Chain of Hope is committed to helping pet owners in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri. We are out six days a week, speaking with pet owners, finding out what their needs are and how we can help them. Education is key. When people know better, they usually do better. Sometimes, all they need to improve their animal’s life is a little assistance and knowledge about what their animal needs to be healthy and happy.
Some people have never had a dog inside the house. We speak with people about the companionship of an animal and also the need for them to be out of the elements. We offer them a free wire kennel so that they can bring their dog inside. Sometimes they are reluctant because the dog isn’t house-trained or might tear things up. We explain how to use the kennel to kennel-train them, put them in the kennel when they leave the house and other tips to help them succeed.
Chain of Hope spays and neuters a lot of animals for free for low-income citizens. We provide free transportation as well. We educate people about the benefits of spaying and neutering their animals and provide the financial assistance. We find that people are curious about this topic and often have questions before committing to do it. That is why going out in the community and speaking with people is such an important part of our program.
Since some animals will never come inside, despite our extreme weather, our emphasis is on those that need help surviving our brutal winters and stifling summers. We work very hard for the people and the animals in the inner city of Kansas City, Missouri. We will do anything we can for someone calling Chain of Hope for help with an animal.
The only way that we can provide these life-saving supplies to those that desperately need them is because of our donors. Thank you for donating or for considering donating to the important mission of Chain of Hope, which is to alleviate the suffering of animals in the urban core of Kansas City, Missouri.
Pets are vital to many senior citizens' lives. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, pets “increase opportunities for exercise and outdoor activities, contribute to better cognitive function in older adults, and provide more opportunities to socialize." Having a pet is also linked to health benefits such as decreased blood pressure, cholesterol levels, and triglyceride levels. Pet ownership is also associated with reduced feelings of loneliness and anxiety.
Having a pet gives a senior citizen a sense of purpose, someone to nuture and love, and increases social interaction among seniors. What's better to strike up a conversation about other than your cat or dog that you love so much?
The pet gives the senior love, companionship, security, routine and purpose. Chain of Hope does everything they can to keep seniors and their pets together. We provide medical care, food, treats, toys, kennels, dog beds-whatever a senior citizen needs to keep their beloved pet with them for the rest of their lives. Many elderly people tell us how grateful they are for our help so that they can keep their pet. Their cat or dog is often their only family member that they have. They tell us that without us, they wouldn't be able to keep their best friend with them. We know that the best thing for both the pet and the person is for them to remain together.
Because of your continued support, Chain of Hope is able to provide many resources to our elderly community and their pets. We will not allow a senior and their precious animal to be separated at the end of life just because the older person is struggling financially. We are here for them and will continue to be. Thank you for making that possible.
Chain of Hope works in the inner city of Kansas City, Missouri, helping animals and their owners. We also help a lot with strays, trying to rescue them and get them to safety. This is one of those stray’s stories and it’s quite a tale!
We received a call about a stray dog that was pregnant and hanging around a neighborhood. No one could catch her, but one of the neighbors put food and water out for her every day. They called her Lulu. We began trying to get her, but she was a smart one! We spent hours over there, to no avail. We finally set a trap, but she wouldn’t go in that either! We were trying to get her before she had her litter out there somewhere, but she was too elusive.
One day the neighbors called Chain of Hope and said that they had seen Lulu and she had obviously had her babies! They just had to find out where she put them. They watched Lulu for a few days while she came and went to eat and they finally figured out where the babies were. She had hidden them extremely well, as smart mommas do. She had put them way back in a storage area behind one of the houses on the block, underneath some equipment-safe from predators.
Once Lulu had her babies, she was very friendly to us. She let us pet her and crawl back in there and get her puppies. There were eight of them! We loaded them up and off we went to our rescue facility. We got them settled in and Lulu was an excellent mother!
All of Lulu’s puppies are healthy and happy and in their adoptive, forever homes! Lulu has been spayed and is still waiting for her new home. She is happy and healthy now and much loved at Chain of Hope.
This is just one example of so many cases we handle every day. This took a lot of time, trying to get Lulu and her babies to safety, but we are extremely dedicated to the animals needing help in the urban core of Kansas City, MO. We couldn’t stay out here saving lives without your support. Thank you for your generous hearts to help animals that need help so desperately!
Chain of Hope is an animal outreach organization operating in the urban core of Kansas City, Mo. We help with food, shelter, spays and neuters, education and so much more. One of the major things that we assist people with are their veterinary costs, particularly for injuries and illnesses.
It is a very sad thing to watch your beloved pet suffer in front of you and you have no money to take him to the vet. Many people refer people to Chain of Hope for help in these emergencies. We treat many traumatic injuries, severe illnesses and life-threatening diseases for low-income pet owners.
We receive a lot of emotional phone calls from people with no money, trying desperately to find medical help for their pet. In some cases, the pet would die without our help. Sometimes the people surrender the pet over to Chain of Hope because they just can’t deal with the situation. In the majority of cases, however, the pet owner is often devastated and wanting to find help and keep their pet. We help keep that pet and their owner together by providing financial assistance for urgent medical needs.
One of the most common calls we receive is an animal hit by a car. This often involves broken legs. That can need anything from pain medication and rest to surgery to an amputation. We work closely with our veterinarians and the owners to determine the best course of action for their pet.
Many people tell us that without our assistance, their pet would’ve died or they would no longer be able to provide for it medically. We understand that times are hard all over, but when a pet becomes ill or gets injured, they must receive help.
Chain of Hope is only able to provide life-saving medical intervention for so many animals because of our faithful donors. We could not do this without you and we appreciate each and every one of you.
As difficult things are happening in the world, more and more people are becoming homeless. A lot of them have animals, usually dogs. They need supplies and resources in order to keep their animal with them. So many of them know that Chain of Hope will help them when they call.
We try and get these animals spayed and neutered and vaccinated at our expense. We arrange meeting places with the homeless and transport the animals to and from the vet for services. We answer many calls for food and medical issues with pets of homeless people. They have no money to take them to the vet themselves, but they now know that they can call Chain of Hope for help, instead of letting their animal suffer unnecessarily. They know that we care and we will respond.
Sometimes, after we’ve been involved for a while, a homeless person may decide that they can’t hang onto their animal on the streets any longer and they will eventually relinquish the animal to us. We keep good relationships in many of the homeless camps, so that we are there for the long haul, as their lives fluctuate.
We find that when we do get an animal from a homeless person, they often end up getting another one-usually a stray off the streets. These animals provide the desired companionship that is often missing from a homeless person’s life. Animals love unconditionally and can help get a person through a lot of turmoil, just by being there. We know many people that make sure their animal has something to eat before they do. They will self-sacrifice for their best friend!
Chain of Hope is committed to helping the homeless population with their animals. The animals deserve the help and so do the people. Thank you for enabling us to help the homeless with their beloved companions. Sometimes, that’s all they have in the world and their pet means everything to them.
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