When it comes to homeless/unwanted dogs and cats – I have a wish list.
It’s doable – it really is.
Wish #1: All pet owners have access to affordable spay/neuter for their pets.
The keyword is All.
The second keyword is Affordable.
We’ve seen the positive results with Pets for Life in the 74301 zip code area.
Wish #2: There are emergency options when an animal has been injured, is in extreme pain or severely malnourished.
At the moment there is no 24-hour emergency number you can call.
If you go online and type in emergency veterinary clinics within 50 miles – you find:
For all animal emergency clinics/hospitals – you will have to pay for the service.
Wish #3: Rescues and shelters support each other – even if they disagree on the mission, focus area, services provided, adoption procedures, etc. etc. etc.
There are more than 100 churches within a 30 miles radius of Vinita – and there are at least 100 different opinions on what constitutes a good rescue.
If you save dogs and cats – you are part of the solution – and can be part of the problem if it’s difficult for you to work with other rescues and shelters.
Wish #4: Adoption is a viable option for all the rescues in northeast Oklahoma.
At the current time, adoption is a minor, very minor, option because there are too many homeless/unwanted dogs and cats in this area.
And yes, there are some states where there are too few homeless/unwanted dogs and cats – – but Oklahoma is not one of them.
For all the dogs and cats we’ve all saved and found new homes – — YEA!!!!
We just know we can do better and we’re trying – – all of us.