Hairballs: A Blog

Gracias a Nuestra “Gran Liga” de Voluntarios

Aquí en Spay and Neuter Kansas City, los días pueden ser muy difíciles. El trabajo que hacemos — entre 50 y 70 cirugías cada dia, una clínica lleno de perros y gatos esperando pacientemente las vacunas y miembros de nuestro equipo en la comunidad proveyendo recursos para las...
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To Our ‘Major League’ of Volunteers: Thank You

Here at Spay and Neuter Kansas City, our days can sometimes become pretty overwhelming. The work we do — managing 50 to 70 surgeries a day, having a room full of pets in our clinic patiently waiting to get vaccinated and team members out in the field providing...
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Currently Celebrating: Mutts

We have different names for them. Mutts. Mixed-breed. Heinz 57. But no matter what you call them, they’re fantastic, and we’re celebrating them today. Why should you adopt a mutt? 1. Adopt a mutt, raise awareness. While it’s true that purebred dogs do end up in the shelter,...
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Dogs and people form strong bonds that help them get through tough times.

A Dog to Lean On

Ben is trying but it’s not easy.  He mentioned that he was squatting someplace with his dog, Luna, a year-old lab mix he found at a bus stop when she was just a few weeks old.  If his wonderful friendship with Luna began at the bus stop, it’s...
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A One-Of-A-Kind Daisy

My girlfriend and I get a text from Rachel that says she’s almost here. She has no transportation, so she takes the bus. When she arrives, she’s all smiles, gives us a quick rundown of how things are going, and then we let her be. Because we know...
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We all need family, even if that family has four legs.

Dispatches from the Home of A Mildly Lovable Cat

CC is the cat who lives with the lady who has lived alone for what must be 25 years now.  That lady is actually my mom. And she is not a cat person. In fact, she’s reluctant to have CC in her life right now even though the...
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Why a Pet Food Pantry?

One of the most common things we get requests for is pet food, and it’s easy to see why. First, it’s food, a basic necessity. But second, it’s one of those resources that runs out, and quick, especially if you’ve got a big dog. But third is this...
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Cats and dogs live with and help humans in many different ways.

There for Each Other

We believe in #ThePowerOfPets. And we try to tell stories that reveal how incredible the human-animal bond is. But from time to time, we ask people to tell us, in their own words, what their pets mean to them and what kind of impact those pets have had...
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Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can come between us and our pets.

The Problem with Parasites

Who hasn’t ever scratched at a mosquito bite and wondered, “I hate them; why do they exist?”  Or fleas, ticks, intestinal worms … all parasites for that matter. But as cooler weather approaches, some of us are likely to forget the aggravation caused by this year’s bumper crop...
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Harnessing Hope

Cynthia grew up with pets, has always had pets. From her childhood, when her father had cats, up through adulthood, she’s always had someone there. Most recently it was a little chihuahua named Tiny, who was her dog when we first met her five years ago. She has...
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Puppies and kittens make great friends. And by helping their human families, we help them.

Keeping Pets and People Together

“If you can’t afford a pet, you shouldn’t have one.”  We hear this quite a bit. Certainly it comes from a place of compassion for animals; I myself thought this long before I understood what happens here at SNKC. Or what the reality would be if everyone who...
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The Photo Wall

1. An Emergency, A Photograph One of the best things about working here is how we all come together in a crisis. For example, when our co-worker Whitney suddenly needed to move out of her house, we all came together to show her how much we cared, to...
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