Stories of Love: A Blog

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Painful Truth: The Problem with Puppy Mills

A warning: this article will discuss some things that are difficult to talk about. Neglect, injury, and suffering are par for the course with puppy mills, so steel yourself and read on. Adopt, don’t shop. It’s a nice little rhyme, don’t you think? Meant to stick in your...
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Our pets are our family as much as the people in our lives are.

Fleeing the Storm

Katy and Nick had been through this before. More than once.  So when Hurricane Laura was forecast to come ashore packing the highest ever recorded winds for a storm hitting the U.S. mainland, they decided to heed the official warnings and packed what they could for a fast...
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Imperfectamente Squab

Esta es una historia sobre un gato perfectamente imperfecto que se llama Squab. En agosto de 2019, nuestro equipo recibió una llamada de un miembro de la comunidad que encontró un gatito negro y blanco recién nacido en muy mal estado. Sólo tenía 7 a 10 días –...
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Unapologetically Squab

This is the journey of a perfectly imperfect cat named Squab.  In August of 2019, our team got a call from a community member who found a newborn black and white kitten in very poor condition. He was only about 7 to 10 days old – his eyes...
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Our veterinarians and all of our staff love dogs and cats and want to help their human friends with whatever they need.

#ThePowerOfPets and Leading With Love

“If you know us, you understand how much we love pets, said Michelle Rivera, PRCKC founder and CEO. “But loving pets – and helping them – is also how we care for the people in our community.”  And that’s right. If you have a dog or a cat...
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Agárrate fuerte y nunca te sueltes

Hace un poco más de dos años desde que Trenda perdió su hijo adolescente, De’Monte, en junio de 2018. Pero su espíritu la sigue por todas partes que vaya porque su perro, Chopz, no ha dejado su lado desde el día que falleció. “No importa en qué parte...
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Holding on tight and never letting go

It’s been a little over two years since Trenda lost her teenage son, De’Monte, in June of 2018. But his spirit follows her everywhere she goes because his dog, Chopz, hasn’t left her side since the day he passed away. “Whatever room I’m in,” Trenda said. “He’s there.”...
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The Roots of Relinquishment

It’s never an easy thing to do. People who come to us to relinquish their pets are never just getting rid of a pet because they’re tired of it. They’re struggling, and they’re making an incredibly hard decision. As an example, look at our friends Marie and Precious...
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Call center: The nervous system of PRCKC

Our call center is like the nervous system of our organization, but they never forget to put their heart into everything they do here at Pet Resource Center of Kansas City. In the past two months alone, they have answered 7,283 calls and scheduled 3,866 surgery and vaccination...
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Una relación que nunca puede ser demolida

Mark y Jaclyn tuvieron que abandonar su hogar y la vida que apenas empezaron a construir para la fecha límite corta del 1 de agosto. Sin embargo, había una cosa – pues, había 14 cosas – que no podían llevar con ellos, pero que no podían dejar atrás...
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A bond that will never be demolished

Mark and Jaclyn had to uproot their home and the entire life they had just begun to build by the short deadline of August 1. However, there was one thing – make that 14 things – they couldn’t take with them, but they couldn’t leave behind either. After...
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The only good microchip? A registered microchip.

Microchips are the best way to ensure that you and your pet get reunited in the event that they’re lost or stolen, but there are a few things you need to know first. 1. It’s not a tracking device Pet microchips don’t have any form of GPS in...
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