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Just look at all these sweet faces. These pets and many more are waiting to be adopted at the ESPCA. If you’ve ever considered adding a family member to your home, there is a pet for you! The ESPCA team would love to help connect you to an adoptable cat or dog that fits your lifestyle and pace.

The ESPCA pulls the majority of its animals from Enid Animal Welfare, and after a health check, spay/neuter, and microchipping, most are ready for adoption right away. Generally, over 100 animals are in the ESPCA’s care on any given day. A small but mighty staff of compassionate individuals, dedicated volunteers, and a lot of community support keep the day-to-day activities rolling at the shelter. However, there is always a need for more help with donations, fostering, and volunteering.

As the shelter turns 25 years strong this month, the ESPCA’s mission is to provide compassionate care to companion animals awaiting adoption. Executive Director Vickie Grantz was one of two ladies who started the ESPCA. She and Gabriella Wilson began with a group of fosters working out of their homes to grow to the current campus that the shelter is on.

The dogs and cats need you; you also get so much from helping them. It’s a great way to feel good and make new friends who love animals. There’s a lot of excitement for new volunteers right now, and you can sign up at enidspca.org/volunteer. There is always a furry face to cuddle, read to, walk, brush, bathe, or pick up after. If pet hair is not your thing, but you would love to help from afar, you can sign up for the event team to help with promotion. There is a large festival in November each year, and help is always needed.

We hope you visit the ESPCA and their furry guests. If you are interested, there are lots of ways to get involved. You can become a Pet Partner (ESPCA’s monthly giving program), foster a pet for a short break from the shelter or until they are adopted, volunteer around the shelter, save aluminum drinking cans to help with the spay/neuter program Cans4Change or walk a dog to get them out of the bustling kennel. There is also a wish list at enidspca.org/wishlist.

Robert Faulkhttps://enidmonthly.com
Robert R. Faulk is the Publisher and Editor of the Enid Monthly. Robert graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.A. in Political Science and has his J.D. from the Oklahoma City University School of Law. He is originally from Oklahoma City, but is happy to have lived in Enid since 2004 and calls it "home."



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