From shelters to foster and adoption groups, there are many different options when you are looking to add a new four-legged member to your family. Every week Townsquare's Pet Patrol, brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital, highlights adoptable pets from across the Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas areas, hoping to find homes for shelter pets from throughout the region.

This week we are highlighting animals from 12 shelters, and hope to add more as momentum builds for this project. We will also be featuring information on upcoming events at our local shelters, as well as bringing you information on upcoming fund raising activities for these organization.

The Pet Patrol is brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital. We would also like to thank Just 4 K9s and Kitty 2, your home for grooming supplies, as well as all of your pets' needs, from food to beds to toys. Please remember to spay and neuter, and of course to adopt, not shop!

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

 

HELP WANTED

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

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Wilbarger Humane Society is in need of Bleach, Paper Towels, Cat Litter, regular Dog Treats, Trash Bags (13 & 39 gallon), Dawn Dishwashing Liquid, Bounce Dryer Sheets,  Pedigree or Purina (dry dog food, Puppy Chow, Purina Blue Bag, Dry Cat Food & Purina Kitten Chow) * Any monetary donations and/or donations of a wish list item are always accepted and greatly appreciated.*

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Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is currently in need of donations to help defer the cost of building kennels to house incoming pets until they can be placed in foster homes. Right now they are looking for close to $6000 to help cover construction costs, building materials and supplies for intake homeless pets.

No amount is too small, donations can be sent to:

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait Animal Rescue
526 E Oklahoma
Carnegie, OK 73015

or by Paypal to rainbowbridgecanwait@yahoo.com

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

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The Willbarger Humane Society could use assistance with some basic items they are running short of supply on. Currently their greatest needs are Bounce dryer sheets, paper towels, trash bags both 13 gallon and 39 gallon, and always dog and cat food.

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The Elgin Animal Shelter is currently in danger of becoming over-crowded, and is in need of volunteer foster families for both dogs and cats. If you can assist the Elgin Shelter out by temporarily taking in a homeless animal, please contact Connie Finch at 580 919-5117

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Rainbow Bridge Can Wait has recently lost several of their foster families and is currently looking for temporary homes that can take in one or two animals, especially larger dogs, while they search for their fur-ever homes. If you can help out and become a foster families, please contact them at their their Facebook page.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This is Joy, and she is appropriately named. This year-old boxer mix loves children, gets along with other dogs, ignores cats and is just a joy to be around.

    Joy is house trained, is up-to-date on her vaccinations, neutered, and her adoption fee has been paid by OK Paintless Dent Repair. She is looking for a new special someone to curl up and snuggle and cuddle with. Please call 580-252-7387 for more information.

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Hi my name is Falcon, and I'm looking for a nice young couple, who would be willing to open their home and of course yard for me to play and lay around in. I love tennis balls and long walks. I enjoy quiet time and music too. So, how about you come down here and let's have a short conversation together and see if we can come to an understanding.
    We'll see ya down here at Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and let me ask you a few questions, and see if we can make a connection that will last a lifetime.
    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

  • Friends Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This is Polly. She is a little shy around new people but warms up after some time. I believe she is fairly young, between 1 to 2 years old. She looks like she is part border collie. She's a medium sized girl who was picked up as a stray with a lab male. No one has claimed them and they both need a forever home.

    For more information, or to meet Polly, please call the Carnegie Animal Shelter at 580-682-9073 or the Town Hall at 580-654-1004.

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

  • Humane Society of Wichita County - 940 855-4941

  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    Hi there…my name is Benny and I am a super sweet male Dachshund/Chihuahua mix. I can be a bit shy at first, but I will warm up and show you that I am a very loving little lap buddy.  I think I an about 18 months old, and I am good with other dogs, but I really prefer to be on your lap or snuggled under the covers with you.

    I am housebroken, neutered, and I have received all my shots: rabies, Parvo/distemper and Bordatella or kennel cough vaccine. I tested negative for heartworms, so the vet put me on a preventative. I have also been microchipped.

    For more information about adopting me, e-mail swoan@swbell.net.

    photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network
  • Willbarger Humane Society (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    Our featured pet this week is Scarlet. This sweet girl is 8 months old and is a Yorkie mix. She was sadly either given a cheep form of flea and tick treatment or possibly a dose that was for a much larger dog. Either way this sweet girl now has a permanent scar running down her back. She does not let that bother her.

    Scarett loves children, adults, and most other animals. She likes attention and to play but mostly she likes to be held and loved on. She would be a good dog for anyone.

    If you are interested in meeting Scarlett, come visit her at the shelter. You can reach us by phone at 940-552-5373 or by email at whs76384@gmail.com. To put an application on any of our animals please visit www.wilbargerhumanesocietyvernontx.org

    photo courtesy of Wibarger Humane Society