Archive for the ‘PetWork Missouri’ Category

Second Chance Pet Adoptions (Smithville, Missouri 64089) is a non-profit, no-kill organization dedicated to helping homeless animals and displaced dogs and cats find loving, safe, responsible homes.

Second Chance sponsors adoption events daily at its Adoption Center. Between events,  animals are kept in the foster homes of volunteers to socialize them and tend to their needs.



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Phoenix Pack (Foristell, Missouri 63348) is a non-profit, pit bull rescue organization located in the St. Louis area. Its primary mission is to identify temperamentally sound pit bulls in local shelters, relocate them to loving foster homes where they receive training, and ultimately place them in responsible forever homes.

Phoenix Pack also works to rebuild and preserve a positive public image for the American pit bull terrier and pit bull mixes by providing accurate educational materials and information.

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The Great Dane Club of Greater Kansas City Rescue (Kansas City, Missouri) always has Great Danes that need loving homes. The dogs have had a general health check, heart worm tested, given all vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered.


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Midwest PAWS (Grain Valley, Missouri 64029) is a no-kill, non-profit, all-volunteer rescue group devoted to German Shorthair Pointers, English Pointers, and Weimaraners.

Midwest PAWS is dedicated to helping those who need a second chance at life.

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The Friends of Horn Lake Animal Shelter (Horn Lake, Mississippi 38637) are a group of individuals who are trying to help promote the adoption and rescue of animals from Horn Lake Animal Shelter and help reunite owners with lost pets.

The goal of the Friends of Horn Lake Animal Shelter is to substantially reduce the number of adoptable animals that are put to sleep at this facility by finding permanent or foster homes.

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The Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation (St. Louis, Missouri 63130) founded in 1990, is a non-profit organization working to bring positive change for animals through legislative means. It’s efforts are combined with the actions of concerned individuals, other groups, organizations, and agencies interested in the enactment and/or protection of animal welfare laws.

The Alliance’s goals include increasing public awareness regarding the plight of animals, addressing problems with appropriate legislation, and providing information to the proper authorities to ensure enforcement of the laws. As the only organized animal welfare lobbying group in Missouri, the Alliance is dedicated to furthering animal welfare issues by achieving these goals.

The Alliance concentrates its efforts on state legislation. It drafts and introduces legislation and track its progress through the Missouri General Assembly. The Alliance educates legislators regarding the issues surrounding legislation, and supports (or opposes) additional animal-related legislation proposed by other organizations. The Missouri Legislature is in session each year from January through May. During that time, the Alliance attends and testifies before committees, provides supporting documentation when needed, meets with legislators, and issues action alerts to its supporters for their help.

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The Joplin Humane Society (Joplin, Missouri 64801) cares for animals and benefits people.

There is always a wide variety of animals for adoption at the Joplin Humane Society.

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Clinton Animal Shelter (Clinton, Missouri 64735) is just a short drive from Kansas City or Springfield.


The Clinton Animal Rescue Endeavor (CARE) began organizing in October of 2007, to begin discussions about improving conditions at the Clinton, Missouri animal shelter and possible control of shelter operations. The operation of the shelter with CARE began December 4, 2007, with the cooperation of the City of Clinton until March 1st, 2008, when complete charge was given to the organization through a lease contract.

CARE began organizing with five priorities in mind to keep in focus. Those five priorities are:

  • To preserve the life of as many companion animals as possible
  • To provide temporary shelter for homeless companion animals, and place these animals in suitable permanent homes
  • To reduce companion animal overpopulation
  • To provide education and outreach activities regarding companion animal care to the community
  • To generate the funds necessary to maintain a quality shelter facility and operation

CARE is trying to maintain the Clinton Animal Shelter as a low-kill facility.

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The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.

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House Rabbit Society of Missouri (Chesterfield, Missouri 63006)  is a 501(c)(3) all-volunteer, non-profit organization with a dual purpose of rescue and education.

Utilizing foster homes as rescue “shelters,” volunteers provide appropriate care and socialization opportunities to rabbits so that they may be adopted into loving, permanent, indoor homes. The rescue’s educators assist the public, humane societies, and local shelters through publications on rabbit care, phone and e-mail consultations, and classes upon request. They do not euthanize an animal unless they are suffering from an incurable disease or wound.

The House Rabbit Society of Missouri, St. Louis chapter, directs their rescue efforts towards saving the lives of bunnies in threatening situations, those scheduled for euthanasia at local shelters, or rescue referrals from area shelters and veterinarians. Their commitment to saving the lives of bunnies is paramount. Because foster spots are reserved for rabbits on “death row” at area shelters and animal control facilities, the rescue does not accept rabbits from individuals. However, those rabbits needing new homes can be listed on the House Rabbit Society of Missouri web site if they are spayed or neutered and healthy.

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