Chain of Hope has been working very hard to get dog houses, hay and crates out to as many animals as possible. This frigid winter cold is extremely difficult for the animals to make it through. Our first priority is getting people to take their animals inside. We know it’s not how animal lovers like us would do things, but many, many animals are out in this cold.
Sometimes people will not bring them in because they may potty in the house. Yes, we know that they should house train their dogs, but a lot of people will not put that effort into it. We give them wire kennels to have inside so that they can bring their animal in, especially during the extreme temperatures. If they have a destructive dog that is going to eat their mini blinds and furniture, we give them a crate to use to get them inside. We try and take away any reason that people might have for not bringing their animals in during inclement weather.
For the dogs that are outside, we give out dog houses and hay or straw to help keep them warm. We talk to the owners about giving their pets enough food and water to help them maintain their body weight and temperature. A lot of what we do is education and problem solving for the owners to improve the conditions for the dog. We also monitor these animals to make sure that they are doing ok. We have knocked on many, many doors, telling people to get their animals inside.
This is only possible because of our generous donors. We appreciate all of you who help us help the animals living in the inner city of Kansas City, Mo. We couldn’t do this without you!
To donate and help us buy more dog houses, crates and hay during this very cold winter, please click HERE.
Look at Gabby now!!! She looks fantastic! Gabby has had a long road to recovery. She is still facing heart worm treatment, but we’ll get her through it! Thanks for helping us to save Gabby! Read her story below!
Meet Gabby! She was recently signed over to Chain of Hope because she was very ill and the owners couldn’t take care of her. She ended up having a corncob stuck in her small intestines. She was septic and very close to death. She has had emergency surgery at the Animal Emergency Clinic and is still trying to recover and heal. She also has heart worms, which she will need treated for in the future. Many prayers for Gabby please!
This beautiful girl was purposely hit with M-80s on July 3rd. It destroyed one eye, she has limited vision in the other and it damaged her hearing. It also blew off the bottom of one of her feet. This act of torture is reprehensible. We thank God that we were able to save her.
We named her Helen. We can’t even imagine how she stayed out there like this for 10 days and survived Helen’s a tough cookie and we love her!
Helen is going great! Her paw has totally healed and looks wonderful! She has vision in her right eye and has had her left eye removed and it is all healed. Helen has a great spirit, a wonderful foster home and a lot of people who love her. She is still facing heart worm treatment, but we will get her through it as well! Thanks for helping us to save Helen! She’s a doll!
Chain of Hopes primary goal is to alleviate the suffering of abused and neglected animals within the urban core of Kansas City. We rescue, rehabilitate, re-home or transfer homeless or unwanted pets. We provide public education on the proper care and treatment of animals and give shelter animals much needed love and attention. Chain of Hope’s mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering all pets and encouraging others to do the same. Our ultimate goal is to break the chain of ignorance, break the chain of suffering, and break the chain of unwanted litters.
Chain of Hope assists lower income pet owners with vet care and vet expenses. We’ve had everything from amputated legs and parvo to eyeballs hanging out. There are traumatic injuries and terrible illnesses out there and people with no or very little money. Sometimes, we pay for the medical treatment and return the animal to the home. Sometimes, we will only provide care for the animal if the owner signs it over to Chain of Hope so that we can help it medically and then find it a more responsible home, if needed. We spent over $40,000 on medical in 2014. This is only possible because of our wonderful supporters. We treated a lot of animals, spayed and neutered hundreds and provided humane euthanasia for many.