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Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven is a 501 c 3, non-profit, no-kill Animal Shelter located in Collinsville, Oklahoma. We operate solely off of the wonderful generosity of the volunteers, individuals, and organizations within, and outside of, our community. The donations we receive help to cover our operations and operational costs, and provide food, shelter & medical care to the animals we rescue.
In August, 2004, the Friends of the Collinsville Animal Shelter (F.O.C.A.S.) was organized by several concerned citizens to build a no-kill animal shelter in Collinsville, OK. This modern facility would replace a run-down cinderblock Animal Control pen that the city had been using for years. Dogs that were captured were given three days to live, cats were euthanized almost immediately. For four years, FOCAS volunteers fund- and friend-raised in and out of our community and brought in over $50,000 in donations. Finally, in January, 2008, the Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven had its grand opening. Named for Dr. Lincoln Ward (a Collinsville veterinarian) and Father Bill Wiseman, both of who died in tragic accidents, the WWAH has runs and crates to house up to 14 dogs and 12 cats. Since our grand opening, we have adopted out or returned to their owners almost 350 dogs and cats. We continue to operate 100% through donations and volunteer efforts.