OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
Kathryn L. Taylor
175 E. 2nd Street
Tulsa, OK 74103
918 · 596 · 7411
Date: March 2, 2009 #09-82
Contacts: Millicent Adu-H’Torah, (918) 669-6289
Mary Coley, Communications Dept., (918) 596-7270
Sparkles Returns to Tulsa
Tulsa area media are advised that Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog and pet guardian Dayna Hilton will return to Tulsa on Wednesday, March 4 and will be available for interviews at the Tulsa Animal Welfare Shelter, 3031 N. Erie Ave., Tulsa, from 9:30 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. During their visit to Tulsa Animal Welfare on Wednesday, Dayna and Sparkles will demonstrate how they educate children about fire safety.
Sparkles was originally rescued in Tulsa in May of 2003 from a home where 62 other dogs were living. Lawanna Smith and Nancy Werhane of the Dalmation Assistance League of Tulsa (DAL) were responsible for matching Sparkles with Hilton, of Clarksville, Arkansas.
Since her rescue, Sparkles and Firefighter Dayna have made it their mission to educate children and their families about fire safety.
Hilton has written a fire safety book and audio book, Sparkles the Fire Safety Dog, and has made numerous television appearances and media interviews throughout the country.
Recently Sparkles has also been credited with helping save the lives of two Tulsa Celia Clinton Elementary students and their families.
For more information or to schedule an interview on March 4, contact Millicent Adu-H’Torah, 918.669.6289 or call the Shelter at 918.669.6299.
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Information may also be found on the Tulsa Pet Magazine website.