• Safe & Humane

    Safe & Humane initiative: To make Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal by the year 2032.

  • Safe & Humane

    The Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital is a new state-of-the-art hospital at the Oklahoma City Zoo, opened to the public in 2015. Click here for more details on the project.

  • Safe & Humane

    Thank you for joining us for the first ANIMAL Conference of Ideas, Impact, and Inspiration on March 30 and 31, 2015. Be sure to check the Kirkpatrick Foundation Facebook page for updates for the next conference to be held October 22 and 23, 2018.

  • Safe & Humane

    The Oklahoma Link Coalition is organization made up of professionals dedicated to promoting collaboration, cooperation, public awareness, and education to end violence against people and animals. For more information about the group, please click here.

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  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA, FEBRUARY 11, 2015 – The Kirkpatrick Foundation will host The ANIMAL Conference at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel March 30-31. The first of its kind, the two-day forum will focus on Ideas, Impact, and Inspiration by bringing together the brightest minds in science, journalism, research, and sustainability to convene and discuss current and future trends...

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Vision 2020 Conference

July 2014 | Kirkpatrick Foundation invited members of the Mutt-i-grees professional development team from the North Shore Animal League, the Oklahoma City Zoo, and the Keystone Adventure School and Farm to participate in a panel presentation at the Oklahoma State Department of Education Vision 2020 Conference in downtown Oklahoma City. Click here for details

Study

The Status of Oklahoma Animals

In April 2013, Kirkpatrick Foundation began a broad research study on the status of Oklahoma animals. Independent researcher Kristy Wicker, M.S., interviewed stakeholders in the animal wellbeing community and gathered data on companion animals, exotics, livestock, equine, laboratory animals, and wildlife in Oklahoma through July 2014. The study was outlined at the ANIMAL conference, edited throughout 2015, and made available to the general public in February 2016. Wicker made several presentations of the study to Rotary Clubs throughout the Oklahoma City area throughout 2016. Also in June 2016, Manda Shank and Louisa McCune presented the study at the biannual meeting for the National Link Coalition held during the National Sheriffs' Association conference. Contact Kirkpatrick Foundation for a free copy of the study.