Project Animal Welfare Shelter in Metropolitan Area Projects 4 – Oklahoma City
Our Shelter Is Severely Outdated
When Oklahoma City’s animal shelter was built, our city's population was approximately 500,000.
Now, more than 650,000 call our city home. That means the need is much greater today, and our city will only continue to grow.
The current facility is located at 2811 Southeast 29th Street in Oklahoma City.
It's Dangerously Overcrowded
Oklahoma City has reduced animal intake to the shelter to prevent overcrowding.
This maintains a safe environment for the animals but doesn’t begin to address the true citywide need. In June 2019, 476 animals had to be euthanized, mostly due to a lack of adequate space. This happened despite the efforts of shelter staff, rescue groups, and nonprofits who tirelessly work to minimize animal suffering.
Public Safety Is At Risk
Our current facility does not have the room to shelter the current demand. This situation places our pedestrians, children, all citizens, and the true welfare of the animals, at risk.
PAWS can address this crisis with a new modern animal shelter in MAPS 4.
(Project Animal Welfare Shelter)
Here's Our Plan.
New Animal Shelter Needs
- Needs roughly 67,000 square feet (existing facility and barn are approximately 47,000 square feet)
- Welcoming Entrance and Landscaping
- Safer and Larger Front Lobby
- Vastly Improved Veterinary Facilities
- Larger Cages
- Adequate Space for Field Services Staff, et al
- Welcoming, Hospitable, Safe, and Humane Building
- Community and Public Safety Resource Facility
- New facility could help resurrect surrounding areas
- Partner with OSU’s College of Veterinary Health Sciences and OSU-OKC’s Vet-Tech Program
- New facility is important to attracting talented individuals and families looking to relocate to Oklahoma City
Project Animal Welfare Shelter
in Metropoitan Area Projects 4 –
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