Animal related

Oklahoma Humane Society

aka Central Oklahoma Humane Society

Oklahoma City, OK


The Central Oklahoma Humane Society exists to enrich the communities it serves by promoting the well-being of animals.

Ruling Year


President & CEO

Mrs. Dana McCrory

Main Address

PO Box 18471

Oklahoma City, OK 73154 USA


Central Oklahoma, Animal Welfare, Animal Rescue, Animal Adoption, Spay, Neuter, Dogs, Cats, Puppies, Kittens, Humane





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (B01)

Community Coalitions (S21)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Oklahoma City has a pet overpopulation issue. The Oklahoma City Animal Shelter admitted 20,010 animals in 2017, a high intake level for a community the size of Oklahoma City. Of the 20,010 dogs and cats entering the Oklahoma City Animal Shelter in 2017, 73.8 % left the shelter alive via adoption, return to owner or transfer to other animal welfare agencies and 26.2% of the animals admitted to the shelter were euthanized. Key issues contributing to the euthanasia number are the volume of intake coupled with budget constraints and reticence by a large part of the public to visit a municipal shelter because it is perceived to be “depressing" and overwhelming.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Adoption Program

Spay & Neuter Program

Relocation Program

Bottle Baby Program

Where we workNew!

Our Results

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Live release percentage at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare

Population(s) served

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The live release rate is the % of dogs & cats who are admitted at OKC Animal Welfare that leave the shelter alive. Examples are they leave because of adoption, they are returned to their owner, etc.

Number of animal adoptions

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Number of animals spayed and neutered

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Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

To eliminate the needless euthanasia of healthy, adoptable animals in Oklahoma City.

We aim to transfer 75 percent of the dogs and cats into our programs from Oklahoma City Animal Welfare. The remaining 25 percent of dogs and cats in our programs come from shelters in the surrounding area and owner surrendered pets. In 2017 we transferred 5,900 dogs and cats into our programs. Additionally, our intent is to offer a high-quality, low-cost spay/neuter surgery option to our community for their companion animals. In 2017 we sterilized 14,835 dogs and cats. In 20167 we launched our Bottle Baby Nursery and we are able to transfer 700 neonate puppies and kittens into our program all of which would have been euthanized otherwise. Each year we partner with animal welfare organizations in cities where pet overpopulation is not a issue to find lifelong, loving homes for dogs. In 2017 we relocated 1,563 dogs to our partners in Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee and Chicago all of which were adopted out to families many of whom were waiting at the partner location for these dogs to arrive from OKC.

We are able to impact the lives of nearly 6,000 plus animals who we transfer into our programs because of a loyal and hardworking base 1,000 plus of volunteers and pet fosters. Because of the support of our volunteers and fosters the only pets we house in our programs are the pets needing who need medical care that is above and beyond what is provided to all of the pets in our programs which includes spay/neuter surgery, all age appropriate vaccinations, flea/tick/heartworm preventatives and a microchip. The number of pets who require this special medical treatment and housing is very small and usually short since they are transferred into a foster home once their health is stable and very easily managed with regular health checks from our veterinarian. The fact that the vast majority of our pets go straight into foster homes as opposed to be housed in kennels improves the quality of life of the pet and ultimately increases their adoptability and better prepares them for life with their new loving family.

We measure our progress toward our goal of eliminating the needless euthanasia of healthy and adoptable animals in Oklahoma City in two ways. The first is by the reduced number of dogs and cats that enter Oklahoma City Animal Welfare each year. The second way is be the increased percentage of dogs and cats that leave the shelter alive and go on to find lifelong, loving families of their own.

When we were founded 10 years ago in 2007 the live release rate at Oklahoma City Animal Welfare of the over 30,000 dogs and cats in their care that year was 25%. We are proud to announce that in 2017 the number of dogs and cats that Oklahoma City Animal Welfare admitted decreased significantly to 20,010 dogs and cats and the live release rate increases to 73.8%. Our projections for 2018 show us continuing this trajectory.

External Reviews

Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Fundraising Professionals - Oklahoma Chapter

Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits, Standards of Excellence Program Graduate

Greater Oklahoma City Chamber



Oklahoma Humane Society

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Board Leadership Practices

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Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

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Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

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Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

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