THINK GLOBAL, ACT LOCAL: From companion and farm animals to wildlife and zoo species, the Kirkpatrick Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of all animals through its Safe & Humane initiative. 

The ANIMAL Conference was held on October 22 & 23, 2018, at the Skirvin-Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City. During those two full days of conference, attendees viewed inspiring presentations, enjoyed coffee and cats, loved on comfort dogs, and networked with other animal advocates. We look forward to seeing you in 2021. 




Where Animals Fare Well, People Fare Well.


The Safe & Humane initiative is comprised of PEOPLE who care about the welfare of ANIMALS, people who understand that animal wellbeing is a key component of community wellbeing. This includes experts, advocates, civic and nonprofit leaders, business owners, academics, children, parents, school teachers, private citizens, journalists, and philanthropists, who are educating and inspiring others to act. We are committed to making Oklahoma the safest and most humane place to be an animal by the year 2032.




Priscilla's Pop-Up Cat Café

Coffee, kittens, and more in downtown Oklahoma City

Cats and coffee! It doesn't get much better than that. Priscilla's Pop-up Cat Café, hosted by cat ambassador Priscilla Forehand and celebrity cat Mickey Blue-Eyes, will be a fun interactive part of the ANIMAL Conference 2018. Join us to enjoy a latté and play with (or adopt) one of the cats and kittens from Tiny Paws Kitten Rescue and Pet Angels Rescue of Oklahoma. All suggested donations will benefit the rescues. Everyone is welcome; mark your calendar; the café includes live folk music and a portrait studio with photographer John Jernigan. Please follow all the happenings at the cat café on Instagram.