Oklahoma Humane Society
PO Box 18471
Oklahoma City OK 73154-0471
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Organization Does Business As (DBA) Name(s)
Organization DBA
Oklahoma Humane Society
Mission Statement The Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
Contact Information
Contact Name Dana McCrory
Contact email fundraising@okhumane.org
Address PO Box 18471
Oklahoma City, OK 73154 0471
Phone (405) 418-4013
Fax 405-286-9066
County Oklahoma County
Alternate Address 5228 Classen Circle
Oklahoma City OK 73118
Alternate Phone 405 286-1229
How to Give
Donate with Credit Card https://www.okhumane.org
Donate to Endowment https://occf.org/okhumane/
Other ways to donate, support or volunteer
The Oklahoma Humane Society accepts donations via the mail, online, at our adoption center or our spay & neuter clinic. Mail donations may be sent to PO Box 18471, Oklahoma City, OK 73154. Online donations may be made at www.okhumane.org and information on bequests, gifts of stock or other gifts may be requested at 405-418-4035.  Credit card donations made through the OK Humane website are processed by a secure online form that works with our donor management system.
In-kind donations are always welcomed and accepted at our adoption center located at 7500 N. Western Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73116. A list of our most-needed items can be found at http://www.okhumane.org/donate/wish-list.

Volunteer opportunities can be found at www.okhumane.org/volunteer and you can register to become a volunteer online.  We have volunteer opportunities available at all of our locations.
Financial Summary
Projected Revenue $2,969,926.00
Projected Expenses $3,002,448.00
History and Background
Former Names
Central Oklahoma Humane Society
Supported Organization Oklahoma Humane Society
Year Founded 2007
IRS Ruling Year 2007
State Registration Expiration Mar 2020
Mission The Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.
The Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization leading Oklahoma City's campaign to become a humane place for animals and to dramatically increase the overall well-being of animals in Oklahoma. These goals are being accomplished through our statewide initiative, innovative adoption programs, low-cost spay and neuter programs for dogs and cats, public humane education and advocacy. 
OK Humane has a proven track record of developing successful partnerships with municipal organizations such as the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and national organizations such as the ASPCA, Petco Foundation and PetSmart Charities. OK Humane programs have consistently met and exceeded the goals set forth and the organization has developed a national reputation for being one of the most progressive and successful animal welfare organizations in the country. OK Humane has a committed board of directors consisting of some of the city’s most influential business and philanthropic leaders.  The board annually achieves 100% giving to our organization.
The Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) is the largest private animal welfare organization in Oklahoma City. The organization was founded in 2007 to save the lives of pets being unnecessarily euthanized at the City Shelter and to create a culture of compassion in Oklahoma City.  To achieve this, OK Humane entered into a unique partnership with the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare to transfer dogs and cats from their shelter to its adoption program where they could be found homes and saved from euthanasia. Under this partnership, both organizations are committed to working toward a collaborative goal of saving 90% of the animals entering the City Shelter annually.
Great progress has been made since 2007. The percent of animals leaving Oklahoma City Animal Welfare alive has also climbed from 25.3% in 2007 to 82% in 2019. In 2019, OK Humane found homes for over 5,000 dogs and cats and sterilized nearly 15,000 pre-adoption and publicly owned pets.
The Oklahoma Humane Society is heavily dependent on volunteers to assist in saving the lives of homeless pets. Volunteers are needed to foster dogs and cats coming into the adoption program as well as assist with daily operations in all locations.
The organization is also funded entirely by individuals, corporations and foundations. Many of the innovative and life-saving programs offered by OK Humane have been made possible through generous public support. In order to achieve the goal of saving 90% of all of the healthy and adoptable animals in our community. OK Humane will need to grow its programs by 15% year-over-year. This growth can only be accomplished by growing the organization's income and public support.
CEO/Executive Director Statement
The Oklahoma Humane Society is one of the most successful foster-based organizations in the country and is on track to save or support more than 30,000 dogs and cats in 2020. This is an extraordinary accomplishment for a foster-based agency and we continue to grow the number of pets saved year-over-year. Key to our success is our base of foster homes and network of supportive services, including our in-house medical clinic, intake facility and spay & neuter clinic. The majority of dogs and cats entering our program from the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare (the OKC animal shelter) require medical care. Our in-house medical clinic evaluates and treats every animal upon intake and is also able to treat dogs and cats needing non-standard veterinary care such as surgery, or treatment for ringworm, parvovirus, and heartworms through our Rita’s Angel Fund. 
To reduce the number of unwanted pets entering Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, our spay and neuter clinic offers low-cost sterilization surgeries for free-roaming cats and publicly owned pets. The Oklahoma Humane Society's Spay & Neuter Clinic is a Humane Alliance-model clinic.  Humane Alliance is the national leader in high-volume/high-quality, low-cost spay and neuter. Because cost is a primary barrier to spay & neuter, they offer numerous promotions throughout the year for free or low-cost spay and neuter services. In 2019, OK Humane sterilized more than 13,000 dogs and cats.
Since 2007, more than 130,000 dogs and cats have been saved or assisted by OK Humane.
Area Served
Area Served
Geographic Area Served
Oklahoma - Statewide
Central Oklahoma
The Oklahoma Humane Society currently provides the majority of its services in the greater Oklahoma City area. However, in 2019 we created the state-wide initiative to provide spay and neuter and vaccination services across the state to be a resources to many Oklahoma communities.
Service Categories
Secondary Organizational Category Education/Alliances & Advocacy
Tertiary Organizational Category Community Improvement, Capacity Building/Community Coalitions
Description OK Humane places dogs and cats into loving homes through this program. Approximately 75% of the animals that enter the OK Humane Adoption Program are transferred directly from Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. The adoption animals are placed with a caring foster home while they are prepared for adoption. All OK Humane animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated, dewormed, treated for fleas and ticks, and are microchipped prior to being available for adoption.
Population Served US Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Success is measured on the achievement of annual adoption goals.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We track all adoptions on a weekly basis and can quickly identify whether or not we are on track with our annual goal.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. OK Humane hosts various reduced-fee and fee-waived adoption promotions annually. These events are very popular and generate a strong turn out from the public. One popular event is the "My Furry Valentine" adoption event held on Valentine's Day weekend. During this event, pets are available for adoption at no fee. The event has typically found homes for 100-150 pets. The OK Humane team believes that signature adoption events create awareness about pet adoptions and are an exciting way to engage the Oklahoma City community in our mission.
Description The Spay/Neuter Program offers low-cost high-quality spay/neuter services and educates the public about the importance of sterilizing pets. The OK Humane Place Spay + Neuter Clinic follows the Humane Alliance clinic model and provides only the highest quality care to its animal patients.
Population Served US Adults Families
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. Sterilizing a high number of publicly owned pets prevents the birth of unwanted pets and reduces the number of puppies and kittens entering Oklahoma City Animal Welfare (OKCAW). OK Humane monitors intake at the OKCAW on a monthly and annual basis. Our goal is to see overall intake decline with a more dramatic decline in puppy and kitten intake year over year.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The Oklahoma Humane Society's spay and neuter program's goal is to end over-population in the state of Oklahoma.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. We track the number of surgeries performed at our spay and neuter clinic and the census of the animals served. We can then look at intake data for the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare and assess whether or not we are seeing intake declines in the target populations.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. By targeting free-roaming cats in specific zip codes, we have been able to see large reductions in kitten intake at the Oklahoma City animal shelter, Oklahoma City Animal Welfare.
Description This program allows the Oklahoma Humane Society to transport adult dogs and puppies at risk of euthanasia to shelters in Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, and Colorado that have resources to find them homes.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Program Short-term SuccessHelpDescription of short-term achievement(s) or improvement(s) that will result from this program. The Oklahoma Humane Society's relocation program has enjoyed short-term success since it's relaunch in December 2015 by securing 4 transfer partners for dogs and puppies and is in negotiations for a potential cat transfer partner. Within its first two months, the program transferred 189 dogs.
Program Long-term SuccessHelpDescription of the ultimate change(s) that will result from this program. This may be far into the future or represent an ideal state. The Oklahoma Humane Society's relocation program's long term goal is to aid in the overall organization's mission to eliminate the needless euthanasia at the Oklahoma City animal shelter. In 2016, the goal is to relocate 1,500 dogs and puppies.
Program Success MonitoringHelpDescription of the tools used to measure or track program impact. The program at full capacity will significantly increase the percent of dogs leaving the city shelter alive measured by live release rate. The current community live release rate is 86%.
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. We receive messages from all of our receiving partners letting us know how excited they are to receive the dogs and how quickly they have found homes for them. Not only does this program save dogs in central Oklahoma, but it helps to save additional dogs in the partner shelters because of the added traffic generated from people coming in to meet the relocation dogs and instead choosing to adopt dogs in their programs. Excitement and visibility enhance all dogs’ chances of getting adopted.
Description Our Neonate Nursery program cares for puppies and kittens less than six weeks old. These vulnerable animals require the most delicate, round the clock care and love to reach maturity to make their way into our adoption program.
Population Served Other Named Groups Other Named Groups Other Named Groups
Description The Statewide Initiative was launched in 2019 to allow OK Humane to expand its reach and provide resources across the state. We are bringing veterinary care, best practices and humane education to communities in Oklahoma.
Population Served General/Unspecified
Examples of Program SuccessHelpSpecific examples of changes in behaviors or testimonies of changes that demonstrate program success. In the program's first year, the Statewide Initiative team performed 642 surgeries, gave 784 vaccines, taught 1,125 humane education lessons and educated 2,015 students.
Disaster Programs
Description OK Humane has a history of active participation in disaster response. The organization participated in LARC (Long-Term Area Recovery Committee) for Oklahoma County and was an active member of the Un-met Needs sub-committee. Our role in these committees was to coordinate and distribute pet supplies and resources for victims of the May, 2013 tornadoes. OK Humane also assisted in the recovery, housing, reuniting and rehoming of displaced and injured animals following the May 2013 storms. In the event of future natural disasters, OK Humane is prepared to assist with recovery and relief for affected dogs and cats. Additionally, OK Humane has participated in large scale seizures of puppy mills dogs and hoarder cases involving animals.
Description OK Humane has partnered with ASPCA in the midst of hurricane tragedies throughout the United States. In 2018, we traveled with the ASPCA team to help with misplaced animals during Hurricane Florence.
Population Served Families
Comments on Programs
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments The Oklahoma Humane Society has been extremely successful in saving the lives of homeless pets since its founding in 2007. Working in partnership with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare, OK Humane's programs have made a significant impact in the number of animals placed into homes annually, the reduction of animals entering the Oklahoma City animal shelter and the number of animals euthanized. Since 2007, the number of animals saved through adoption has increased by 128% and annual intake has declined by 8% due largely to the efforts of OK Humane's adoption and spay & neuter programs.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Dana McCrory
Start Date Mar 2017
Email dana@okhumane.org

Dana is the former Executive Director of Oklahoma Zoological Society, where for eight years she was extremely effective in growing memberships, conducting capital campaigns and building community partnerships. Most recently, she has been Director of Leadership Gifts at the Integris Foundation, where she played a key role in raising more than $17 million for their capital campaign. Dana has an extensive background in non-profit management and fundraising, is well-known and highly respected in the community and has a deep passion for our mission.

Senior Staff
Dana McCroryCEO/President
Number of Full-time Staff 35
Number of Part-time Staff 13
Number of Contract Staff 14
Number of Volunteers 1980
Staff Retention Rate 63
Are professional development opportunities provided? Yes
Does CEO/Executive Director have formal evaluations? Yes
Management reports to board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 48
Organizational Plans
Fundraising Plan Under Development
Policy against commission-based compensation for fundraising consultant No
Communication Plan Under Development
Strategic Plan Yes
Number of Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Nov 2017
Management Succession Plan Under Development
Organization Policies and Procedures Yes
The Oklahoma Humane Society collaborates with other animal welfare organizations to help save the lives of homeless pets as well as various practitioners in the veterinary community. OK Humane's primary partner is with Oklahoma City Animal Welfare (OKCAW). Our partnership with them has helped reduce the live-release rate of animals entering the city shelter from approximately 24% in 2007 to 82% in 2019.
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter2016
Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate2017
Greater Oklahoma City Chamber2017
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2014
Best Place to VolunteerOklahoma Gazette2014
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2015
Best Place to Volunteer - 1st Runner UpOklahoma Gazette2015
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2016
Best Place to VolunteerOklahoma Gazette2016
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2018
Best Place to VolunteerOklahoma Gazette2018
Best Charitable CompanyOklahoma Gazette2018
Best Non-ProfitOklahoma Gazette2019
Best Place to VolunteerOklahoma Gazette2019
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and D and O and Umbrella or Excess and Automobile and Professional
Umbrella or Excess Insurance
Directors and Officers Policy
Crime Coverage
Disability Insurance
Medical Health Insurance
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the government (federal, state and/or local)? No
Comments on Staff & Management
CEO/Executive Director/Board Comments

Board Chair
Name Donita Thomas
Company Affiliation MidFirst Bank
Term Jan 2020 to Dec 2022
Board of Directors
List Current as of Feb 03, 2020
Board of Directors List
Sue Ann ArnallCommunity VolunteerVoting
Louise BennettCommunity VolunteerVoting
Don BobzienCommunity VolunteerExofficio
Martha BurgerCommunity VolunteerVoting
Matthew ChesnutChickasaw NationVoting
Mike Crutcher MDVoting
Julie HallCommunity VolunteerVoting
Frank Hill JDMcAfee Taft LawVoting
Christine HiltonVoting
Rita HochCommunity VolunteerVoting
Dudley HydeCommunity VolunteerVoting
Jim Klepper JDInterstate Trucker Ltd.Voting
Lisa KnatvoldVoting
Caitlin MazaheriVoting
Kathleen Moore MDVoting
Shannon PrestiVoting
Jim RothPhillips Murrah Law FirmVoting
Shelley SandersVoting
Avis ScaramucciCommunity VolunteerVoting
Donita ThomasMidfirst BankVoting
Megan TillyCommunity VolunteerVoting
Alba WeaverOG&EVoting
Lyndi ZavyCommunity VolunteerVoting
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 16
Board Term Lengths 3 years
Percentage of Board Making Monetary Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Percentage of Board Making In-Kind Contributions to the Organization 100 %
Board Orientation Yes
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Capital Campaign
Staff Development
Current Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2020-Dec 31, 2020
Current Year Budgeted Total Income $2,969,926
Current Year Budgeted Total Expenses $3,002,448
IRS Letter of Determination
Prior Three Years' Financial History
Revenue and ExpensesHelpFinancial data for prior years is entered by foundation staff based on the documents submitted by nonprofit organizations.Foundation staff members enter this information to assure consistency in the presentation of financial data across all organizations.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Revenue$3,760,662$3,960,037$2,380,212
Total Expenses$3,305,235$3,137,627$2,807,104
Revenue Less Expenses$455,427$822,410($426,892)
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201820172016
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions------
Investment Income, Net of Losses$88$258$182
Unrealized Gain/Loss$37,373($39,181)--
Membership Dues------
Special Events$196,463$127,530$118,708
Revenue In-Kind($7,755)$45,509($19,305)
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201820172016
Program Expense$2,486,686$2,428,510$2,205,531
Administration Expense$211,495$187,674$120,721
Fundraising Expense$607,054$521,443$480,852
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.141.260.85
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%77%79%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue27%21%42%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201820172016
Total Assets$4,080,591$3,626,627$2,764,689
Current Assets$1,535,413$1,654,249$1,708,860
Long-Term Liabilities------
Current Liabilities$189,909$191,372$151,844
Total Net Assets$3,890,682$3,435,255$2,612,845
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities8.088.6411.25
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201820172016
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Funding Sources
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201820172016
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions $2,234,761Contributions $2,476,251Contributions $1,148,197
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountEarned Revenue $1,294,145Earned Revenue $1,336,378Earned Revenue $1,132,430
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountSpecial Events $196,463Special Events $127,530Special Events $118,708
Endowment? Yes
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage
Endowment Spending Policy Percentage (if selected) 5 %
Credit Line? Yes
Reserve Fund? Yes
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next Five Years? No
Comments on Financials
Foundation Staff Comments
All prior year financial information is from the IRS Form 990s.
Contributions may include foundations and corporations when the breakout was not available.

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Address PO Box 18471
Oklahoma City, OK 73154 0471
Primary Phone 405 418-4013
Contact Email fundraising@okhumane.org
Give with Credit Card https://www.okhumane.org
Give to Endowment https://occf.org/okhumane/
CEO/Executive Director Dana McCrory
Board Chair Donita Thomas
Board Chair Company Affiliation MidFirst Bank