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Dogs

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,...
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#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....
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Top 10 free DIY enrichment activities for pets

Sometimes spending an entire day lounging on the couch, finding ways to be as unproductive as possible is acceptable. But after a while, that gets boring and the urge to go out and be active returns. Dogs and cats are...
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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...
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The Problem with Parasites

Who hasn’t ever scratched at a mosquito bite and wondered, “I hate them; why do they exist?”  Or fleas, ticks, intestinal worms … all parasites for that matter. But as cooler weather approaches, some of us are likely to forget...
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Keeping Pets and People Together

“If you can’t afford a pet, you shouldn’t have one.”  We hear this quite a bit. Certainly it comes from a place of compassion for animals; I myself thought this long before I understood what happens here at PRCKC. Or...
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Driving Away Desolation

“Because of her, I’m never sad,” Charlie says from the front porch of his tiny home at the Veteran’s Community Project. He lives there with his best friend, a pibble mix he calls Blue.   Blue loves people and proves what...
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#ThePowerOfPets

A week rarely passes that I don’t think about John.  Anytime I try to tell someone about him I immediately feel my heart stumble, and the words start stacking up in my throat like cars at a busy intersection. I...
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A New Friend … A New Start

Just down the road from PRCKC HQ is a small community where lives are being put back together piece by piece. It’s called the Veteran’s Community Project. Most people know it locally from the small houses that are being built...
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Fear of the Fourth

The marred knob on my basement door tells the story.  It was probably 20 years ago. My neighbor invited me over to grill out for the fourth. As it turned dark, he pulled out a box of fireworks and began...
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