Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is a Tulsa based non-profit collaborative organization established in 2004. OAA’s primary purpose is to bring together the people and resources needed to overcome pet homelessness, abuse and neglect.
Oklahoma Alliance for Animals is dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation, encouraging responsible pet ownership and promoting the humane treatment of animals through community collaboration and education.
To transform Oklahoma communities into places where all animals are treated humanely and no healthy, adoptable dog or cat is destroyed merely because it does not have a home.
COLLABORATION IS THE KEY
Our organization is unique in that we take a holistic approach to solving the pet overpopulation problem and animal welfare issues. In order to reduce the occurrence of euthanasia of adoptable animals, we must not only increase the number of animals that are adopted from shelters and rescues, but we must also reduce the number of animals that enter municipal shelters. In order to decrease the occurrence of animal abuse and neglect, we must not only educate the public about how to properly care for and treat animals, but also increase law enforcement response to and prosecution of acts that constitute animal cruelty and neglect. Rather than creating a stand-alone organization to accomplish these objectives, we instead have created a collaborative organization to facilitate animal rescue organizations, veterinarians, municipal animal shelters, law enforcement, and our community members to all work together to achieve common goals.
PROMOTING ADOPTION OF RESCUE AND SHELTER PETS
Adopt a Little Okie & Shelter Support
OAA volunteers assist Tulsa Animal Welfare with matching pets to potential homes, as well as keeping pets healthy and happy during their stay at the shelter. We also support TAW by providing resources to assist them in transporting adoptable animals from Oklahoma to other communities in which pet overpopulation doesn’t exist and where the pets can be adopted. We also conduct public awareness campaigns to educate the public about making adoption their first choice when adopting a new pet.
Large Scale Adoption Events
OAA holds two annual large scale adoption events, Rock & Rescue and Woofstock, at which area rescues are invited to show pets available for adoption. We also participate in other adoption events sponsored by our partners such as Bark Walk, Paws in the Park and Brush Creek.
PROMOTING SPAY/NEUTER AND PROVIDING AFFORDABLE ACCESS TO SURGERIES
It’s Hip to Snip
A month long campaign during the month of February held each year surrounding national Spay Day. This campaign focuses on increased awareness about spay and neuter, as well as affordable access to spay and neuter surgeries for the public.
Spay and Neuter Impact Partnership Clinics are mobile and stationary low-cost spay and neuter clinics sponsored by OAA in partnership with local humane groups and veterinarians.
PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE PET OWNERSHIP AND KEEPING PETS OUT OF SHELTERS
OAA provides education and outreach to the public regarding proper pet care, as well as recognizing and reporting animal neglect and abuse. OAA also provides needed resources to rescues and fosters, enabling them to give more pets a second chance.
Helping stray pets reunite with their owners is essential to keeping pets out of shelters and reducing the euthanasia rate in our state. OAA provides free identification tags for all pets adopted from Tulsa Animal Welfare, as well as at any OAA sponsored events. In addition, OAA provides low and no cost micro chipping for pets throughout the year at different venues such as Tag Day held each April.
OAA actively supports legislative and public policy initiatives that reduce pet overpopulation and ensure the humane treatment of animals such as the recently passed Oklahoma Commercial Pet Breeders Act targeting puppy mills in our state. We encourage our partners and the public to get involved in the legislative process by providing the information necessary to contact elected officials as well as make educated and informed decisions at the polls.
HUMAN EDUCATION FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT
OAA began the first CLEET certified class training law enforcement to identify, respond to and investigate cases involving animal cruelty. OAA also acts as a resource to the public on how to report cases of animal abuse and neglect, as well as provides resources to humane organizations which care for the animals that are the victims of these crimes.