Tulsa Animal Shelter Facing Euthanasia Without Immediate Adoptions

TULSA, Okla. – Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is partnering with Tulsa Animal Welfare to raise awareness of the need to adopt dogs immediately to avoid euthanasia for space.

Officials say TAW is severely overcapacity and cannot continue to house the large number of dogs that are already at the shelter, in addition to those arriving daily.

All adoption fees are waived for approved adopters through Sunday. Plus, each adopted dog will go home with a certificate for a new OAA Pet Starter Pack, which will include:

  • a dog bed
  • food and treats
  • toys
  • a voucher for a veterinary wellness examination with a nail clipping

“Euthanasia is a very real threat if we can’t get some of these dogs into homes,” says Erin Shackelford, OAA’s chief executive. “Our city animal shelter is full of healthy, adoptable dogs of all breeds and sizes, and they are struggling. They need the community to come out, adopt and save a life.

If you are unable to adopt, but would like to temporarily be an adoptive parent for a pet, TAW staff will be on hand with more information on becoming a TAW foster home. .

Oklahoma is ranked among the top 10 states in the nation for euthanasia in shelters, officials say.

This is the second time this year that the two organizations have asked the public for help to avoid euthanasia due to overcrowding at the shelter.

Daily adoption hours are 2-6 p.m. at Tulsa Animal Welfare located at 3031 N. Erie Ave.


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