Animal Welfare

Animal Welfare - Staff Photo


Norman Animal Welfare is focused on encouraging responsible pet ownership by promoting and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the residents and pets of Norman through education, enforcement and community partnership. 

Finished in 2016, the Norman Animal Welfare Center is a beautiful 13,246 square foot facility that provides a variety of services that support our mission. In addition to spay and neuter surgeries, the state-of-the-art veterinary clinic provides a variety of necessary treatments to the nearly 2000 animals adopted annually. The facility also provides ample holding kennels to provide safe and secure space for lost pets waiting to be reunited with their owners. 

All animals are spayed or neutered prior to adoption. The adoption fee is $50 and includes all vaccinations, de-worming, a heartworm tests for dogs, as well as the City of Norman Pet License. 

Norman Animal Welfare provides an excellent level of animal care due to strong community engagement and key partnerships. Humanely addressing the challenges faced by homeless pet populations requires dedicated community leaders and volunteers. These tireless contributors provide the extra resources that allow Norman Animal Welfare to achieve a 90+% live release rate. 


Volunteer Orientations

Citizens wishing to volunteer with Norman Animal Welfare must complete volunteer orientation before submitting an application. To reserve your spot at an upcoming orientation, send an email to All volunteers are subject to a background check depending on the area or task assigned.