Oklahoma Alliance For Animals Helping Keep Outdoor Pets Warm

Volunteers use dozens of bales of straw to help keep pets warm outdoors as temperatures drop. They tell News On 6 that they want to help keep animals alive and educate pet owners.

Volunteers with Unchain OK are looking for faces like these. They look for dogs that are left outside in the cold without proper shelter, food or water.

“We’re just trying to get out and educate the people, the owners of these dogs, to try to do the right thing,” said collector Suarez of the Oklahoma Animal Alliance.

The way to help these dogs, Suarez says, is to make sure their owners have what they need.

“Unchain OK comes out with resources — we provide kennels, hay, ties, we provide free and neutral sterilization to our people that we take out and check,” Suarez said.

This past weekend crews headed to neighborhoods across Tulsa, taking down dog kennels and hay to make sure dogs left outside have what they need to survive the freezing temperatures.

“We always write with love, Unfettered Oklahoma,” Suarez said.

They’ve been through over 60 bales of hay and need more kennels because they’ve been through so much.

“Once they become our customers, they become customers for life, and we try to take care of that dog and follow that dog until he doesn’t need us anymore,” Suarez said.

Juma is excited about bringing volunteers into every situation with kindness — not judgment, and this weekend she was reminded of the importance of that mindset. The owner of one of the homes where she delivered dog supplies and her phone number called Jumaa.

“We don’t know what people are going through – she just lost her 13-year-old son who was shot,” Suarez said.

Volunteers go out doing what they can to help the dogs, by doing what they can to help people.

Learn more: https://animalalianceok.org/about/

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