The vision of Safe & Humane is simply stated yet ambitious in action: "To make Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal by the year 2032."
The path to making this twenty-year vision (2012-2032) a reality is ripe with opportunities and challenges. This effort seeks to elevate the standards of treatment, care, and welfare for all animals in Oklahoma while building on a strong framework already in place throughout the state. The scale and complexity can wide-and far-ranging, but we believe that through smart communication, strategic programming, education, and research, a culture of compassion will emerge to create widespread wellbeing for Oklahoma and its human and animal inhabitants. We believe one is inextricably linked to the other.
The Safe & Humane effort relies on executive-level and grass-roots leadership throughout the state, from education and non-profit to corporate and governmental entities. Animal wellbeing connects every part of society, from child wellness, healthy individuals and families, city and emergency planning, law enforcement, food and agricultural systems, social and emotional learning, quality cities and communities, and even prison reform and returning veteran services.