, as all of our adoptable pets are. One benefit to fostering a pet from the Tulsa SPCA is that our organization provides all the necessities - food, puppy pads, leash, harness, etc. With so many pets in foster care, the need for supplies increases. If you would like to help out, please consider a donation of puppy pads using our AmazonSmile Charity Wish List located here smile.amazon.com/gp/clpf/ref=smi_se_clpf_rd_clpf. Look for AmazonBasics Dog and Puppy Training Pads, Heavy Duty & Regular when you get to the site. Your purchase will be sent directly to the Tulsa SPCA. If you prefer to donate directly to help us offset the revenue we are losing during this critical time, please use the button below. We cannot do what we do without your support, and we are grateful to each and every one of you! ...

PUPPY PADS NEEDED! Stewart is just one of several puppies available for adoption at the Tulsa SPCA. He is currently with a foster family, as all of our adoptable pets are. One benefit to fostering a pet from the Tulsa SPCA is that our organization provides all the necessities - food, puppy pads, leash, harness, etc. With so many pets in foster care, the need for supplies increases. If you would like to help out, please consider a donation of puppy pads using our AmazonSmile Charity Wish List located here https://smile.amazon.com/gp/clpf/ref=smi_se_clpf_rd_clpf. Look for AmazonBasics Dog and Puppy Training Pads, Heavy Duty & Regular when you get to the site. Your purchase will be sent directly to the Tulsa SPCA. If you prefer to donate directly to help us offset the revenue we are losing during this critical time, please use the button below. We cannot do what we do without your support, and we are grateful to each and every one of you!

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We’ll bring our leftovers to you when ours gets adopted this week❤️

Clint Haight

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