Animal Welfare Society of Ottawa County

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Welcome to the website of the Animal Welfare and Adoption Society of Ottawa County, Oklahoma.

We are currently in the middle of major renovation of our facility, including the inside of our building to enclose a surgical suite acceptable to the state Veterinary Association so that we can open our weekly reduced-cost spay/neuter clinic.

We feel strongly that the spay/neuter program is a vital part of our mission, and the best way to correct the problem of homeless and unwanted animals.

A BIG THANK YOU GOES TO...We would like to thank volunteer, Bob Taylor for constructing our much needed K-9 Kondos! K-9 Kondo

If you would like to make a donation to our organization, please either bring it by our Adoption Center at 501 E. Central in Miami, or mail it to Animal Welfare Society, 501 E. Central, Miami, OK 74354.

Who We Are

The Animal Welfare Society is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization, incorporated by the state of Oklahoma. Reorganized in 2003 from a humane group that was formed in the 1980's and had become inactive, we currently have a supporting membership of about 60 people, with about 15 who are active volunteers.

Our Mission: To work with the City of Miami, its Animal Control Officer, the Ottawa County Commission, and area Veterinarians to reduce the number of abandoned and stray animals in Ottawa County by providing affordable spay and neuter services to the public, providing low cost adoption opportunities for these animals, and by educating the public about responsible pet ownership and humane treatment and necessary health care of animals.

Adopting a friend

Adoption hours are on Thursdays from 1 to 6 pm and on Saturdays from noon to 4 pm. All other adoptions can be done on an appointment basis, please call our facility at: 981-542-2129 to arrange a time that is good for you.

If you are interested in one of our animals, the best way to contact us is by email. You can also leave a message and we will return your call as soon as possible. We do conduct out-of-state adoptions with all transportation costs being the responsibility of the adopter.

Our application can be emailed to you or you can fill it out when you visit the Adoption Center. We require that you understand the responsibilities of pet ownership and have the time and resources to care for your new four-legged friend/family member!

We do require all pets, 3 months or older, that are adopted from us be spayed or neutered before being released. If kittens or puppies too young to be altered are adopted the cost of the surgery is included in the adoption fee, and the animal must be brought back to the Adoption Center for the surgery when it is old enough. If the adopter lives too far away for this to be feasable, a voucher worth $35 toward the cost of the surgery will be provided.

All of our animals have received basic immunizations and are wormed and treated for fleas. Most also receive a Rabies Vaccination, and adult dogs are tested for Heartworm. Other tests will be done at the adopter's request with the cost added to the adoption fee.

Adoption fees start at $45 for cats and kittens, and $75 for dogs and puppies. Senior animals, and animals that have been at the center for a long period of time may usually be adopted at reduced cost, and certain breeds of dogs and cats that are in high demand are designated as "Special Angels" and may command higher fees which help pay for needed surgery and medications for sick or injured animals, and for the everyday feeding and care for animals that have to stay with us longer in order to find their forever homes.

Come Visit Us!

We are easy to find. From Interstate 44, take the Miami exit (#313) and proceed to the stoplight at Highway 10 intersection. Turn left (west) toward Miami and continue until you cross railroad tracks and come to the truck route (D Street). There is a stoplight at this corner. Turn right (north) onto the truck route and proceed to the first stoplight. This is Central Street. Turn right (East) and cross the railroad tracks and we are right there on your left.

If you come into Miami from any other direction, follow the signs to the truck route, proceed to Central, and turn east across the railroad tracks.


Animal Welfare Society
501 East Central Ave.

Miami, OK 74354
Phone: 918-542-2129

Email: miamiaws@cableone.net
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