Evan Fadem, manager of the Humane Society of Tulsa, responded to a plea for volunteers following the rescue of 47 dogs from a commercial breeder in 2013.
“I showed up the next morning to volunteer and was offered a job,” she says with a smile.
Fadem manages the Society’s adoption center, volunteer program and the low-cost clinics, and leads the Humane Emergency Animal Response Team (HEART) in disaster situations.
She is also the transfer coordinator for Mutt Nation Foundation, started by country music’s Miranda Lambert. “We pull animals from kill shelters and transfer them to no-kill shelters,”says Fadem.
The Humane Society of Tulsa responds to large-scale emergencies that include puppy mill rescues, cruelty cases and hoarding situations.“We are fortunate to have a mobile veterinary clinic,” she says.
“We responded to the 2014 Sand Springs tornado to assist pets and their owners,” Fadem remembers.
“Everybody plays a role in rescuing animals,” she says.
Those interested in volunteering, donating, or adopting a fully-vetted family member should visit Tulsapets.com.
“These animals come from horrific situations. The beauty of our job is seeing them go home with people who are going to make their lives whole and complete.”
On an average The Humane Society of Tulsa adopts out approximately 1000 dogs and cats per year.