COVID Update and Supplies Request

Effective immediately, the shelter will be closed to the public and all volunteers through at least April 4th. We will reassess at that time when public hours will be reinstated and post it here on our page. That being said, we still have animals that are waiting for adoption. So if you are interested in adopting, you can go to our adoptions page to fill out an application and we will contact you via phone. Since we can’t have volunteers helping at the shelter for now, here are a few ideas on how you can continue to support HSCC. Donations can be made via Paypal by going to our website, choose Humane Society of Cherokee County on orders, or turn on your Wooftrax app and pick HSCC as your shelter when you go for a walk. You can also drop off donations at Tractor Supply Store. Some of the basic things we always need at the shelter are paper towels, laundry detergent, bleach, Odorban, towels, antibacterial wipes, and gel.

Here is a list of items we are in need of:

Cleaning Supplies:
Baking Soda
Dawn Dish Soap
Liquid Hand Soap
Laundry Detergent
Antibacterial Gel
Simple Green
Paper Towels
Trash Bags ( 13, 18, or 30 Gallon sizes)
Twist Tie Bags (4 gallons) or clean Grocery Store Bags
Toilet Paper
White Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar
Air Freshener
Gloves for Cleaning

Over the counter medical needs:
Antibiotic Cream
Antifungal Cream
Saline Solution

Office Supplies:
Dry Erase Board Cleaner
Dry Erase Board Markers
File Folders
Paperclips – all sizes
Ink Pens
Printer Paper (Regular 8 x 11)
Printer Ink (HP Envy Photo7855) Cartridge 64 in Black
Tape – Duct and Scotch

Dry Puppy Chow
Canned Puppy Food
Dry Dog Food
Dog Treats
Dry Cat Food
Canned Wet Cat Food (any variety)
Meaty Baby Food (Beechnut or Gerber brand – Chicken)
Canned Goat’s Milk

Air Filters,16 X 20 X 1
Air Filters, 20 X 20 X 1
Cat Litter (Tractor Supply, Pelleted Equine bedding)
Flea/Tick Yard Crystals
Fly Strips
Zip/Cable Ties – any sizes

Gift Cards:
Tractor Supply
Tahlequah Lumber
General Dollar
Family Dollar

If you are in self-isolation mode, we hope you are getting to spend quality time with your pets. That is one positive about staying isolated. Thank you so much for your continued support during this time.

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Thanks to the Petfinder Foundation, a Catio is in progress!

The Humane Society of Cherokee County is excited to announce that we recently received a grant from the Petfinder Foundation to build a catio at the shelter.
Cats are often looked on as second class pets so we at HSCC wanted the cats that are waiting for adoption at our shelter to know that they are just as important as our dogs.  A lot of cats like to be able to smell fresh air and lay in the sun, and a safe way to do so is to build them a catio.  That way they can have the feel of outdoors but not the risk that comes with it.
This catio will also be an example to our cat adopters what they can do at their own homes for their cats.
We are so excited to get this project done and would not have been able to do so without the kindness and support of our friends at the Petfinder Foundation.
Thank you Petfinder Foundation for supporting the Humane Society of Cherokee County in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

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Resale Shop in need of donations

The Humane Society Resale Shop is in need of donations and small furniture items.

Every purchase at the HSCC Resale Shop directly helps support the shelter.

Please consider donating your gently used items at the shop across from the Cherokee Nation (17736 South Muskogee Ave).

Weed Eater Needed

We are in need of a weed eater. If you have one to donate, please let us know!
The donation can be used as a tax deduction for you.
If you can help, please call 918-457-7997 or email

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Animal Caretaker Position Open

The Humane Society of Cherokee County in Tahlequah, Oklahoma is seeking Animal Caretakers to feed and water dogs and cats, clean dog pens and cat rooms, medicate animals, etc.

This is a manual labor type job. Animal Caretakers are expected to work during inclement weather such as heavy rain or snow/ice storms and be able to withstand the HEAT in the summer and COLD in the winter.

To be considered, applicants must have at least a GED or high school diploma, be able to lift and carry 50 pounds, have reliable transportation, and have a working cell phone.

To be considered, applicants must be available to work AM shifts from 7 AM to 10:30 AM and/or PM shifts from 5:15 to 7:15 PM.

If you are interested in applying or would like more information please email HSCC with your name, a working phone number, and a resume. Please include on your resume any experience you have working with animals and at least two personal references.

Humane Society of Cherokee County
Tahlequah, Oklahoma