Friday, September 30, 2011

Joplin Tornado Dog: Bring Hannah Home

I grew up in tornado country.  Tornadoes were both a cause of fear, while at the same time a source of awe.  The tornado warning sirens were common sound in spring and summer.  I can remember standing on the back porch and watching the storm clouds boil and swirl on the horizon.  I can also remember the destruction of property and lives that they left behind.

I've lived in hurricane country.  Rain pouring down the chimneys;  trees blown horizontal.  Dogs so upset that even days later they required a vet visit for some medication. 

Now I find myself living in the heart of tornado country.  Again. An animal lover, my first concern at the approach of any storm, is my animals.  What would I do if something happened to them?  How would I cope?  What if any one of them became lost?  These questions have always fermented my mind, but especially since this past spring.  I'd like to think that I could be like Kari Wilkes.


On May 22 a deadly EF5 tornado raged through the city of Joplin Missouri leaving over 100 people dead and one third of the town demolished beyond repair.  Hundreds of volunteers rushed to the area to try to find tornado survivors.  Among those volunteers were animal welfare organizations, as well as caring individuals like you and I, who dashed to Joplin to rescue the pets affected by the storm.


One of those pets is Hanah, an all white American Bulldog with one blue eye, 5 years old and 110 pounds before the storm.  Hanah survived the tornado and was spotted the next day near her old neighborhood long enough for a quick photo to be taken.  Unfortunately, the tornado sirens sounded another alert (for yet another cluster of twisters) and Hanah took off before anyone could secure her.

Hanah survived the tornado that demolished Joplin MO
Hanah's family was devastated by the tornado.  Hanah's owner, Kari Wilkes, immediately launched an all-out campaign to locate her baby.   To date the Bring Hanah Home Facebook page has 9,816 members all working together to find Hanah and other lost "tornado dogs".    Currently it is thought that some well intentioned pet rescuer took Hanah out of the area.  She could be, literally, anywhere.  They’ve learned of a woman who had more than 4 dogs she’d taken in (she left a note on a bulletin board at a church). There was a Texas vet who had placed a Craigslist ad stating she was headed in to help, and admits to taking at least one pet back to Texas for treatment.  And there are many other examples.


Please take a look at this Bring Hanah Home video.  Then please share it on Facebook, Twitter, your blog, wherever and whenever you can.  You could be the link the chain that brings Hanah home to her family.




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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New Puppy Mill Regulations Proposed in Missouri

Recently the Missouri Department of Agriculture issued proposed regulations as required by law to fully implement the Canine Cruelty Prevention Act (CCPA).  This new law establishes increased standards of care for dogs housed in commercial breeding facilities in Missouri.  

One very important piece of this law is the requirement for an annual veterinary exam which is essential to protect the health and physical welfare of these breeding dogs.  At the time this CCPA compromise legislation was worked out the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, the Humane Society of Missouri and other animal welfare groups insisted an annual vet exam of each dog be written into the CCPA.

As written and passed by Missouri lawmakers, the new CCPA law requires dog breeding facility owners to provide "necessary veterinary care" for each dog over the age of six months.  This is further defined as "at minimum, examination at least once yearly by a licensed veterinarian, prompt treatment of any serious illness or injury by a licensed veterinarian, and, where needed, humane euthanasia by a licensed veterinarian..."

Now the Missouri Department of Agriculture is feeling pressure from commercial dog breeders to weaken this provision to require only a "visual inspection" of the dogs rather than a complete hands-on physical examination.  Many of these breeders are even insisting that the dogs do not need to be removed from their cages for this required annual examination.  Predictably, one of their main concerns appears to be the added expense of a hands-on exam versus a visual inspection of their dogs.

An adequate veterinary examination is crucial to ensure the welfare of dogs in mass breeding establishments. Most responsible companion animal owners take the time and spend the money to have their dogs physically examined by a veterinarian at least once a year.

Commercial dog breeders seek to make a profit off their animals. They should be expected to provide an appropriate level of veterinary care, especially in light of the dogs' constant stressful living conditions and the intense physical demands of incessant breeding, pregnancy, nursing puppies, and so on.

No reasonable person taking their dog to a veterinarian for an "examination" would be satisfied if the vet merely looked inside the carrying crate and deemed their dog to be healthy. Yet this is what many commercial breeders in Missouri have accepted for years as adequate standard procedure, and this is what many are demanding once again.

What can you do?  The official comment period for changing or approving the proposed regulations ends on September 30.  Missouri's state veterinarian, Dr. Taylor Woods is in charge of the regulations.  Write a letter to Dr. Woods urging that "veterinary examination" in the regulations be clearly defined as an annual "hands-on physical veterinary examination."  And that this mandatory requirement be specifically written into the regulations.

Your letter should be send to:
Dr. Taylor H. Woods
State Veterinarian
Missouri Department of Agriculture
PO Box 630
Jefferson City, MO  65102-0630

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Adopt Bandit a Big Black Dog



If you're looking for a new jogging or hiking companion, Bandit might just be your new best friend.  He's a neutered, black Labrador Retriever mix dog who's looking for a forever home.  Bandit is about 5 years old and loves to "go."  He's got that Lab energy and shiney coat good looks, too.

For more information about this big, beautiful black dog, contact the Humane Society of Missouri in Maryland Heights at 314-951-1588.  Bandit's animal ID number is A515322.

Purina Incredible Dog Challenge 2011 Finals

The 14th annual Purina Incredible Dog Challenge national finals will return to Purina Farms in Gray Summit, Missouri on September 30 through October 1, 2011.  If you're planning to attend, Purina Farms is located at 200 Checkerboard Drive - 10 miles west of Six Flags, I44 west of St Louis.

Athletic dogs from around the world will compete in dog diving, freestyle flying disc, weave poles, Jack Russell hurdle racing and agility competitions.  In addition to the events being taped for television, fans call follow the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge action on Twitter throughout the weekend with #incredibledogs.  Fetch Bark Network for livestream coverage during the finals events.

Saturday, October 1 Events Schedule
  • 11 am   Agility Course Inspection and Diving Dog Warm-up
  • 11:15 am   Agility Forerunners
  • 11:25 am   National Anthem
  • 11:30 am   Incredible Agility Competition
  • 12:30 pm   Incredible Diving Dog Competition
  • 1:15 pm   Incredible Speed and Catch Competition
  • 1:45 pm   Incredible Jack Russel Hurdle Racing
  • 2:30 pm   Incredible 30 Weave Up and Back Competition
  • 3:15 pm   Incredible Freestyle Flying Disc Competition

Live in the St Louis Missouri area with a diving dog?  An open dog diving qualifier will be held for all dogs who want to dive for distance into a 19,000 gallon pool of water.  Top qualifiers win the chance to compete on Saturday, October 1.  Registration for the Open Dog Diving qualifier is at 9:30 am on Friday, September 30 with qualifying beginning at 13:30 am.  Click here to download a Qualifying Information Sheet.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dog Song Saturday: Hard Road Motorcycle Rescue Dog

It's Saturday already and time for another dog song from For Love of a Dog.   I don't know about you, but after last Saturdays' song (The Puppy Mill Song - A State of Misery), I'm ready for something that makes me smile and my toe tap.

Hard Road is an original song written and performed by Steve Azar.  He wrote this song to tell the story of a friend who rescued a dog and, by doing that, rescued himself.   The video features the rescue dog, Spirit, riding in the sidecar of his owner's motorcycle and it's pretty dog-gone cute.

As Spirit's owner notes:  "You may have seen dogs doing tricks on shows like David Letterman and even a dog riding a skateboard, but that's not what this is about.  My rescue dog Spirit is my best friend and my true partner in crime.  Support animal rights."

You can follow their journey together at theoasisofmysoul.com   When you fetch that website you'll find a thoughtful commentary on their many miles of travel together, plus some beautiful photography.  (Love that "Bite Me" helmet the dog is wearing!)

So, grab a dog.  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy Hard Road by Steve Azar.  If you want to add this to your dog song playlist, you'll find Hard Road at iTunes.
Fetch more dog songs at Talking Dogs and listen to a few, too, right here.  You really should scroll down below today's dog song and check out some barking good dog blogs, because today is a Pet Blogger Hop.





Friday, September 23, 2011

Learn to Speak Dog: Canine Language Translator

Lucy is not amused by the canine translator. 
Given the fact we live with a pack of four dogs, our household is actually a pretty quiet one.  There's not a lot of barking unless there's actually something to bark at and, since we live in the country, that's not much.   However, there is a whole lot of talking going on.  Dog talking.

I've always loved talking dogs.  The moment I first picked up Lucy for a cuddle, she secured her place in my heart by talking.  You know, those charming puppy grunts.  Lots of them.  It seemed she was trying to talk to me and tell me all about her short little life.  Jeffie is a big talker.  Lots of moaning, groaning, and other random comments.  Rudy is more quiet, but definitely becoming a bit of a moaner with lots of his commentary directed at Lucy, whom he adores.  Tucker is the quiet one around here.  He tends to comment on life with harumphs, like the little old codger he is.

Yesterday my inbox contained a message about Petcentric's dog language translation tool.  They have a handy canine language translator now.  You type in a word and you get the translation.  To tell you the truth, I've spent way too much time watching the beautiful Border Collie that is the dog doing the translating.  Honestly, the dog is beautiful and, in my opinion, worth watching.

The translator is a bit of a different story.

Type a word into the sentence "I'm ________"  and the Border Collie dog demonstrates the body language for that phrase.  Sort of like a strange game of charades.  For example, I typed in tired.  The dog circled and laid down.  Call me crazy but I was thinking there would be some barking.  Some audio talking for my entertainment.  

I'm disappointed.  So are my genuine talking dogs, Lucy and Jeffie.  Pardon us while we have some conversation about it.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Adopt Dixie a Basset Hound Looking for a Forever Family



Dixie is a female Basset Hound.  She's about three years old, housebroken, walks well on a leash and is absolutely adorable.  Dixie is quite a lover and hasn't met a stranger.  She is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Missouri in St Louis.    For more information about Dixie, call them at 314-647-8800

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Dog Song Saturday: The Puppy Mill Song - A State of Misery

Since it's Saturday, it's time for a dog song from For Love of a Dog.  This Saturday, September 17, 2011 is also National Puppy Mill Awareness Day.  So, today we present you with a dog song with an important message.  A State of Misery is also called The Puppy Mill Song.  It's from the CD, Dog Dreams, by the Steve Wood for The Dog Dreams Project.

Warning!  Full disclosure:  this is not a fun or funny song about dogs.  The video that accompanies this song is not charming, cute, funny.  In fact, it is not at all enjoyable.  It is graphic and I guarantee it will cause you pain.

I'm not going to bark about puppy mills in Missouri or any other place today.  I'll let A State of Misery - The Puppy Mill Song do all the barking.


Grab a dog.  Grab a box of tissues.  Sit.  Stay.  Have a listen to A State of Misery - The Puppy Mill Song.  (It's okay to not watch the video!)   Then fetch some barking good dog blogs from the list below because today is a Pet Blogger Hop.




Friday, September 16, 2011

Yappy Hour at the Velvet Dog in Kansas City

 Yappy Hour
Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm
Velvet Dog, 400 E 31st Street, Kansas City, MO

Enjoy drink specials and appetizers provided by Velvet Dog and raise money for the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation.  Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Admission includes entry for one person and complimentary appetizers.

Well-mannered, leashed dogs that have current vaccinations are also welcome to attend (on the deck only, please).

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Missouri Puppy Mill Owner Surrenders 50 Dogs

On September 13, a commercial dog breeder contacted Wayside Waifs in Kansas City for assistance.  The Collins, Missouri dog breeder had decided to shut down his operation and wanted to immediately surrender more than 50 dogs.  If Wayside Waifs was unable to take them, he planned to send the dogs to auction where they would be purchased by another dog breeder and subjected to more years of non-stop breeding.

Wayside Waifs went into action.  Kennels were prepared and their volunteer Bath Brigade was mobilized.  When the animals arrived at Wayside that afternoon they received a thorough vet exam, vaccinations, food, baths, and they were also given names for the first time in their lives.  

These are just the first few steps in their transition from former puppy mill residents to a family's cherished pet.  Over the next few weeks they will be made available for adoption.

For Love of a Dog is barking about puppy mills this week as we count down to September 17 - National Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2011.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Puppy Mill Lemon Laws

We're barking about puppy mills this week as we count down to September 17 - National Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2011.

According to the ASPCA, if you buy a puppy from a pet shop, you run a high risk of taking home a sick animal.  Respiratory infections including pneumonia, as well as hereditary defects like hip dysplasia and severe allergies, are common among the indiscriminately bred puppies sold by commercial breeders.  If you have purchased a pet-store puppy who turned out to be sick, you may have some recourse.  Twenty states have enacted "Lemon Laws" that make pet stores financially responsible for sick animals purchased from them.  

These states have enacted laws that protect consumers when purchasing pets:  Arizona, Arkansas, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, and Virginia.  While each state's laws differ with regard to time limits and conditions under which a purchaser may return a companion animal, all these states allow a consumer to return a "defective pet" and receive a refund or exchange.  Some allow pet owners to retain the pet and receive reimbursement for vet expense.  All cover dogs, fifteen states also cover cats.  For more information visit the Animal Legal and Historical Center at the Michigan State University College of Law.

As of yesterday, there's a new law proposed in Michigan that would entitle pet owners to a refund if their dog has a defect due to coming from a Puppy Mill.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Adopt Wilma: An Adorable Rat Terrier Dog

Wilma is looking for a forever home!  She's a small, female Rat Terrier dog.  Already housebroken, Wilma is about two years old and walks nicely on a leash.

This adorable little girl dog is available for adoption from the Humane Society of Missouri Chesterfield Valley animal shelter.  Call 636-530-0805.  Wilma's animal ID number is A515537

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dog Song Saturday: Norman Rides His Scooter

It's Saturday!  Time for a dog song from For Love of a Dog.  Today we present you with Norman Rides His Scooter.  This is an original song by Jonathan Mann (the songadaymann).  The song is accompanied by charming video of dogs, plus Norman riding his scooter.  And, yes, you actually might have seen Norman the dog riding his scooter on the David Letterman show!

Grab a dog!  Any dog will do, he/she does not have to do tricks!  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and have a giggle while you enjoy Norman Rides His Scooter.  If you find you really need this dog song on your playlist, you can download Norman Rides His Scooter here.

Then be sure to scroll down below and fetch some barking good dog blogs, because today is the Saturday Pet Bloggers Hop.



Friday, September 9, 2011

Puppy Mills and Pet Stores

We'll be barking about puppy mills this week as we count down to September 17 - National Puppy Mill Awareness Day 2011.


As long as people buy puppies from pet stores, puppy mills will continue.  It's basic supply and demand.  When people do their homework and purchase their new puppy from a reputable dog breeder, or adopt their new puppy from an animal shelter or rescue group it helps to put puppy mills out of business.

Take a look at this excellent video from Best Friends Animal Society.  It's a crash course on puppy mills and the connection to pet stores.  And remember:

  • Never buy a puppy online or in a pet store or from classified ads
  • Adopt your next dog or puppy from a shelter or rescue group.
  • Have your dog spayed or neutered.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bell's Palsy Eye Patch Solidarity

What does Bell's Palsy have to do with dogs?  Absolutely nothing... unless you count my dogs' fascination with the eye patch I've been wearing lately.

Awhile back, I awoke one morning to find that my face had broken.  At least that's what I've been calling it.  

To make a long story short:  Bell's Palsy.  It's a paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face.  Damage or stress to the facial nerve that controls those muscles causes that side of your face to droop.  

This nerve damage can also affect sense of taste, saliva, and tears.  It comes on suddenly, often overnight, and usually gets better on it its own in a few weeks.

The main symptom of Bell's Palsy is the facial paralysis and droop (and it can be hard or impossible to close the eye on that side of the face.)  Other symptoms include:
  • Drooling
  • Eye problems, such as excessive tearing or a dry eye
  • Loss of ability to taste
  • Pain in or behind the ear
  • Numbness in the affected side of the face
  • Increased sensitivity to sound.
Frankly, there's not much in the way of treatment.  Facial exercises may make the affected muscles recover more quickly.  Ditto massage.  Eyedrops are a good thing to keep the eyeball from drying out.  (Oh, yeah!)  What no one bothers to mention is how really terrifying Bell's Palsy feels.





And then there's the eye patch.  The one I wear at night to make sure my eye stays closed (and doesn't dry out overnight.)  The dogs love the eye patch.  Especially Rudy who watches very carefully as I apply it every night on our way to bed.  He is fascinated.  Totally.



Look out, Captain Jack Sparrow!  I suspect our dogs may be pirates at heart!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

A Guide to Elevated Pet Feeders: What Size for your Dog

Upcycled Vintage Pepsi Crate Dog Feeder  
Recently For Love of a Dog Jewelry & Gifts began offering eco friendly elevated pet feeders configured from vintage crates, as well as handcrafted original dog feeding stations.   When one of our own dogs was first diagnosed with arthritis, we began looking into elevating Lucy's food and water bowls so she could be more comfortable. 

Many vets and dog experts agree that one of the simplest things the dog owner can do to help maintain or improve their dogs health is to give it an elevated feeding station. Here are some of the reasons:
  • Promote better digestion: By eating from an elevated surface air swallowing is minimized which can lead to gastric discomfort. This is especially true in dogs who are fast eaters. Elevated surfaces also reduce the incidence of bloat. Dogs with megaesophagus also benefit as gravity helps in swallowing.
  • Promote better muscle and joint health: Eating from an elevated surface reduces the stress and strain on muscles and joints caused by years of eating from the floor. It can be especially helpful in arthritic dogs or others who have other painful orthopedic ailments by improving their posture while eating.
  • Cleanliness and Hygiene: Because an elevated surface is up off the floor there is less chance that dirt, hair or other debris will get into the food.
Elevated feeding stations save a lot of bending and stooping to feed your dog. They are also easy to clean. You will feel better knowing you have provided your pet with something that will improve its wellbeing.
WHAT SIZE FEEDER IS RIGHT FOR YOUR DOG
The height of your elevated feeder is important. Most experts say to start by measuring the height of your dog at the whithers (from the floor to the top of the shoulder). From that measurement subtract 3 to 6 inches. The taller your dog the more you subtract. Below is a breed guideline for table height, however you should observe your dog as you know it better than anyone. We have a friend with a dog who is 30” at the whithers and an 18” table is just right. 

  • Very short dogs measuring between 5 and 10 inches would require a table height of 3 to 5 inches.
  • Short dogs measuring between 11 and 14 inches would require a table height of 5 to 7 inches.
  • Medium dogs measuring between 15 and 18 inches would require a table height of 7 to 10 inches.
  • Tall dogs measuring between 19 and 22 inches would require a table height of 10 to 18 inches.
  • Extra tall dogs measuring over 23inches would require a table height of 18 inches.
 Fetch some eco-friendly elevated dog feeding stations from For Love of a Dog.  Each comes with free UPS delivery!
   

Monday, September 5, 2011

Talking Dogs Won Another Blogger Award

We are thrilled to announce that we've won another blogger award!  We are so grateful to Harlequin for singling out Talking Dogs.

It's always exciting to win something, but especially to be singled out in the blogging world.  And one reason we are so excited about this award is that it was bestowed upon us by a blogger in the Czech Republic.  More often than not, the world seems incredibly large... but dog lovers and their love for all things canine remind me that we are a global village with more in common than otherwise.

Here are the rules for passing along this award:
  • Winners must post the award with rules on their blog.
  • Winners must include a link to the person who gave them the award.
  • Winners need to nominate 6 blogs for the award.
  • Winners must leave a message on those 6 blogs to let them know they've won.
  • Winners must describe what they dream or wish for most in the world.
I read a lot of blogs about a lot of subjects.  Some more regularly than others.  It will come as no surprise when I say that dog blogs are among my favorites.  To single out only six is truly difficult and I've given this a lot of thought.  (With apologies to Harlequin who has been patiently waiting for me to get this post together already!)


Finally, I've narrowed my faves down to six blogs that I try to never miss one single post.  Here they are:

The Chronicles of Cardigan
 Dewi and Jon Farleigh are the Cardigans and their adventures make me smile, laugh (sometimes ruefully accompanied by sympathetic head shaking), relax and eagerly look forward to the next one.
I Still Want More Puppies
If the motto of this blog says it all:  Puppies = Serenity Now.  No Frown Friday is required reading for me, plus Bella's cute mug at the top always makes me feel good.
Bailey Be Good
One look at Bailey the Belgian Shepherd mix puppy and I'm smiling.  A paragraph or two later and that smile is a full blown grin.
Sugar The Golden Retriever
Sugar gives me my necessary daily dose of sweetness, including great dog treat recipes and a positive thought to contemplate.  Good for my soul.
Brown Dog cbr  
Hawk is the Brown Dog and his daily adventures are told via beautiful photographs that include gorgeous fauna and flora.
Nanny McFur
You will find dogs here, but lots of cats, too.  Our cat, Skeeter, insists this is a a necessary balance in our very canine focused lives.


Okay, my dream or wish for the world.  This is difficult.  I have too many.  However, since I write a dog blog...   

I wish for a world in which cruelty to animals does not exist.  No puppy mills.  No Michael Vicks.  No breed bans.  No abandoned pets.  No horror stories of pets suffering at the hands of humans, directly or indirectly.  Where each pet has a forever home with a warm bed, healthy food, regular vet care, and lots and lots of love.  I wish for a world where humans emulate dogs, giving unconditional love and acceptance of all things.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Puppy Mills: Canadian Pet Store Chain Says No More

According to the Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation, PJ's Pets, a large Canadian pet store chain, announced that they will no longer sell puppies in any of their 41 stores. As of September 1st, their focus will be to support pet adoption services in an effort to find homes for thousands of pets in local animal shelters and rescues across Canada. 

This is a very positive development for the welfare of dogs. It will not only help alleviate the homeless animal problem in Canada but will also help alleviate the suffering of puppy mill dogs here in Missouri and other Midwestern states. PJ's Pets has for years acquired many of their puppies from commercial dog breeders in Missouri. 

Hopefully, as more retailers and consumers become aware of the source of pet store dogs, namely puppy mills, demand for such puppies will wane and there will be a resultant decrease in the number of commercial dog breeders who mass produce dogs in often substandard conditions. 

Public awareness combined with better laws and regulations, along with increased enforcement efforts, are making a difference in the plight of dogs in Missouri's puppy mills.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Dog Song Saturday: Bluehound Greyhound Gone

Hey!  It's Saturday, so you know its time for a dog song at For Love of a Dog.  Today's dog song is an original  country tune called Bluehound Greyhound Gone by Cheaniss.  I don't listen to a whole lot of country music and every time I stumble onto a song like this, I wonder why.  Such great storytelling!

Bluehound Greyhound Gone tells the story of a dog who packed his bags and left because he didn't get walked enough (among other things.)  The video is fun, but its the lyrics that are really wonderful.

You know the drill:  grab a dog!  Sit.  Stay.  Relax and enjoy Bluehound Greyhound Gone.  Then scroll down below and fetch some barking good dog blogs, because today is a Pet Blogger Hop.



Thursday, September 1, 2011

Play Golf - Benefit Animals in Leavenworth Kansas

Leavenworth Bar Association Golf Tournament
Friday, September 16, 2011 from 12 am - 6 pm
Trails West Golf Course, 306 Cody Avenue, Fort Leavenworth, KS

Love to play golf?  Love animals?  sign up now for the Leavenworth Bar Association Golf Tournament.

This 4 person scramble has a shotgun start at 1 pm.  The fee is $90 per player and includes:  Green fees, cart, beverages and range balls.  There will be lots of contests with fabulous prizes.  You can register individually or bring your friends for a team. Lunch and Barbecue dinner (Oklahoma Joe's) are also included.  

A portion of the proceeds frm this event benefits Wayside Waifs, the largest no-kill animal shelter in the Kansas City area.

For more information call Wayside Waifs at 816-761-8151