The Tulsa SPCA is searching for more foster families to host animals in their homes. The organization is experiencing an increase in intake requests and dealing with the effects of COVID-19.
Tulsa SPCA’s focus is on the health and welfare of employees, and the goal is to get these pets into stable home environments for the duration of the health crisis, Executive Director Mindy Tine says.
The foster program allows approved applicants to take one or more shelter pets home. The Tulsa SPCA provides crates, food, litter and any supplies needed to care for the pet.
More than half of the 30 Tulsa SPCA employees have been sent to work at home, says Jen Bladen, Tulsa SPCA director of communications. “Our goal is to get every animal in our care into a loving home so we can send our employees home where it’s safest for them,” she says. “The response from Tulsa has been overwhelming! If you look at our adoptable animals online, you’ll see nearly every animal has a label that says ‘I’m in foster care!’”
Visit the Tulsa SPCA website if you’re interested in learning more about becoming a pet foster parent and to see the animals available for adoption. Fill out an application online to foster or adopt, and the organization will contact you to schedule an appointment.
TulsaPeople partners with Tulsa SPCA to place pets in homes with the monthly web series “The Fuzz,” which features adoptable pets in the Tulsa area, and with “Happy Tails,” a monthly article in the magazine highlighting an adoption story.