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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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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, May 26th, 2010

Update, 9/22/10: Chance’s listing is no longer available on Petango.

Chance shines in the spotlight! YouTube video via Wayside Waifs.

When I saw Chance’s silly smiley face in Wayside Waifs’ latest newsletter, I knew immediately that he’d be this week’s featured adoptable! Chance is an adult male Labrador/Retriever mix who has been through quite a lot in his relatively short six years. Here’s Wayside Waifs with the details:

Name: Chance
Animal ID: 10516932
Breed: Retriever, Labrador / Mix
Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
Color: Black / White
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Size: Large


Chance mugs for the camera. Photo courtesy Wayside Waifs.

Meet Chance! This senior Retriever mix is one of the coolest dogs you’ll ever meet. He came into Wayside when his owner feared for his safety and wanted him to find a loving home of his own.

The reason his previous owner worried about his safety is that Chance has one tiny bad habit. He chases cars. Since his owner didn’t have a fence, Chance put his life at risk everytime he would chase cars. In fact, Chance was run over twice by a vehicle, but this tough guy lived to tell the tale. This guy is more like a cat with his nine lives.

Chance is one cool dog. He loves pretty much everybody he meets. He loves other dogs, and we were even told that he was affectionate and loving with the cats he lived with. In fact the cat in the house would curl up with Chance, and they would nap together. He has lived with children and done well. Of course, he prefers children that are respectful of him and are always kind to him. Chance’s previous owner said he was a wonderful dog. When his mom was sick in bed, he would slowly creep into bed with her. He would like lengthwise in the bed and put his arm over his owner as if he was bear hugging her!!! What a sweetie pie!

We were also told that Chance is boat savvy, and he loves to swim. His previous owner took him on their boat whenever they could, and Chance would swim until his heart was content. Then he would climb back in the boat when he had enough! His previous owners said their favorite characteristics about him was what a playful, cuddley, fisherman he is, and that he is a distinguished old man.


“Won’t you please, please bring me home with you!?” Chance’s big brown eyes implore. Photo courtesy Wayside Waifs.

Chance is housetrained, and he knows “sit, ” “stay, ” “down, ” and “shake.” He also knows the term “babies” for his toys and go “night-night.” Chance was a well loved dog, and he will make a special family very happy! Is that family yours? Come see for yourself!

You can learn more about this beautiful guy on Petango, or go to Wayside Waifs’ website for additional adoption details.

FYI: The Delaware Street Dog Parade is just a few short weeks away! There’s a $10 registration fee which will go to support Wayside Waifs:


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Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009

Update, 2/10/10: Montana and Dakota’s listings are no longer available on Petango.


I’m a little strapped for time this week, so I decided to borrow one of Wayside Waifs’ “Waifs of the Week” for this week’s Featured Adoptable post. Normally, Wayside Waifs highlights younger, more “adoptable” animals in its newsletter. This week, though, they (kinda sorta) broke with tradition and included a senior beagle named Montana (alongside Demi, a one-year-old Belgian Malinois Mix and Espresso, a ten-month-old kitten).

It appears that Wayside Waifs no longer relies on Petfinder as its primary adoption listing source; instead, its newsletter links to Petango (which is new to me!). Here’s Montana’s listing:


Name: Montana
Animal ID: 7894997
Breed: Beagle / Mix Learn more
Age: 9 years 2 months
Gender: Female
Color: Brown / Black
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Size: Medium

This sweet girl is Montana! She is a nine year old Beagle, and true to her breed, she is interested in following her nose wherever it takes her. Montana is easygoing and gentle, and she loves a good walk. She loves to check out everything around her. Montana came into Wayside as a transfer from another shelter with her best friend, Dakota. They’ve been together for a very long time, and they need to go home with each other. These two would be a great pick for a first time dog owner. They are both relaxed, social, and have great doggie manners. They are affectionate with everybody who stops along their walk to say hello! If you have room in your heart and home for these two sweethearts, come down to meet them today! Montana is currently in foster and is not at the shelter. If you would like to meet Montana and Dakota, please call Sarah Little at 816- 256-9310.

In addition to being an older lady, Montana is one half of a bonded pair; as you may recall, this can make it even more difficult for Montana (and her dog friend) to find a forever home. If you have room in your heart and home for two senior girls, please consider adopting Montana and Dakota.

And what about Dakota, hmmm? Let’s find out more about the second senior lady, shall we?:


Name: Dakota
Animal ID: 2838312
Breed: German Shepherd / Mix Learn more
Age: 9 years 5 months
Gender: Female
Color: Brown / Black
Spayed/Neutered: Yes
Size: Medium

This sweet girl is Dakota! She is a nine year old Shepherd mix. Dakota is easygoing and gentle, and she loves a good walk. She loves to check out everything around her. Dakota came into Wayside as a transfer from another shelter with her best friend, Montana. They’ve been together for a very long time, and they need to go home with each other. These two would be a great pick for a first time dog owner. They are both relaxed, social, and have great doggie manners. They are affectionate with everybody who stops along their walk to say hello! If you have room in your heart and home for these two sweethearts, come down to meet them today! This dog is in foster and is not at the shelter. If you would like to meet Dakota and Montana please call Sarah Little at 816- 256-9310.

How can you resist those smiley dog faces?


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Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

Update, 9/22/10: Peter has been adopted!


Meet Peter, a domestic black and white short hair cat living with food allergies:

Date of birth: 5/03

7/15/09: Peter is a handsome B&W cat with big round gold eyes and a shorthair coat. He’s a real sweet guy and he gets along well with other cats. He is 6 years old.

Peter has been at our shelter for a very long time. When we first met him, he’d been left at our doorstep in a box. His face was all scratched up and swollen and his ears looked raw. We determined that he had a food allergy and put him on a diet of Science Diet ZD formula. That cleared him up and he’s been fine ever since. He’ll need to stay on allergy food, and it can be purchased from your veterinarian or from our clinic. He can live with other cats as long as they are fed separately or the other cats eat ZD, too.

Peter has been neutered, vaccinated, microchipped and tested for FIV and feline leukemia. We’d love to find this sweet guy a good home soon.

Peter’s currently staying with the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City – but methinks he’d be much happier at home with you!

The HSGKC, by the by, is holding a silent auction this Friday, August 28:

Art Unleashed
Friday, August 28, 2009
7-10 pm
Hale Arena in the American Royal Complex
$25 early or $35 at the door

Art and animals unite once again at the 13th Annual Art Unleashed. Bid on more than 200 pieces of original pet-themed artwork during the silent and live auction. Join Brett Anthony, from NBC Action News, and The Nigro Brothers as they host this fun and furry event for the shelter pets. Tickets are only $25 early or $35 at the door. Be close to the action this year and reserve a table of eight for only $500. Tickets include complimentary hors d’eouvres and a cash bar. Free parking is available in Lot B, conveniently located next to Hale Arena.

Artwork includes a wide variety of mediums including: oil, watercolor, pen and ink paintings, metal artwork, sculpture, plush art and more. In this year’s live auction, attendees can bid on “Golfing Birds” metal artwork signed by golfing great Tom Watson. Golfing Birds also includes a signed golf ball by Watson.

You can learn more about the event – and preview the artwork for sale – here.


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Sunday, April 19th, 2009

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Spay & Neuter Kansas City – snkcnews [at]
Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 9:27 AM
Subject: Spring Volunteer Events from Spay & Neuter Kansas City

Speggtacular Events! May/2009

VOLUNTEER in MAY with Spay & Neuter Kansas City


Spring is FINALLY here and so is our new location!! We are moving the 1st weekend of May to 1116 E. 59th, KCMO, 64110, and we could NOT be more excited and proud! If you are not able to volunteer in May, please watch for an email about our Open House! We hope to see you there! AND, DON’T FORGET TO VISIT US THIS WEEKEND AT THE PET EXPO at the American Royal!

Volunteers Needed for Rabies Clinics


May 9th, 9-Noon
May 16th, 9-Noon
May 30th, 9-Noon

Please note the new start time for the clinics is 9AM!!


1116 E. 59th, KCMO 64110
(NE Corner of 59th & Troost)


May 9th- Pete and Mac’s Chip & Dip, Lenexa, three volunteers from 10-1. Need one volunteer to help the vet and 2 to help people fill out forms for Microchipping.

May 16th- Camp Bow Wow, Olathe, 2 volunteers to help distribute information and answer questions. This is a pet adoption event with many area agencies represented.


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Friday, April 3rd, 2009

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Audubon – audubonaction [at]
Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2009 at 10:47 AM
Subject: Kansas City: Repower, Refuel, and Rebuild America Town Hall Meeting

Want to learn more about how the Kansas City region can reduce global warming and create economic opportunity?

Come to the Repower, Refuel, and Rebuild America Forum in Independence this Monday, April 6.

WHAT: Repower, Refuel and Rebuild America: Green Jobs and the Economy Forum

WHEN: Monday, April 6th, Noon – 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

500 West U.S. Highway 24, Independence, MO 64050-1798

PANELISTS: Welcome: District Director or Matt Orlovick, staff, Office of Representative Emanuel Cleaver

* Bob Berkebile, Architect, BNIM
* Steve Mahfood, Past director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
* John Hensley, Wind Capital Group
* Bridgette Williams, Kansas City AFL-CIO
* Antonia Herzog, PhD, Legislative Advocate with the Natural Resources Defense Council

RSVP: Lunch will be provided. Please register online by April 5 at or contact Jill DeWitt at jdewitt [at]

Missouri lost 195, 000 jobs in 2008 and the state’s unemployment rate stands at 8.3 percent today. America’s failed energy policy has worsened our economic downturn.

It is time to get Missouri’s economy moving again by investing in clean energy. The Repower, Refuel, and Rebuild America Forum features a coalition of business, labor, environmental, and community leaders who will address solutions for reducing global warming pollution and creating opportunities for economic investment, job creation, and energy independence in the Kansas City region.

Register online by April 5.


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Friday, February 27th, 2009

Normally, I’d just link to these newsletters, but I can’t seem to find full copies on Spay & Neuter Kansas City’s website. Keep reading for some upcoming volunteer opportunities and community outreach events in March.

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Spay & Neuter Kansas City
Date: Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 10:33 AM
Subject: Invite to Join Pet Outreach Event!


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 Drive
Kansas 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.


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Saturday, November 15th, 2008

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Spay & Neuter Kansas City – snkcnews [at]
Date: Tue, Nov 11, 2008 at 10:54 AM
Subject: Low Cost Vaccination Clinic!


SAVE THE DATE!!! Another November Clinic! November 22nd, 2008

Please foward to your friends, family and co-workers!

Proceeds from vaccinations clinics help more animals in our community.

PO Box 410303
KC, MO 64141

Low Cost Pet Vaccination Clinic!

Spay and Neuter Kansas City is hosting a indoor low cost rabies/microchip clinic on

Saturday, November 22nd, 2008
608 Ash Ave
Independence, MO
10am to 12pm.

Rabies vaccinations are only $10 and Microchip Identification Chips are only $15. KCMO Pet Licensing will also be available at this clinic. Licenses are $12 for altered pets.

Volunteer Help Needed!

If you can help with the upcoming vaccination clinic or can help distribute flyers…. please email Jennifer Shive at jshive [at]

We need help with administration, traffic control, issuing tags and veterinary assistance.

Week Day Clinic Volunteer Help

SNKC is seeking volunteers to help with dog and cat recovery during the weekdays from 9am to 5pm on Tuesday, Thursday or Fridays.

Email Marketing by
Spay & Neuter Kansas City | 3710 Main Street | Kansas City | MO | 64111


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Tuesday, November 4th, 2008

For serious!

Links you may need:

Kansas Secretary of State

Missouri Secretary of State

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Voting Rights (main)

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) – Know Your Voting Rights, State by State

CNN Election Center 2008

Election Protection

Go Vote

Just Vote ‘08

Our Vote Live

People for the American Way (PFAW) – The Right to Vote

Animated Inspiration:


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