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 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

Continued assistance is needed in the Houston area as flood waters have subsided, but now the real work begins. There are thousands of animals left homeless and without families. Some are being relocated, other are being cared for in the area. But now, with Hurricane Irma approaching the east coast, more help is needed as there will be more animals that need help.

There are several animal groups that are in the area attempting to help animals displaced by the storms. 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, a small group of volunteers who have rescued hundreds of dogs and cats in just a few days.

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

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Rainbow bridge can wait is having their first annual Vendor/adoption event on September 16th from 10am to 4pm. Everyone is invited to be part of this great event at the Great Plains Coliseum. Sponsorships are still available, and we are still accepting raffle donation. If you would like to be involved, please call Monika 580-483-4268 and sign up!

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

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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

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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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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

    Meet Skylar, a wonderful little 6 month old lab mix who came to us as a country stray, but it is apparent that she is much more than that, and we are on a mission to find her a wonderful forever home. Skylar is great with children, amazing with other dogs and is even great with cats. She seems to know what she's doing when it comes to walking on a leash and would make a great walking partner for her new family.

    Skylar is just a puppy though and needs a few lessons in house training so she can be an inside girl where she is closest to her family. Skylar loves human companions and promises to work hard to prove she is deserving of being an inside pup.

    For more information about Skylar, 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 Domino, I am 2 to 3 years old, and while I may have a little extra baggage around my hips, if you gave birth to 6 little ones, then you'd have some too. I am fixed now and will slim back down. I am up-to-date on my shots, so if you don't mind a girl with curves then stop down and see me at Lawton Animal Welfare!

    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 DOMINO! 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 Fur Change (Chickasha) - 405 245-6932

    This is Salt, a female Domesticated Short Hair about 3 or 4 months old. She is spayed and up-to-date on her shots, and litter box trained. She is a Friends Fur Change kitten.

    Call Bobbie at 405-245-6932 if your interested in adopting her.

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

    This is Chica. She is a female pit, and is a very lovable girl who will go potty when on a leash. She's very muscular so she may tend to pull a lot when on the leash. She has been spayed and has had her shots.

    If anyone can give this sweet girl a good home, please call me at 580-682-9073.

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

    This handsome guy is Scout. He is a little over 1 year old and full of energy and love. Scout likes other dogs, but we don't know if he likes cats.

    You'll notice two things right away with Scout; he has two different eye colors and is sweet as can be.

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

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

    This good looking little guy is Leo, a 2-year old Corgi mix. Sadly, his owner passed away and he is looking for a new home. He gets along well with other dogs and he is said to be house broke.

    If you would like to meet Leo, and possibly be his fur-ever home, please contact the Humane Society of Wichita Falls at 940 855-4941

    photo courtesy of Humane Society of Wichita Falls
  • Southwest Oklahoma Animal Network - 580 482-8945

    Peaches is a young 2 year old female Chihuahua.  She is very friendly, playful, and good with other dogs, even cats.  She was in our local animal shelter until we brought her into our program her.  She is quiet yet enjoys playing with another dog in the foster home that will occasionally run and play with her.  She enjoys playing with toys of any size, shape or ability to squeak.

    Peaches has been spayed and she is current on all her vaccinations.  She tested negative for heart worms and 3 tick born diseases. She is ready to go to her new home, and should make a great companion and pet.

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

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

    Harrison is our dog of the week this week. He is a Basset Hound and Rottweiler mix and is close to a year in age. Harrison and his brother were brought in together after being hit by a car (don't worry neither was injured). His brother went to training with Paws For Greatness and was adopted right away, but since Harrison was a bit bigger he is still here waiting for his forever family. He is a very happy dog and is still very active due to his young age.

    Come visit Harrison and see if he could make your family complete. 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