Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by
promoting the well-being of animals.
The Central Oklahoma Humane Society currently provides the majority of its services in the greater Oklahoma City area. The OK Humane Place Spay & Neuter Clinic also provides spay & neuter services to metro and rural areas within a 90 mile radius of the Clinic.
Humane places dogs and cats into loving homes through this program.
Approximately 70% 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
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.
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, reunitement 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.
OK Humane 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 programs have made a significant impact in the number of animals placed into homes annually, the reduction of animals entering the City 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.
Susana M. Della Maddalena was Vice President and Executive Director of PetSmart Charities for ten years. Under her leadership, the organization grew from $8 million in annual contribution income in 2003 to more than $40 million in 2012 and became the largest funder in animal welfare in North America. During her time at PetSmart Charities, the organization saved the lives of more than 5 million pets through adoption and subsidized more than 2.1 million spay/neuter surgeries, preventing the birth of more than 7.5 million unplanned pets.
From 1995 to 2003, she was Vice President of Marketing for Northern Trust Bank of Arizona, N.A.where she developed and implemented various marketing and branding programs for the Arizona and Colorado divisions. Prior to that she held senior management positions with marketing and advertising agencies in Chicago, Los Angeles and Phoenix, where she managed accounts for Kellogg’s Cereals, SC Johnson, Safeway, Vons, and Kaufman and Broad Homebuilders.
As a volunteer, Susana spearheaded several multi-million dollar fundraising campaigns for non-profit organizations. She was founder and board president of both Friends of Maricopa County Animal Care & Control and of The Wellness Community – Central Arizona. She has served on numerous boards including the YMCA, Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries and Ryan House. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa and a Master of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a pet parent to four adopted dogs – Hank, Emma, Loretta and Scooter, as well as three horses named Cash, Envy and Shelby.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
In times of disasters, there are nonprofit and religious organizations that can assist those affected whether it be a personal disaster or a wide-scale disaster. Several of the organizations listed in this area are members of the national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD).
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