Central Oklahoma Humane Society


“People save animals. But first…we must help the people.”

It is estimated that as many as 65% of domestic violence victims stay in abusive homes or delay leaving out of concern for the safety of their pets. How can we ask someone to begin to heal, stabilize, and move forward while living in constant fear that their pets will be harmed if they seek shelter and help?

We are asking Impact Oklahoma to offer that help.

Impactful Collaboration – Central Oklahoma Humane Society (OK Humane) and Palomar, Oklahoma’s Family Justice Center, have established a FIRST in the nation partnership that utilizes a multi-faceted treatment approach that meets the needs of the whole person fleeing domestic violence, and also meets the needs of their animals. This has been accomplished by creating an on-site Animal Advocate that immediately cares for the animal(s) caught in the middle of domestic violence while Palomar takes care of the victim and their families.

Empowered Impact – Impact Oklahoma can set the Animal Advocacy program in motion by building a safe kenneling, transportation and fostering solution for the animals coming into Palomar. As OK Humane begins healing the animals, Palomar will begin to provide victim-centered services that promote victim autonomy and empowerment. In the end, the vision is to provide the victim with the heart-healing reunification with their pet.

Impact Oklahoma will be part of changing the way the city, state and nation treat domestic violence and animal welfare.  Your Impact will have no boundaries!