New Adoption Center – Increasing Capacity Project

Pet Angels Rescue, Inc.

Award Date: April 10, 2017

Awarded: $10,000

Pet Angels Rescue Increasing Capacity Project is to utilize the brand new adoption center to its fullest capacity by saving many more animals each year. Pet Angels collaborates with a network of animal welfare groups, rural animal welfare operators, city and county shelters and passionate individuals dedicated to helping rural shelters with no available space and high euthanasia rates, to save more animals lives. A critical need for more quality shelters is highlighted by the findings of “The Oklahoma Animal Study,” a recent two year research conducted by the Kirkpatrick Foundation.

The study noted that Oklahoma’s rural shelters operate at full capacity and that because of inadequate resources, euthanasia rates are higher and sometimes less humane. Currently only three counties in the state, Oklahoma, Tulsa and Cleveland County have a population that qualifies for the statutory requirement for the establishment and operation of an animal shelter unit. Pet Angels new Adoption Center will allow them to increase the number of adoptions, reduce the amount of time animals remain in the shelter before being adopted, and allow for a significantly greater number of animals to be rescued from Oklahoma rural pounds with high kill rates.

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