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Animal Welfare

In an effort to limit exposure and transmission of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Moore Animal Welfare services will be altered and all public access to the facility will be restricted until further notice. Despite the lack of public access, the facility will remain open. Staff will continue to operate and maintain the facility throughout the closure. Certain in-person services will continue via scheduled appointments.

Specific service modifications include:

Stray or Found Animals

Stray animal intake at the Moore Animal Adoption Center is suspended until further notice.

  • Due to anticipated increases in calls and possible response delays, residents are encouraged to not detain or collect any stray or found animals unless they are willing to house and care for the animal until the owner is located.
  • Residents can report Lost or Found Pets on Facebook at, Moore ok lost and found pets
  • Residents who identify a stray animal that remains at large or appears dangerous can report the location of the animal by calling 405-793-5190. A Moore Animal Control Officer will respond to the area.
  • Owner Claim fees will be waived.


All animal adoptions will be completed by appointment only.

  • Animals available for adoption can be viewed at Moore Animal Welfare and Adoption Center Facebook page and the Moore ok lost and found pet's Facebook page.
  • To schedule an appointment, call 405-793-5190.
  • All adoption fees will be waived starting March 31st

Services Suspended

The following services are suspended until further notice:

  • Owner animal surrenders
  • Trapping Nuisance Wildlife or Felines
  • Pet Licensing
  • New Volunteer / Community services

Staff also seek to remind residents that, according to the CDC, there is no current evidence that companion animals can spread COVID-19 or that they might be a source of infection in the United States at this time.

Additional resources and information in regard to COVID-19 can be found online at

We never turn away any homeless, abandoned, injured or sick animals in need, including cats, dogs, rabbits, other small mammals, reptiles, birds, farm animals, and wildlife. We’re Moore’s only organization with this unique responsibility.

We also respond to reports of animal cruelty, injured animals, loose dogs, animals that are dangerous or a nuisance and enforce Moore’s animal ordinances.

Volunteer With Us

Interested in volunteering with the City of Moore Animal Shelter? Tails are wagging and cats are meowing in excitement over your participation! Volunteers play a vital role within our organization. Without your support, we would not be able to assist nearly the number of animals who need help in our community.

Individuals can register to be notified about special volunteer opportunities by emailing us at [email protected]. Volunteers will be required to fill out a Volunteer Application.

Volunteers are asked to dedicate 4 hours a month to shelter activities. Volunteer opportunities will include all or some of the following tasks: bathing and walking dogs, grooming animals, adoption and community events, socializing pets, training dogs.

Common Questions

Up to 4 animals over six months (adult cats or dogs) of age are allowed, per household. Proper city licensing must be obtained for each adult animal.

Up to 4 animals over six months (adult cats or dogs) of age are allowed, per household. Proper city licensing must be obtained for each adult animal.

No. Dogs must be confined to a fenced area or be on a leash. Cats must be kept indoors or monitored while outside.

Only if you are zoned agricultural.

You must be licensed by the State of Oklahoma yearly. We request that you notify the Animal Shelter if you have exotics for yours and the animals safety.


Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the Animal Welfare office at 3900 S. I-35 Service Road, Moore OK 73160

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Moore Animal Welfare is always accepting donations for the following items: towels, blankets, cat litter, per food, dish soap, fabric softener and laundry detergent, pet toys, treats, cleaning supplies, and pet beds.