About Our Shelter...
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society will make the compassionate and respectful treatment of animals a prevalent community value and the well-being of animals a community priority.
Central Oklahoma Humane Society's Core Values:
* We respect animal life and promote the good health of animals.
* We believe euthanizing healthy, adoptable animals is not acceptable.
* We believe education is the key to the humane treatment of animals.
* We believe that the human-animal bond enriches the entire community.
* We support a better understanding of animals and animal welfare.
OK Humane is funded solely by donations, grants, and bequests. It receives no government funding or tax dollars.
Our Adoption Process...
People find out about our adoptable animals in a variety of ways. All our animals are listed on www.okhumane.org with photos and descriptions; many people come to outreaches looking for an animal they have seen online. Other times, an adopter meets the animal for the first time at an adoption outreach.
The first step if you want to adopt an animal is to fill out an application. This helps our Adoption Counselors ensure the animal you’ve chosen is a good fit for you, your home, your family and your lifestyle. If the application is approved, in most cases you can take the animal home with you that day.
Our adoption fee for cats and kittens is $70. For dogs, adoption fees range from $100 to $150. For cats and dogs, the fee includes spay/neuter surgery, age-appropriate vaccinations, disease testing (and treatment, if necessary) as well as preventive medications.
In order to complete an adoption after the application has been approved there is additional necessary paperwork. You will need to fill out a Central Oklahoma Humane Society adoption agreement. This is a legally binding document that details the contract between you and the Central Oklahoma Humane Society and what you are legally obligated to provide for the animal, and what we ask you to do as the pet's new owner. By signing this document you are agreeing to the terms of the agreement.
An Adoption Counselor will help you through the paperwork process and explain the adoption agreement to you. Our Adoption Counselors and Volunteers can answer any questions you might have. A volunteer with our Adoption Follow-up Program will also call you a couple of weeks after the adoption to make sure everything is going well and see if you have any questions.