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Tulsa Animal Welfare to extend shelter hours

Posted: 12:46 PM, Jul 10, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-10 13:47:00-04
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TULSA — Tulsa Animal Welfare on Wednesday that it is extending its shelter hours to enhance services such as adoption, animal visits and return to owner services.

Starting July 21, the shelter will extend its Saturday hours and open on Sundays.

Full hours below:

Monday -- Noon – 6 p.m.
Tuesday -- Noon – 6 p.m.
Wednesday -- Noon – 6 p.m.
Thursday -- Noon – 6 p.m.
Friday -- Noon – 6 p.m.
Saturday -- Noon – 6 p.m. (previously Noon – 4 p.m.)
Sunday --Noon – 4 p.m. (previously closed)

“Being open seven days a week is something we have been working toward for a long time,” Tulsa Animal Welfare Manager Jean Letcher said. “We are excited about being able to adopt out more dogs and cats.”

The new hours follow Mayor G.T. Bynum's plan to help address staffing increases, hours and conditions at the shelter.

“This expansion of service hours at our animal shelter is an important step toward delivering the quality of service we aim for when it comes to animal welfare in Tulsa,” Mayor G.T. Bynum said. “I am grateful for the support of my colleagues on the Tulsa City Council in expanding service to seven days a week and extending hours on Saturday. Our intention with this change is to increase the opportunity for adoptions, and by doing so bring us closer to our goal of being a no-kill shelter.”

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