Tulsa SPCA Making Room For Animals Displaced By Flooding
TULSA COUNTY, Oklahoma - Dozens of Tulsa animals without owners are being flown to Chicago Friday to make room for animals displaced by flooding.
Tulsa SPCA staff and volunteers are preparing to house more animals.
The animals are being transported in order to make room for more animals. This is because right now, there are 200 animals being held at the River Spirit Expo Center in a temporary shelter.
The animals were dropped off by people who have been impacted by the flooding.
To make room, Tulsa SPCA is transporting 60 animals they have already been caring for to Illinois. Another 110 cats and dogs from Tulsa are being transported too.
Tulsa SPCA is working to help out the Tulsa Humane Society and Tulsa Animal Welfare. The Humane Society of the United States has joined in to help out and actually paid for the flight of animals to Chicago.
Right now, the expo center is taking care of hundreds of animals for people who aren't able to take care of them right now due to flood waters. The temporary shelter at the fairgrounds is accepting pet food, blankets, towels and cash donations for animals.
News On 6 spoke to Mindy Tiner, the executive director for Tulsa SPCA and she said this is a tough time for everyone but she is blown away by all the support.
"People are needed to take care of animals so just my staff, I can't say enough about them you know, I reached out and said I'm not going to force anyone to work tons of overtime, but this is an emergency and everyone has stepped up and helped," said Tiner.
The temporary shelter is still accepting animals from people who have been disbanded and aren't able to take care of their pets.