Spring volunteer hours

Spring has brought back longer sunshine hours and the HSCC’s Wednesday and Thursday evening dog walking has moved back to 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday times are still 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)

If you’re newly interested in volunteering, fill out an application and information and directions will be sent to you. Thanks!


Winter Dog Walking Hours

Attention volunteers!

Starting today our dog walking hours are changing to winter hours.
Wednesday and Thursday will be 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday will stay at their same time of 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Want information regarding volunteering? Fill out this form and information will be sent to you: http://www.humanecherokeecounty.org/application-to-volunteer

Shelter Needs and News

Our shelter will now have a weekly list of needed items. Please check back often. ūüôāthe

The HSCC shelter is in need of a few specific items this week (and always):

paper towels
liquid laundry detergent
Simple Green cleaner
light bulbs (LED preferred)

You can drop these items off at our Resale Shop (across from the Cherokee Nation), Petsense (in our donation bucket), at our shelter, or you can purchase them from our Amazon wishlist and it will be mailed to us.

As always, we appreciate all of the help and support our animal loving friends give us. Please help us get the word out by sharing this message. Thank you!

Our shelter also has some news about our Resale Shop:

resale summer hours

The Humane Society Resale Shop has new summer hours: Tuesday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Please come visit to purchase or donate items. All proceeds directly benefit the animals at our shelter.

17736 South Muskogee Ave. (Across from the Cherokee Nation Complex)

Cold and Productive Sunday

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We are so thankful for our volunteers. Even though it was bitterly cold today, these brave souls still showed up to help out. Some members of the NSU Harry Potter Club and the Paranomal club came out to the shelter and raked some leaves, cleaned and reorganized one of our sheds, and walked some dogs.

Continue reading Cold and Productive Sunday

Dog Walking


I know the weather is icky, but we always need volunteers to help out at the shelter. If it is safe to drive then we will be at the shelter trying to get the dogs exercised. Consider joining us this morning or tomorrow morning, or any of our dog walking days/nights.

Here’s the application to volunteer:
I’ll get back with you ASAP with information and directions to the shelter.

In Need of Horse Fosters

If you’ve looked around our county you know that we have a problem with neglected horses.¬† In 2014, we have responded to over two dozen horse calls.¬† These animals¬†desperately need help and we and the Sheriff’s Office can provide that help but we have one small problem.¬†We need someone to keep the horse safe, some¬†place for them¬†to go where they will receive food, water, and shelter while the paperwork goes through the court process.¬† After that, we will move them to a horse rescue where they can be rehabilitated.
If you have land with good fencing and good grass that will hold one or two horses for a short period of time, please give us a call at
918-457-7997 and leave us your name, number and a message regarding the situation or fill out an application to volunteer and mention your interested in fostering:
We can get the horses to you, we will pay the vet bills, we will work with the court system and the Sheriff.   We just need you to give them food, water, shelter, and some much needed TLC for a short time.  This is a community problem and a community solution is needed so there is no monetary compensation Рjust the good feeling you get from doing the right thing.  Be one of the good guys, call 918-457-7997 and help the horses today. 
You can also contact us using the email form.

A Dollar for the Cause

A Dollar for the Cause

-by Gemini Creason (HSCC Volunteer)

As an avid animal lover and HSCC volunteer, I strive to support the animals in any way that I can. As Christmas is the time of giving, I especially try hard to give to those charities that are near and dear to my heart. Last Christmas, I had a simple thought: what if everyone donated just one dollar this holiday season to the furry creatures at HSCC? What kind of impact would it have? I expanded my idea to come up with the following plan: I asked people to donate $1 per family member (furry creatures included) in their household. Since I had six cats and myself, I donated $7. Since my grandparents had a dog, a cat, and themselves, they donated $4. 2013 was the first year that I did this. I was able to raise about $25 and following the fundraising, I went and bought supplies for the animals. This past Christmas, I was able to raise twice that, and therefore I was able to buy twice the supplies! It was a success in my eyes, which is why I encourage others to do this as well. This idea is a simple one to implement and on a wide scale, it could have quite the impact. Of course, with any charity, make sure who you are giving the money to is actually going to give it to the intended recipients. Keep in mind the furry critters this next Christmas and remember, even just a dollar can create a purr-fect holiday for these homeless pets!