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Tulsa animal welfare agencies receive grant to bolster adoption capacity, release rates

Posted: 2:41 PM, Jun 06, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-06 15:41:39-04
Agencies to announce animal welfare initiative

TULSA — A $715,000 grant from the WaterShed Animal Fund will be distributed among three animal agencies in the Tulsa area, and help the agencies with adoption capacity and live release rates.

As a result of the grant, officials say Tulsa Animal Welfare will be able to increase its adoption capacity and Tulsa SPCA and the Humane Society of Tulsa will use their portion to increase community access to affordable spay/neuter and lifesaving transport programs, which will increase the live release rates of dogs and cats.

TAW is also adding two new staff positions as a result of the grant, a Volunteer Manager and Community Outreach Coordinator, and a Pet Diversion and Resource Coordinator.

City officials say Tulsa is making progress on its plan to increase staffing, extend shelter hours and improve conditions and operational efficiency at the Tulsa Animal Shelter.

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