Norman Animal Welfare Implements Changes After Rise In COVID-19 Cases

Tuesday, November 24th 2020, 1:52 pm
By: News 9

Norman Animal Welfare services have been altered after a rise in COVID-19 cases.

All public access to the facility will be restricted until further notice.

The facility will remain open and staff will continue to operate and maintain the facility throughout the closure to the public.

Certain in-person services will continue via scheduled appointment.


All animal adoptions will be completed by appointment only. 

  1. Animals available for adoption can be viewed at: To schedule an appointment, call 405-292-9736.
  2. All adoption fees will be waived starting Wednesday, November 25. 

Stray or Found Animals

Stray animal intake at the Norman Animal Welfare facility is suspended until further notice. 

  1. Residents who identify a stray animal that remains at large or appears dangerous can report the location of the animal by calling 405-321-1444. A Norman Animal Welfare Officer will respond to the area. 
  2. Residents can report a found animal online at:

Animal Fostering and Emergency Intake

Animal fostering services and emergency intake will continue by appointment only. Residents can call 405-292-9736 to schedule an appointment.

Owner Surrendered Animals

Owned animals needing surrendered will be placed on a wait list and relinquished as space is available. Residents can call 405-292-9736 to be placed on the wait list. Owner surrender fees will be waived starting Wednesday, November 25.

Pet Licensing 

In-person pet licensing services at the Norman Animal Welfare facility are currently suspended until further notice. Residents are encouraged to purchase and renew pet licenses online at:

Services Suspended

The following services are suspended until further notice:

  1. Animal quarantine services 
  2. Owner-requested euthanasia services