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If you are looking for a pet, skip the pet store and head over to an animal shelter. If you need more information about animal adoption you can log onto the Humane Society website or head down to a local animal rescue in your city or county and speak to a volunteer. Before looking for your new dog or cat there are some animal shelter terms that you should become familiar with.

  • Animal Rescue or Shelter - An animal protection foundation that fights against pet cruelty. There are no-kill animal shelters which find homes for animals and do not put unwanted ones to sleep.
  • Adopt - To take care of an animal as one's own. Animal shelters allow people to adopt puppies and kittens for little to no cost.
  • Stray - A pet that roams or wanders without a definite home. Dogs and cats become strays after being abandoned by their original owners.
  • Pound - A facility where stray animals can wind up after being found on the street, rescued or given up by their owners. Foster homes are needed for these animals so that they do not have to be put to sleep.
  • Breeding - Reproducing offspring. People should have their pets fixed to avoid accidental breeding and unwanted offspring.
  • Abuse - Pet rescuers save dogs and cats from abusive situations and owners. They will often rescue them when an owner has been abusive, hurtful and neglectful to an animal. Animal abuse is prevalent at puppy mills and it is imperative that these puppies and kittens be rescued and sent to a loving home.
    National Animal Control Association
    Olathe, KS 66061
    Do something to help your community and animals in need by adopting your next pet from our animal shelters. Find one near you through our nationwide association and help an animal in need.
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    Cimarron Valley Humane Society
    5231 E. 79th Rd, Cushing, OK 74023
    This humane society specializes in rescuing homeless and abandoned pets. We offer spaying and neuter services for cats, dogs, puppies, and kittens. Adoptions and foster care available.
    (918) 225-3785
    A All Animal Control
    Tulsa, OK 74193
    Commercial or Residential Animal removal services. Squirrels, Skunks, Raccoons, Opossums, Beavers, Snakes etc.
    (918) 481-7041
    Chosen House Inc
    522 Manvel Ave, Chandler, OK 74834
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    (405) 240-5768
    User Review: "This is not a shelter for animals!! this is a transitional living facility....."
    Sand Springs-City of
    100 E Broadway St, Sand Springs, OK 74063
    (918) 246-2610
    Bristow Animal Shelter
    110 W 7th Ave, Bristow, OK 74010
    (918) 367-2237
    City of Broken Arrow
    220 S 1st St, Broken Arrow, OK 74012
    (918) 258-3587
    50 S Main St, Owasso, OK 74055
    (918) 272-4965
    Chosen House Inc
    215 E 4th St, Chandler, OK 74834
    (405) 240-5768
    421 S Cherokee St, Catoosa, OK 74015
    (918) 266-0344
    The Henryetta Animal Aid & Rescue Team Inc
    822 W Main St, Henryetta, OK 74437
    (918) 652-9904
    Pryor Animal Shelter
    222 W 9th St, Claremore, OK 74017
    (918) 825-7172
    Cit Police Department
    815 W Ramm Rd, Claremore, OK 74017
    (918) 341-1260
    Animal Rescue Foundation of Bartlesville
    127 Ne Washington Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006
    (918) 766-0991
    16620 State Highway 123, Bartlesville, OK 74006
    (918) 336-1577
    Ground Zero Shelters
    1300 Highway 77 W, Perry, OK 73077
    Ground Zero Shelters are the most innovative product on the market today. We install several types of tornado shelters and they have all been thoroughly tested and were found to exceed FEMA standards.
    (580) 336-1351

    Animal shelters deal with the problem of unwanted pets and sometimes large animals and livestock. They may take in anything or specialize in a specific species such as dogs or horses. Many counties in the United States have a humane society. Animal control may also operate a 'pound' where homeless animals are held until they can be adopted. Unfortunately, many shelters eventually run out of space and may euthanize animals to make room. Adult animals are generally harder to place than puppies and kittens. An animal control facility also holds lost and stray animals until their owners can be found. Rescues may operate in the same way as shelters, or as networks that employ foster homes to take care of the animals. Most rescues are species specific and many focus on a specific breed, especially cat and dog rescues. Rescues are generally set up as charitable foundations and may have a board of directors. A county or city facility, on the other hand, may be arranged as part of the local government or through the local humane society. Rescues and shelters may also deal with cases of cruelty and abuse. Abusers are often expected to surrender their animals to a shelter or animal control center. Many animals that end up in shelters are abandoned, others are given up by their owners for financial or personal reasons. Some rescues may also help owners place animals without actually taking physical custody. Animal shelters are something of a sad necessity. In cases of deliberate neglect or abuse, animals may have to be held as evidence and their recovery photographically documented.
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