Chickashanews.com

Local News

May 3, 2013

Dogs seek homes at local adoption fair

CHICKASHA — The local Animal Shelter will ask a few Chickasha-area residents to open up their homes to some furry friends during their Adoption Fair this weekend.

More than 20 dogs and puppies will be at Atwoods on Ponderosa Drive, just south of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike, this Saturday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Chickasha Animal Shelter staff and volunteers will be there introducing people to some of the dogs they’ve chosen as suitable to go to a good family.

“They deserve to be taken care of,” Talia Heilman, an employee at the Animal Shelter, said. “We’ll do a questionnaire, because we don’t want just anyone to adopt these dogs.”

Currently, the shelter holds just under 100 animals, including dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. While dogs and cats aren’t bursting out the doors, the shelter is essentially full, Heilman said.

“When people bring them by, a lot say ‘It’s not mine’ or ‘I found it on the side of the road,’” Heilman said. “Some will just drop them off outside in the fenced area, no note or anything. And some are very honest and say things like ‘My husband just lost his job, and he’s just doing well enough to take care of me and the kids.’ I found so many dropped off here, and it’s just heartbreaking.”

A steady stream of animals going in and out keep the shelter full, Heilman said, which is why Adoption Fairs are important to its operation.

“[Atwood’s] is real cooperative with us,” she said. “They get the cages set up for us, so all we need to do is bring the animals over that morning.”

The shelter tries to do fairs a couple of times each year and will change locations to try and reach all the people in town they can. In the next few months, Heilman said they will try to hold another one at the actual Animal Shelter where potential pet families can have the chance to play with the dogs in the fenced area.

1
Text Only
Local News
  • ODOT releases graphic of new bypass plan

    The Oklahoma Department of Transportation in conjunction with civil infrastructure company Leidos is in the right of way purchasing phase of a bypass that would run west of Chickasha. 

    July 28, 2014

  • Opinion: Local woman needs help with cemetery plot

    We have out first call to action of 2014. Last year - and frankly this year too - we covered the water issue with some depth. This week we focused our attention on a new task; a cemetery.

    July 26, 2014

  • WW2 veteran receives thanks from president

    From the large tapestries of the Obamas in his living room, one could say that World War II veteran, Burley Givens, has an appreciation for the president.

    July 26, 2014

  • Troublesome tree

    Situated on a quiet hill just to the southeast of town, Ninnekah Cemetery is a pristine, peaceful place.
    That's the exact reason Faye Barnett's husband, Lloyd, wanted to be buried there.

    July 26, 2014

  • Overview of upcoming Aug. 26 elections

    The 2014-2015 school year will begin with a runoff primary and three special school elections in Grady County on Aug. 26.

    July 25, 2014

  • Ross adds Image Hospice locations to health operation

    Ross Health Care expanded its reach this week with the acquisition of Image Hospice locations in Ponca City and Stillwater. 

    July 25, 2014

  • Dorman wants more done on OK execution case

    Gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman (D-Rush Springs) commented on the recent botched execution in Arizona. He said it makes Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett's execution even more suspect and the need for an independent investigation is more apparent. 

    July 25, 2014

  • Sex offender allegedly registers wrong address

    A registered sex offender was caught giving the wrong address as his residence when a Chickasha Police officer carried out a warrant for his arrest.

    July 25, 2014

  • Lincoln School, Miles Brown Chapel granted historic designation

    Applause from a crowded conference room punctuated the historic designation of Lincoln School and the Miles Brown Chapel on July 22.

    July 24, 2014

  • Council divided on wildlife issue

    The Chickasha City Council rejected changes to the city's animal control ordinance that would have required citizens to call private firms to take care of wildlife.

    July 23, 2014