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Rescue
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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16
Jul

Healing with A Little Help from Some Friends

Necole has a full house. Five kids, ages 3 months to 15 years. And then there are the four dogs, including two puppies. It gets crazy, she admits. But to her way of thinking, at a certain point the chaos couldn’t get much more… chaotic. “Life is already crazy enough with five kids,” she jokes,...
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24
May

All For a Friend Named Leroy

This is a story about perspective. It’s about loss and pain and struggle. But what stands out is that it’s also a story about unconditional love. And that friendship really matters. What doesn’t matter is how many legs those friends happen to have. … I first met John sitting in our waiting room. Ramona, our...
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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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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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07
Mar

Transparency

Transparency is important to us at Spay and Neuter Kansas City. What do we mean when we say transparency? Simply put, it means being open and honest. For organizations, there are two types of transparency: transparency within the organization, and transparency with regard to the public. Within our organization, transparency is incredibly important. As a...
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29
Nov

Saved by Cats

I grew up with dogs. Sort of. I didn’t know what to do with a dog. My family didn’t know what to do, either. We never had dogs for very long. We were a high-strung, neat freak sort of family (except for dad), so we had a lot of rules: no dog hair on things,...
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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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