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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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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...
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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...
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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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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...
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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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Street Life: This Struggle is Real

My first trip out is in December. Sort of warm to start. Sort of. As the sky turns gray and then black, the wind grows some teeth and the temps get frisky.   It’s not the bone-jarring cold that we can...
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Phoning A Friend

The phones at Pet Resource Center of Kansas City never seem to stop ringing, but that’s because there is always someone else who needs our help.  Hundreds of people a day, to be exact. Some are just looking to be...
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Lawn Care and Your Pet

You’re lounging in a chair in your yard. The sun is shining, birds are singing. Your dog is running around in the sea of green grass that surrounds you. You just cut the lawn yesterday, and your bare feet in...
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