By

Scott Cotter
20
Mar

Resting On Hope

In the midst of trouble, if you look hard enough, you can see it.  It’s there in the people who keep going despite the risks. The grocery store clerks, the cleaning crews, the restaurant employees, and the selfless medical staff and emergency responders. Many accept the hazards that come with the coronavirus so they can...
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19
Feb

Compassion Always Wins: Focus on Customer Care

The first thing you have to know is that it’s never easy. Ever.  That doesn’t seem to matter. No matter what the day brings, the SNKC customer service staff seem to always have a ready smile and a quick answer for the barrage of questions that come their way every day.  Their happy faces are...
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11
Feb

How your pet’s urine affects your KC lawn

As we approach spring and lawn care time here in KC, we worked with LawnStarter to provide some background on the impact your pet’s bathroom habits can have on your grass. This piece was written by Jasmine Patel for SNKC. …… For many pet lovers, a beautiful lawn may seem like an unreachable goal. Some...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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,...
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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...
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