Pet Memorial Day Celebration

Vol. 30 No. 2 Fall 2016 12200 N.W. Crooked Rd • P.O. Box 12073 Kansas City, MO 64152 Phone 816-891-8888; Fax 816-891-8781
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Vol. 30 No. 2

Fall 2016

12200 N.W. Crooked Rd • P.O. Box 12073 Kansas City, MO 64152

Phone 816-891-8888; Fax 816-891-8781

President & Editor: Nancy Piper

Pet Memorial Day Celebration September 11, 2016 Noon - 5 pm 12200 N. Crooked Road, Kansas City, MO 816-891-8888

Light Refreshments Blessing of the Pets - 2:00pm Give yourself peace of mind with our Pre-Arranged Planning Service, and save money, too, with a 15% discount. 15% off on bronze and granite memorials, cremation jewelry and urns , also.

What’s Inside One More Responsibility for a Pet Parent ....................... Page 1 Why Pets Have ESP ............... Page 2 Pet Aromatherapy And Essential Oils ........................... Page 3 Calendar of Events .................. Page 4 Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats ...................................... Page 5 Kitty Delights Cat Treats....... Page 5

Vice President: Gary Piper

One More Responsibility for a Pet Parent - Nancy Piper Many people choose a private cremation for their pet, so they can get their pet’s ashes back, but are not always sure what to do with the ashes later. It is normally comforting to have the physical remains of the pet back home, albeit in a different form. During the intensely emotional grieving stages, it is common for people to take their pet’s ashes in the car with them, if the pet usually traveled with them; to sleep with the pet’s urn; or to place the urn where they can pat it every day as they leave the house and also return, among other things. The urn is sometimes placed in a memorial area in the house. Pet parents have a continuing responsibility to the pet’s ashes. When the pet parent dies, or all of the people who had the pet in their family circle die, then what happens to the pet’s ashes? If the ashes are not placed with the human in the casket or urn, then what? If someone is going through the person’s belongings and has no idea about the pets’ ashes, then they stand a good chance of being thrown away and ending up in the landfill. Or if they are in a beautiful urn, the urn ends up at Good Will or other thrift store, when your belongings are sorted. Think

about it! What will happen to your pets’ ashes after you die? Will anyone else care? Make the last arrangement for them while you can! I have a friend who was a home organizer. She told me it was a common occurrence, when she started in on the closet in the bedroom, for people to say “oh, be careful!” She learned to ask “who is in there? Is it a friend, a relative or a pet? Or everybody?” People tend to put cremated remains in their closets because they don’t know what to do with them. Pets as well as people deserve to be memo-

rialized for eternity. Here are some suggestions for memorialization for people who don’t know what to do with the ashes. Take the urns to Rolling Acres to be buried, (Continued on page 5)

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Why Pets Have ESP When It Comes To Health Crises - Amy D. Shojai, CABC Animal behavior consultant, Dogs may be “man’s best friend,” but parrots, cats, lizards and horses also form connections to human beings. Not only can having a pet cheer you up and reduce your stress levels, but your pet could save your life. These pets may be able to detect cancer, diabetic crises, seizures, migraines and Parkinson’s “freezing,” helping owners get timely — and often critical — help. Detecting Cancer

-aids. Again, George was 100 percent accurate. Cognetta even convinced a few volunteers to let George sniff bare skin. And the dog found six melanomas that were undetectable by handheld microscope. Carol Witcher’s Boxer dog, Floyd Henry, was able to detect his owner’s breast cancer, which was then confirmed as malignant by Dr. Sheryl Gabram-Mendola, a

Dogs can actually be taught to detect cancer. Melanoma is the least common but most deadly skin cancer, accounting for 79 percent of skin cancer deaths. Diagnosis relies mostly on the way the skin looks — even though many melanomas are invisible to the naked eye. But cancer causes the body to release chemicals into our urine, sweat and even breath that smells different than normal. Tallahassee dermatologist Dr. Armand Cognetta heard about the terrific scenting prowess of dogs sniffing out bombs, termites and even dead bodies underwater and wondered if they might be able to detect skin cancer. As an experiment, he partnered with Duane Pickel, who specializes in training bomb detect dogs. George, the standard Schnauzer, was taught to detect cancer samples in test tubes — and proved to be 99 percent accurate!

percent of the time when sniffing stool. Seizure Assistance Dogs Dogs can also be trained to respond to seizures, keeping owners safe by fetching help or medication. But we still don’t know why dogs have the ability to pick up on a seizure before it occurs. It may be that they cue into subtle body signals, or even chemical changes that make our bodies smell different. Early studies reported in both the January 1999 and January 2001 issues of Seizure magazine, posited that dogs trained to help people with seizures by bringing them medicine or alerting others to the situation, actually develop the ability to predict seizures and react in advance of an oncoming seizure. Some dogs learn how to do this by watching other dogs.

breast surgical oncologist at Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University. Both Witcher and Gabroam-Mendola agree that the dog saved her life. Dr. GabramMendola has since developed a test that looks for different compounds in the breath of cancer patients.

Other programs in the UK and elsewhere use dogs to detect prostate cancer through urine samples. The British journal Gut reported that an 8-year-old Labrador Once George knew what to look for, the named Marine, trained to detect colorectal team “planted” samples (both benign and cancer, was accurate 91 percent of the time cancerous) on human volunteers with Band when sniffing a patient’s breath and 97

Migraine Alert Dogs Migraines cause debilitating pain in 36 million people each year. And medications work best when taken as early as possible. Dogs, cats and other pets often naturally detect pre-migraine characteristics — prodrome — which may include irritability, yawning and dizziness, among others. There may also be subtle changes or smells that animals detect. Some dogs now have been trained to act as sentinels and warn owners to take medication far enough in advance to prevent the headache. (Continued on page 4)

Homeless People’s Pet Food Project Can You Help? Donations are lowest in the summer In September 2001, Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets started soliciting contributions for homeless people’s pets, either pet food or money for pet food. This was after it came to Nancy Piper’s attention that many homeless people also have pets. Some of their concerns are food for their pets, veterinary care, and the after life care of their pets – the same as ours! We have been able to provide pet food to Uplift Organization, among others, since September 2001. We will also take blankets, towels, or clothing to them


along with the pet food. If you have anything to donate, just bring it to us, and we’ll deliver it for you. In 2015, with the generous and overwhelming assistance of the community, Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens for Pets provided 5,720 pounds of dry pet food, 391 cans of canned pet food, 34 bags of cat and dog treats, as well as pet beds, pet carriers, toys, collars, leashes, pet brushes, and combs to Homeless Peoples’ Pets. The need for this support has been in-

creasing in recent months. Rolling Acres thanks the public for their help in this yearround project. We need more food and more funds for our year-round project. A basket for food donations and a money donation jar will be set up at our Memorial Day Open House. Rolling Acres thanks everyone for their help in this year-round project. You are just awesome!

Pet Aromatherapy And Essential Oils: What You Need To Know - Dr. Richard Palmquist Chief of Integrative Health Services at Centinela Animal Hospita It was a glorious morning. As I returned from my 5 a.m. bike ride, the air was laden with jasmine and eucalyptus oil. The grass gave off a clean earthy aroma. As I bent down to greet our new Chihuahua puppy I couldn’t help but smile as his little tongue licked my nose and left behind that lovely smell of puppy breath. I held my breath for a moment and just let the scent flow through every fiber of my body. It was a good morning. Smell is an important primeval sense. The first major nerve that enters the brain detects scent. That nerve — and the information it carries — connects directly to the base of the brain where immediate responses occur. Our emotions are strongly influenced by scent. Good smells calm and attract us while bad smells repel us and cause aggravation. Our pets use their sense of smell to gain all sorts of complex information from the environment and this information is used to calculate and predict what states of energy and response they should adopt.

tians were the first to use essential oils. They developed distillation techniques and pioneered the discovery of medical and other uses of essential oils. At about the same time, the Indians and Chinese were also developing the use of plant materials in healing. Knowledge of oil use was passed on to the Greeks, as the famous doctor Hippocrates pioneered holistic therapies. The Romans continued this process. After the Roman empire fell, a Persian physician named Avicenna (approximately 1,000 A.D.) is credited with perfecting the distillation process.

During the Dark Ages of Europe, bathing was frowned upon and people used essential oils and herbals on the skin to cover bad odors as well as for their Essential oils and aromatherapy are useful antibacterial, aspects of integrative veterinary medicine antiviral and and as more people become aware of ways antifungal properties. Church monks bewe can use our patients’ noses to assist came educated herbalists and oil users their health, it becomes useful to learn a during this time period, and monasteries bit about the subject. And since animals became repositories of healing literature. and people are different, it is important to During the Renaissance, the famous physiknow how to properly use oils in pets so cian Paracelcus revived holistic therapies that we do not unwittingly harm them in and used natural means as a cure for leprothe process. You should also always speak sy. to a veterinarian before using any essential Modern oil usage dates to a French chemoils on your pet. ist and perfumer named Rene Maurice Essential Oils: A Brief History Gattefosse who is known for his accidental discovery of lavender oil’s ability to assist Evidence suggests that the ancient Egyp-

in the healing of burns. During the the second World War, another pioneer named Jean Valet used oils in the treatment of wounded soldiers. As research ensued, many properties of essential oils and plants were categorized and isolated. This process continues today with the pharmaceutical research of essential oils, which makes up a large part of botanical research globally. Recently, at the University of South Dakota, a student received her doctoral degree for pioneering work in ethnobotany, which examined veterinary essential oil use. American veterinary practitioners, such as Dr. Nancy Brandt and Dr. Melissa Shelton, are working to better codify oil use in animals. Oils have been shown to have many possible desirable effects such as reducing anxiety and inflammation, fighting oxidative processes, battling toxins and fighting infections by inhibiting bacteria, fungi and viruses. Oil odors can also be used to affect mental states and memory. Modern doctors are looking for agents that will assist in management of resistant infections and cancer, and these natural products may well hold the key to several major advancements. Essential oils contain a host of biologically (Continued on page 6)

Save Cans to Help Rescue Groups Help Pets One of our community service projects is saving clean aluminum beverage cans only (pet food or other cans will not be accepted by the recycling center) to recycle by selling them to help raise money for our local animal rescue groups. We admire the rescue groups for all they

do for the animals. It takes a lot of dedication and passion to do what they do. This is one way we can help them. Please bring your aluminum drink cans to us. We will take them to recycle and donate the money to a different rescue group in turn. It doesn't matter how many you bring - even one will do - they all add up to help! We also have a Donation Jar for the current rescue group in our lobby.

Rolling Acres raised $5,219 from the sale of cans from Memorial Day 2007 through December 2015, with the help of our friends, families, and clients. Our current recipient is HELP Humane Society in Belton, MO. People are constantly bringing us cans, even leaving bags of cans outside our front door when we're closed! We love it! Thanks for helping us help people help pets.


Calendar of Events September September 10 - A Black Tail Affair Help Humane’s 9th Annual A Black Tail Affair - this year's theme is "Who Rescued Who?" Your entry ticket includes a incredible 5 course meal, silent and live auction and our always awesome MC Bryan Busby KMBC! A fun photo booth, cash bar and an always awesome animal loving crowd! All to help the animals in our care at our true no kill animal shelter. September 11 - Pet Memorial Day Come join us for our Pet Memorial Day celebration from noon-5pm. Blessing of the Pets will be at 2pm. September 17 - Paws in the Park Put it on your calendar! The Eleventh Annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk and Festival is coming September 17, 2016 at Eng-

lish Landing Park in BEAUTIFUL downtown Parkville, MO! A fun day is planned with celebrity emcee Susan Hiland! Plus the KC Disc Dogs will be performing! There will be lots of great raffles, food and fun! Thank you sponsors, vendors, participants and volunteers! Your efforts save lives. September 18 - NAWS Open House You are invited to stop by and tour NAWS Spay Neuter Clinic, listen to an awesome local band, have refreshments and meet our NAWS team. September 21 - Big Dawg Open Great Plains SPCA cordially invites you and your pet loving pals to join us for the 9th Annual Big Dawg Open on Wednesday, September 21st, 2016. Hit a hole in one for the 35,000 local pets served annually by Great Plains SPCA. Hosted at the Deer Creek Golf Club, registration and

breakfast will begin at 7:30 AM with a 9:00 AM shotgun start. Join us following the tournament for lunch and an awards reception in the clubhouse. http://

December December 10—Candle Light Ceremony Join us for our 3rd Annual Candlelight Ceremony at Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens. Honoring memories and sharing stories of our pets past and present. A memorial table will be setup to honor your special companions. You are welcome to bring a picture, framed or unframed, to place on the table. Refreshments and ornament decorating starts at 5:00pm. The candlelight ceremony starts at 5:30pm.

Why Pets Have ESP - continued around them and actually diagnose diabetes in people who didn’t know that they had the condition. Dr. Debra Wells, of The British Medical Journal published a Diabetes Alert Dogs Queens University in Belfast, Northern report written by Dr. Gareth Williams from Ireland, is currently analyzing data from a Katie Jane Brashier, a high school student Liverpool University Hospital, that disstudy to try and determine exactly where in Denison, TX was diagnosed with Type cussed how pet dogs sensed an imminent 1 diabetes four years ago. Her assistance hypoglycemic shock in their diabetic own- these powers of detection come from. dog, Shots, detects when her blood sugar ers and warned them ahead of time to take Parkinson’s Disease level changes by sniffing her breath. The proper medication. Even the Mayo Clinic People suffering from Parkinson’s disease Labrador mix, adopted from the local shel- has welcomed a diabetic service dog into can experience (among other things), a ter, received special training to help Katie the facility. condition termed “freezing.” Their feet Jane maintain a normal life and accompaPet dogs — and even cats, rabbits and suddenly stop moving while the rest of the nies her to band practice, classes and docbirds — show behavioral changes when body continues on, and the fear of falls can tor visits. Shots learned this skill by sniffaround people whose blood sugar level leave some people homebound. Service changes. Now some dogs have been dogs are trained to tap owners on the foot, trained to alert their owners to these which often gets their partner moving changes. “Brittle” diabetics — those again. In fact, some of these dogs learn to with hard-to-control blood sugar levels anticipate the freeze and stop it before it — may be fearful to leave home. Dia- even starts. betic service dogs sniff their owner’s Ultimately, experts don’t know exactly breath and detect both high and low how animals predict such things. While levels of blood sugar — sometimes many animals may be able to detect and before it reaches dangerous levels — alert their owners to such changes, it takes allowing owners to lead more normal a special bond for the pet to actually care lives. Some of these dogs become so and make it happen. good at it, they “alert” random people (Continued from page 2)


ing cotton balls scented with Katie Jane’s saliva.

REMINDER: Please limit the number of flowers you place on your graves, as our grounds crew does move the flowers and other grave decorations every week, when they mow. Also, please do not place breakable items on the graves, especially during mowing season, since it creates a hazard for our grounds people. Do not use wires or rebar or nails to fasten down your arrangements. These items create a hazard for our mowing equipment as well as our personnel. The mowers or weed eaters can pick up the wire and throw it right into a person’s leg. Thank you for your consideration.

One More Responsibility - continued (Continued from page 1)

placed in a cremation niche, or the ashes scattered in their scattering garden. The pets can be memorialized there, as well. At home, plant a memorial tree, shrub or plant using some of the pet’s ashes to do that. The cremated remains by themselves will not nourish a plant. When they are mixed with a specially formulated planting mix, Let Your Love Grow, the beneficial plant nutrients are released from the ashes. There will be a beautiful living memorial to remember the pet by. The planting can be done in the ground or in a container. I have friends who planted a tree with their dog’s ashes, using Let Your Love Grow. The tree is flourishing, and they smile when they see the tree as they pull in their driveway. What better way to honor and memorialize your pet than to create new life from the ashes through a living plant memorial?

The Dedication of our new


Cremation Garden for you,

your pets and all your loved ones♥. A place to

write your names

to be Remembered!

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Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Dog Treats (

Kitty Delights (

2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

5oz can of tuna

2 eggs

1/2 cup white cornmeal

1/2 cup canned pumpkin

1/2 cup flour

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1/2 cup water

1/2 teaspoon salt


1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Mix all ingredients together until it forms a ball.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Whisk together the flour, eggs, pumpkin, peanut butter, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl. Add water as needed to help make the dough workable, but the dough should be dry and stiff. Roll the dough into a 1/2-inch-thick roll. Cut into 1/2-inch pieces. Bake in preheated oven until hard, about 40 minutes.

Break off tiny pieces and roll into a small bite size ball and place on baking sheet. Flatten ball with a finger– just like you’re making thumbprint cookies. Bake at 350 degrees for 5 minutes. Flip and bake an additional 5 minutes. Let cool and have your kitties enjoy!


Pet Aromatherapy And Essential Oils - continued (Continued from page 3)

active and powerful compounds. Used correctly, they are an indispensible part of  integrative medical care. However, they can cause undesirable and even dangerous side effects, and people using oils medically should seek specialized training.  Oil Essentials Plants manufacture oils for many reasons. Plants cannot move and escape predators and infectious threats, so they produce compounds that neutralize or repel pests and pathogens. Essential oils are absorbed by inhalation, ingestion and contact with the skin. They rapidly enter the body and the blood stream and are distributed to various tissues. As with all compounds, some chemicals have a biological affinity for specific tissues, and doctors — or those knowledgeable about oil use — can use this property to select oils that will target specific tissues. The compounds present in essential oils are powerful. Very small amounts of these substances can have powerful biological effects on every system of the body. For example, lavender oil has powerful effects on the brain and creates a calming sensation. Small amounts of lavender oil can be used when traveling to calm pets or make them feel sleepy. Some Safe Oils To Consider

helps break up toxins and fluid in tissue. Balances pituitary, thyroid and pineal glands.

before using oils. One problem we see in our clinic involves people overusing oils. A person discovers essential oils and begins to diffuse the oils into their homes Helichrysum: Anti-bacterial, reduces leading to an unintentional overdose for bleeding in accidents, skin regeneratheir pets. Lavender oil is highly useful, tor, helps repair nerves. Also useful in but it contains no antioxidant compounds cardiac disease. and can therefore oxidize as it is stored. Frankincense: Has helped some These oxidized alcohols can aggravate cases of cancer. Works on the immune patients and lead to the development of system. Has reduced tumors and exallergic responses. ternal ulcers. Increases blood supply Some essential oils can cause liver and to the brain (although it can worsen kidney toxicity in sensitive species. Cats hypertension so use caution). use a different system in their liver to deSpearmint: Helps to r educe weight. Good for colic, diarrhea, nausea. Helps balance metabolism, stimulates gallbladder. When diluted and used short term, this oil is helpful for many gastrointestinal issues in cats.

Cautions While oils are useful in healing and affecting mentation, they are powerful and can cause a wide variety of adverse effects. Principles of safe use are recommended. The largest problem with essential oils is that they may contain contaminates or adulterants that make more serious issues arise. For this reason, one should only use therapeutic grade oils from reputable companies and verify the quality of oils before using them.

Veterinarians are skilled in the diagnosis of disease in animals and should always be consulted — especially in situations where symptoms are severe or persist. Always tell your veterinarian what natural products your pet is using and involve him or her in these decisions. The following oils can be used in first aid and are safe for short-term Animals have sensitive senses of smell, so use: in most cases it is best to use oils that are diluted and always provide an escape  Lavender: Univer sal oil, can use pure or diluted. Useful in conditioning route. If a pet does not like an oil do not enforce its use. Cats are particularly at risk patients to a safe space. May help allergies, burns, ulcers, insomnia, car for oil reactions and in most cases we use ride anxiety and car sickness, to name oils very sparingly on cats. One drop of essential oil diluted in 50 drops of a pure a few. dilutional oil such as grape seed oil is usu Cardamom: Diur etic, anti-bacterial, ally sufficient. normalizes appetite, colic, coughs, Since animals metabolize and react differheartburn and nausea. ently to essential oils, it is important to  Fennel: assists the adr enal cor tex, know about species-specific differences


toxify and are particularly sensitive to essential oils that contain polyphenolic compounds. These are so-called “hot” oils like cinnamon, oregano, clove, wintergreen, thyme and birch, which are oils that should be avoided in cats. Cats should not receive melaleuca oil, and never put essential oils into the ear canal as they can damage cats’

delicate ear drums and nerves. Care is needed around eyes as well. Always wash your hands after handling oils to prevent accidentally getting them into your eyes. To reduce the chances of sensitivity and organ toxicity, we generally use an oil for no more than two weeks and then provide a rest period. Under certain circumstances — like in the treatment of cancer — we will use oils for longer periods, but this is something best left to those trained in the use of oils. Used properly essential oils can benefit people and our animal friends.

For Office Use Only FF ____________________

Dear Friends at Rolling Acres: Fall 2016

Aluminum Fence Plaques

Enclosed please find:

$________ for an aluminum Memory Fence Plaque (8” x 5”) - $75.00 per pet

My donation to the Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens For Pets Funds, to pr ovide maximum security and greater peace of mind, in the amount of $___________.

$________ for an aluminum Memory Fence Plaque with picture (12” x 5”) - $95.00 per pet

Please remember our Trust in your will and bequeaths.

Lake Feature Fund:

My contribution to the Feature Fund:

______ $ 50 Silver Level Donation

$________ for new trees, flowers and other beautification items.

______ $ 25 Bronze Level Donation

Memory Bricks for Memorial Courtyard ______ $100 per brick per pet

______ $100 Gold Level Donation

“Angel with Pet” Bronze Statue ______ $250 Gold ______ $100 Silver ______ $ 25 Bronze

Flower Service Program We are proud to continue our Flower Service Program, another convenient step for those who wish to ensure regular grave decorations. In this program, a yearly fee will ensure that the grave of your loved one will be decorated with silk flowers, according to your wishes. You may choose as few or as many flower placements as you like. The Deluxe Grave Blanket, as well as a 22” wreath is available for winter decorations. The grave blanket is made of evergreen boughs, decorated with a bow, a bell, pine coves and various winter season decorations. The 22” wreath is made of mixed evergreens and pine cones, and is also decorated with a bow. The Grave Blankets and Wreaths are normally placed the week after Thanksgiving. Please decide the number of times you would like your grave(s) decorated, select the dates and the types of flowers. Send us this form, along with your check.

______ Memorial Day

Date ___________________ __________________________________ (Name) __________________________________ (Address) _________________________________ (City/State/Zip) _________________________________ (Phone) Mail to:

Rolling Acres Memorial Gardens 12200 N. Crooked Rd Kansas City, MO 64152

For Office Use Only FP ____________________ Date ___________________

______ Fourth of July ______ Pet Memorial Day

I would also like to order:

______ Thanksgiving

______ A Foam Vase Insert $1.50

______ Christmas

______ Green Plastic Vase with Insert $4.00

______ Special Day

Sales tax is included in all prices.

______ Special Day

I have enclosed my check or money order for

2) Select the type of flowers you want: ______ Roses ______________ (what color?)

$ ____________________________________

______ Seasonal ______ Poinsettias

_____________________________________ (Name)

______ Lilies ______ Other

_____________________________________ (Address)

Do you want a Winter Evergreen Grave Blanket?

(We must reserve the right to substitute, depending on the selections available to us)

_____________________________________ City/State/Zip

______ Yes

Prices: Bouquets for

Add $39.00

______ Other

Do you want a 22” Winter Evergreen Wreath?

______ 1 Day


_____________________________________ (Phone)

______ 2 Days


For the graves of

______ Yes

______ 3 Days


1) When do you want flowers placed on your grave(s)?

______ 4 Days


______ 5 Days


______ Valentine’s Day

______ 6 Days


______ Easter

______ 7 Days or more @ $13

Add $28.00

_____________________________________ _____________________________________


12200 N.W. Crooked Rd • P.O. Box 12073 Kansas City, MO 64152

Rolling Acres Mission Statement Our mission is to serve those who think of their pet as one of the family by providing compassionate, dignified, and ethical after-life care for their pet.

USEFUL TELEPHONE NUMBERS Spay and Neuter Assistance

Emergency Services:

Great Plains SPCA ...................................................... (816) 333-PETS

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center ........................ (888) 426-4435

5428 Antioch Road, Merriam, KS 66202

HOPE, Inc ..................................................................... (913) 651-7335 728B Cherokee St., Leavenworth, KS 66048 Humane Society of Greater Kansas City ....................... (913) 596-1000 5445 Parallel Parkway, Kansas City, KS 66104

Leavenworth Animal Welfare Society ...................... (913) 651-LAWS 16021 E. 40 Hwy, Kansas City, MO 64136

Blue Pearl Specialty & Emergency Medicine Lee’s Summit, Missouri ........................................ (816) 554-4990 3495 N.E. Ralph Powell Rd., Lee’s Summit, MO 64064 Northland (Missouri)............................................. (816) 759-5016 Overland Park, Kansas .......................................... (913) 642-9563 11950 W. 110th St, Ste B, Overland Park, KS 66210

NAWS Spay and Neuter ............................................... (816) 336-1888

Spay and Neuter Kansas City ........................................ (816) 353-0940 1116 E. 59th St., Kansas City, MO 64110

8141 North Oak Trafficway, Kansas City, MO 64118

139 NE 91st St., Kansas City, MO 64155

Arrowhead Veterinary Services (Thurs. & Fri.) ............ (816) 353-5675

6972 N. Broadway, Kansas City, MO

Animal Emergency Center ............................................ (816) 455-5100

VCA Mission Animal Referral & Emergency Ctr ........ (913) 722-5566 5914 Johnson Drive, Mission, KS 66202

Lost Pet Assistance ............................................. Text (816) 812-1032

STOPP Clinic ................................................................ (816) 313-7729 .......................................................... (816) 513-9821

10109 East 63rd. (@ Blue Ridge Blvd.), Raytown, MO 64133