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Agencies strive to increase Oklahoma City shelters’ live release rates

From Staff Reports Published: April 23, 2009
ASPCA’s Meet Your Match is the only method in existence that scientifically evaluates an animal’s behavior and interests and then matches them to an adopter’s preferences.

As a result, both agencies are enjoying improved client relations and more and better adoptions. Since they began working with ASPCA, the Oklahoma City Animal Welfare Department and Central Oklahoma Humane Society increased adoptions by nearly 3,000 cats and dogs (2008 over 2007), and in January and February 2009, adoptions rose by 400 placements compared to the same two months in 2008.

Both agencies have promoted transparent, productive relationships with government officials, public leaders and community citizens, resulting in such positive changes as increases in volunteers and foster families, and a big increase in daily visitors to the facilities.

In March, there were more than 9,400 visitors to the shelter.

"These two agencies have proven that they care about the animals in our community by raising awareness of their plight to public officials and ordinary citizens alike,” Mayor Mick Cornett said. "The dilemma of homeless pets is not just a shelter problem, it’s a community problem, and they are doing a great service to the animals and public alike by bringing attention to the issue.”

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