Our Mission

Coins 4 Critters is an official 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the number of unwanted animals euthanized in the city of Muskogee mainly through spay/neuter assistance to pet owners in need.  To foster a culture of responsible pet ownership by educating the public on proper care and containment of pets.  We also have cats, kittens, dogs and puppies in foster care available for adoption. If you are looking for a specific type of pet and we do not have them in our care. Please contact us anyway. We work with other rescues and can refer you to them.

A little About Us

We have no shelter/facility. All of our pets available for adoption are in volunteer foster homes or at the Muskogee Petco Adoption Center.  We are all volunteers, taking care of some part of the organization.  To be a member is to be active in some part.  Volunteers do the many jobs it takes to make Coins 4 Critters successful. Some of the many jobs such as, fostering pets until they are ready for adoption and adopted, transporting pets to medical appointments, record keeping, grant writing, organizing fund raisers, setting up adoption displays, picture taking, organizing pet information, tracking health care needs, website creation and maintenance, returning phone calls/emails, collecting donated items. We can always use new members and volunteers.

When and where we meet

We meet on the third Tuesday of each month,  6:30 pm at 119 Spaulding ( Kiwanis Center building).  Watch us on Facebook or join our email list for a reminder and changes to the dates or time.  Typically the minutes of the last meeting are reviewed, reports on pets in our care, adoptions, spay/neuters etc.  Upcoming events, new ideas, fundraising opportunities, what we can do better to serve the homeless pets in our community are discussed also

By working together with the community, we have been able to find homes for so very many homeless pets and to see that they do not continue to breed new litters of puppies and kittens into a homeless and uncertain environment !

What is T.N.R. - Trap neuter return is as method of humanely trapping feral cats, having them spayed or neutered, vaccinated for rabies and then returning them to their "colony" to live out their lives.  T.N.R. also involves a colony caretaker who provides food, water, adequate shelter and monitors the cats health.  T.N.R. has been shown to be the least costly as well, as the most efficient and humane way to stabilizing feral cat populations.  T.N.R. helps the community by stabilizing the population and over time reducing it.  At the same time, nuisance behaviors such as spraying, loud noises and fighting are largely eliminated and no more kittens are born. The benefits of rodent control that they do is continued.

What is transport - It is when some of our wonderful dogs or puppies are sent to out of state adoption facilities. There are several cities with PROPER SPAY/NEUTER LAWS that do not have their shelters over flowing with homeless pets.  These adoption facilities in turn try to help us place our rescues into loving homes in their area.  Each dog or puppy that is accepted into the program has certain requirements that have to be met in addition, a "ticket" must be bought to help offset the cost of transportation.  It's great that some of our dogs and puppies as well of those from other rescues , will have an even better chance of getting their forever home. Transporting also frees up space giving rescues the opportunity to help other homeless dogs or puppies.

 

If you would like to sponsor a dog or puppy please let us know.  You can specifically donate to transporting.  They have to be vaccinated, receive flea and tick prevention, some will need a heart worm test, certificate from the Vet. to transport across state lines and a transport "ticket".

We would like to give a big shout out to Dr. Tim Synar who has been gracious enough to do the certificates  for several years and now the new owners of Animal Medical Center .