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!

 

Texas Flood Assistance

Our hearts go out to of those affected by the flooding and destruction in South Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey. Many agencies are actively involved in efforts to aid those in Houston and the surrounding areas, and we urge everyone to donate to help the efforts.

There are several animal groups that are in the area attempting to help animals displaced by the storm. We encourage everyone to donate time, supplies or money to these efforts. Among those currently actively working with area authorities are the ASPCA, whose Disaster Response Team is in the area and assisting those in need. Also attempting to help with feet on the ground is Miranda Lambert's MuttNation Foundation, who with a small group of volunteers has already managed to rescue more than 50 dogs and cats in just a few days.

Our thoughts, hearts and prayers go out to all those in the Houston area, and we urge you to help these organizations in any way you can.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

This Saturday, Lawton Animal Welfare will be holding it's monthly Two Hearts adoption event. Find the dog or cat that will become your families newest member this Saturday at Lawton Animal Welfare.

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

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Friends of the Elgin Animal Shelter are holding an adoption event running through Sept 6th to raise donations for disaster relief efforts for Texas animal shelters affected by the flooding caused by hurricane Harvey. All adoption fees will be donated. Adoptions will be by appointment only. To meet the animals at the Elgin shelter, please call 580 919-5117.

photo courtesy of Elgin Animal Shelter

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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 Heath, a 4-year old Mastiff mix. He is a loving, charming young man full of Mastiff charm. Heath gets along well with other dogs and adores people of all ages and sizes. All this and he is house trained too!!

    Heath was found as a stray and had suffered chemical burns on his face. He is fully recovered and you can see that his is exterior is as beautiful as his personality.

    For more information about Heath, 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, my name is Brix and I’m a female Chihuahua, about 3-4 Years Old and I LOVE to be held. Snuggling is the best invention in the World, in my humble opinion. I want you to look into my eyes, you know what’s missing? Your reflection! I also love playing dress up, on rainy days. What do you do on rainy days? I can sit on laps for hours at a time. I just need someone who loves to show attention, and will never give up on me again.

    Do you have a furever home I can go into? Will YOU Opt to Adopt? Come down to Lawton Animal Welfare, 2104 SW 6th Street, and ask for me by name, remember ASK FOR BRIX! 580 581-3218

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

  • Rainbow Bridge Can Wait - 580 919-0439

    This handsome fellow is Scooter. He is house and kernel trained although he in not a fan of his kennel. He would rather snuggle under the covers with his human. Scooter loves to go on long walks and walks very well on leash. He gets along with other dogs and cats but prefers adults and older children over smaller, younger peeps.

    Scooter has some issues with food guarding but is improving. He is learning to eat in the same room with his foster siblings. He would do best on a feeding schedule to minimize food guarding.

    Scooter comes with agar appropriate, up to date shots. He is heart worm negative and micro chipped, on monthly heart preventative, flea and tick prevention and the rescue will pay for activation of micro chip and up to one year of monitoring. Scooter is also neutered. If you are interested in him please call Rainbow Bridge Can Wait at 580-654-2513 or message up on Face Book.

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

    This is Deliah, she is about 2 years old, spayed and up-to-date on her shots. She was dumped out in the country, sweet girl. She has some separation issues but I'm sure with time they can be resolved. She knows commands also.

    Delilah is a Friends Fur Change Girl and if you would like more information call Bobbie at 405-245-6932

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

    This is Big Boy, and he truly lives up to his name. He is a blue and white male pit, about a year and a half old so he is still very trainable. He has not been fixed, but we can work that out if you are interested in adopting him. Please call if you can adopt or foster 580-682-9073.

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

    This girl is 2 years old and lives in a foster family together with adult dogs as well as puppies and kittens. She loves everyone including children and is listening well. She loves car rides, is up to date on vaccinations and is spayed as well.

    If you are interested in meeting this wonderful girl, please contact the Elgin Animal Shelter at 580 919-5117.

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

    Our pet of the weeks is Apache, and she is a beautiful, 2-year tortishell calico female. She is a quiet girl that doesn't demand much attention. She does however like a lap to curl up in.

    If you would like to meet Apache, 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

    We would like to introduce B.B., a beautiful 7 year old black Miniature poodle. His owner recently moved and couldn’t take him with her. B.B. is current on his vaccinations, tested negative on heartworms and 3 tick borne diseases, and he has recently been neutered. B.B. has slept quietly in a crate by the bed or in with another canine buddy.

    B.B. has gotten along well with all his new canine friends, as well as his new foster parents. He was very tolerant during his visit to the vet office, and should make a really good family companion; all he needs is a chance.

    For more information about adopting B.B., e-mail swoan@swbell.net..

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

    This week we are featuring Gus. He is slightly over 3 years old and is a Siamese mix. Gus has already been neutered and his previous owner had him declawed on his front feet only. Gus is a very laid back and fun loving boy. He is just as happy playing with a string toy as he is sitting in your lap. Gus is very gentle and really wants a loving permanent home.

    Please come visit Gus and our other cats at the Wilbarger Humane Society. 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