The Animal Welfare Division is responsible for public safety and animal care and protection. We partner with rescue groups, foster homes, volunteers and no-kill shelters to minimize unnecessary euthanasia and to promote the humane ethic. We are building a city in which pet ownership is a pleasure to the owners without becoming a burden to the community; in which owners, non-owners and animals alike are treated with respect; and in which animals are treated with kindness and compassion. Our goal is to be "no kill" for all placeable animals.
Adopting a friend
We have a stated goal of being no-kill for all placeable animals, and to reach at least a 75% Live Release Rate by 2015.. Placeable is defined as dogs and cats 8 weeks and older who are healthy and of sound temperament. We are already no-kill for pocket pets, livestock, herptiles, birds, rabbits and some breeds of dogs.
All adoptable animals are sterilized prior to placement in permanent homes, and we practice early-age spay/neuter (8 weeks and 2 pounds body weight). We test dogs for heartworm disease and provide heartworm treatment for adoption dogs.
We test cats going into foster homes for FeLV/FIV. Additionally, for animals going into the adoption program, we provide worming, treatment for fleas and ticks, vaccination against rabies, either FVRCP(cats) or DHLPP(dogs), and medical care as needed. All pets can receive a free ID tag with a collar.
Our adoption fee for dogs and cats is $50. The adoption fee is $25 in the following circumstances: if the pet is 4 years of age or older, if you adopt more than one pet (any combination of dog/dog-dog/cat-cat/cat), or if the pet has been in our adoption center more than 2 weeks.
Through our Spay or Pay Project owners of reclaimed pets can have their impoundment, board and care fees waived if their pet was spayed/neutered prior to intake, or if they will allow us to sterilize their pet for free prior to reclaim. We also have a program called the Animal Birth Control (ABC) Project for residents of Oklahoma City. The ABC Project spays or neuters cats and dogs for free on a first-come, first served basis as long as funding is available. Funding comes from one-half of the adoption fees, which are earmarked for spay/neuter. A free rabies vaccination can be provided to each sterilized pet going through the ABC Project from funds donated to us through our Donation Station. Visit us at www.okc.gov/animalwelfare to donate on-line.
We actively promote fostering and volunteer opportunities in our shelter and in community outreach efforts. Contact email@example.com to apply.
Come Visit Us!
Our hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. every day for receiving. We are open noon to 5:45 p.m. SEVEN DAYS A WEEK for adoptions and reclaims.
We are located at 2811 S.E. 29th Street in Oklahoma City, which is about 1.5 miles East of Interstate 35 on S.E. 29th Street. The shelter is a large beige building on the left (North) side of the road between Eastern and Bryant Avenues.
Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Division 2811 SE 29th Street