We speak for those
who cannot speak
NEWSLETTER OF THE TULSA SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS Summer 2011
2910 Mohawk Blvd. Tulsa, OK 74110 918-428-7722 www.tulsaspca.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Bingo Bash is back!! The Tulsa SPCA Auxiliary is pleased to announce the return of this
popular fundraiser. Play bingo, buy pull tabs (every one’s a winner!) and bid on items at the
silent auction and bottle auction, all while enjoying a variety of delicious hors d’oeuvres.
Fun for everyone….bring the whole family!
Saturday, July 23 * 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
Elks Lodge * 5335 S Harvard Ave.
Advance Tickets-$20 * At the Door-$25
To purchase tickets or for more information,
please call Dana at 918-625-4584 or Becky at 918-625-3980
Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals
2nd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Monday, July 25, 2011 · Emerald Falls Golf Club
30510 East 63rd Street South, Broken Arrow
Entry Fee: $500.00 for a team of 4 players or $175.00 per player. Breakfast, lunch and goody bags provided.
Format: Four-person scramble. 18-hole stroke play.
Features: “Mulligans” $10.00 each - limit 4 per player. “Move-ups” $20.00 per team - 1 tee advance per player.
Time: Registration 7:00 a.m. Shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Prizes: Tournament prizes will be given to members of teams placing first, second, third and last place.
Deadline for entries is Friday, July 22, 2011
All Proceeds to Benefit Tulsa SPCA
For more information and entry form,
visit our web site at WWW.TulsaSPCA.org
Happy Watch for ‘Wags’ to sniff out a few of our alumni’s Happy Tails! We
hope you enjoy reading updates submitted by the new families of our
former charges. Keep those stories and photos coming our way via email
Tails at email@example.com.
Tessa Loves Life
Just wanted to update you on Tessa. She is so sweet and loving.
All her stomach problems have been sorted now and she's healthy
and happy. We are in SW Oklahoma now and she's adapted with no
problems. We can't imagine our home without her. Twice a week
we have to fill in the holes she likes to dig in the yard but she
enjoys it so and you can almost hear her laughing as she plays.
Thank you all for the good work you do!
Sincerely, Patricia Anoli Wood
Big Challenges for a Little Dog
By Elise Podhajsky
A little Chihuahua we call Mobley was born on April 20 and brought to the Tulsa
SPCA’s Brodhagen-Porter Clinic the very next day. His owner sought help after
realizing that Mobley’s mother had chewed off one back paw completely and all
but one toe of the other. Dr. Sarah Gordon and her clinic staff immediately went to
work to provide the care this little guy required.
Mobley’s paws were treated and the tiny
Chihuahua was kept in complete isolation
to reduce the risk of infection and
disease. A dedicated clinic employee
bottle fed Mobley – no bigger than the
bottle himself – every two hours to keep Mobley - a few days after arrival
him well nourished. It’s a grueling schedule for a caregiver, but such measures
are crucial to the survival of a newborn.
Early in Mobley’s treatment, questions inevitably came to mind: Will he be able to
walk? Will his injuries cause future health problems or affect his quality of life?
TSPCA’s Brodhagen-Porter Clinic Will his chances for adoption be affected?
“Mobley” - Continued on Page 5
About Location Contacts Vicki Limas Becky Robbins
2910 Mohawk Blvd. 918-428-SPCA (7722) Board President Dana Kastelic
Tulsa Tulsa, OK 74110 D’Ann Berson Newsletter Editors/
SPCA Director of Operations Graphic Design
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Our list of needs and wishes keeps growing. Your generosity in
providing these items helps us help them! Thank you so much!
For a complete list of needs and Babies and Foster Care • Dawn dishwashing liquid
wishes, please visit www.tulsaspca.org • Ziploc Bags (sandwich & gallon
• Dry baby cereal
• Pet baby bottles (small and sizes)
Pet Care & Playtime
standard sizes) • Wooden clothes pins
• Canned or dry dog & cat food • Baby-bottle nipples • Rubber-backed kitchen rugs for
(Science Diet, Pedigree, Beneful or outdoor kennel bedding during
• Esbilac milk replacement for
Iams please) daytime outings
• Metal no-spill dog and • Large Scotch-Brite scrub pads
• KMR milk replacement for kittens
cat bowls (all sizes for indoor and • Industrial mop heads
• Raw hamburger and chicken (for
sick animals) • Fans of all sizes
• Distilled water
• Kong toys Everyday Needs - Office
• Premium canned kitten and puppy
• Treat-dispensing toys • Gift cards (Lowe’s, Office Depot,
• Squeaky dog toys (all sizes; durable Staples, Walmart)
• Puppy pads
rubber type) • Postage stamps
• Washable chew toys and heavy rope Everyday Needs - Clinic • Batteries
toys (great for chewers!) • Ink pens (all colors, gel type)
• Large trash cans with wheels for
• Kitty litter (non-clumping)
transporting laundry • Multi-colored hi-liters
• Kitty toys (soft balls, interactive
• Long, durable leashes • Laminating sheets (letter size)
“fishing poles”, small “chase” toys)
• Paper towels • File hangers (legal size)
• Collars (all sizes, buckle style)
• File and pocket folders
• Clorox Clean-Up wipes
• Dog sweaters (all sizes)
• Storage containers (all sizes)
• Large and medium knotted rawhide
chews • Post-It Notes
• Exercise pens
• Brooms & dust pans • Copy paper (letter size)
• Metal crates
• Empty spray bottles • Colored copy paper
• Kuranda dog beds (see our website
• Large scrub brushes with handles • Sharpie pens (all colors, fine point)
for a link to order these beds)
• Bottle brushes • 3-ring binders (2 inch)
• Comforters, quilts, thick blankets
• Baby wipes • Wooden clipboards
and sheets for comfy bedding at
night • Lysol (spray & liquid) • CD-R disks and jackets
• Hot dogs (training treats) • Pine-Sol • Coin envelopes (1 1/2” x 2”)
• Natural dog treats • Metal poop-scooper sets • Dry erase markers, fine point
• Honey and peanut butter • Nitrile latex gloves • Carbon-copy phone message books
• Zip ties • Rolling office/computer chair
Little John’s First Easter
Little John at his 1st Easter Egg Hunt -
adopted from Tulsa SPCA Sept. 2009 -
spoiled rotten now!
Thank you, Kris Turner
This is our sweet Bella Paul. We adopted
Bella (Gabrielle) last week from the Tulsa
SPCA. Thank you to everyone at the
Tulsa SPCA for our new family member.
Sincerely, Glenna Paul
Hot Tips for
● Don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt.
Sensitive paw pads can easily burn.
● Never leave an animal alone in a parked
car - even with the windows open or on
● Plan for shorter walks in the morning or
evening when it’s cooler. On extremely
hot days, keep dogs indoors.
● When outside, make sure your dog has
access to a shady place and plenty of
clean, cool water.
● Supervise pets around pools. Not all
dogs are good swimmers.
● If you suspect your pet is suffering from
heat stroke, seek help from your
veterinarian immediately. Signs of heat
stroke include excessive panting,
vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, bright-red
tongue and gums and body temperature
of 104-110F degrees.
Orange ‘Sherbert’, An Unexpected Treat
By Dana Kastelic
‘Sherbert’ (sic) was found as a stray and brought into the TSPCA clinic wildly protesting
any attempts to calm her down. And no wonder! An examination revealed that one of her
back legs was broken (the one hanging down in the picture). An X-ray revealed a bit of
good news. The leg was broken in such a way that there was no need for surgery or a
cast. Pain medication helped ease her through the healing process and she recovered
completely under the watchful eyes of Dr. Gordon and the clinic staff. Sherbert was one
There are hundreds of stories like Sherbert’s every year in the Tulsa area. Animals that
are injured, neglected, abandoned or whose lives are considered to have little or no value
are tossed aside and left to fend for themselves as best they can. But they are no match
for the hardships they encounter just trying to survive from day to day. The TSPCA does
its best to rescue as many as possible, but we are limited by a shortage of space and
funds. Only your donations can enable us to continue to help these animals.
Sherbert’s story does have a happy ending, as do most of the cases that come through our doors. She and Jack, a TSPCA
dog, were recently adopted by an Owasso couple who was eager to have the pitter-patter of (a lot of) little feet in their
house again. We know the two of them will enjoy many happy years in a safe and loving environment. And back at the
TSPCA, we can only take a moment to celebrate Sherbert’s successful outcome before turning our attention to the next
animal that needs our help.
September 24, 2011 will be a day to remember for Tulsa pet and blues
music lovers as the inaugural benefit Hound Dog Blues Music Festival
takes place at Tulsa’s beautiful Chandler Park festival grounds.
Featuring some of the area’s finest blues bands and performers as well
as a regional headline act and perhaps a surprise or two, the day-long all
ages festival will offer something for everyone that attends. In addition
to the music stage, pet related contests, demonstrations and vendors are
planned. Visit website often for details.
This year the annual event will promote raising funds for the much
needed Tulsa SPCA kennel expansion fund drive. Proceeds will come
from a portion of ticket, merchandise, food and beverage sales.
Attendees will also be offered the chance to make tax-deductible
contributions to the fund on the event website and at the event.
Seating will be open festival style meaning concertgoers bring their own
lawn chairs and blankets. A variety of food, beverages and merchandise
will be available for purchase at the event. Coolers will not be allowed.
Pets must be leashed and attended to at all times.
Hound Dog Blues Music Festival
Saturday, September 24, 2011, 10 AM - 10 PM
Chandler Park Festival Grounds, 6500 West 21st Street, Tulsa
Tickets on sale July 1, 2011 - www.ticketstorm.com QR Code-Scan with
Seeking sponsors, vendors and volunteers your mobile phone
scanner for event
Website: www.hounddogblues.com information
“Mobley” - Continued from Page 2
Weeks later, some of these questions have been answered. Mobley is
now old enough and well enough to be adopted. He’s a typical puppy,
uses all four legs to get around and requires no further treatment at this
time. His picture has joined the many other deserving dogs and cats on
the TSPCA website, waiting for a special person or family to invite him into
Six weeks after Mobley’s arrival, his
previous owners called to say they
had moved and left his mother and
another puppy behind. When we
arrived, the puppy was dead and the
mother was severely malnourished. Mobley must be fed every two hours the first few weeks
The mother is a sweet-natured little
dog and her condition and treatment may have contributed to her earlier behavior.
She, too, is waiting to find a family that will provide a loving home.
The unfortunate circumstances surrounding this mother and son present special
challenges for their future success. The TSPCA has an excellent track record of
finding forever homes for animals like Mobley and his mother who have had to
Happy, healthy and ready to go home
overcome so much. So that we can continue to provide the same opportunities for
others, we need your continued support. Won’t you please give what you can?
SPCA staff – This is long overdue, but the beloved Alan Jackson (now
called Harlow) says hello! It's been almost 9 months now since I
adopted him and he's as happy and healthy as ever! :)
Sincerely, Liz Easterling
Ginny’s Spirit Shines Through
Sammy Fund Aids Her Rehabilitation
By Elise Podhajsky
all the ticks. She then underwent heavy treatments of
On March 29, a 2-year- antibiotics. Since the wound could not be closed, it had to
old Basset Hound mix be scrubbed daily to keep it clean as it healed from the
arrived at the Tulsa inside out. Sweet Ginny never once complained.
SPCA. With her
inquisitive brown eyes A portion of Ginny’s treatment was made possible by the
and loving, fearless TSPCA’s Sammy Fund, created in memory of Companions
Basset spirit, she quickly Forever founder Gary Dunbar. This donation-based program
became a staff favorite. was established to help dogs and cats with special medical
needs, just like Ginny, and give them the second chance at
When we first met the life they deserve.
Ginny, her bony body
was covered head to Despite everything Ginny had been through - from the
paw in ticks, and a gash abuse to her long recovery - her spirit never wavered. A
4-inches wide and 1- busy girl with a big Basset heart and even bigger Basset
inch deep lay gaping and infected on her neck. We were ears, her tail was always wagging. And although she loved
told that a 15-year-old boy tied her to a post with a metal her temporary TSPCA home, she deserved to find her
wire around her neck and left her outside for weeks. forever home. And thanks in part to the Sammy Fund,
Ginny has now found a family who loves her as much as
she loves them.
If you’d like to help us continue to rehabilitate animals like
...thanks in part to the Sammy Fund, Ginny, please send
Ginny has now found a family who loves her your donation in the
as much as she loves them. envelope provided with
this newsletter, or go
to our website at
Ginny was quickly taken to the Tulsa SPCA Clinic and click the ‘donate’
treated by Dr. Sarah Gordon and her team. Her wound button. Be sure to
was so deep and had been left untreated for so long, it designate that your
could not be stitched closed. Anesthesia was required to donation is for the
clean the gash, and it took hours for clinic staff to remove Sammy Fund.
Can’t make it to BINGO BASH but want to be part of our fundraiser??
We’re searching for items to use in our silent auction and as pull tab prizes.
Items don’t have to be expensive, nor do they have to be animal related.
Merchandise, company ’branded’ giveaways, gift certificates for services or
merchandise...just about anything will qualify. Contact Becky at 918 625-3980
or Dana at 918 625-4584 by July 15 to donate or for more information.
Join the Tulsa SPCA’S
The Tulsa SPCA offers an opportunity for you to provide S.P.A.C.E. for the animals in our care.
Your generous gift will help ensure the following:
Consistent, high-quality ‘S’USTENANCE
to maintain good health
share a nutritious meal
Temporary ‘P’ROTECTION until permanent
homes are found
Pets enjoy a safe haven
Love and ‘A’ FFECTION for until adopted
MAC volunteer cares Quality medical ‘C’
ARE provided by our on-site
for a waiting pet veterinarian and clinic staff
Sarah Gordon, DVM,
‘E’XERCISE - an important examines a TSPCA pet
component of all-around well-being. Outdoor
runs and an outdoor cattery provide opportunities
to stretch legs and socialize with other animals,
staff and volunteers
run with TSPCA dogs
Your donation to these programs will be recognized on a prominently-displayed plaque for the entire year.
Indicate your preferences for any of the following special programs and send your check (payable to Tulsa SPCA) to:
Tulsa SPCA, 2910 Mohawk Blvd, Tulsa, OK 74110
S.P.A.C.E. Program Mobile Adoption Center Sammy Fund
Large Dog Space Small Dog Space Cat Space MAC Cabin Dog Medical Cat Medical
($500) ($400) ($300) ($600) ($500) ($200)
In Honor of In Memory of
Street/PO Box City State Zip Code
(If you would like notification sent to a third party, please include their name and address with your donation)
The Laugh-In Gang’s Journey
By Elise Podhajsky
It takes a community to find homes for the TSPCA’s pets. again at the PetSmart
Here is just one example of how many people worked Adoptathon. A few days later,
together to create a happy ending for a group of puppies Ruth and Martin left for their
that found their way to our doors. new homes. Rowan and
JoAnne made their television
Meet Rowan, Martin, Ruth and debut on the Fox23News
JoAnne. These cuties were dumped morning show to promote
next to a mobile spay-and-neuter Tulsa People’s Cutest Pet
unit that had been working in the Contest. That week JoAnne
Durant area. The unit had spayed was also adopted. Rowan’s picture was included in the
and neutered 150 dogs in 3 days but Tulsa World’s “Pause for a Pet” section and found his
took the time to round up these four forever home the following week. Through the efforts of all
puppies. They began calling rescue of these people and businesses, the lives of these four
groups in the area but all were full dogs went from despair to delight.
and simply could not take them in.
Rowan The Tulsa SPCA is fortunate to have a wide network of
With tears in their eyes, the mobile-unit crew was about to supporters that helps with the adoption process. Dazzle
euthanize these puppies but decided to made one last call Dog is always there to help with our grooming needs. And
to the Tulsa SPCA. Although we, too, were full, we felt this is the 4th year for Tulsa People to donate the proceeds
sure these little guys and gals would find homes quickly. from their Cutest Pet Contest
to the Tulsa SPCA. Our
One of our foster parents agreed to pick up the puppies in local TV stations are very
Sapulpa. Her first impression of these dogs was that they supportive in promoting our
were very cute but very scared and unsure about what was efforts at fundraising as well
happening to them. She also as many news events. The
noticed that they were very stinky! Tulsa World sponsors the JoAnne
So we called our friends at Dazzle “Pause for a Pet” section for many animal-rescue
Dog groomers and, even though it organizations in our area, allowing us to showcase our pets
was a busy day for them, they told at no charge. Many local businesses and special events
us to bring them right in. The next invite us to bring our MAC to their locations to show the
day TSPCA veterinarian Dr. Sarah public our wonderful selection of furry companions. And
Gordon checked them out and our foster families respond to our pleas for temporary
found them to be extremely healthy homes, increasing the number of animals we can rescue.
and ready for adoption.
The TSPCA ‘community’ continues to expand every day
That weekend all four made an and each member contributes so much to our success. We
appearance on the TSPCA’s Mobile Adoption Center thank all of you for the many ways you touch the lives of
(MAC) at Antique NV during the Jenks Herb Festival and these animals. We could not do it without you.
Samson Is a Perfect Fit
We thank you guys! We can't imagine not having him. He is exactly what we wanted!
He is the greatest! To think he was left as a newborn in a blizzard w/his cord still
attached. He thinks he's a baby; he likes to jump in our laps!
Sincerely, Alicia Cook and family
Bo’s New Life
Hi...this is Bo, our rescue that we got from the SPCA. We and Bo wanted to say thank
you and keep up the good work. Bo has a new life with us and is such a loving and
wonderful dog to have. We took him to the country to visit his "grandpaws" and he loved
chasing the rabbits!
Sincerely, The Jarvis Family
It’s Catapalooza Time!
Kitten season is upon us and we are inundated with cats - with more on the way! From June 21
through July 31, cat adoption fees will be cut in half to make room for the new arrivals. A “cat of the
day” will be selected every day with an adoption fee of $10. And every fifth cat adoption will be
free! Call us at 918-428-7722 for more details.
Adoption fees include the following services (value):
Rabies vaccine ($18) * Physical exam ($40) * Distemper combo vaccine ($18) * Microchip ($30)
30 days pet insurance ($8.95) * Ear-mite exam & treatment ($36) * Deworming & fecal test ($30)
Feline leukemia & FIV blood test ($48) * Spay/neuter ($175) * Flea treatment ($20) * ID tag ($6)
A lifetime of love and companionship (PRICELESS)
In late September, 2001, I visited TSPCA with the
intent of adopting a dog. While touring the kennels, a
handsome black and white dog quietly reached a paw
through the gap next to the gate. He was shy in the
time we spent in the ‘get acquainted’ yard, but when he
was led back into the shelter, he looked over his
shoulder with a farewell glance and took my heart.
A few days later, I picked up Otto. When we arrived
home after a shopping trip for supplies, we were
greeted by our neighbors, including a purebred wire-hair
terrier, Bonnie. Otto and Bonnie began sharing play I could go on and on with stories of what these two
dates and walks at the park. Even though Bonnie was brought to the lives of their two families. But from me,
half Otto’s size, she held her own. As you can tell by I am appreciative that I found Otto at TSPCA.
the photo, even though Otto was random bred, he held
his own in the looks department. Over the years the - Kathleen Kastelic
canine’s and their human’s lives changed and they did not
see each other as often. Be we all remained friends. Ed Note: As this newsletter goes to the printer, Kathy is in the
process of adopting another forever friend at the Tulsa SPCA. We
hope to hear from her again soon with news of her newest family
In late October of 2010, Otto was diagnosed with member.
lymphoma and unfortunately did not respond to the
treatments and died in November. Although there were
not enough of them, I cherish the nine years we had
together. “Dogs have given us their absolute all.
We are the center of their universe. We
Bonnie was diagnosed with kidney disease in late are the focus of their love and faith and
December, 2010, and she died in February.
trust. They serve us in return for scraps.
It is without a doubt the best deal
Please accept this donation in memory of Otto d’Mutt
and Red-Hot Bonnie and in honor of the companions they man has ever made.”
left behind, Lucy (Sheltie) and Jon (Parson Russell ~ Roger Caras
Put Your Paws Together…
Good News and the Many Ways When a crisis occurs it sometimes “takes a village” to
remedy the situation. The donated TSPCA van died and
You Show You Care for the Pets! was nearly sent to the salvage graveyard. Good
Samaritans saved the day as well as the much-used
Without the many friends and animal lovers out there vehicle. Kudos to the individual but team efforts of BJS
that provide the Tulsa SPCA with material donations and Towing, Phil Stewart of Stewart’s Automotive for
labor on many needed projects, we would not be able to donation of a rebuilt motor, Midwest Engine
provide the special care and comfort our furry friends Rebuilders and Daniel who supplied extra parts while
need and deserve. YOU are our GOOD GUYS and we installing the motor, and original donors of the van,
salute all of you. Lynda and Jeff Holt, for monies to cover the total
repair. Thanks to the above folks we are back on track
The good guys come in all sizes and descriptions but and able to transport pets to events and school visits.
have in common a love of animals, a wish to help make
their lives better, enthusiasm and energy. Thanks and a sorrowful goodbye to our friends of
several years at Wilson Middle School. They made
Girl Scouts and Brownies and their supportive leaders their yearly donation of needed supplies of all kinds but
have spent hours of time and effort and brought are now a victim of the current TPS school closings.
welcome donations. Many thanks to the following: Best of luck to all the students and teachers; we hope to
see many of you visiting us in the future from you new
• Girl Scout Troop 891 cleaned up our yards,
socialized with the cats in the colony room, and
prepared and shared their lunch with the staff. What a Other school friends, teacher Rachel Colwell and her
wonderful surprise! class at McKinley School, sponsor a pet each school
year. There are regular donations of a variety of pet
• Girl Scout Troop 1953 brought lots of peanut butter
items and food and recently a requested radio/recorder
and honey to help stuff Kongs for our pets’ nightly treat
to sooth the kennel environment during the night hours
and entertainment (and to preserve their beds and
and rain sounds. The dogs and kitties all send thanks.
We look forward to our class visits this coming year.
• Brownie Troop 92 brought joy to the cats and kitties,
dogs and puppies with dog and cat supplies and food. Many thanks to the group of University of Tulsa
Purrs and woofs are coming your way. students that came to the TSPCA on their Annual TU
Volunteer Day. The students rotated the taxing chores
Our special friends at Sylvan Printing continue to of moving rocks, dirt and sand used to make the outdoor
provide us with professional-looking print materials that dog play yards safe, escape proof and more attractive,
seem to fly right into the hands of shelter visitors and along with other much-needed improvements. There
those who stop by on our many outings. Many thanks was some time-out while the workers played with the
for the invaluable help. critters and learned the TSPCA training method for
walking the dogs or socializing the cats. Three cheers
Thanks to Hilti for hosting a fundraiser for the TSPCA for all our student friends this last year.
pets. Many visitors stopped by to see the MAC and its
cargo of dogs and cats. Several Hilti employees helped We are always grateful to Companions Forever for
the TSPCA staff and with exercising the visiting pets. helping the TSPCA provide a dignified and respectful
ending for those pets who come to us and, in spite of
our efforts, we are unable to save.
Maintenance around our aged facility is important and
never-ending. Kudos to Cedarwood Veterinary Clinic for their
• Joe Rickman continues to keep up with needs for assistance with our pets that have special needs beyond
heat and air repairs. the basic services available at the TSPCA Clinic. And a
• Be Bop Brian Ward supplied a boot disc for our big thanks to Dr. Robert Poteet of Cedarwood for
computers. becoming the Veterinary Consultant to the Tulsa SPCA
• Damon Sacra and Greg Deardorff donated lawn Board of Directors. His words of experience and
mowers now used regularly on our fast-growing lawns. medical knowledge have already benefited the Board
• Keith Kantner provided a number of clinic related concerning unusual situations.
supplies and repairs. He also paid for after-hours
veterinary services for two injured dogs brought to the Dazzle Dog provides much needed grooming to many
TSPCA Clinic late one Saturday afternoon, personally of our needy rescues in order to dazzle our customers
transporting both to his veterinarian. who are looking for their new companion.
…for the Good Guys!
We appreciate the invitation to Belk’s Charity Day
fundraiser. This was our second year to participate and
we look forward to many more outings there.
The TSPCA extends special thanks
to a couple of our great supporters.
Mary Green’s K9 Manners & More
sponsored the Bedlam Blanket
Drive before the OU-Texas football
game weekend. Tawnie Larson
spearheaded this contest in which
three boxes were labeled “OU”,
“Texas”, and “We don’t care for
football - we prefer Animal Planet”. Animal Planet won
by collecting the most blankets in its box, but really our
pets came out on top by receiving about three van-loads
of blankets. This really helped keep our pets warm
during the long, cold winter.
Emmy with a blanket collected at K9 Manners & More.
Mary always accepts gifts for TSPCA’s pets from her
customers at K9 Manners & More. She is also among
the first to sign up for a vendor booth to support our
events. A long-time trainer and advisor for the Tulsa “There is something about the
SPCA, she makes an appearance every Tuesday to presence of a cat that seems to take
give our Pet Care Specialists guidance on proper dog
the bite out of being alone.”
Another special thanks goes to ~ Louis J. Camuti
Nicole and Tom Tobias at The
Yoga Room. For the last 10
years they have offered a
Thanksgiving yoga class,
collecting donations for the
TSPCA instead of payment.
Tom and Nicole match the
collected donations, totaling as
much as $1,000 with the
matched funds. They have sold
used yoga mats with all the
proceeds going to the TSPCA. In 2010 they donated
twelve one-month unlimited yoga classes, valued at
$1,500. There is also a sponsored ‘Walk for Yoga’
program that offers a one-month unlimited yoga pass to
any student who spends 12 hours in 30 days walking
dogs at the TSPCA.
Put your ad in the next issue of the
Tulsa SPCA’s Tracks. Contact Lori Hall or
Courtney Waska at 918-428-7722.
Nicole & Tom Tobias of The Yoga Room, with a couple of furry friends.