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Animal Welfare is part of the Sand Springs Fire Department's Neighborhood Services Division. Animal Welfare investigators patrol the city and respond to calls involving animal bites, stray cats and dogs, animals running at large, nuisances such barking dogs and animals damaging neighboring properties, as well as animal neglect, abandonment, and cruelty cases.

Who to Call
Call 911 for animal bites, vicious animals, or other dangerous situations. RequestTracker is available for citizens to report lost or found dogs and cats, animal nuisances, or other animal situations that are not of an emergency nature. Citizens can also call the animal shelter at 918-246-2543 for general inquires, or the police and fire non-emergency number, 918-245-8777, for non-emergency matters.

Animal Shelter
The Sand Springs Animal Welfare Facility is located at 8620 W. 21st St. - a half-mile east of the intersection of Morrow Road and Adams Road on 21st Street. General public hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week. If an animal control officer is not at the shelter, call the police and fire non-emergency number at 918-245-8777 and an available officer will come to the shelter. 

Animal Adoption
Animal Welfare staff are committed to reuniting lost pets with their owners. If a dog or cat is found running at large, it is kept at the shelter a minimum of three days for its owner to claim. After that time, the animal can be adopted by anyone over the age of 18 who presents a valid driver’s license or government-issued identification. The adoption fee is $65 -- with funds used to defray costs for spaying or neutering, vaccinations and a general health examination. These medical functions are arranged and completed by the City prior to adoption. Citizens interested in adopting a dog or cat can stop by the animal shelter during public hours. If an officer is unavailable, they can call 918-245-8777 and an officer will meet them at the shelter. Animals available for adoption are posted on various social media sites. The number and type of animals available at the shelter change daily, so it is best to view the animals personally to make a selection.

All dogs and cats in the city limits must be licensed. The $10 license fee is valid as long as the dog or cat resides in the city limits. A tag issued with each license can help track the pet should it stray or become lost. Licenses can be purchased at the customer Service window located on the first floor of the Municipal Building, 100 E. Broadway St.

Dogs or cats within the city limits must be vaccinated against rabies. Vaccinations shall be administered by a licensed veterinary professional and shall have a one-year or three-year immunity period. Proof of current vaccination shall be maintained and available for inspection upon request by Animal Welfare staff, police officers, or other authorized employees or agents of the City. 

Contact Us
Animal Shelter
8620 W 21st St
Sand Springs, OK 74063

Phone: 918-246-2543
Fax:  918-245-0372

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday