Dogs and cats are ready for adoption

What better time to add a member to your family than at Christmas?

The Humane Society of Tulsa helps put homeless dogs and cats together with families. The nonprofit group doesn’t euthanize strays but arranges their adoption by qualified individuals and families.

The group also helps people who need to let go of a pet for one reason or another and for people who find an abandoned dog or cat and are unable to locate the owner.

They encourage potential pet owners to visit with the dog or cat before they apply to adopt them. Clients can make an appointment to bring in their current pets to see if a prospective adoptee is compatible. They also encourage that pets be spayed or neutered, a service they can arrange for fees starting at $40 for cats and $50 for dogs. The Humane Society also offers a vaccine clinic every Thursday from 3-6 p.m. with costs ranging from $5-$25. No appointment is needed.

The website has a listing of available dogs and cats along with photos and important information, including age, sex, breed and why the pet is up for adoption.

The Humane Society of Tulsa needs cash donations but also has a wish list that includes collars, rawhides, kongs, Milkbone biscuits, toys, bath towels, kitty litter, puppy pads, fleece blankets, dog and cat beds and more.

Due to budget constrains, the Humane Society of Tulsa cannot accommodate all of the requests it receives on a daily basis.

The organization also responds to disaster situations and can rescue cats and dogs, offering them shelter, veterinary services and other support. Over the years, that has included dealing with hoarding cases, the closing of commercial breeding operations and defunct animal shelters.

Adoption fees vary from $50-$200.

To adopt a dog or cat, you must go to the website, www.tulsapets.com, or go to home of the Humane Society of Tulsa at 6232 E. 60th St. (across from Tulsa Bible Church on Sheridan Road near South 61st Street). The telephone number is 918-495-3647. The facility is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday.