Thank you for considering adopting a pet from an Oklahoma rescue or animal shelter. By choosing to adopt your pet, not only will you gain a four-legged best friend that is forever grateful for a second chance at life, but your personal actions will also move us closer to ending Oklahoma’s pet overpopulation problem. If you are still trying to decide whether you should adopt your pet, click here to learn why adopting a pet is the right path.
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Despite the fact that they can make such amazing companions, some people are still hesitant to adopt shelter pets. The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter had a lower intake number than ever in 2012 and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society is saving more and more animals through adoption, spay/neuter, and transport initiatives but it is still important for people to take in homeless animals. Why is it that some individuals are hesitant to adopt an animal that has been in a shelter? Could it be that they simply possess no desire to help a dog or cat in need? It would be easy to label those who fail to provide a home for shelter pets as uncaring but this is simply not the case. A study carried out by market research company Ipsos Research found that the main reason that people avoid adopting a shelter pet is that they believe one of several common misconception about these animals.
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The Central Oklahoma Humane Society relies on foster homes to house and provide temporary care for the dogs and cats in our adoption program. A foster home/foster parent is an individual, couple or family who provides temporary care, shelter and love for an OK Humane animal(s) while it is waiting to be adopted. Foster homes are an absolutely vital part of saving the lives of animals in Oklahoma City; the more foster homes we have, the more animals we can save: it’s as simple as that! Learn more about becoming a foster parent.
It is the largest no-kill sanctuary in Oklahoma