June 2022

When Hope Was Running Out

As we were driving away, I watched Janice wave through the side-view mirror until our Ford Transit disappeared around the corner. We were transporting her dog, Maxey, to our clinic for surgery, and it was the first time since her husband passed away that I think she had ever been alone. For a moment, I spaced out thinking about all...
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Common Cat Issues (and what to do about them)

Cats are great. Nobody’s gonna deny that (okay, some people would very much like to deny that, but that’s alright).  But even people who love cats don’t always understand their mysterious ways, or have learned some “common sense” techniques for dealing with cat problems that maybe don’t stand up to scrutiny. So let’s take you through some common cat issues,...
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In Five Years Time

Sometimes, I look around and wonder how so much could’ve happened in such a short amount of time. … I came here in September of 2017. At the time, I was one of 21 full-time employees for an organization that was helping between 16-17,000 pets a year. Our name was Spay and Neuter Kansas City, but we did more than...
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A House is Not a Home

I think about Trey and Missy a lot.  Every time I drive through the area in which they stay (which is daily), I look for them, just to give me peace of mind and make sure they’re doing OK. I even keep a bag of food within an arm’s reach in case they (or anyone else in need) are sitting...
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Q&A with Zoë Agnew-Svboda of BestyBnB

At the end of the day, we all have one goal. And that’s to keep pets and people together.  But that’s a task that would be impossible to accomplish if we didn’t join forces with other local organizations who want to preserve and protect the human-animal bond and better the lives of pets and people in Kansas City.  We have...
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