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14
Oct

Microchipping

When I started working in animal welfare, one of the things I was the most surprised about was the amount of misunderstanding and misinformation about what pet microchips are, how they work, and how they aren’t a long con on the part of the One-World Conspiracy to track our movements by using our pets against...
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28
Sep

What We Talk About When We Talk About Animal Rescue

When we talk about animal rescue, what do we mean? Usually we talk about rescue organizations, those extremely passionate and hardworking people who spend every day (often literally seven days a week) out doing everything they can to help animals find their forever home. Because they’re usually nonprofit organizations, they have a person handling advertising,...
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06
Sep

Dealing with Cat Scratching Behaviors

Cats, right? Tell me about it. I’ve lived with cats for the better part of a decade now, after growing up with dogs. One of the things it took me (far) too long to come to terms with was scratching. Not them scratching me, of course (though that did happen), but my furniture. I was...
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15
Jul

Welcome to Spay and Neuter Kansas City

Hello! Welcome to Spay and Neuter Kansas City! We’re a low-cost spay and neuter clinic located in Kansas City; our name indicates as much, so maybe you figured that out already. We focus on providing resources, wellness services, and education for all pet owners, but especially those in underserved communities. Looking over data from the...
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24
Jul

Positive Outcomes

It’s only recently that I’ve started doing social media and public relations for this organization. Before that I was a part of the Families Better Together outreach team, and before that I worked retail. Retail is such a different beast in terms of how things are emphasized and presented to the public. You want to...
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20
Jul

Pet-friendly Apartments

Among the things we encounter all too regularly in our outreach program are folks who are moving because they’ve run afoul of their apartment complex’s pet rules, or who need to move to a new place but can’t, again because of restrictive rules on pets. There’s an argument to be made for apartments having pet...
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