Saturday, February 28, 2009

Jack Russell in Jefferson City, Missouri Needs Home


A 5 year old, spayed female Jack Russell needs a home. If you are interested or have questions on her (current on vacs, friendly towards other animals, etc.) please contact Julie directly at (573) 619-0124.
Angel is a small Jack Russell (9lbs) she is partly house broken but with the right amount of discipline and love I know she can master this goal. She is spayed and extremely smart. She knows how to sit, lay down, give kisses and loves playing fetch. If you tell her to go to your room she will and if you ask her "Who's here?" She will be sure and check every door and window, she also loves the word "treat". She has been a house dog her whole life (5 yrs.) and is recommended for people who have children over the age of 4. As you know we have a Jack Russell and she is a wonderful pet and so loving and cuddly. If you would like more information about Angel please give me a call at (573) 619-0124

This Is Ridiculous & Sinful (sign Petition)

Please take a minute to read this and then click the site below and sign the petition.How can civilized people still treat dogs this way? Thanks, Hudson
SAVE DUTCHESS AND DUKE - The Petition Site
Dutchess and Duke are two dogs held at the Estill County Animal Shelter, found hungry, sick and in solitary confinement. A rescue volunteer found the dogs and photographed them at the shelter 3 weeks ago, they were hidden in the back of the shelter out of sight of the public.These dogs was seized and held as 'evidence', nearly a year ago in an animal abuse case against a man by the name of Mr. Bowman, who was incarcerated. The year prior, he left his two dogs in the care of his girlfriend, who did not take proper care of the dogs where they were found by the police and seized by Animal Control.Finally, after 11 months, the case finally came up in the Estill County Circuit Court, with Judge Mc Clananan presiding. Mr. Bowman did not show up for his arraignment or the hearing on February 12, 2009, and thus, he was declared a 'flight from justice'.At the arraignment hearing, a local citizen requested that the dogs be turned over to a rescue due to the poor care and treatment they received from the shelter so the dogs could receive all the veterinarian care and rehabilitation they have deserved for so long. The prosecuting attorney stated that the dogs "were in great shape". So the judge told the citizen to "get a lawyer" in behalf of Dutchess and Duke.Attorney, Bruce Wagner was notified and filed a restraining order so the dogs would NOT be killed by Animal Control at the shelter. In addition, an online letter was sent to Estill County Judge Executive Taylor, with over 50 signatures requesting the animals go to a rescue and not be killed. The letter also detailed serious health and welfare problems with the shelter. The Judge Taylor agreed to release the dogs to a rescue in Alabama. In addition, an online letter was sent to Estill County Judge Executive Taylor, with over 50 signatures requesting the animals go to a rescue and not be killed. The letter also detailed serious health and welfare problems with the shelter. The Judge Taylor agreed to release the dogs to a rescue in Alabama. However, at the final disposition of the case last week, the County Attorney requested the dogs be turned over to the shelter staff and let them do what they wanted with the dogs which was to kill them. A courthouse employee who was present reminded the 'sit in' judge of the previous restraining order. A formal motion was filed by the County Attorney to review and remove the restraining order and thereby allow the shelter to kill the dogs, for Thursday, March 5th, 2009.Duchess and Duke continue to be held without an outside veterinary allowed in to care for them, at the Estill County Animal Shelter. These dogs have NEVER been walked, or had any outside exercise since they were incarcerated at the shelter. Their paws are bloody and infected from nails that have ingrown and from the constant contact with cement flooring. Duchess eyes were sealed shut from infection, their stomachs bloated from worms and bones protruding from either lack of food or lack of medical treatment for worms and parasites. The county veterinarian was supposed to have visited these animals several weeks ago, though this is not documented. They will remain in these conditions until next Thursday, March 5th when their fate will once again be determined by the court.Save a Shelter Dog Rescue is trying to get the dogs to a local animal clinic, Woodstock Animal Clinic in Lexington, Kentucky where they can receive veterinary care and have their behaviors assessed to determine what form of rehabilitative care they require before they can be find their forever home.So, please show your support for 'Dutchess and Duke", so that they may get the care and rehabilitation that they have waited so long for... They should have a chance to experience love and care, when we are so willing to provide that for them.

Friday, February 27, 2009

All You Need Is Love

Love comes in all sizes and shapes!!!

Adopt Your Next Pet Through a Rescue or Shelter


NO KILL CONFERENCE

Love
jealousy
awe
embarrassment
joy
sadness
surprise
justice
and fair play...
Read "The Emotional Lives of Animals" by Marc Bekoff. His book offers an insight into the complex minds of our animal friends.
Dr. Bekoff has generously donated 10 signed copies of "The Emotional Lives of Animals" to the No Kill Advocacy Center. The next 10 people who register to attend the No Kill Conference 2009 in Washington D.C. will receive a free copy.
To learn more about the book, click here.
To find out about his other books, including his latest, "Wild Justice," click here.
To register for the No Kill Conference, click here. (We are almost sold out, please register soon!)


www.nokillconference.org
Feb. 28 is the last day to receive an early registration discount!

The nation's most successful organizations, shelter directors, and animal lawyers are coming together for an inspiring and revolutionary conference to end the killing of animals in U.S. shelters.

A No Kill nation is within our reach!


For more information or to register, click here.
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Courageous Jackson

Below is an update on sweet Jackson, the dog that suffered a gunshot wound and had to have his leg amputated :( He is recovering very nicely at Beecher Animal Hospital, thanks to Castaway Farm Rescue. They had him brought there so that he could be treated for his injuries. Please either click on or copy and paste the links at the bottom of this email to see a video of him playing very happily with a member of the staff at the vet and also several pics of him since his surgery :)

Meet Jackson! He was left to lay in pain in an Animal Control facility all weekend with a bullet in his leg and severe bruising from being beaten. By the time we got him to our clinic he had a 104 degree temperature. Despite being in extreme pain and discomfort, Jackson was all wags and kisses to the staff at the clinic. Unfortunately, the bullet shattered his left front leg and it had to be amputated. He is up and around now, and happy to have a new lease on life. He appears housetrained (he wouldn't mess in his kennel), good with other dogs, and possibly even cats. If you would like more information on him please feel free to contact us at http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=adoptions%40castawayfarmrescue.org.

If you would like to donate to his care, donations can be sent via PayPal to http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=glory%40castawayfarmrescue.org or directly to the Beecher Animal Hospital for the benefit of Jackson c/o Castaway Farm Rescue
700 Dixie Highway

Beecher, IL 60401.

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Thanks to Dawn S. who has worked tirelessly for animals I recieved this update.

St. Louis, Missouri Puppy Needs Home

Chocolate Pup Needs Forever Home
This adorable chocalate boy is looking for a loving forever home to call his own. He is staying with Ellen right now till she finds the right home for him. He has the cutest personality and is very playful. He loves to be cuddled. He is just a ball of energy and so much fun !!! He is 7 weeks old and hasn't had any shots yet. Of course not nuetered as he is too young.
If you would like to adopt this precious baby call Ellen at (314) 378-0653

These Dogs Need A Good Home

MO (Osceola):Breeder's Releases Needing Rescue
The ACO in Osceola is not charging a pull fee for any rescues that can take these dogs! See if you know anyone who can help?
Friends of the Animals - We have a call for help in getting rescue commitments for some FRIENDS who have been released by their breeders. They can be seen at this web site link:http://search. petfinder. com/shelterSearc h/shelterSearch. cgi?animal=&breed=&age=&size=&specialNeeds=&declawedPets=&children=&status=&id=&internal=&contact=&name=&shelterid=MO326&sort=&preview=1

Some have received rescue commitments, but these are the ones still needing help:3 Cockers Note: The black/white one may be pregnant.Doxie/Beagle mix2 Lhasa ApsosShepherd Mix Please see in Latichia's e-mail below that some have had some vetting. If you can make room in your heart and in your home or rescue for any of these FRIENDS, please contact Latichia right away at:
Latichia Duffy(417) 646-1282 or (417) 693-7555(cell) rescue only
or (417) 646-8421oscanimalcontrol@ tri-lakes. net (at tri-lakes.net) All direct rescue help - or networking with your other rescue contacts - is greatly appreciated.
Judy Bishop Topeka Animal Talk web group and Friends of the Animals in Kansas Topeka, Kansas (785) 862-0234 home
(785) 633-7002 cell
jbishop_1@msn. com (at msn.com)
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead

I WILL NOT CHARGE PULL FEES ON DOGS LISTED ABOVE JUST ASK FOR HELP WITH A DONATION.

ONE LHASA I HAD NEUTERED AND THE BEAGLE/DOXIE I HAD SPAYED. THE REST HAVE HAD A DHLPP AND PYREN.

Success Story

University of Michigan Ends its Live Dog Lab Thanks to You

Donate NowJoin PCRMRenew Your Membership

Ryan MerkleyManager of Humane Education Programsrmerkley@pcrm.org

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Your activism just made a huge difference. Six weeks ago we called on you to help end the cruel and unnecessary use of live dogs in the University of Michigan’s trauma training course. Thousands of you took action—and the school listened! Today, the University of Michigan announced that it will use only simulators in the Advanced Trauma Life Support course.
You have sent more than 20,000 e-mails to University of Michigan (U-M) administrators, asking them to use nonanimal training methods in their Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) course. The school’s Graduate Medical Education Committee recently met and decided that it agrees with you. No dogs or other animals will be killed in the school’s ATLS course, according to a university statement.
Your hard work helped end animal suffering and improve medical education in Michigan. Now we need your help to do the same thing in New Jersey. While more than 90 percent of United States and Canadian facilities no longer use animals for ATLS training, University Hospital in Newark, part of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), continues to use live pigs for its course, despite the availability of nonanimal alternatives like the TraumaMan System from Simulab. The hospital’s next ATLS course is scheduled for March 13.
Please e-mail, call, or write to UMDNJ president William Owen Jr., M.D., and politely ask him to end animal use in University Hospital’s ATLS course. Being polite is the most effective way to help these animals. Send an automatic e-mail.
William Owen Jr., M.D.PresidentUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey65 Bergen St., Room 1535University HeightsNewark, NJ 07107-3007Phone: 973-972-4400 E-mail: wfowenmd@umdnj.edu
Learn more about the TraumaMan System. If you have any questions, please contact me at rmerkley@pcrm.org. Thanks so much for your help!
Best regards, Ryan MerkleyManager of Humane Education Programs
Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine5100 Wisconsin Ave., N.W., Ste. 400 Washington, DC 20016
Phone: 202-686-2210
E-mail: info@pcrm.org

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Pregnant Dog Needs Foster Family


Below is a cross-post for a pregnant mom located in Hammond, IN that is in need of rescue.

Please contact http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=Jill%40cprfund.com if you are able to help.

Mary at Hammond AC needs some help. She has a pregnant Shep/Pittie mix that really needs to find a foster home. Karla is about 35 lbs. and chocolate in color. She is not good with other dogs at this time, could be her " mommy mode " kicking in. So, she would need to be separated from other dogs until well after her pups are weaned. This poor gal got knocked up and dumped and animal control is NO place to have babies!!! If you can help, please email Jill S. at Jill@cprfund.com

Jill S

CPR Fund Dog Rescue

Director of Spay/Neuter Services

Big Tom's 50th Birthday Cruise

Big Tom the moped man tooling around Bahama's with his main squeeze " Mom".
Crystal and "mom" at their Mango Rum & Kalik celebration on Bahama's with local police. That's the night Tim found his dancing shoes, the maintenance guy at Hard Rock took the shirt off his back and gave it to "Mom" as a souvenir and Tom and his new gang gave crap to everyone who walked by them. Now where is that guy with the weird hat ???
Big Tom making a splash on his 50th birthday cruise.



Jeanne and the wild & dirty talking server poolside ordering more shots for us. Whatever happened to the seizure women or the horny couple entertaining us poolside.


Our dear new friends "THE SHEPHERDS" Maddie where are you???Smokey Joe, Jeanne, Tom and "Mom" enjoying some sun & drinks pool side on the boat.




A day on Half Moon Cay for the big birthday bash cruise !!!





Isn't Big Tom strong still at 50 years old.How many men do you know that can lift a cruise ship??? No wonder he can throw the Frisbee so well for me.















Only Need $70.00 More Dollars

I've worked with Alanna in the past and always admired how she follows through on all the rescues she works on. Alanna has offered the update below on Patsy, the beagle hit by a car. She is very close to reaching the goal for Patsy's surgery. Whether you donate or not, at least take the time to read the entire post. If all people (including myself) had half the selflessness and caring that Alann has it would be a wonderful world. Patsy went into surgery and is doing wonderfully. She is expected to make a full recovery. Everyone at the vet's office commented on how awesome of a dog she was. As far as funding goes, we have raised $380.00 of the $450.00 needed to cover her surgery. Thank you for your help!


WE NEED HELP TO END PATSY'S SUFFERING!

+++SHE NEEDS SURGERY NOW!+++

$$ DONATIONS NEEDED $$
NO AMOUNT IS TOO SMALL! ALL DONATIONS ARE SO APPRECIATED!

REMEMBER THE ICE STORMS A FEW WEEKS BACK?

This precious Chocolate Beagle needs our help, now! PICTURES BELOW

Patsy was hit by a car during the ice storm, by a police officer's mother none-the-less, and brought to a pound where she languished ALONE IN PAIN for a week. She received no medical attention. The pound had no power and no heat. There lay Patsy-- on a cold, wet cement floor- in excruciating pain.

Alanna Downey, who lives in East Prairie, MO (a wonderful Good Samaritan and Independent Rescuer) saw this poor girl and knew she had to do something. She snatched Patsy from that pound and raced her to the vet- knowing that she would be incurring a huge vet bill- but simply couldn't allow Patsy to lie there and suffer one minute longer.
X-rays were taken and it was discovered that Patsy has a severely dislocated rear leg (hip socket area). She is also HW positive.

Alanna took her home and has been caring for her until we can raise the funds needed for surgery. Patsy has been confined to a crate for the most part to limit her mobility and is getting restless. She is on pain meds to keep her comfortable.

Veterinarian's Diagnosis: Dislocated Left Rear Leg. The leg was out of socket too long to be placed back in. Patsy now requires a Femoral Head Surgery. She also has severe heartworms and needs to be spayed as well.
So, not counting the money already spent, here is an approx. breakdown of what is needed and the cost:
-Femoral Head Surgery: $450.00 (this includes the 10 day stay at the vet's office following surgery.)
-Spay: $55.00 (Which they will probably do when performing the Femoral Head Surgery.)
-A second heartworm shot + meds: $117.50
Total: $622.50

If you can donate, there are a few options:
You may call in a credit card donation to the vet clinic over the phone:

I setup an account with Northridge specifically for Patsy so I cankeep the donations and rescue dogs straight.

Vet Info:
North Ridge Veterinary Hospital2166 N Main StSikeston, MO 63801(573) 471-6566
Account Name: Alanna Downey/Patsy the Beagle

OR-
You may send a donation via pay pal www.paypal.com and send it to this account address: semoanimalrescue@gmail.com
Please include a note that your donation is for PATSY'S SURGERY

OR-
You may send in a donation to the vet clinic via snail mail- the address is posted above.

ABOUT PATSY:
Patsy weighs approx. 21 pounds and is approx. 6 years old. She looks to be a Chocolate Beagle - with a beautiful Lemon Beagle head and face. (is that possible?) Great with other dogs and ignores cats. She loves to collect toys and neatly store them in a dog bed, it's the cutest thing. She is becoming quite antsy with being kept in a crate for so many hours. This surgery will give her her mobility back. She craves attention. I take her out 2-3 times a day to use the bathroom and to give her a slight change of pace. She will make someone a fantastic dog. Once Patsy has had her surgery and is healthy-- we will find a reputable rescue group to take her in. She has been through so much and really deserves a chance at a fresh start!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CARING and FOR YOUR HELP!!
Alanna at Downeysemoanimalrescue@gmail.com
1-573-703-7263
Today was sure a day for miracles! First, all of the inmates that were to be euthanized today were saved just in the nick of time by rescue and they will all be safe :) Second, some of you may remember when we arrived at the shelter one day last September we realized that the shelter had been broken into and some of the dogs had been stolen. One of those dogs that was stolen was Moe....well, MOE IS BACK! He was picked up running at large and this time, they know who his owner is. Since he is most likely the one that broke into the shelter, we are hoping that arrest charges will follow...the PD is looking into it now. Moe is now looking for rescue along with MANY other new inmates that came in this week. Please take a look below at the many dogs that are in need of rescue and have a very short time to find it.

I would also like so say a special thank you to Denise! Denise transported FIFTEEN dogs to their various rescue locations today...THANK YOU VERY MUCH for making sure all of them made it safely out of the shelter!!!

All of these dogs are located at a high-kill animal control facility in NW IN. This facility does not do public adoptions, so their only hope is to be saved by a rescue. If these dogs are not rescued in time, they will be PTS! Please take a look at the attached pictures and if you can help any of them, please contact me at http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=dawn6639%40verizon.net as soon as possible.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SHELTER!
Even if you can't help....please cross-post to other rescues that you think may be able help. If cross-posting, please include ENTIRE post so that people do not contact the shelter. We have very limited transport resources, but will do our best to help get them to the Chicagoland area.

TRISTAN
Tristan is a beautiful blue and white American Staffordshire Terrier. He is an adult male who was found as a stray and he is about 2 years old. He is medium sized and is about 50 pounds. He is an extremely happy energetic boy and very friendly with people. He was not doing too well with the other dogs when he first arrived, but is doing much better now and seems to do well with the females, so he would be best in a home with only females or as an only dog. Remember that black dogs are the most unadoptable dogs at shelters . Won't you please open your heart to this beautiful dog.
RELEASED: NOW!!!

ADDISON
Addison is a female Black Lab/Pointer mix that was found as a stray. She is approximately 2 years old and is currently in heat. She is medium sized dog and is about 50 pounds. She is a bit timid, but is friendly with people and does not seem to mind the other dogs. She sat quietly and calmly while she was getting pet and really seems to enjoy the attention :)
RELEASED: MONDAY 03/02/09

JULIET
Juliet is an orange and black brindle colored mix? breed dog...she has a very unusual looking face and I am not quite sure what type of dog she might be. She is a young female that was found as a stray and is only about 1 year old. She is medium sized and is about 40-45 pounds. She is SUPER affectionate and loving and never stopped wagging her tail while I visited with her! She kept crawling on the floor to try to get closer for some loving :) She was very calm and a total sweetie despite the hectic shelter environment . She does well around the other dogs.
RELEASED: MONDAY 03/02/09

LILA
Lila is a black and white Pittie mix that was found as a stray. She is a female that is approximately 2 years old. She is medium sized and is about 40-45 pounds. She obviously just recently had a litter of pups because she is still full of milk, but sadly no puppies were found with her :( She also has some sort of skin condition because her fur is very sparse in some areas....I am not sure what the cause is. She is VERY sweet and submissive. She has a very calm personality and is very loving with people. She does well around the other dogs.
RELEASED: MONDAY 03/02/09

SCOUT
Scout is a black small breed pup. He looks like a miniature black Lab, but is probably some sort of Beagle or Daschund mix. He is just a young guy that was found as a stray and is about 8 months old. He is just a little man and only weighs about 10-12 pounds. He has that typical puppy energy and is very sweet and friendly with people. He does well around the other dogs.
RELEASED: TUESDAY 03/03/09

WINNIE
Winnie is an adorable little mix of maybe Husky and Shepherd. She is a very young female that was found as a stray and is only about 4-5 months old. She is less than knee high and weighs about 25 pounds. She is extremely terrified of being at the shelter and is pretty timid. Although she is timid, she is not aggressive at all and will allow you to pet and handle her....she is just very afraid of what you are going to do to her. I am sure that a calm environment will bring her out of her shell. She does not seem to mind the other dogs.
RELEASED: TUESDAY 03/03/09

SAMBO
Sambo is a very dark chocolate brown Pittie mix. He is a male that was found as a stray and is only about 1 year old. He is medium sized and weighs about 40-45 pounds. He is a VERY happy and friendly boy with people! He has the goofiest ears that he can make stand staight up in the air when he wants...very cute :) He does not seem to mind the other dogs.
RELEASED: TUESDAY 03/03/09

ANGEL
Angel is a fawn colored mixed breed that could possibly be a mix of Lab and Boxer. She is a young female that was found as a stray and is only about 1 year old. She is medium sized and is about 40 pounds. She was extremely afraid when she arrived at the shelter and was shaking like a leaf! When she was let out of her kennel to visit, she was very friendly and seemed to relax quite a bit when she realized she wasn't going to be hurt. This poor girl has some sort of large blisters that are covering her nose, I have no idea what they are, but I imagine that they are causing her some pain :( She doesn not seem to mind the other dogs.
RELEASED: WEDNESDAY 03/04/09

MOE
Moe is some sort of Bulldog mix. He is a male and is about 2 to 2-1/2 years old. He was originally found as a stray last fall, but was stolen from the shelter! He was just picked up again running at large and when he arrived at the shelter, he was immediately recognized by the ACO. He is very unique looking with his seal-like stance and that pouty bottom lip :) He is quite skinny right now and his ribs are showing and only weighs about 40 pounds. He is a very energetic dog that is very friendly with people. He seems to get along well with the other dogs.
RELEASED: THURSDAY 03/05/09

All of these dogs can be viewed by clicking the following link:
http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fweb.me.com%252Ftendogs%252FINDIANA%252FINDIANA_N.W._.html

Dawn
Dog Rescue Volunteer
1-219-730-7526

Many Pure Breeds Need To Be Rescued

Faith is trying to get help for these dogs and more at this shelter. Many, many full blooded, desirable, adoptable breeds (many not on their petfinder site). Here is their website with contact info and links to petfinder http://ssomail.charter.net/do/redirect?url=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.petfinder.com%252Fshelters%252FMO149.html If anyone's interested they should call this shelter immediately. They are very friendly and welcome rescue, as well as adoption of course. These dogs Faith snapped pics of need help, especially the bigger ones! Here's what Faith knows about them.
The first is an 11 m/o female shar-pei, named Bella, very sweet, calm, came right up to Faith, owner surrender, can't afford - needs medical trt for eyes asap, no shots ever by owner (why did they get the puppy to begin with). Faith lost her ID# but you should be able to call and reference her by name and age. I believe she also came in on the 20th, if that helps. She needs out asap!The second is a 10-11 m/o male boxer, unaltered, HW+, 2nd offense. They know who the owners are (he's microchipped) but the owners won't return their calls (he only has until Fri 2/27), he came in on 2/11. Super sweet, just loved to be petted, a very handsome fellow. He's in kennel "E". This last one is a teeny tiny boxer (probably mix) puppy, not sure of gender. loved that underbite! He is so cute & funny your typical puppy. He might be more likely to get adopted locally. It's the other 2 she is really worried about, especially the HW+ boxer as he only has until Friday. They are running out of room! Yesterday when she was there a guy brought in a litter of mixed breed puppies, someone had dumped them on his property. They didn't even know where they were going to put them. This shelter has their usual lineup plus many dogs from that recent puppy mill raid in Southwest, MISSOURI.
Contact Faith for more information at f_welker@swbell.net or the shelter. Right after the f in her email is a lower line before welker starts.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Maggie's After Surgery New Look

This is my Baby Girl's stomach from her appendix surgery. They cut her open in three spots and laproscopically removed her appendix.Thank God they got her appendix right before it burst. They actually thought it had burst already from the CT and blood reports. They used glue instead of stitches on her stomach so she wouldn't scar.

Hello from the depths of Maggie's belly button that has changed temporarily. It use to be an "innie" but since the appendix surgery it is now an "outtie". A darn beautiful outtie at that I must add. Maggie has decided she never wants to have kids as she feels 4 months pregnant since her stomach is so swollen from the surgery and gas they pumped into her. She hates the feeling but "Mom" and I are cracking up as she is obsessing over it as we know she will be her normal self within a few days. What a good pair of glasses won't do for you. Her stomach looks pretty smart to me!!!!


Join Us for Pet Outreach Day
1:00 - 4:30 Outreach
6817 Stadium Drive
KCMO 64129



Spay & Neuter KC

6817 Stadium DriveKC, MO 64129
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Greetings!
SNKC has an incredible opportunity for our volunteers to help assist needy pets. We are seeking 25-30 volunteers to help with this special SNKC Pet Outreach Program event and hope you can join us for a day of rewarding work in our community. Training will be provided for all volunteers who participate. Immediately following training, volunteers will work in groups with one appointed lead Outreach Member.

Volunteers will canvass assigned areas to help distribute our "spay and neuter kits", which include educational material regarding our services as well as information on responsible pet ownership. A staff member will work with each group to sign up pet owners for spay and neuter appointments. Resources will be available for pet owners who demonstrate financial need and are cooperative in helping improve the quality of life for their pet, including spaying and neutering.
SNKC Pet Outreach Event
March 7th, 2009

6817 Stadium DriveKansas City, MO 64129 12:00pm Training (6817 Stadium Drive)1:00pm-4:30pm Outreach KC MO Area

Volunteers must RSVP for this event and will receive a special SNKC Pet Outreach T-Shirt on the day of the event. All volunteers must submit or sign a liability form on the day of event and will be issued an identification badge. Participation is limited to 30 volunteers for this event. Email Michelle Dormady to sign up today!

Special "after event" plans will be discussed at the training session. RABIES CLINIC INFO: SNKC is hosting a rabies clinic that day at our clinic. Volunteers who help at the clinic and wish to participate in the Outreach event, can join training immediately after the clinic.
A special Thanks to our Pet Outreach Sponsors and Donors!

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6817 Stadium Drive
Kansas City, MO. 64129

Spay and Neuter of Kansas City Needs You

Volunteer help at these clinics is needed as we are expecting a very large turn out.
Contact Michelle Dormady if you can help and please specify the dates you are available.
We appreciate your continued support!
SNKC March Pet Vaccination Clinics
Spay & Neuter Kansas City will be hosting low cost pet vaccination clinics every Saturday in March. Volunteer Opportunities:AdministrationIssuing TagsVaccination TableAssisting Veterinarian Clinic Dates and Hours March 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th10am to NoonVolunteers: please arrive by 9:30
Clinics will be held at our current location:
6817 Stadium DriveKansas City, MO 64129
Spay & Neuter Kansas City
6817 Stadium Drive
Kansas City, Missouri 64129
816-353-0940
www.snkc.net

Spay & Neuter Kansas City
6817 Stadium Drive
Kansas City, MO. 64129

Will Be Euthanized Today If We Can't Find A Rescue

Dawn has some good news....Peyton has found rescue and will be safe :) However, she just received a call from the ACO to let me know that the 3 dogs that are released today (Winston, Miley and Sparky) will all be euthanized at the end of the day if a rescue commitment does not come before then!!! The shelter is becoming PACKED with new inmates that have arrived this week and they can not be held any longer without a commitment. Please don't let these great dogs be put down....please contact me ASAP if you can help any of them!!!

All of these dogs are located at a high-kill animal control facility in NW IN. This facility does not do public adoptions, so their only hope is to be saved by a rescue. If these dogs are not rescued in time, they will be PTS! Please take a look at the attached pictures and if you can help any of them, please contact me at http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=dawn6639%40verizon.net as soon as possible. PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE SHELTER!
We have very limited transport resources, but will do our best to help get them to the Chicagoland area.

MILEY
Miley is a female Rottie mix that was found as a stray. She is not very old and is only about 1 year old. She has obviously been cared for and fed well as she is just a little overweight, but sadly her owners have not come to claim her. She is probably about 60 pounds, but could benefit from shedding a few pounds :) She is a VERY friendly dog with people and is just SO very excited to receive any attention. She does appear to have received some training as she will obey simple commands like sit. She does well with the other dogs, but can be a bit bossy and would probably need to be introduced to new playmates slowly.
RELEASED: NOW!!!

SPARKY
Sparky is a little male black Pittie mix pup that was found as a stray. He is just a young pup and is only about 4 months old. He is not very big and probably only weighs about 20-25 pounds. He is a big ball of typical puppy energy and just wants to play and play! He is very friendly with people and does good around the other dogs.
RELEASED: NOW!!!

WINSTON
Winston is a Golden Retriever/Lab mix that was found as a stray. He is just a young man that is about 7 months old. He is definitely not full grown yet and he is about knee high and about 35 pounds right now. He is a very energetic and happy boy who doesn't stop wagging his tail! He is very friendly with people and does good around the other dogs.
RELEASED: NOW!!!

TRISTAN
Tristan is a beautiful blue and white American Staffordshire Terrier. He is an adult male who was found as a stray and he is about 2 years old. He is medium sized and is about 50 pounds. He is an extremely happy and very friendly boy with people. He was not doing too well with the other dogs when he first arrived, but is doing much better now and seems to do well with the females, so he would be best in a home with only females or as an only dog.
RELEASED: THURSDAY 02/26/09

ADDISON
Addison is a female Black Lab/Pointer mix that was found as a stray. She is approximately 2 years old and is currently in heat. She is medium sized dog and is about 50 pounds. She is a bit timid, but is friendly with people and does not seem to mind the other dogs. She sat quietly and calmly while she was getting pet and really seems to enjoy the attention :)
RELEASED: FRIDAY 02/27/09

Thank you-
Dawn S
Dog Rescue Volunteer
219-730-7526

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Needs A Loving Family




HE IS AT THE INDEP.MO SHELTER 816-325-7207-HURRY! Cheryl

Buster
Bearded Collie [Mix]
Medium Adult Male Dog Pet ID: 7216634
Independence Animal Services, Independence, MO

This Beautiful DOg Needs To Be Rescued


SO CUTE KEESHOND FEMALE-MO.HIGH KILL SHELTER


AT INDEP.MO SHELTER 816-325-7207-SAVE ASAP! Cheryl


Keeshond [Mix]
Medium Adult Female Dog Pet ID: 7204313
Independence Animal Services, Independence, MO

Barnhart, Missouri Needs Our Help

These dogs are due to be euthanized on 2/26/09 at 8:30 a.m.
I was informed there is a small rottie mix in the puppy room that was brought in today. This one was hit by a car and brought in. They will release it (sorry - don't know if he or she) immediately to a rescue. Really needs medical attention - it sounds like at least a broken leg and there was a little blood on the blanket. No idea on the extent of injuries. I was told this is a small adult dog.A couple had called JCAC that saw it hit outside their house. They have came down and visited the dog, they were not aware there would be no vet services at Animal Control. They are very concerned about the dog as well. It was from them we heard at least a broken leg. He or she just laid there in the kennel and appears to be a sweet dog.If anyone has any room or can help in any way, please! Sorry I don't have more information, but wanted to get the word out on this one ASAP since it is in pain.
These dogs are located in Jefferson County Animal Control in Barnhart, Missouri, 30 minutes south of St. Louis. These dogs are euthanized every Thursday and sometimes sooner based on holidays and capacity. This facility is not heated and many dogs are kept outside in kennels. Please help if you can!To see all available dogs, go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/needrescue. Please join our group to see all photos and help these wayward animals find homes!These dogs are due to be euthanized on 2/26/09 at 8:30 a.m. If you are able to rescue or adopt, you must make arrangements before that time. Their phone number is 636-797-5577.
59978 M Pitbull
59781 5 y/o M Hound mix
60308 F Pitbull Terrier mix (looks like something other than pit to us rescue folks)
60311 2 y/o F Labrador Retriever mix (She's a happy girl we named Luna)
60281 2 y/o M Pitbull Terrier
60061 3 y/o M Malamute (Video of Malamute) - adoption pending
60738 F German Shepherd
63633 F Border Collie mix
60771 F Rottweiler (Video of Rottweiler)
60558 M Border Collie mix
60566 F Rottweiler
60624 F Pitbull Terrier mix (looks like a lab to us rescuers - doesn't look pit)
60561 4 y/o M Hound mix
60815 2 y/o M black Lab
61054 3 y/o F black Lab/Chesapeake Retriever mix (already fixed)
60837 7 y/o M Beagle
61149 2 y/o M Shetland Sheepdog (already fixed - owner cannot afford any longer)
61170 3 y/o M Pitbull Terrier--
Adopt a shelter pet and save a life!A DOG is like an eternal Peter Pan, a child who never grows old and who therefore is always available to love and to be loved. - Aaron Katcher.

Jennifer Needs Our Help

Our dear friend Jennifer who use to volunteer at Spay and Neuter Kansas City just got hired as the Coordinator for the kansas City Public Shelter. We are so excited for her on this new venture she is taking. A big CONGRATS goes out to her from the Hudson.
She has been hired as one of two Adoption Coordinators for the Kansas City Public Shelter. As of March 1st, 2009 the shelter is no longer run by the city and it will be privatized. What that means is that it is still a drop off site for Kansas City residents and Animal Control who will still bring strays there as well as the public, but they are going to emphasize adoptions, educating the public, and decreasing euthanasia. Right now this particular shelter euthanizes 400 animals a month. Her goal and the goal of everyone who has been hired to work there is to tremendously decrease that number by increasing adoptions, educating the public and working with rescue groups. You can help in several ways. If you would like to help here is a list of ways to get involved. Please email her at the email below if you would like to get involved.
1) Volunteer Opportunities-the shelter is going to be open 7 days a week. She will need people to help walk dogs, play with dogs, play with cats, groom and bathe animals, clean, etc. She thinks they will start at 7am cleaning and feeding and end at 7pm. There are only 2 Coordinators so they need as much help as possible to make the biggest impact. If you’re interested email her and she’ll send you a application. Keep in mind, this is not a no kill shelter but as hard as it may be you can make a huge impact on the lives of these animals.
2) Donations-This list may grow but they will need blankets, dog beds, cat beds, bowls, treats, canned cat and dog food, cat and dog toys, bleach, paper towels, shallow cardboard boxes for litter boxes and litter. Her budget will be stretched to its limit so she would accept as many donations as we can get. Monetary donations will be accepted as well and will be a tax right off. She will be running a non-profit organization as well.
3) She will be sending out emails about dogs and cats that she wants to get out of the shelter so that they don’t get euthanized. If you want to receive those emails to forward let her know. Otherwise she won’t bother sending those emails to you. They may be frequent depending on how her adoptions go. She really needs to hear from rescue groups who want to know what is at the shelter that needs to be pulled.
4) SPREAD THE WORD-She needs your help promoting out shelter and encouraging people to come and adopt. She will get to screen and there will be an adoption process. She will do whatever she can to match these animals with responsible and caring people. She needs our support. Please let anyone who you know who rescues know about Jennifer and try to support her.
Sincerely, Jennifer S at
jshive@sbcglobal.net

Monday, February 23, 2009

Last Call For Kylie In Clinton, Iowa


This is the last posting for Kylie as her time at the Shelter is way beyond up! All of the black dogs got out of the Shelter with wonderful rescues help but Kylie was left behind. She will need a Rescue commitment by Feb 24th. If you are towards the Des Moines or Bethany, Mo area please and want Kylie please commit now as I am headed that way on Monday Feb 23rd. Kylie has been in the Shelter too long and needs out NOW!!! Please Help!
You can e-mail me at http://ssomail.charter.net/do/mail/message/mailto?to=krittershack%40mchsi.com
Please don't call the shelter as they are too busy to answer Rescue phone calls.

If your Dog thinks you're the greatest, why seek a second opinion
Please remember; Until there are none, Adopt one !!!

Mary J
Rescue Coordinator
Clinton Humane Society
krittershack@mchsi.com

$10 Spay and Neuter in St. Louis


FIX YOUR PETS FOR TEN BUCKS (LOTS OF VETS)
Reply to: see below Date: 2009-02-22, 7:24AM CST
$10 Spay/Neuter for Cats & Dogs March 14th & 15th, 2009 Any healthy cat spayed or neutered for only $10! Any healthy dog under 50lbs spayed or neutered for only $10! Healthy pets only. No monorchid or cryptorchid males, no pregnant females. Dogs over 50lbs will require additional
charge determined by the veterinarian. Proof of vaccinations may be required, or purchase service from veterinarian.
This program is for pets in individual households.
Funding is limited, so please help us to help those who cannot afford normal charges for this surgery.
Visit www.opspot.org for more details. Call these clinics for an appointment: Bates Creek Veterinary Clinic- 573-438-3666
Bellson Animal Hospital- 618-281-5100
Dorothy Brinker, DVM- 636-239-3927
Cuba Veterinary Clinic- 573-885-7775
Dacus Veterinary Hospital- 636-937-9502
Franklin County Animal Medical Ctr- 636-390-9280
Hampton Animal Hospital- 314-647-8818
Hermann Veterinary Clinic- 573-486-2515
Hillside Animal Hospital- 314-645-2141
Horseshoe Lake Animal Hospital- 618-344-7949
Jefferson Animal Hospital- 314-772-4438
Murphy Animal Hospital- 636-677-8555
New Haven Veterinary Clinic- 573-237-7387
Olsen Veterinary Clinic- 618-656-5868
Pet Station PC- 866-583-2858
St. Clair Pet Hospital- 636-629-2323
St. Louis Pet Clinic- 314-773-6400
Webster Groves Animal Hospital- 314-968-4310

Can You Help???

I was informed there is a small rottie mix in the puppy room that was brought in today. This one was hit by a car and brought in. They will release it (sorry - don't know if he or she) immediately to a rescue. Really needs medical attention - it sounds like at least a broken leg and there was a little blood on the blanket. No idea on the extent of injuries. I was told this is a small adult dog.A couple had called JCAC that saw it hit outside their house. They have came down and visited the dog, they were not aware there would be no vet services at Animal Control. They are very concerned about the dog as well. It was from them we heard at least a broken leg. He or she just laid there in the kennel and appears to be a sweet dog.If anyone has any room or can help in any way, please! Sorry I don't have mroe information, but wanted to get the word out on this one ASAP since it is in pain.

These dogs are located in Jefferson County Animal Control in Barnhart, Missouri, 30 minutes south of St. Louis. These dogs are euthanized every Thursday and sometimes sooner based on holidays and capacity. This facility is not heated and many dogs are kept outside in kennels. Please help if you can!To see all available dogs, go to http://www.flickr.com/groups/needrescue. Please join our group to see all photos and help these wayward animals find homes!These dogs are due to be euthanized on 2/26/09 at 8:30 a.m. If you are able to rescue or adopt, you must make arrangements before that time. Their phone number is 636-797-5577.
59978 M Pitbull59781 5 y/o M Hound mix
60308 F Pitbull Terrier mix (looks like something other than pit to us rescue folks)
60311 2 y/o F Labrador Retriever mix (She's a happy girl we named Luna)
60281 2 y/o M Pitbull Terrier
60061 3 y/o M Malamute (Video of Malamute) - adoption pending
60738 F German Shepherd
63633 F Border Collie mix
60771 F Rottweiler (Video of Rottweiler)
60558 M Border Collie mix
60566 F Rottweiler
60624 F Pitbull Terrier mix (looks like a lab to us rescuers - doesn't look pit)
60561 4 y/o M Hound mix
60815 2 y/o M black Lab
61054 3 y/o F black Lab/Chesapeake Retriever mix (already fixed)
60837 7 y/o M Beagle
61149 2 y/o M Shetland Sheepdog (already fixed - owner cannot afford any longer)
61170 3 y/o M Pitbull Terrier

My Girl (Maggie) Is In The Hospital

So sorry I haven't posted in the last couple of days but My Maggie had an appendex giving her a fit that had to be removed. It was within hours of bursting open and full of bacteria. My family has been staying with her at the hospital and I haven't been able to do anything since my baby girl is not feeling good. I'll try to find time to post as she could be in the hospital a few days more because her white blood counts are high and her blood work showed some infection. She will be fine she was in a ton of pain as she was six hours away this weekend with her soccer team playing games in Ohio. This is the first time Big Tom and "Mom" didn't go on a soccer trip with her ever. She was doubled over in pain on Saturday morning but didn't tell anyone as she wanted to play the soccer games and has her "Mom's" and Nana's high tolerance to pain. She played the first game and even scored a goal then was in a fetal position on her hotel rooms bed until the next game and played the game but after called "mom" in extreme pain. "mom" called her coach and he had a nurse whose daughter played on the team look at her and they thought maybe she sprained a muscle. She didn't play her last game on Sunday which THANK GOD was early in the morning on Sunday. One of the dads who lives the closest drove her home and didn't stop the entire way until he got her home. Her parents immediately took her to the emergency room and after blood work and a CT they thought her appendix might of erupted so they performed the surgery right away. When they got in they found out it wasn't burst yet but was on the verge. She was very lucky and Big Tom and "mom" and I are just glad it didn't burst on the way home or the soccer field or even in Ohio without them around. I can't visit her in the hospital so Rick keeps sending her pictures of me on his cell phone.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Isn't He Adorable???

He is approx. 7-8 week old pit bull puppy. His owner is a young man that just can't take care of him/ he would like to get what he paid for him $175/ I took this on because I do not want this precious cutie to end up in a disgusting fighting ring. I'm afraid if he was left in his owners hands a new owner may not be properly investigated and he'll be motivated by $$$. He's had no vet care but seems to be healthy. He has an awesome personality. He's playful and cuddly, does great with other dogs of all size. I have a 6 lb. Chihuahua , a 17 lb Min Pin Mix and 90 LB Rhodesian Ridge-back and he plays with all of them. Please call Ellen 314-378-0653 if you are interested in giving this sweet baby a forever home.