The new Tulsa SPCA Facility opens to the public.
By, Macy Goodnight; January 2020: The Tulsa SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has been serving the area for over 100 years. They were founded in 1913 for the welfare of dogs and cats by citizens of the city concerned with the abuse of local draft animals used on farms, in mines and on oil fields. The organization’s evolution in keeping up with the times involved scaling back their responsibilities over time to include only dogs and cats a few years ago. Now, they will begin a new chapter in a brand-new, modern facility that will usher in a bright and bold future for the Tulsa SPCA.
In mid-January of this year, the modern and innovative 7,000 square foot facility opens to the public and now houses an all-new veterinary clinic. Located at 2910 Mohawk Boulevard in Tulsa, the building replaces the facilities that were built in 1994, at the same location. Their mission was also updated: To improve the lives of dogs and cats, and their human companions. Communications Director, Jen Bladen, is excited to get the word out about all the new clinic offers and is thankful for the support that made this progress possible. “Every dime that was invested into this facility was through the generosity of the public,” she said. “With the services we provide, we envision that the rate that dogs and cats in our area are abandoned, neglected, or unnecessarily euthanized will be significantly reduced.” In addition to providing a shelter and pet adoption services, veterinary services are available and affordable, provided at a lower cost to ensure all cats and dogs have access to essential care.
Communications Director, Jen Bladen
On-site veterinarians can provide vaccinations, spay and neutering, and some other services that would otherwise become very expensive for pet owners. “Our intention is to provide these services to assist those who may not be able to afford it otherwise,” said Jen. “We truly want you to maintain a relationship with your current veterinarian, but if by some chance circumstances require that you need assistance financially for these services, that’s why we are here. We don’t want to replace your current vet.”
Sponsorship and naming opportunities are available. Donations to the Tulsa SPCA are always appreciated and vital to the survival of this crucial entity. “When people donate to the ASPCA, those donations don’t really make it to us,” Jen said. “The best way to ensure that donations are received at a local level is to donate directly to the Tulsa SPCA.” It is through community engagement and support that the organization is able to provide affordable pricing for veterinarian services, housing for rescued and surrendered animals, cruelty investigations and so much more.
The new modern veterinary clinic will provide the highest quality care at a lower price for affordability and increased access to the services available.
“We are the only non-government agency to employ a cruelty investigator in the area,” Jen stated. “It is vital that reports of animal abuse are followed up on and investigated.” The trained investigator verifies reports of neglect and abuse in the area, and receives multiple calls daily. This program is supported entirely by donations, and works with local law enforcement to rescue the animals and assist in the fight for their justice. Each rescued animal receives a comprehensive evaluation, vaccinations, rehabilitation, and an abundance of compassionate care, in the hopes that they will ultimately be placed in a loving and kind home.
Donations and volunteers are the life blood of the Tulsa SPCA. For more information on how you can get involved, or for more details on the new clinic and services provided, as well as hours of operation, visit their website at www.tulsaspca.org, or follow them on Facebook and Instagram @tulsaspca.
Jolene was rescued after being abandoned and was being loved and cared for at the Tulsa SPCA until she found her forever home.
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