We are a statewide partnership of organizations, agencies and individuals committed to the shared goal of reducing the number of dogs and cats euthanized in Oklahoma animal shelters. Our work is inspired by the power of the human-animal bond and the positive community impact of animal wellbeing.
OUR COMMON AGENDA
By 2025, the save rate for cats and dogs in Oklahoma animal shelters will be 90% or greater.
Shared Vision + Aligned Action
We envision a united commitment to reduce the number of cats and dogs euthanized in Oklahoma, recognizing the value of the human-animal bond and the positive impact of animal wellbeing on the quality of life in local communities. To realize this vision, we will pursue affordable and accessible spay/neuter programs, engage shelter leaders across Oklahoma in collecting data and implementing best practices, and create a vibrant grassroots network of citizens to enable effective communication and collaboration on important issues of animal well-being.
We are a partnership of passionate collaborators. We work together to share resources, ideas and innovations to inspire change and achieve our shared goals. We welcome all individuals, organizations and volunteers to join us in support of humane outcomes for all dogs and cats in Oklahoma. We embrace a common data set and reporting method to increase responsible pet ownership while decreasing pet homelessness and the euthanasia of dogs and cats.
We work with partners across Oklahoma to achieve our shared goal,
connect our partners to each other for greater impact,
and foster respect and compassion for dogs and cats
among the people of Oklahoma.
COLLECTIVE IMPACT APPROACH.
Common Bonds is structured around the Collective Impact conditions of success, utilizing a systemic approach to social impact that focuses on the relationships between organizations and the progress toward shared objectives. Collective Impact begins with a Common Agenda that includes a plan and commitment to Shared Measurement, engages partner organizations in Aligned Action, and supports these conditions and regularly engages stakeholders through Backbone Support.
Shelter Engagement and Best Practices
Responsible Pet Ownership and Spay/Neuter
Collective Power Through Knowledge Sharing
IN THE PRESS
- Oklahoma has made another top ten list, and not in a good way. According to the Pet Lifesaving Dashboard of Best Friends Animal Society’s No-Kill 2025 initiative, our state ranks 8th in the country for the number of cats and dogs euthanized in animal shelters.