Archive for June, 2010

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Update, 9/22/10: Sally’s listing is no longer available on Petfinder, nor is that of the Siamese kittens.


Sally the white Siamese mixed-breed cat.
Photo courtesy of the City of Gladstone Animal Control.

This week, I bring you not one, not two, not…bah, nevermind. Five! Today, I bring you five adoptable animals, all of them Siamese/mixed-breed kittens (plus one adult cat), all currently staying at the City of Gladstone Animal Control shelter.

First up is the lovely Ms. Sally (pictured above), an adult Siamese cat who is not related to the kitten siblings:

“Sally” was surrendered to the shelter because the dog in the household does not like cats. She is about two years old and already spayed. She is friendly and would make a great lap ornament!

Sally is house trained and spayed/neutered.

What a beautiful little lady, don’t you agree?

And then, the kittens! (squeal!):


Sitting at the door of their cage, four kittens peer at the camera with obvious curiosity. A white Siamese baby boy is flanked on both sides by three grayish-tan and white girls. Photo courtesy of the City of Gladstone Animal Control.

This litter is so sweet! The siamese looking kitten is a male and the other three kittens are females. All are very playful, friendly and fun loving. They are currently available.

I know, the listings aren’t especially detailed – but all this means is that you’ll have to make a trip over to the shelter to meet the animals for yourself…and hopefully you’ll return home with a furry new friend in tow!


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Monday, June 21st, 2010

Greetings, y’all. I just received the following alert from Spay & Neuter Kansas City in my inbox. As you may have already gathered from the post title, SNKC is holding a garage sale this August in order to raise funds for its local animal rescue activities, which include low-cost veterinary services, including dog and cat sterilization and vaccinations; educating animal guardians about proper animal companion care; and holding food drives and maintaining a food bank to benefit lower-income animal guardians. To learn more about SNKC, check out its website at

Please keep reading to see how you can help out with SNKC’s forthcoming garage sale, and contact Tamara at SNKC for additional details. Additionally, SNKC is always in need of volunteers, for example, to help out with its spay and neuter clinics. You can keep up-to-date with SNKC’s events and volunteer needs by joining its mailing list (go to; sign-up is in the right-hand sidebar) or by following SNKC on Facebook or Twitter.

Finally, I’ve noticed a few offers of unwanted dog and cat food on the Kansas City Freecycle list in the past week or two. Should you find yourself with excess food (or other dog and cat supplies), please consider donating it to SNKC’s food bank. My husband dropped off a few bags of dog food last week, and reported back that the bank is running dangerously low on food. You can find out more about the program here: and here:

Many thanks!

Mark Your Calendar

Spay & Neuter Kansas City will be hosting a garage sale on Saturday, Aug. 7th, 2010.

Can you help?

We are seeking URBAN MINERS to find unused and forgotten household items and donate them to SNKC for the garage sale. Items may be dropped off at the clinic during normal business hours (M-F, 8-5 and S, 9-12) or you may contact Tamara via email at to make arrangements. We will be accepting donations through July 17th.

We are also interested in volunteers who are garage sale gurus and can help us make this a HUGE success. Volunteers will be needed to help sort, price and display items and man the sale. Again, contact for more info or to sign up today!

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Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Update, 9/22/10: Miss Emma has been adopted!


Meet Miss Emma, a dark gray/chocolately brown Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever mixed breed dog. This photo was clearly taken in the winter (hello, snow!), so methinks this senior gal has been at her foster home for quite some time now. Perhaps you’ll allow her to retire to your place?
Photo courtesy Black Dog Rescue.

This week’s adoptable is Miss Emma, a senior Basset Hound/Labrador Retriever mix who’s looking for a forever home in which to spend her golden years:

Hi my name is Emma. I’m a 10-year-old Lab/Basset Hound mix. I’m a very sweet girl and love people so much. I weigh about 45lbs.

I love lounging around and being lazy. I like cuddling with my foster mom and enjoy my food and bones.

I’m looking for a retirement home where I can just enjoy my life and not be bugged by rambunctious youngsters. I do fine with cats and fine with other mellow dogs.

If you are looking for a nice companion, who is willing to just be lazy with you, I might be what you’re looking for. My adoption fee is $50 and I’m part of the Adopt A Senior for Life Program. If you think you might be interested please email my friend Shirley at blackdogrescue [at] or give her a call at 816-446-6737.

I have had all my shots, including rabies, and I am spayed, dewormed and microchipped. Cool right?

Emma is currently staying with Black Dog Rescue, a foster-based rescue group in Kansas City. Check ’em out on Facebook and inquire about the beautiful Miss Emma today!


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Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Update, 9/22/10: Dex, Gus, Maia & Jessi’s listing is no longer available on Petfinder.


A white ferret crawls across his (her?) foster parents’ bed. Photo courtesy the Kansas City Ferret Hotline Association and Shelter.

This week’s featured adoptable(s) is rather unusual; while I oftentimes highlight bonded pairs of animals who need to be rehomed together, and occasionally feature large groups of animals (mice, usually) who are in need of separate homes, I’ve yet to see four animals who must all be adopted together. But this is exactly the case with Dex, Gus, Maia and Jessi, a group of bonded ferrets who are seeking a forever home, together.


A pair of ferrets mug for the camera. Photo courtesy the Kansas City Ferret Hotline Association and Shelter.

These furballs are currently being offered for adoption by the Kansas City Ferret Hotline Association and Shelter, who has this to say about the group:

This is a friendly, energetic group of ferrets. Since they are bonded, we would prefer to send them to a forever home as a group, Dexter (1 1/2 yrs), Gus (1 1/2 yrs), and Maia (4 yrs, F) as adoptions and Jessie (4 1/2 yrs, F) as a foster. All like to be held and carried around, especially the girls. Gus and Dexter are VERY playful with you, each other and dogs. Though they don’t bite, they may use their teeth when playing. They are, however dominant males and don’t get along well with other males. They use litter boxes in their cage and usually, not always, use puppy pads when out & about.

If you have room in your home and in your heart for this group of pals, get in touch with the Kansas City Ferret Hotline Association and Shelter today!


A white and gray ferret looks as though (s)he’s about to attempt an Evel Knievel-type jump off the edge of his (her?) foster parents’ bed. Photo courtesy the Kansas City Ferret Hotline Association and Shelter.

Also, a bonus listing from the Humane League of Philadelphia:


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Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

(I’m crossposting this from the main Kansas City Freecycle list. Feel free to discuss or comment here!)

Greetings, y’all!

A member asked me to pass along the following information re: “Large Item Recirculation Day” in Leawood, Kansas, this Saturday, June 5th.

Over on Leawood’s website (, the city describes the event thusly:

“Leawood homes located from Somerset to 95th St, between State Line and Mission Roads. Here’s an opportunity to let that couch or chair find a new home and avoid ending up in a land fill.”

Additional information is available at, but for those who cannot view the .pdf file, here are the details.

Pickup will be throughout the day on Saturday, June 5th. The town of Leawood kindly asks that you NOT put out any items prior to Friday, June 4th.

Allowable items include: couches, chairs, love seats, tables, end tables, refrigerators, stoves, washers/dryers, dishwashers, vacuum cleaners, beds, bed frames, stereos, electronics, microwaves, TVs & PCs.

Items NOT included in this pickup: liquids, glass, hazardous waste, paint, pesticides, chemicals, oils, clothes, car batteries, tires, automotive parts, construction materials, concrete, dirt, old lumber, basketball poles, shingles & fencing.

(To arrange for disposal of these items, please call Johnson County Hazardous Waste at 913.715.6900. Note: Any non-allowed items placed curbside will not be picked up and will be subject to fines per code

For more information about the Large Item Recirculation Day, please contact the City of Leawood at 913.339.6700 x 151.

Please do not respond to this ADMIN message on the Kansas City Freecycle list. If you have any questions, contact the City of Leawood rather than the KCF list moderators. We don’t know any more than you do! 🙂

If you’d like to share details about your town’s large/bulky item pickup day, please send the details to me at kelly [at] and I’ll be happy to post them as an ADMIN message.

Members may also be interested in joining the Kansas City Freecycle Chat Cafe at, which is more conducive to conversations and the like.

Happy Cleaning!

Kelly G.
Kansas City Freecycle list owner

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Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Update, 9/22/10: Linus has been adopted – and so has Fruit Bat! (You can follow the latter’s recovery here, in fact.)


Linus the orange and white, domestic medium hair cat stares into the camera. His left eye is slightly smaller than his right due to a healed/healing eye infection. Photo courtesy No More Homeless Pets KC.

This week’s featured adoptable hails from No More Homeless Pets KC, which is located in Merriam, Kansas. At just eight months of age, Linus has already seen some tough times. This little guy has survived an upper respiratory infection (trumping his veterinarian’s prognosis), both eyes intact (whereas, at one point, Linus’s vet had considered removing the left eye, as badly infected as it was), thankyouverymuch. On top of all this, dear Linus suffered the loss of his family, who could not afford to pay for his medical care. Methinks this lil’ guy deserves some shiny happy news for a change; if you agree, keep reading for details and please consider giving Linus the most precious gift of all – a loving, caring, forever home.

Domestic Medium Hair – Orange And White
Medium | Young | Male | Cat | Pet ID: EL


Little Linus lounges on the back of a couch, fluffy tail draped lazily over its side. So cozy! Photo courtesy No More Homeless Pets KC.

Linus came into a shelter when he was a tiny kitten with his eyes infected and matted shut. His owner could not afford to take him to a vet and the shelter was already full, but he was so tiny and cute that our rescue group took on the responsibility of his medical care. He had a horrible Upper Respiratory Infection (kitty cold), but was so young and little that the vets did not give him a very good chance of surviving. He was tough though! And he had a huge appetite – would eat and eat wet kitten food, even though he was barely old enough to have his baby teeth.

The URI had severely affected his eyes and he required a long course of antibiotics and eye ointment. He recovered from the URI, and continued to grow and grow! He’s a big boy – kinda chunky! He’s only approx 8 months old and already over 10 lbs. He’s turned into quite a beautiful cat with medium length orange & white hair that is very soft, like rabbit fur, and look at that beautiful tail! He’s full of personality and is very loving. He’s still young so he likes to play with the other cats in foster care, but will sit in your lap and purrrr.

He does have some lasting damage to his left eye in that it looks a little smaller than the right eye, and tends to tear up more. The cornea is clear so the vet thinks his vision out if it is just fine. The vet had considered taking the eye out when he was younger since it had been so badly infected, and it’s been a battle, but the eye was saved . He’s such a great cat it was all worth it! Contact his foster mom at lafoela99 [at] if you’d like more information about his medical history.

Please CLICK HERE to fill out an adoption application. One of our volunteers will get back to you within 24 hours.

Or contact lafoela99 [at] if you’d like more information on this pet.

Also –

– and I don’t usually post solicitations for donations, but this is quite possibly the saddest thing ever! (Well, except for the oil spill. And the Conklin Dairy Farm investigation. And the recent blow-up in Gaza. Still.) –

Fruit Bat.


Meet Fruit Bat. She is a small, white-and-yellow chihuahua, with a tiny, bat-shaped head and everlasting smile – and two broken hind legs. Here, she sits up and smiles for the camera. Her back legs, which are encased in two large white-and-peach casts, extend out awkwardly under her. Can you help raise the $1500 to $2000 needed to repair Fruit Bat’s ankles – and save her life? Image courtesy Black & Orange Cat Foundation. (Click through to see more pictures of this adorable little girl!)

Robin Craft of Black & Orange Cat Foundation describes Fruit Bat’s rescue and medical needs:


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