ASPCA Places Cats Removed from Guymon, Okla. Residence with Humane Society of Tulsa

Cats with terminally ill owner now looking for new homes in the Tulsa area
August 21, 2015

Tulsa, Okla.—The ASPCA® (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) and the Humane Society of Tulsa today announce that nearly 20 cats who had been removed from overcrowded conditions at a Guymon, Okla. private residence in mid-August  are now ready to be adopted into loving homes.

The rescue operation was set into motion in early August when the terminally ill owner contacted the ASPCA for assistance in removing her cats. Responders with the ASPCA and the Humane Society of Tulsa subsequently removed the cats from the trailer home and transported them to the Humane Society of Tulsa, where they were medically assessed and cared for until ready for adoption.

“When we visited the residence, we saw that urgent intervention was needed,” said Adam Leath, Southeast regional director of ASPCA Field Investigations and Response. “The individual recognized that she had too many cats in her household and needed help removing and rehoming them so she could focus on getting help for herself.”

"Many of the cats were in critical condition, and we were glad to be able to help this individual and the ASPCA provide the emergency care that they desperately needed,” said Gina Gardner, president of the Humane Society of Tulsa. “Several of the cats have recovered and are purring and pawing in their cages waiting on adoptive families."

Individuals and families who are interested in adopting one of these cats should call 918-495-3647 or visit for more details on the adoption application process.

“We’re very grateful to the Humane Society of Tulsa for offering their assistance in this rescue operation,” added Jessica Rushin, senior partnerships manager for the ASPCA Field Investigations and Response team. “We couldn’t have rescued these cats without them, and now these cats have a second chance to find safe and loving homes.”