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23
Jan

A Day in the Life: In the Field with Families Better Together™

It’s cold out. Single digits and dark. The day started too early, and probably won’t be through until nearly midnight. So far a number of spills have been taken on the snow-slickened hillsides (nobody hurt, thankfully), handfuls of community cats have been trapped, covered, and returned to SNKC, and a number of teams scattered throughout...
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03
Jan

10 Photos that Summarize Our 2017

Here we are at the beginning of a brand new year, full of possibilities and room for growth. While we have a little time, we want to look back at some of our favorite moments from 2017, to share what was accomplished (with your support, of course) to reveal what we loved, and show where...
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21
Dec

Finding Happiness Again

After Gary lost his last dog, Frank, he wasn’t in a place to even think about getting another dog. In fact, he thinks Frank’s passing is why he had a stroke on the same day. There was no way he was going through that again, he thought.    Enter Bear  Gary is a disabled veteran. That’s...
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08
Dec

A Day in the Life: Check-in

Our doors unlock at 7:30, but the staff is here by 7. Lights get turned on as the prep tasks take staff to different areas of the clinic: surgery, the dog and cat rooms, the waiting area. Supplies and paperwork are checked and double-checked, because once those doors open, you might not get another chance....
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29
Nov

Winter’s (Kinda) Here. Here’s 5 Ways to Fight Doggie Boredom

I have two dogs of questionable character. One is now a 10-year-old cattle dog mix. The other, an 8-year-old Border Collie mix. Despite their advanced dog years, they have two speeds: turbocharged and faster. Hard, hour-long walks barely put a dent in their desire to go, go, go. When the weather turns (and I don’t...
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23
Nov

It’s Time to Remember All the Good

As many families across our community prepare for Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I cannot help but pause and be thankful for the many things we take for granted in our lives. I am so grateful for what we can do as an organization and the lives we change every day. What we do could...
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16
Nov

A Twist of Fate

A Q&A with Amanda, Veterinary Clinic Assistant. We learn pretty quickly here at SNKC that everybody’s got their story. That applies not just to our clients and their pets, but to the staff as well. We’ve all taken different paths to get to the same place, and those paths have given us all unique experiences...
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10
Nov

How to Find a Companion

Robin lives alone. That’s the way he likes it. He’s not a cranky guy, mind you; he’s actually a very kind and caring man. He’s lived in houses full of people coming and going, though, and he’s at a point in his life where he just doesn’t want that. When he had a stroke, though,...
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31
Oct

Pets Make Us Better People

If you’re reading this, chances are you know that already. But hear me out … I’m the new guy here, still finding my way.   But I’m not new to the power of pets. I’ve worked on and off for pet-related businesses and charities over the last 20 years and I’ve seen the stories. A...
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06
Sep

The Story of Blu, Part 1

Beginnings Blu’s owner, Mr. Nelson, got a ride to our KCMO clinic on a Tuesday morning in early May. He had questions about Blu. He thought she was pregnant; to the untrained eye, some of the symptoms were there. Her belly, at least, was huge. But this had been going on for three months now,...
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