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Operating as usual
If you live within the City of Pryor, you may have seen these cute masked bandits around on your back porch or in your yard.
We have had several cases of disoriented raccoons being caught by Pryor Animal Control. Some of these raccoons have tested POSITIVE for distemper.
Distemper can affect most mammals, Including our domesticated house pets.
According to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), “distemper is often fatal, and dogs that survive usually have permanent, irreparable nervous system damage.”
Cats can also catch distemper, but there is no known vaccine at this time.
This would probably be a good time to mention Baylisascaris procyonis- the raccoon roundworm while we’re here.
Raccoon roundworm is the infection by a roundworm called Baylisascaris procyonis carried primarily by raccoons. This worm can infect people and a variety of other animals, including dogs. Human infections are rare, but can be severe if the worm invades the eye, organs, or the brain.
These parasites can be prevented by regular administration of anthelmintics.
We always recommend yearly boosters for your pets, and this is one of the reasons why. If your pet hasn’t received a booster in a while, now would be a great time to do so!
Pets needs protection
Frigid temperatures will arrive this weekend. ❄️ On Saturday, windchills could be in the single digits, and there is a slight chance of a wintry mix. Now is the time to prepare outdoor pets for the extremely cold weather.
BRING THEM INSIDE: While it is the best practice to bring all pets inside, if they have to be outside, make sure they have the proper protections from the bitter cold. Huskies can tolerate winter conditions well because their thick double coats provide insulation for cold climates. Pit mixes, with thin coats and bare underbellies, shiver easily and need to be indoors or at the least provided insulated shelter. Puppies and elderly, frail or sick dogs are especially vulnerable to winter weather, and need extra protection.
PROVIDE SHELTER: Access to an insulated doghouse, garage or shed when temperatures drop below 45 degrees helps keep your dog warm. Dogs accustomed to indoor living or temperate climates should not be left outside in freezing temperatures. Make the shelter accessible. You may not be at home when temperatures drop below freezing.
INSULATE SHELTER: A plastic or wood doghouse can help protect them from the wind, but it doesn't help keep them warm. You need to insulate any outdoor shelter with straw bedding - not hay. If you are insulating a dog house with straw, below is a picture of how it should be done. It needs to be stuffed full - all along the sides and back. The dog needs to be able to burrow down inside of the straw. Bales are usually $10 or less at local feed stores and will stuff 3-4 doghouses.
OAA is offering free straw bedding to those who need it Wednesday, Dec. 29 and Thursday, Dec. 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, December 31 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Text (918) 917-9687 or call (918) 742-3700 to reserve a bag. Pickup at 51st and Sheridan in Tulsa.
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Grove man charged with cruelty to animals
A Grove man, Denver Cooper, faces a felony count of cruelty to animals.
The charge was filed on Oct. 15 and stems from a report filed by a woman who found four puppies in a box in the Caves Springs River Branch. The puppies had drowned.
According to the sheriff’s report on the incident, Cooper told officials the puppies were stillborn. However, they were sent to be autopsied and the report indicated the puppies had milk in their stomachs.
Later Cooper is reported to have said, “I thought something would just eat them.”
A bench warrant was issued in the case on Oct. 15 and a court date is set for Nov. 22.
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So many numbers. Numbers that tell a story of lives. Of victory, and loss.
Two and a half weeks.
Twenty one puppies (multiple litters) who were exposed to an extremely contagious strain of the dreaded parvovirus brought in by one puppy who appeared healthy at intake.
Seven staff members.
Committed to saving lives who never gave up. Who worked extra hours. Who went above and beyond. Team members who knew lives depended on their hard work and diligence.
Who supervised their care and was available anytime we needed him. At any hour. Any day. Who made us feel so proud when he said what an amazing job we did handing parvovirus.
Who pulled through. Despite the odds. Despite the extremely virulent and contagious strain of parvovirus.
Who just weren’t strong enough to fight. They tried very hard and so did we. We mourn for those two puppies. Hanson and Saltine, we are so sorry we couldn’t save you.
As we finally emerge from these exhausting two weeks, we are very excited to know that all the lives that we saved will soon be moving on to their forever homes. Our postpone transport will happen. It will happen later than we expected, but it will happen.￼￼
Our veterinarian will be out next week to examine and clear everyone who is safe to travel. We celebrate the lives we save and mourn the ones we lost.
A huge victory. This transport will be in memory of the puppies who didn’t make it and sweet Taylor, the dog who arrived to us with a ruptured tumor and had an amputation. We tried so hard to save her, but the damage what should be done to her body was just too much. She sadly passed away. She should’ve had so many more years. As we celebrate the victories, we remember the losses.
Please consider making a donation ￼in memory of Taylor, Saltine and Hanson. Many shelters would have chosen a different route; they would have euthanized anyone who was positive for parvovirus. We couldn’t do that. We don’t believe in that choice. We are here to save as many lives as we can. There lives matter to us.
We cannot continue to save lives without your support.
2 lives sadly lost.
19 lives lives.
1 great mission.
1 amazing vet.
1 amazing team.
The numbers tell the story.
Please donate in memory and honor of Taylor, Saltine and Hanson.
Please help us keep making miracle possible. The costs to hold and treat 21 puppies tops $8000. Would we do it again?
But we need you.
Update: dog was found and finder is saying they have taken the dog to California. 🙁🙁
Missing from Holiday Shores in Grove, OK. We have owners info.
Four hundred and thirty three. That’s how many days sweet Princess has been waiting for her forever family to discover her.
433 days of waking up in a concrete kennel. 433 days of not having a family to love. 433 nights going to sleep alone in the shelter. 433 days is so much more than enough. 🙁
Princess arrived to us heartworm positive. She was a transfer in from another facility where they were out of space and she was out of time. She has been treated for the disease and is now heartworm negative and has been ready to find her family for so, so long.
She’s always excited to see people stop by her kennel and she loves to get out and go for a walk. She has the silliest smile you’ve ever seen.
We think the thing that has been holding her back from adoption is that she is not necessarily good with other dogs. She can be dog selective, and has been kenneled successfully with some dogs, but she definitely likes to be the dog in charge. She would probably do best with a submissive male dog.
She’s definitely a people pleaser and has never met a person that she didn’t like.
She’s got a moderate energy level and will require regular exercise and playtime to stay at happy girl, but we can definitely see this girl also enjoy spend in lots of couch time with her new family. She’s about 3-4 yrs old and we think she would be the best fit with children 8yrs of age and over.
If you think that she may be the perfect dog for your family, please stop in and meet her and fill out an application.
If you would like to help Princess but can’t adopt right now, please consider being her sponsor. It’s only $75 to sponsor her or any of her kennel friends for one month. Sponsorships are critical to the continued success and operation of our shelter as they provide for the day today care of the pets in our facility.
Learn more about how to adopt here: https://www.secondchancepetsponsors.org/adopt-a-pet.html
Sponsor Princess here: https://www.secondchancepetsponsors.org/store/p390/Sponsor_Princess.html
This dog was rescued from nearly drowning in a lake near Lakemont Shores in Eucha. Finder tried to locate an owner with no luck. Does anyone recognize?
Photos from Second Chance Pet Rescue of Grand Lake's post
Are you looking for a fun new friend to add to your family?
Saxon may just be the perfect guy for you.
Saxon is big, happy, goofy and lovable.￼ He’s always so excited when people stop by to visit and loves getting out to go for a walk. He walks pretty well on a leash. This guy is very social; he wants to be around people all the time. He hates to be stuck in his kennel.
He’s playful but not over the top energetic. He does seem to get along with other dogs; this, however is always dependent on the other dog. He would probably do better with females that he would with males as he arrived to us as an intact male. He will be neutered before he leaves.￼
When he came in he had terrible yeast infections in both ears which have been treated but those issues do occasionally return and he may need follow up treatment often on.￼
He’s a wonderful guy and deserves an amazing home. Adoptions are sponsored this month so there is no fee with an approved application; we do require veterinary references in order to be approved for our fee waived adoptions.
If you think that this big hunk would be a great addition to your family, please stop in and meet him.￼￼
Bell has been with us for almost TWO YEARS.
This sweet girl wants nothing more than to be someone’s baby and lap dog. She will turn herself inside out for attention and snuggles.
She needs to be an “only dog” which we believe is the main reason she is continually passed over.
It’s so sad to see her get so excited to see people only to have them walk on past her kennel. She goes from happy, hopeful and wagging to sad immediately. She doesn’t understand why no one wants her.
Bell is young; only about 3 years old and does have a fair amount of energy. She would love a fenced yard and and family to play with and commit to love her forever. She will need her new family to be patient as she adjusts to life on the outside.
If you would like to meet our beautiful Bell, please stop by the shelter!
Dexter has been with us for one year and four months and is becoming very sad and kennel stressed. He’s starting to think that no one will ever pick him.
This handsome two year old cattle dog mix has been waiting patiently for a family for so long. He constantly gets passed over.
He’s a volunteer favorite and walks great on leash. He is social and friendly with everyone he meets. He will do best as a single dog; he wants all the attention for himself! We think he may be able to live with a mellow female dog, but being a one and only would be best for Dexter. He will need some time and a patient person to help him adjust to “life on the outside.”
If you see Dexter as the amazing dog that we do and cannot believe he has been waiting so long, PLEASE stop in and meet him. He will be your best friend forever!
We are missing our min pin. He’s been gone since Saturday. His name is Tiny. He is 15 years old and has gray in his fur. We have had him since he was a baby and we are the only home he has had. We miss him very much. We live on 617 Loop just pass Honey Creek bridge. Please let me know if you see him.
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Desperately need donations to fix transport van which broke down in Iowa.
For those who don’t know, we had a real scare this weekend.
Our van broke down enroute to Wisconsin.￼ We had 42 dogs and puppies on board! Thankfully , we were able to get in touch with another group who immediately dispatched to transport vehicles to pick up or stranded dogs and puppies and get them to where they needed to be. All dogs and pups were delivered safely.
Our wonderful and amazing volunteer driver has offered to stay where the van broke down in a motel until it can be fixed so that we can get it safely return to the shelter as well as pick up all of our transport crates.
Now, the bad news. The issue is the PCM module which is basically the brain of the van. There is corrosion on the connections and internally on the module and the module has to be replaced.￼ 🥺🥺
We are looking at about $3010 in repairs. This was definitely an unanticipated expense and any donations to help us recover from this would be greatly appreciated.
We can’t imagine not having our van...it provides such a critical part in local and long-distance transfers which help us save more lives.
Yes, we do service it regularly, and yes it was just in recently to checked prior to transport. The repair shop said this is nothing that was preventable and no way that we could’ve known.￼
Every dollar makes a difference! Please consider making a donation to help us with the very necessary repair!
Thank you from the staff and the pups! ❤️￼￼
Angus has been with us for over eight months. He’s patiently waiting for the perfect family to come along.
He’s one of our many volunteer favorites; he walks great on a leash and loves to get out and is enjoying this wonderful weather we’ve been having.
Angus is about 4 to 6 years old. This Rottweiler shepherd mix is just looking for a home where he can hang out with his new family and enjoy the comfort of the couch instead of spending his evenings in the kennel by himself.
Angus gets along with some but not all dogs; if there are other dogs in a prospective adoptive home, doing a meet and greet would be a great idea.
If you think Angus might be a great fit for your home, please stop in and meet him. He’s such a good boy and has been waiting for so long.
If you’d like to help Angus but now it’s just not the time to adopt, consider being his
Sponsor! Sponsorship is a great way to help the shelter and all of our pets; sponsorships go directly into our operations fund to help us provide day-to-day care for the pets in our facility. Just click here to find out more about sponsoring Angus: https://www.secondchancepetsponsors.org/store/p427/Sponsor_Angus.html
All LadyBird wants to do is to find love and have fun.
This sweet girl has been with us for one year and 10 months. That’s a long time for an exuberant, fun loving dog to be locked up in a kennel. She gets out and goes for walks thanks to our amazing volunteers, but what she really wants is an active family so that she can play, play, play every single day!
Ladybird is a 3 to 4 year old boxer/pittie mix. She has been kenneled with a male dog and done OK, but a dog meet would be a must as this girl is full of energy and has tons of personality. She may be a bit too much for some dogs and we feel she would definitely do better with a male dog than a female dog. Ideally, we would love to see her go to a home where she could be the one and only and get all the attention.
Since she’s been in lock up for so long, it’s going to take her a while to get used to life on the outside. Her new family will need to be patient as she learns the rules in the house all while providing lots of support, playtime, exercise and praise. With her high energy level, we think she’d probably do best in a home with children 10 years of age and older.
If you’re looking for a new best friend to spend time with as the weather turns beautiful outside, and you are an active person, she may be the perfect dog for you. It will take a little bit of training, a little bit of patience and a lot of love, but this dog so deserves all of that. She will return the love x100!
❤️Please stop in and ask about our beautiful LadyBird! ❤️