ASPCA Awards $5,000 to Oklahoma Alliance for Animals of Tulsa, Oklahoma

May 3, 2010

NEW YORK—The ASPCA® (The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) today announced a grant of $5,000 to be awarded to the Oklahoma Alliance for Animals (OAA) of Tulsa Oklahoma in connection with their participation in Subaru of America’s “Share the Love” campaign with Ferguson Subaru of Broken Arrow in Tulsa, Okla.

“We are thrilled to recognize Oklahoma Alliance for Animals for their work on behalf of the community’s homeless pets,” said Elysia Howard, Vice President of Marketing & Licensing for the ASPCA. “The support of organizations across the country has shown us how truly dedicated Americans are to supporting the vital work of our nation’s animal shelters.”

This year, the ASPCA conducted a contest, in conjunction with the “Share the Love” campaign, to find the most compelling events and activities created by local animal welfare agencies and Subaru dealerships. Five winners were selected for their inspired entries, dedicated to promoting animal shelters as the best places to adopt, while finding loving homes for their adoptable pets.

The winners who received the $5,000 donation included: Delaware Humane Association, Kent County SPCA who partnered with Dover Volkswagen Subaru in Dover, Del., the Humane Society of Bay County for their event at Buzz Leonard Subaru in Panama City, Fla., Coastal Humane Society for their event at Evergreen Subaru in Auburn, Maine, and Kent County SPCA who partnered with Dover VW /Subaru / Audi in Dover, Del.

“We are so thankful for the generosity of the ASPCA in awarding this grant. These funds will help us in our mission to reduce pet overpopulation through community collaboration and education,” said Jamee Suarez-Howard, President and Founder of OAA. “It is our hope that through generous donations and grants such as this that eventually Oklahoma communities will be places where no healthy animal of reasonable temperament is euthanized simply because it does not have a home.”

The contest helped match Subaru dealers with local animal welfare agencies around the country, which resulted in more than 350 adoptions and $28,000 raised for local agencies. For more information on Subaru’s national charitable “Share the Love” campaign, please visit