We often get calls for help with pets. Here are answers to the most common questions.
Vaccinations and Wellness Care
These clinics offer reduced cost vaccinations and wellness care.
- SpayXperts in Moore 405-217-9700
- Safe Haven in Spencer 405-313-1469 (wellness care not available)
- Bella SPCA in south OKC 405-286-2827
- OK Humane Clinic in south OKC 405-947-7729
Bella SPCA assists low-income, elderly and terminally ill pet owners with the cost of veterinary care when it cannot be afforded.
Pet Food Bank
If you live in Oklahoma City and are having trouble affording food for your pets, the Oklahoma City Pet Food Bank may be able to help on a short-term basis. Call them at (405) 316-3663 or send an email to email@example.com.
Pet Food Pantry
The Pet Food Pantry of Oklahoma City provides low-income senior citizens, veterans and the homeless with supplemental pet food on a monthly basis. Email them at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (405) 664-2858.
St. Francis Animal Resource Center
St. Francis Animal Resource Center in Norman provides pet food and supplies to low-income families in Norman. Call them at 405-367-5862 or email email@example.com.
Lost or Found Pet?
If you have lost a pet, check your local animal shelter as least every other day. Many animal shelters hold cats and dogs as few as 3 days, so it is important to look as soon as your pet is missing.
The Center for Lost Pets has advice for looking for lost dogs and cats and what to do if you found a dog or cat. A template for lost or found pets is available at the site. More Help lists other websites where lost and found pets are listed. There are many sites on the internet and on Facebook, so look as many places as possible.
We do not have a shelter and do not take in pets. Pets may be taken to animal shelters, and there is no guarantee they will be placed for adoption.
Homes may be found by placing ads in newspapers or on Craigslist. If placing an ad, be sure to charge something for the pet even if it is only $15 or $20. We have heard that devious people get free pets and sell them for research, puppy mills or other unkind purposes.
Go to Petfinder to search for animal welfare/rescue groups that might help. These groups may not be able to take pets because they are full. However, they may work with pet owners who are willing to take care of their pets until they are adopted.
Spay/Neuter for Stray and Feral cats
A feral cat is an unowned, unsocialized, free-roaming cat. A stray cat is a socialized lost/abandoned/free-roaming cat. Feral & Stray Cats = Community Cats. Community cats have little or diminished contact with humans creating a fear of us. Most community cats are so familiar with their outdoor life that they would not make good indoor pets. Community cats tend to form colonies around food and/or shelter, and some colonies have caregivers that try to reduce their suffering by providing food. These unaltered community cats compound the existing pet overpopulation problem, but this problem can be greatly reduced through Trap-Neuter-Return.
Truly feral cats are not candidates for adoption. They do not seek human companionship or interaction. It takes months to socialize a feral cat, and they may bond to the person socializing them but may regress to a feral state when introduced to new people.
Find out much more about stray and feral cats.
OK Humane – Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
OK Humane will spay/neuter and vaccinate feral cats. For information, call (405) 947-7729 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hands Helping Paws – Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Hands Helping Paws offers spay/neuter for stray and feral cats in Norman. For information, email email@example.com or go to HHP’s Facebook page to send a message.
Community Cat Coalition of Edmond – Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
The Community Cat Coalition of Edmond offers free spay/neuter for all stray and feral cats in Edmond. For information, call 405-429-2287 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Catnip Stillwater – Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR)
Operation Catnip Stillwater offers free spay/neuter and vaccinations for stray and feral cats in Stillwater and surrounding communities.