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SPCA of Texas Welcomes 33 Dogs, 6 Cats from the Humane Society of Tulsa in the Aftermath of Devastating Oklahoma Tornadoes

 

(TULSA, OK; DALLAS, TX) August 9, 2017 – Last night, the SPCA of Texas took in 39 animals--33 dogs and 6 cats--from the Humane Society of Tulsa to the SPCA of Texas' Animal Rescue Center in Dallas in the wake of Sunday’s devastating tornadoes in Oklahoma. 

To view and download photos and video of the transfer, please click HERE

This transfer served to free up space at the the Humane Society of Tulsa so the group may respond to animals affected by the storm and allow the owners of lost pets to find their family members close to where they live.

The SPCA of Texas contacted the Humane Society of Tulsa on Monday to offer support by providing for the care and placement of these animals, which were already waiting to find new homes at the Humane Society of Tulsa at the time of the transfer. The SPCA of Texas has begun evaluating the animals for placement or adoption and is providing spay or neuter surgery for those not already sterilized.


The SPCA of Texas asks the community to come forward and open their homes and their hearts to these animals and the hundreds already waiting for homes in the SPCA of Texas' two North Texas-area shelters. Further, the SPCA of Texas encourages people who have been considering adding a pet to their family to adopt and give these shelter animals a loving home.


The SPCA of Texas is still celebrating 100 days of summer with $25 dog and cat adoptions (excluding small mammals and livestock) at all SPCA of Texas locations, including the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in West Dallas, the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney, the SPCA of Texas' Mobile Adoptions Vehicle and all SPCA of Texas offsite PetSmart stores.
When you adopt a shelter pet, you’ll save a life by giving your new pet a home plus open up space for another pet at the SPCA of Texas. With the joy and love a new pet brings, you'll change an animal's life as well as your own. Adoption hours at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney are noon to 6 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday and noon to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. To learn adoption hours and locations for the SPCA of Texas' Mobille Adoptions Vehicle, please visit www.spca.org/calendar or call 214-742-7722. To find PetSmart store locations offering the SPCA of Texas' adoptable cats and kittens, please visit www.spca.org/offsiteadoption or call 214-742-7722.

If now is not the best time to introduce a new best friend to the family, the SPCA of Texas encourages people to help by giving to the SPCA of Texas at https://www.spca.org/gift.

To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, to help the SPCA of Texas fund future efforts like this and to support the SPCA of Texas' other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org.

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