Stories of Love: A Blog

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Unleashing ‘The Beast’

We’ve known Robin and Beast for going on three years now, but our last visit may have been the happiest we’ve ever seen them. And that’s something they both deserve more than anything. Earlier this week, six of us, with an itch to get our hands dirty and...
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Keeping your pet hydrated

July is National Pet Hydration Awareness Month. Why? Because it’s so gosh darn hot. We’re sure you’ve heard how a human’s body is made up of 60% water, so it’s important to replenish your fluids by drinking lots of water. Well, your pets are 80% water, so they...
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Manteniendo sus mascotas seguras el Cuatro de Julio

Vamos directamente al grano. Más mascotas se pierden en el Cuarto de Julio que cualquier otro tiempo del año, y queremos hacer todo que sea posible en nuestro poder para prevenir que esto no ocurre a su bebé peludo.  Perros y gatos por igual pueden tener miedo de...
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Dog resting its head at the edge of the bed

Keeping your pets safe on Fourth of July

Let’s get straight to the point. More pets go missing on July 4 than any other time of the year, and we want to do everything possible in our power to prevent that from happening to your fur baby.  Dogs and cats alike can be fearful of loud,...
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Playing in a backyard pool is a great way to keep cool.

The Heat is On: Protecting Your Pooch During the Dog Days

“Boy it’s hot!” – Mathew Broderick, Biloxi Blues. … For some reason, I always remember that movie when it warms up in KC. Maybe because he spends several minutes complaining about the heat and, well, it’s pretty darn hot these days in the metro.  I’m not surprised. I...
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Group of puppies inside the clinic

Después de cada tormenta, siempre sale el sol

“Nunca sabrás, mi amor, cuánto te quiero. Por favor no me dejes sin sol.” Estas palabras fueron las últimas que cantó Meka con mucho amor a su perra Loula después de se falleció inesperadamente. Pero además le hizo una última promesa – encontrar un hogar amoroso para todos...
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Group of puppies inside the clinic

After every storm, the sun always shines

“You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you. Please don’t take my sunshine away.” These were the final words Meka sang so tenderly to her dog Loula after she passed away unexpectedly. But she also made sure to promise her one last thing – to find all...
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Back in the Saddle

When COVID-19 hit and we had to shut down and stop doing services, we were heartbroken. We did close to 11,000 spay/neuter surgeries in 2019. To suddenly have to come to a complete halt meant that we couldn’t be a part of that shelter intervention safety net that...
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A woman in medical scrubs holds a puppy.

Everything’s Different, Everything’s the Same.

Everything’s different.  We show up later, for one thing. The sun is already up when we get here, and has been for a little while, which makes the empty streets feel even stranger. Troost, normally bustling with traffic, is nearly silent, except for the occasional bus. It’s unsettling...
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Mobile vaccines

You might have seen our vans cruising the city once or twice before, delivering pet resources to clients or rescuing strays. But recently when we’ve been hitting the streets, we’ve had a new agenda. And that is bringing our veterinarian team to our clients’ homes to vaccinate their...
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PRCKC is focusing on helping as much as we can during this crisis.

Resting On Hope

In the midst of trouble, if you look hard enough, you can see it.  It’s there in the people who keep going despite the risks. The grocery store clerks, the cleaning crews, the restaurant employees, and the selfless medical staff and emergency responders. Many accept the hazards that...
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Separation Anxiety in Dogs

This pandemic started off with lots of stories of dogs being thrilled over their humans being home all the time. And while it’s been a great boon to a lot of folks to have their furry friends nearby during this stressful time, there’s a flipside to all this...
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