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Cierra Howe

Animal Welfare Groups Pull Together to Help Unaltered Dog in KCK

After years of roaming the streets and siring an estimated 200 puppies, Rocky, the notorious “bachelor dog” of Kansas City, Kansas, has finally been neutered thanks to the tenacious efforts of several animal welfare and outreach groups in the area....
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Burnout and Compassion Fatigue: Two Feelings We Know All Too Well

We don’t want to feel this way—it just happens. The feeling of waking up tired no matter how much sleep you get. Or being so physically and mentally exhausted after work that your brain just shuts down and you do...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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 …...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Tiny but Mighty: The Dangers of Pyometra

Warning: In this blog, we will be talking about a condition called pyometra, a secondary uterine infection that occurs when an unspayed female experiences hormonal changes. Pyometra can be fatal if left untreated, so we made the decision to include...
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