Each year the City of
Tulsa Animal Welfare (COTAW) division provides a variety of
services and programs to the community and ways for you to become
involved in the care of thousands of homeless dogs, cats, and other
animals. In addition to providing animal enforcement and control
services for the City, we are responsible for investigating animal
cruelty, providing humane education, and offering adoption
counseling and outreach.
We rely on the public and animal welfare community partners to
enhance the care provided to the animals in our facility. We hope
you will consider becoming a Tulsa Animal Welfare contributor or
community advocate and volunteer.
Ways You Can Help Us to Help Pets in Tulsa:
Because of the number of animals we care for each year (more
than 20,000 in 2007), we need a great number of volunteers and
animal care resources.
There are various ways to donate to our facility, please take
advantage of the methods that best suit you.
One gift opportunity that directly benefits our kennel dogs, the
facility, and the WIN department is a pet bed donation.
Kennel Bed Donation Opportunity
Our Shelter can receive dog beds for our guests through the
Kuranda's "Donate A Bed" program. The program enables individuals
to donate beds to the shelter of their choice at discounted
Any donation will be sent directly to the Tulsa Animal Welfare
shelter in your name. Your donation is 30% to 35% off of their
retail prices. For more information visit their homepage.
Please remember to share this great opportunity when people ask
about ways they can donate and help us.
Animal Welfare is always in need of supplies to help care for
the animals. We accept donations of pet animal care supplies,
cleaning products, office supplies and other materials that can be
used to support the shelter's activities. See the side bar for our
current product wish list.
If you have questions, please contact the Shelter in advance to
confirm what products you wish to donate and to arrange for a time
to drop them off at the facility; generally all donations are
accepted during our normal hours of operation. Due to
limited resources and staff time, Animal Welfare is unable to pick
up donation items.
If you or your employer can donate any of the equipment and
supplies listed, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note this address is not intended for payments; please do
not email credit card information.
Donations can also be made in person at the COT Animal Welfare
Shelter during regular business hours, by phone or by mail (make
donations payable to "City of Tulsa" and send to Tulsa Animal
Welfare, 3031 N. Erie Ave, Tulsa, OK 74115).
The COTAW Shelter always needs financial support to help us help
homeless dogs, cats, and other pets. Monetary donations are put
into the City's General Fund for shared dispersement. Check must be
payable to City of Tulsa.
Animal Welfare's Animal Care and Control Humane
A Tulsa Animal Welfare Humane Educator Ambassador will visit
your classroom (with a dog or cat if desired) to discuss
spay/neuter education and the homeless animal problem in Tulsa, and
offer students positive choices that will help make Tulsa a place
where every dog, cat, and domestic animal finds a loving, permanent
Shelter Tours for Adult and Youth Groups
Guided Tours are available for groups of all sizes and ages are
available by appointment. These interactive tours explore the
facility, provide information about responsible pet care, and
education on the homeless animal problem in Tulsa, animal behavior
and safety, and what to consider when choosing a pet. Animal
encounters cannot be guaranteed and are based on animals available
at the time of your tour.
We Look Forward To Hearing From You!
For information on these programs please contact Jean Letcher,
COTAW Manager, at (918) 596-8002 or email@example.com
Volunteering With Us
Interested in volunteering to help our community's homeless and
Experience the wonderful feeling of
saving a life! Tulsa's Animal Welfare's Shelter volunteer program
has a variety of options for anyone looking to help impact the
lives of the many animals that end up at the shelter. We need
you to help us make a difference.
Located at 3031 N. Erie Avenue, Tulsa
Animal Welfare cares for over 11,000 animals a year. We house
a variety of animals; some are homeless cats and dogs who need a
safe, warm place to stay while waiting for a new family. Others are
sick, injured or orphaned wild animals which require medical and
rehabilitative care so that they can either be returned to the wild
where they belong or to interested families and rescue
Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter would not be able to help these
animals without the support of dedicated and compassionate
volunteers. Volunteers who are willing to donate hours of service
to Animal Welfare each year assist us in providing direct care of
animals, education, administrative projects, events outreach, and
Objective of the Volunteer Program
- Offer support to the programs and services provided by Tulsa
- Aid in educating the citizens of Tulsa about humane and lawful
treatment of animals
- Enhance the human and animal bond through customer service and
public relation efforts
How to Become a Volunteer
- Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Those between the
ages of 13 -17 must have signed parental consent.
- Volunteers must attend a City volunteer orientation
- Volunteers must complete an application packet.
- Volunteers must attend and successfully complete mandatory
Volunteer Orientation and site tour.
- Volunteers must successfully pass reference and background
- Volunteers should be aware that certain volunteer positions
require additional training.
Become a Volunteer
Please contact the COTAW at (918) 596-8002 for more