End animal suffering in KCMO urban core

by Chain of Hope KC
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End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
End animal suffering in KCMO urban core
Giving supplies and visiting with a senior!
Giving supplies and visiting with a senior!

 

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. 

Bruno loves to get in the van and shop!
Bruno loves to get in the van and shop!
This man and his dog love each other!
This man and his dog love each other!
Grandma giving her puppy some love!
Grandma giving her puppy some love!
This man and his dog live in an abandoned house.
This man and his dog live in an abandoned house.
Helping this senior care for his dogs.
Helping this senior care for his dogs.
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Lulu trusted this neighbor most of all!
Lulu trusted this neighbor most of all!

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!

Lulu had hidden her puppies well!
Lulu had hidden her puppies well!
We were trying to get her before she gave birth!
We were trying to get her before she gave birth!
Finally loaded up and headed to safety!
Finally loaded up and headed to safety!
Lulu was a very good momma!
Lulu was a very good momma!
Happy Lulu! Rescued by Chain of Hope!
Happy Lulu! Rescued by Chain of Hope!
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Emmie was hit by a car. Amputation.
Emmie was hit by a car. Amputation.

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.

Allie's owners are homeless. Eye infection.
Allie's owners are homeless. Eye infection.
Star had tumors removed by her eye and on leg.
Star had tumors removed by her eye and on leg.
Peaches was hit by a car. Broken leg.
Peaches was hit by a car. Broken leg.
Chester had bladder stone surgery.
Chester had bladder stone surgery.
This dog was attacked by another dog.
This dog was attacked by another dog.
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A man was living on a front porch with his puppy.
A man was living on a front porch with his puppy.

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.

Homeless person getting flea spray!
Homeless person getting flea spray!
This homeless man's puppy had parvo.
This homeless man's puppy had parvo.
Putting flea meds on dogs at a homeless camp.
Putting flea meds on dogs at a homeless camp.
This man lives in a tent with his 2 dogs.
This man lives in a tent with his 2 dogs.
We took meds for this homeless man's dog's ear!
We took meds for this homeless man's dog's ear!
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The pain and damage that flies can do!
The pain and damage that flies can do!

Chain of Hope is an animal outreach group, working in the inner city of Kansas City, Mo, helping animals and their owners. We focus on animals that have to stay outside in all kinds of weather. Summer is a difficult time for outside animals. Not only do they have the heat and humidity to deal with, but there are numerous insects that irritate them. These insects cause uncontrollable itching and can potentially make them sick from the sores that are created from the intensive scratching that occurrs as a result of being flea infested or fly bitten. 

We have a lot of products that we give out to help control the insects and help the animals be more comfortable. There are several things that we can use, but they are all expensive. Summer is our most costly season to operate in.

Flies here in the Midwest of the United States are relentless. They attack dogs’ ears especially. Once they have made a sore, it is difficult to control them-they will be all over a wound on a dog’s ear. The flies make them bleed, eat away at their flesh and can cause an infection.

We give out little bottles of ear gel. It is a substance, much like Vaseline, that has fly repellent in it. We teach owners how to apply the ear gel to their dogs’ ears everyday to keep the flies off of them. We also give out small spray bottles of fly spray that we can leave with the owner. We give out flea prevention medication as well.

One of the biggest helps to these chained dogs are fly traps! We add water to the fly repellent and hang the traps in the tree above where the dog stays. The flies are attracted into the fly traps and stay off of the dogs. They work very, very well, but need to be replaced throughout the summer because they fill up with flies. We hang hundreds of them every summer and they cost us $5 each.

Thousands of dogs are chained outside in the terrible Kansas City heat and humidity, getting attacked by insects all summer long. Your financial help will enable us to continue providing these important products that are so essential to the animals living outside in the urban core. We thank you for your support!

Once a sore has started, the flies are relentless.
Once a sore has started, the flies are relentless.
An owner applying the ear gel that we gave him.
An owner applying the ear gel that we gave him.
We come across so many dogs like this each summer.
We come across so many dogs like this each summer.
Lots of insect and allergy problems.
Lots of insect and allergy problems.
Fly traps are invaluable!!
Fly traps are invaluable!!
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Chain of Hope KC

Location: Raytown, MO - USA
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Kate Quigley
raytown, mo United States
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