Oklahoma Alliance for Animals Interview in Tulsa, Oklahoma

 

Ranger Roofing of Oklahoma, a local roofing company from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has started a new local campaign whose goal is to raise the awareness about local non-profit organizations around Oklahoma. Therefore, our employees contacted the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA) with a purpose to get them know better.
Non-profit organizations often have a problem with funding so we thought that this way more people could hear about their challenges. We wanted to know more about their biggest problems, challenges, and future work.
Read an interesting interview below and find out about their mission. And of course, always remember to be a responsible pet owner and treat animals well!

Introduction: To begin with, we would like you to briefly tell us about your organization.

Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA) is dedicated to reducing pet overpopulation, promoting responsible pet ownership and promoting the humane treatment of animals through community collaboration and education.

1. What do you do exactly? And what was the reason that encouraged you to start this organization?

Fund spay & neuter services to low income families, provide emergency vet care to qualified applicants, work with law enforcement on animal cruelty cases throughout Oklahoma and provide resources to them to provide the district attorney information to build a better case; promote adoptions through rescues and shelters by hosting adoption events and provide pet food to the public when needed. Our Unchain OK program helps pet owners that are chaining their dogs with resources to help them get the dog off the chain and into the home or a better environment than it currently has.

2. What motivates you? Describe your passion.

All the stray animals that are placed in municipal shelters to be euthanized due to owners irresponsibility of not spaying and neutering them. These animals are all healthy and adoptable, but there just are not enough homes for them so they are euthanized. What motivates me the most is being able to gather the data that law enforcement needs to put a good case together for the DA to file charges against an animal abuser.

3. Tell us about your goals.

Our goals are to increase spay & neuter and adoptions from shelters in order to reduce euthanasia of healthy adoptable pets. Educate the community about responsible pet ownership and the humane treatment of animals.

4. What was the hardest/toughest moment you had to deal with? Obstacles you faced when dealing with bureaucracy, permits, funding, etc. Something you would like to point out to anyone who might be starting their own organization.

An animal cruelty case where we were ordered to return all the animals back to the owners (perpetrators) because they had a good attorney.

5. What was the most fulfilling moment that happened to you?

Knowing that we are the organization that is known for getting things done when it comes to animal issues in Oklahoma. We have built an extensive network of rescues, shelters, veterinarians and support, but it has taken years.

6. What separates you from the rest? Why you?

We are not a rescue and are not always bogged down with animals, so it enables us to concentrate on the bigger picture and how we are going to make Oklahoma a more Humane Oklahoma!

7. Do you have any upcoming events in the forthcoming months?

Our biggest fundraiser, the Fur Ball will take place on November 3, 2017 at Southern Hills Country Club. This is the 12th annual gala and the theme of the event this year is “Tails from the Cabaret”.

8. What is it that you love most about what you do?

Helping people and their pets while educating them at the same time.

9. What is the biggest challenge you’re faced with today?

Funding.

Contact: How can people reach out to you? Your organization’s name, phone, address, e-mail and links to your social media.
Oklahoma Alliance for Animals – 5321 S. Sheridan Rd., Suite 30, Tulsa, OK 74145
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