Music by Oklahoma-born music artist Kelly Lang positive factors second life | Leisure

In June, our atrocity investigator picked up a thin, furless dog. We can’t imagine poor Lily in pain for so long. Just touching her skin made her bleed. It was crusted, light pink, and had lots of infected skin. While having very little energy, Lily was a survivor and has worked hard on her health for the past 7 months. She is finally ready to find her eternal family and break away from the difficult first years of her life.

Currently at a nursing home that reports Lily is “a great source of joy and amusement”, this shy but sweet girl is thriving. She is well on her way to potty and crate training. She hasn’t had an accident at her nursing home in weeks and walks easily into her box but barks a few minutes before settling down. Lily enjoys cuddling, chewing hard bones, and now has the energy to take long walks.

Lily has played with other dogs and really enjoys wrestling and rumbling hard, making it difficult for her to stop playing when other dogs are around! She would do well in a home with only dogs, or in a home with other dogs who are having a good time and people who could proactively reinforce calm behavior when everyone is together.

Lily is around 3 years old, weighs 65 pounds, is heartworm positive and has not yet been neutered. As a tall girl who can occasionally get nervous when excited, she is looking for a home with no children under the age of 12. Having an intact pet in your home is an additional responsibility that potential adopters should consider. She has been vaccinated, microchipped and is currently involved in parasite prevention.

Because of the long road to recovery that Lily is still on, she is offered a caregiver to adopt a candidate. This brings many benefits, such as access to our dog trainer and our clinic for Lily’s needs! The Tulsa SPCA will continue to medicate Lily until she is healthy enough to be neutered. After that, the adoption will be completed. We will also start treating your heartworms soon at no cost to your adopters.

Let us know when you’re happy with Lily’s!


The Tulsa SPCA is currently only operational by appointment.

• Visit Click on their profile and use the orange “Interested in this animal? Click here!” Apply button to apply.

• If approved, we will contact you to finalize the paperwork, collect payment, and schedule an appointment for your drive-through adoption.

• Please stay home if you feel unwell, especially if you have symptoms of fever, cough or sore throat.

All available Tulsa SPCA pets can be viewed at

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Army Information: Jan. 24, 2021 | Life and Leisure


• New York Army National Guard Spc. Rian Worden of Kerhonkson, who was a member of the 56th Area Command, received the Medal for Operational Assistance during the recent training sessions.

Worden previously received the New York Guard Service Ribbon.


The following New York Army National Guard residents were promoted:

• Shakwan Florence of Kingston, serving in the rank of Private on November 21, 2020 with Company C, Second Battalion, 108th Infantry.

• Daniel Cirafice von Saugerties, who serves on November 8, 2020 with the headquarters and main division of the 104th Battalion of the Military Police in the rank of private 1st class.

• Matthew MacDonald of Saugerties, who was a Specialist with the Intelligence and Sustainment Company, 42nd Infantry Division on November 9, 2020.

• Dillon Smith, of Pine Bush, who served as a sergeant with the 1156th Engineer Company on October 30, 2020.