Harrah Grassfire Devastates Animal Shelter


Friday, March 11th 2011, 6:19 pm
By: News 9


Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9

HARRAH, Oklahoma -- The wildfires that destroyed several homes in Harrah also devastated a local animal shelter.

Vickie Opitz is with OK Adopt A Dog tried to save as many animals as she could from her shelter as the fire approached, but she was forced to evacuate before she could get to all of them.

Opitz and her son were able to save 25 dogs, but there were still 25 cats and dogs that they were forced to turn loose near 10th Street and Dobbs Road, including a partially blind German Shepherd.

And Opitz received word that she lost her barn, the shelter and three horses.

If you come across any of these animals or would like to help you are urged to call 405-426-7020 or email them at okadoptadog@aol.com.

Right now donations for OK Adopt A Dog are being collected at A-1 Pet Emporium at Wilshire and May in north Oklahoma City, Man's Best Friend at 10700 South Penn in South Oklahoma City and The Fluffy Puupy groomers at 320 N. Broadway Avenue in Moore.

And both Oklahoma Beagle Rescue and the Rocky Spot Dalmation Rescue need people to help foster some of their dogs since they also had to evacuate. Call 227-9879 if you can help.