All Humane Societies Are Not Created Equal

alex-pennellIf you ask our staff the most common misconception about the Central Oklahoma Humane Society, it would be that some people think we are a branch of the national Humane Society of the United States.

In fact, many people across the country are under the impression that their local Humane Society is a subsidiary or chapter.

We are here to report that is not true.

The Humane Society of the United States is the nation’s largest non-profit animal protection organization. A majority of their focus surrounds change in the United States and around the world by fighting large-scale cruelties—think puppy mills, animal fighting rings, factory farming, horse cruelty, and more.

While the Humane Society does fundraise in Oklahoma, those donations help their national and international efforts around cruelty.

Your locally-founded Central Oklahoma Humane Society is the largest nonprofit animal welfare organization in Oklahoma focused on saving the lives of companion animals (dogs and cats) right here in Oklahoma. Our work helps save adoptable pets facing euthanasia in local shelters. We do this through programs such as:

The local Central Oklahoma Humane Society is funded by grants and contributors wanting to help local efforts. When you receive fundraising appeals from us, you are being asked to help local companion pets in Oklahoma City and the surrounding area.

So to answer the life-long question about whether we are a subsidiary or affiliate of the Humane Society of the United States, the answer is no. Both are great organizations doing great things differently.