Stories of Love: A Blog

World Rabies Day

The 28th of September is World Rabies Day. You might wonder why there’s a full day for one disease that’s easily preventable. The truth is that not every community, not every country, has as robust a vaccination plan in place, so the threat of death from rabies is...
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In the Right Place at the Right Time

It’s not unusual for folks to stop us and ask for help while we’re doing outreach in the community. But if we hadn’t been in the right place at the right time, Wally may not have gotten care for his dog, Chica. We met Wally while we were...
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The Secret to Keeping Pets and People Together

It’s amazing to look back on how much we’ve grown in 20 years’ time. When our founder and CEO Michelle Rivera first opened Spay and Neuter Kansas City (our former name) in 2002, we were only helping a couple thousand of pets a year solely through spay and...
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Meet Our Vets: The Heart of PRCKC

Choosing a vet is a big decision. Pets are members of the family, so it’s important to pick a veterinarian who you know will take great care of your pet and always keep their best interests in mind. And, more importantly, love them like their own.   That’s why...
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Our Mission: To Focus On the Positive

No question, this is a tough “business.” Those of us working in it confront difficult situations regularly. And sometimes it seems, there’s  not much of a breather before the next difficult case lands in our laps.  Thing is, nobody enters into this without knowing how hard it can...
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5 Summer Essentials For Pets

Before I worked here, I didn’t think much about the things I’m about to tell you.  I didn’t know about heartworms or flystrike or how much more difficult it is for pets to shed heat compared to us. Or … how many pets actually live outside.  Now, it’s...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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What does breed mean?

What breed doesn’t tell you You may have seen the recent study that came out looking at the correlation between breed and behavior. In short, researchers determined through surveying nearly 20,000 dogs from a wide variety of backgrounds that “dog breed is generally a poor predictor of individual...
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