SPCA to transfer animals from the Oklahoma Humane Society
Late tonight, the SPCA of Texas will transport approximately 70 dogs and cats from the Central Oklahoma Humane Society to the SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center in McKinney in the wake of Monday’s deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. Transport vehicles are expected to arrive at the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center between Midnight and 1 a.m. tonight with the animals.
This transfer will free up space at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society so the group may respond to animals affected by the storm and allow the owners of lost pets to find their family members close to where they live. The SPCA of Texas is on standby to transfer more animals from the Central Oklahoma Humane Society in the coming days if needed.
The SPCA of Texas contacted the Central Oklahoma Humane Society on Tuesday to offer support by providing for the care and placement of these animals, which were already waiting to find new homes at the Central Oklahoma Humane Society at the time of the transfer. The SPCA of Texas will immediately begin evaluating the animals for placement or adoption and provide spay or neuter surgery for those not already sterilized.
In an effort to create room for these incoming dogs and cats, the SPCA of Texas is offering a 50% discount off of all adoption fees for dogs and cats on Friday, May 24; Saturday, May 25; and Sunday, May 26 at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center at 2400 Lone Star Drive in Dallas and the Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center at 8411 Stacy Rd. in McKinney. These shelters are open seven days a week from noon to 6 p.m.
The SPCA of Texas’ Russell H. Perry Animal Care Center’s admitting department will not available to the general public on Thursday, though the organization will continue to admit animals who were previously adopted at the SPCA of Texas and animals that owners bring to the organization to be humanely euthanized. The organization expects the admitting department to be opened back up on Friday. Adoptions will continue as normal at both shelters, and the admitting department at the Jan Rees-Jones Animal Care Center will remain open as usual.
The SPCA of Texas asks the community to come forward and open their homes and their hearts to these animals and the hundreds already waiting for homes in the SPCA of Texas’ two North Texas-area shelters. Further, the SPCA of Texas encourages people who have been considering adding a pet to their family to adopt and give these shelter animals a loving home.
If now is not the best time to introduce a new best friend to the family, the SPCA of Texas encourages people to help by giving to the SPCA of Texas at www.spca.org/disasterrelief. Support from the community at this time is especially critical, as this is the third disaster that the SPCA of Texas has responded to in the last month, and the SPCA of Texas’ resources are always stretched to the maximum.
To learn more about the SPCA of Texas, to help the SPCA of Texas fund future efforts like this and to support the SPCA of Texas’ other programs and services, please visit www.spca.org.