By

Scott Cotter
28
Dec

Happening Now: On the Streets of KC

Most of the stories we share end with something good, a reunion of pet and person, some simple care delivered where needed or a life saved; affirmations that there is still plenty to feel upbeat about in the world.  And that’s true … we really believe it. On our end of the animal welfare business,...
Read More
12
Dec

The best day ever

Honestly, it can be emotional here sometimes …  Some of it is from sadness, naturally, but a lot of it is from the overwhelming good that we see from people and animals every day. And not just my co-workers who, I must say, surprise me regularly with their compassion superpowers.  We see it in our...
Read More
26
Nov

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 where some of his problems are, too....
Read More
30
Oct

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 two have lived together for more than...
Read More
10
Oct

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 on their lives.  This is Lisa’s story...
Read More
02
Oct

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 of pests.  But …  As pet lovers,...
Read More
17
Sep

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 struggled from time to time couldn’t have...
Read More
22
Aug

Driving Away Desolation

“Because of her, I’m never sad,” Charlie says from the front porch of his tiny home at the Veteran’s Community Project. He lives there with his best friend, a pibble mix he calls Blue.   Blue loves people and proves what we say about the bully breed all the time: they’re wonderfully sweet and good for...
Read More
07
Aug

#ThePowerOfPets

A week rarely passes that I don’t think about John.  Anytime I try to tell someone about him I immediately feel my heart stumble, and the words start stacking up in my throat like cars at a busy intersection. I don’t believe I’ll ever forget what he turned to me and said as we sat...
Read More
10
Jul

A New Friend … A New Start

Just down the road from SNKC HQ is a small community where lives are being put back together piece by piece. It’s called the Veteran’s Community Project. Most people know it locally from the small houses that are being built at 89th and Troost. It’s called the Village. And it does have a village feel...
Read More
1 2 3 4