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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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From the start: 20 years and counting

It was 2002 when Michelle saw a chance to make a change.  She had been at one of our local shelters (now closed) and had watched far too many animals – animals that were otherwise adoptable – be euthanized because there...
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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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Our Village, Our People

The nonprofit life can be frustrating at times because of the limitations of any organization. You want to grow, you want to reach more people, you want to be able to have a more holistic approach to the problems you...
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It Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s easy in the day-to-day to put your head down and do your work and not look at the big picture. Days are busy, and full of pets who need help. You look for the bright spots that make all...
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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,...
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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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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...
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