From shelters to foster and adoption groups, there are many different options when you are looking to add a new four-legged member to your family. Every week Townsquare's Pet Patrol, brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital, highlights adoptable pets from across the Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas areas, hoping to find furr-ever homes for shelter pets from throughout the region.

This week we are highlighting animals from 12 shelters, and hope to add more as momentum builds for this project. We will also be featuring information on upcoming events at our local shelters, as well as bringing you information on upcoming fund raising activities for these organization.

The Pet Patrol is brought to you by Midtown Animal Hospital. We would also like to thank Just 4 K9s and Kitty 2, your home for grooming supplies, as well as all of your pets' needs, from food to beds to toys. Please remember to spay and neuter, and of course to adopt, not shop!

Clear The Shelters Events

Lawton Animal Welfare will be holding a special 'Clear The Shelters' adoption event this Saturday, August 19th, in conjunction with the national 'Clear The Shelters' event. This special event is being held in addition to Lawton Animal Welfare's monthly 'Two-Hearts' event.The Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network will be joining Lawton Animal Welfare for this event, so the numbers of adoptable pets will be greater, and you chances of meeting your perfect furr-ever friend are multiplied!

So, come on out and meet your new furr-ever friends at Lawton Animal Welfare, this Saturday from 10 am til 5pm (or until they clear the shelters) at 2104 SW 6th Street in Lawton. For more information, please call 580-581-3218.

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Also in conjunction with the 'Clear the Shelters' national event, the Wilbarger Humane Society of Vernon, TX will be holding an adoption event on Saturday, August 19th at  their facility located at 2801 Sullivan St in Vernon TX. So, if you are in North Texas and you are looking for a four-legged addition to your family, head on out and join them for their Saturday adoption event. For more information, please call 940-552-5373.

Also conducting adoption events in conjunction with the ‘Clear The Shelters’ national event are:

Stephens Country Humane Society - 714 W M L King Ave, Duncan, OK 580-252-7387

Elgin Animal Shelter - at the Ace Hardware Store in Elgin, 7796 US Highway 277,

580 919-5117

10am - noon

Southern Oklahoma Animal Rescue - Ardmore, OK

580 229-5151

UPCOMING EVENTS

Rainbow Bridge Can Wait is holding an adoption event this Saturday, August 19th, from 9am to ??? at Wind River Harley Davidson, 301 SE Interstate Drive in Lawton. That's just south of Gore off of I-44 in Lawton. Come on out, there will be plenty of puppies and kittens, older dogs and cats, all looking for their furr-ever homes. Find your new furr-ever four-legged friend and take home a new best friend! Remember, adopt, don't shop!

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

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On the first Saturday of every month, join Lawton Animal Welfare for their Two Hearts Adoption event from 10 am to 2 pm at the City of Lawton Animal Welfare Shelter at 2104 SW 6th Street in Lawton. For more information, please call 580 581-3218.

photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare

Stephens County Humane Society will be hosting their annual Bark In The Park on Saturday, October, 21st. They are currently in need of sponsors for the event. Anyone interested in being involved can contact event chairperson Patti Whitaker at 580 641-0667.

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Rainbow bridge can wait is having their first annual Vendor/adoption event on September 16th .If you are a vendor and want to be part of this great event at the Great Plains coliseum please call Monika 580-483-4268 or come to our next adoption event on August12th from 11am to 3pm and sign up to reserve your space ! If you would like to be a sponsor or donate to our raffle please contact Monika!

This will be a very busy event since there is going to be a car show the same day !
So don't miss out!

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait

HELP WANTED

Stephens County Humane Society is currently looking for sponsors for their “Bark in the Park” event scheduled for Saturday, October 21st in Duncan. Past support of this event has helped to provided food, shelter, spaying and neutering services and medical care for the thousands of animals that go through their shelters every year. It is your involvement that turns these lost souls into happy, loving companions for future adopters. For more information on sponsoring the Bark in the Park event, or how you could help with the event, please contact Patti Whitaker at 580 641-0667.

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The Elgin Animal Shelter is currently in danger of becoming over-crowded, and is in need of volunteer foster families for both dogs and cats. If you can assist the Elgin Shelter out by temporarily taking in a homeless animal, please contact Connie Finch at 580 919-5117

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Rainbow Bridge Can Wait has recently lost several of their foster families and is currently looking for temporary homes that can take in one or two animals, especially larger dogs, while they search for their fur-ever homes. If you can help out and become a foster families, please contact them at their their Facebook page.

photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Stephens County Humane Society - 580 252-7387

    This is Roscoe, a 1-year old Pit Bull mix who came to the SCHS as an owner surrender. Roscoe is house-trained (he still needs a little supervision, but then again, don't we all?), he a very friendly, people oriented pup. Roscoe is child, cat and other dog compatible and his adoption fee has already been paid!

    For more information about Roscoe, or to arrange a meet and greet with this wonderful guy, please call the Stephens County Humane Society at 580-252-7387!

    photo courtesy of Stephens County Humane Society
  • Lawton Animal Welfare - 580 581-3218

    Hi, I'm Thumper, and I'm a single female Lab mix. I'm about 1 Year Old. I'm looking for a sweet sensitive individual who likes walks, nice dinners, movies, quite evenings at home, and yes even some fun playtime. If this sounds like fun, stop down at Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for us to be introduced to one another.

    Come on down and meet Thumper, and let her melt your heart. Lawton Animal Welfare is located at 2104 NW 6th Street in Lawton. For more information, please call 580 355-7729.

    photo courtesy of Lawton Animal Welfare
  • Lawton Humane Society - 580 355-7729

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    Due to unforeseen circumstances and through no fault of her own, Chewy is at the rescue and we are now looking for a home for her. She is an 11 yr old English bulldog, loves to go on walks...and take car rides. If you are interested in adopting this amazing lady plz message the page. To whom ever adopts her, you will have to pass all the criteria and be able to afford her the best of care. She is healthy for her age eats well gets around good...We just want her to have the very best and that is not here, she craves companionship with humans.

    She does not get along with other animals so she would have to be an only fur baby. She has an unlimited amount of love for her people though, big or little, young or old and why she needs a home so badly.  She is up to date on all her vaccines, heart worm negative, and microchipped.  If you are interested in meeting Chewy please message us on our Facebook page or call us at 580-654-2513.  She is a real sweet heart.

    photo courtesy of Rainbow Bridge Can Wait
  • Friends Furr Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    Meet Hank, he is a Male Blue Heeler/Red Heeler mix. He is 7 months old, neutered and up-to-date on shots. Hank is a sweet loving boy who loves to play outside and is good with other dogs and kids. He needs room to roam.

    Hank is currently located in Chickasha, and is a Friends Fur Change kinda guy and is ready for a new home. Contact Bobbie @405-245-6932 if you are interested in getting to know Hank.

    photo courtesy of Friends Furr Change
  • Carnegie Animal Shelter - 580 682-9073

    This mom and her 4 pups were abandoned and need homes. The pups are all females and mom is a medium sized dog. She is a beautiful girl and the pups are about 8 weeks old. Please call Carnegie Animal Control if you can give one of these babies a home. 580-682-9073.

    photo courtesy of Carnegie Animal Shelter
  • Elgin Animal Shelter - 580 919-5117

    Stella is a 1 to 2 year-old female Pit mix, who had recently had puppies when she was found on the side of the road. Though rescuers searched for her puppies for days, they were not found.

    Stella is in good health and is happy and has a lot of energy to burn. She is currently in a foster home, but she would love to find a furr-ever home to call her very own

    To learn more about Stella, or to meet her, please contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117.

    photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter
  • Humane Society of Wichita Falls - 940 855-4941

    Hey everyone, meet Jay, a one year old mix breed. He's a great boy, with a great personality and he gets along good with other dogs. Jay walks well on a leash, and likes to be outside and around people.

    If you would like to meet Jay, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of WIchita County
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    My name is Trey, and I was found in danger in an area shelter. I am a very sweet terrier mix, about 3 years old. I have been staying with the nice foster family from SOAN for a short time, butI really would like to find a furr-ever home.

    I am just a fun little dog that enjoys playing with my foster canine and human family, and with my toys. I should fit into any family and will do my best to make a great pet. I am current on all his vaccinations and have tested negative for heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases. I have also has been micro-chipped.

    Trey may need an occasional grooming to keep his coat in nice shape. And, depending on his breed, may also be fairly non-shedding. For more information about adopting Trey, e-mail swoan@swbell.net.

    photo courtesy of Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network
  • Willbarger Humane Society (Vernon, TX) - 940 552-5373

    This young lady is Lola, the Wilbarger Humane Society's pet of the week this week. Lola is a beautiful brindle and white German Shepard mix and is around 9 months old. She still has a lot of her puppy energy and would probably do good with a young family who has time to work with her on training. She does well in crates and also with housebreaking but needs to have some leash work so she does not run once she gets outside. Once she starts to run she will not listen, but that is again the puppy in her. She will make a wonderful dog with some patience and training and once she grows her naughty habits will get better.

    Come look at Lola and see if she is the beautiful girl your family needs. We are located at 2801 Sullivan St in Vernon Tx. You can reach us by phone at 940-552-5373 or by email at whs76384@gmail.com. To put an application on any of our animals please visit www.wilbargerhumanesocietyvernontx.org

    photo courtesy of Wilbarger Humane Society