Advocacy Alert

Oklahoma: Protect Puppies and Your City's Rights!

Oklahoma: Protect Puppies and Your City's Rights!

As you may know, most puppies sold in pet stores come from puppy mills, cruel breeding facilities that prioritize profit over the health and well-being of animals. Dogs in these operations are often kept in overcrowded and unsanitary conditons without adequate veterinary care, food, water or socialization.

To date, nearly 300 localities across the nation—as well as two whole states (CA and MD)—have enacted laws to keep cruelly bred puppies out of their pet stores. These local-level bans are crucial to reducing the demand for cruelly sourced pets.

The Oklahoma State House is considering Senate Bill 950, which would strip local governments in your state of their authority to ban the sale of cruelly bred dogs in their pet stores and impede future progress towards minimizing puppy mill cruelty in Oklahoma.

This bill has already passed the Senate. We need your help to stop it from passing in the House, too.

What You Can Do

Your state representative will soon consider this bill. Please take these two quick actions today:

1. Call your state representative and ask him or her to oppose S.B. 950. If you don’t know who represents you in the Oklahoma House of Representatives, you can find your lawmaker's name and phone number here.

2. Send a follow-up email to your state representative with the same message of opposition by filling out the form below.

Have questions or want to get more involved in stopping this bill? Please email

Thank you, Oklahoma.