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Outreach
12
Dec

Powered by People: Asking for Help is How We Save Lives

This holiday season, you’ll likely be asked if you can help an organization (or several) with a donation. Thing is, nonprofits like SNKC rely on people like you to keep the mission going. It’s the reality of our world. But – and this is a biggie – SNKC is fairly unique in this space because...
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29
Nov

From Lost to Loved

It’s the circle of life. That’s what I tell myself when I think about to that little dog we hastily named Moo. But not in the way you might think. Not in the “Lion King,” living, dying and rebirth narrative that we ascribe to nature as a way to explain (and perhaps feel better) about...
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28
Sep

Moe’s Going Home

Sometimes, in this “business,” you just have to sit down by yourself and feel the hurt pressing down on your chest like a heavy boot. There are good days, though. More than you’d think, really. The kind that bring tears of a different kind and remind you why you do this in the first place....
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20
Sep

In For a Penny

In May of this year, in a small Oklahoma town, a seventeen year old young woman named Natalie was killed by a driver while sitting at a stop sign in broad daylight. This tragedy, senseless and cruel, devastated her family, especially her sister Cait. Cait and her husband Ben were preparing to move to Kansas...
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15
Jun

Not Going it Alone

You know this. That life can be tough and random and lonely. But this is not about that. Not even a little. In fact, even with that small reminder that there’s a line somewhere out there we all know about and some of us cross (willingly or not), this is about the power of love....
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08
Feb

Getting to the Far Shore

Barbara lives alone now in a quiet house, except for when her son comes to stay with her occasionally. It used to be different, though. Much different. Several years ago, her husband passed away. Five months later, her father. Five months after that, her mother. And then just two months later, one of her sisters...
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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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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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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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