TECHNOLOGY EXPANDS CAPABILITIES FOR VOLUNTEERS ACROSS THE NATION TO AID IN THE
RESCUE OF DOGS FROM COMMERCIAL KENNELS
Every day in
the picturesque hills of the Missouri Ozarks and on the prairies of Kansas,
thousands of dogs are living in small cages and pens without adequate shelter or
care for the sole purpose of producing puppies for the nation's pet stores.
While many commercial breeders provide a clean and safe environment for their
breeding stock, others in the nation's puppy producing states do not.
Pressnall of Tulsa, Oklahoma and Susan Sebring of Topeka, Kansas founded Small
Paws® Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit corporation, four years ago this month. During
the month of October this totally volunteer organization based in Tulsa, along
with thousands of volunteers across North America have united to make a
difference for dogs who have been confined in commercial kennels that do not
meet USDA standards.
inception Small Paws® has helped hundreds of dogs relinquished by commercial
kennels, shelters and owners to get the veterinary care they need and find
loving forever homes. Fifteen puppies which were rejected by puppy brokers due
to heart murmurs have received life saving heart surgery at Texas A & M.
Marcie's story airs twice monthly on Animal Planet's "A Pet Story." Adult
retired breeding stock have received much needed vet care including spay or
neuter, dental work, vaccinations and heartworm preventative before being placed
in special homes.
rescued from commercial kennels do not begin life as "normal" pets, Small Paws®
adopters tell us that these little rescue dogs, with love and patience, become
grateful and loving companions. Fancy, exbreeding stock who is now twelve years
old, partially blind and toothless, was purchased at a dog auction in Missouri a
year ago. The auctioneer held her high and said, "Even if she dies having only
one pup, you'll still get yer' money outta her!"
first came to my house she was afraid of the grass. I put her down in the yard
and she just stood there shaking. I cannot express the joy I feel to see my
little Fancy prance around the yard, now!" says Susan.
the rescue efforts in October, Robin has produced a gospel CD which will soon be
available in the website's on-line gift shop. There will also be an on-line
auction containing many unique items. The group also accepts monetary
information about Small Paws® and what you can do to help support this effort is
available at www.smallpawsrescue.org