Archive for March, 2009

SNKC: Special Outreach Pet Needs Your Help (Meet Mowgli!)

Sunday, March 29th, 2009

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From: Spay & Neuter Kansas City – snkcnews [at] snkc.net
Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 2:35 PM
Subject: Special Outreach Pet Needs Your Help

Spay & Neuter Kansas City Special Outreach Pet

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While Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s primary focus is spaying and neutering, we occasionally come across a pet in need. The story below is about Mowgli who was rescued by our group and will touch your heart. We hope that you or someone you know can help Mowgli find the new home he deserves.
Out of the Woods

Posted on March 25th, 2009 on the SNKC Blog

Rescuing dogs isn’t always a quick and easy process. Sometimes, you have to work for a very long time to succeed. In my experience, though, the payoff is always worth it.

When we first found out about Mowgli earlier this year, we weren’t expecting it to take eight weeks to rescue him. He was spotted running along the road near our clinic on January 13th. We later found out that he had made a den for himself in a wooded area nearby, living on wildlife and whatever food people would throw to him.

When we attempted to call him the first time, a driver passing us on the road informed us that he had seen the dog being dumped there out of a pickup truck nearly two weeks earlier, and that he hadn’t been able to get a license plate number but had been feeding the dog periodically since then.

For the next two months, each of our staff members and several SNKC volunteers took turns walking to the woods to bring him food, calling for him and trying to reassure him that we were there to help him. After all that time, he still wouldn’t come within 20 feet of anyone. After trying every different kind of food we could think of and even a live trap, we came to the conclusion that we were going to have to try a different approach if we ever wanted to bring him in.

On March 19th, several staff members and volunteers trekked out to the woods to capture Mowgli. The group was able to surround him and slowly close in. Mowgli attempted to hide under some bushes nearby, but the group was able to gently lift him out. Although he didn’t protest the leash that was put around his neck, he allowed (required) the girls to carry him out of the woods and back to the car.

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Over the past week, all of us at SNKC have grown to love this gentle, loving dog. He’s currently sitting behind me while I type this, relaxing on a comfy blanket and watching the activity here at the clinic.

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Thursday, March 26th, 2009

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Featured Adoptables: Agatha & Christie, the red Siberian Husky mixes

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

Update, 6/10/09: Agatha and Christie’s listings are no longer available on Petfinder. Let’s hope they found their happy tales – together, in a forever home.

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Meet sisters Agatha (top) & Christie (bottom), a pair of red Siberian Husky mix pups. The duo is currently staying with Halfway Home Pet Adoptions in Kansas City, MO.

First up is Agatha:

Agatha came to the shelter with her sister Chrisite. Both of them are outgoing and fun-loving puppies, about 6 to 8 months old. Agatha is a pretty red and brown Husky mix and should be medium size when full grown. She is very playful and lively.

And Christie:

Christie came to the shelter with her sister Agatha. Both of them are outgoing and fun-loving puppies, about 6 to 8 months old. Christie is a pretty red Husky mix and should be medium size when full grown. She is very playful and lively.

Judging from their listings, Agatha & Christie don’t have to be adopted together…but wouldn’t it be awesome if they were?

By the by, Wayside Waifs also has a number of Siberian Husky puppies available for adoption at the moment.

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Saturday, March 21st, 2009

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Featured Adoptables: Bella the Himalayan/Domestic Long Hair Mix

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Update, 4/8/09: Bella’s been adopted!

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This week’s Featured Adoptable is a gorgeous “baby” girl, Bella, a Himalayan/Domestic Long Hair Mix. Just looks at that beautiful mop of fur! Did I mention that Bella is a wee kitten, just eight years young?

Miss Bella is currently staying with the City of Excelsior Springs Animal Shelter, in Excelsior Springs, MO:

Bella is a wonderful feline! She is so sweet and loves attention! She is flame point with blue eyes. She is very petite. Bella is around 8 years old. Her adoption will be 93.00, which includes her spay, rabies vaccination, and 3 in 1 vaccination. Call 816-630-0816 to meet/adopt Bella. The shelter is open seven days a week, please leave a message if there is no answer.

Can’t you just imagine this furry lil’ critter warming your feetsies on a cold Midwestern winter night?

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Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

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Saturday, March 14th, 2009

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Friday, March 13th, 2009

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Featured Adoptables: Sabrina the Miniature Horse

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Updated, 6/10/09: Awesomeness! Sabrina has been adopted!

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Meet Sabrina, a miniature horse, proud mommy of five and this week’s Featured Adoptable!

Sabrina’s Petfinder listing comes courtesy of Homes for Disposable Pets in Blue Rapids, KS. (Blue Rapids is about a two and a half hour drive northwest of Kansas City, KS.)

SABRINA is a full grown miniature horse mare that will soon be looking for a nice family and pasture to call her own. Sabrina, unlike the lil males is much more socialized and enjoys more hands on contact (belly and ear rubbing) and is halter trained. Her baby (FANCY) is about to be weaned and she will be available to be adopted very soon. She has now had already had 5 foals that we are aware of in her short 8 years and this is to be her last, she’s more than ready to retire motherhood and enjoy a carefree life. She is the mother of Trigger, Tatum and Fancy.

Miniature horses are NOT meant to be ridden, they are TOO SMALL and they are NOT PONIES. However, they may be shown in many aspects of competition as well as trained to pull a cart for the Mini Enthusiast’s. They are actually very easy keepers.

Considered applicants must be knowledgeable of the breed, have adequate acreage and a barn-shed for them to be able to get out of bad weather. They do not do well as an ‘ONLY’, so we request that applicants have minimally another horse as a companion or be willing to adopt two.

Sabrina will be completely vetted prior to being adopted by her new family and a contract stating she will NOT be bred will be signed.

One of Sabrina’s babies, Tatum, is also available for adoption, as is Dale, an adult male miniature horse.

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

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