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Outreach

True or False: Winter Pet Safety Edition

If you’re from the Midwest, then you know there are two different types of winters: one where it’s 50 degrees and sunny on Christmas Day, and one that is brutal, freezing and painful from November to February. Unfortunately we got...
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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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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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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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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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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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Not for the Faint of Heart

There’s a reason why I work in the communications department. Don’t get me wrong, one of my favorite things to do is spend the entire day out in the community with our outreach team providing resources to families who need...
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A Family Reunion

Up until recently, I had never met Blu, but I had heard enough stories about her to know just how special she was (and still is) to my team.  Earlier this week, Ramona, who has worked in our outreach department...
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In Memory of Carl

We lost a client last week that we’d been working with for at least a decade. His name was Carl, and he was one of the best friends to cats that I’ve ever met. Even so, the first thing I...
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Lucas and the Homeless Camp

Some things, you don’t forget. You can’t. For me, Lucas’ face will be one of those things. I’m not a veterinarian, I’m in communications. Working here, I’ve gotten used to the idea that I’m going to see some things that...
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