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Rescue Stories

Fiona

Fiona came to us very emaciated after being dumped by Fellows Lake. Despite her starvation, Fiona was a very sweet dog, with a pleasant temperament toward people. Fiona was in no shape to be adopted out, but thanks to the many generous donors who contributed supplies and medical care, she regained her proper weight and we could begin the process of finding her a forever home. Months later she found the perfect home. Finally, she is a happy dog and has a human who loves her.

Harlow

Sweet Harlow was found after being shot point blank in the head. She was rushed to the vet where she had to have surgery to remove her eye and bone fragments from her jaw. She bounced back in no time and found her forever home!

Hervil

Hervil was found in the woods by hikers. He had been shot in the head, so they immediately contacted Rescue One for help. The bullet was lodged in his nasal cavity and had to be surgically removed. After a couple of months of healing, he found a wonderful forever home!

Ingrid

When Ingrid was rescued, she was in terrible shape. She had an injury to her mouth that was very infected, as well as infected ears and skin. She was also over 20 lbs underweight. She appeared to have given up hope. Over the next several months and with aggressive treatment, she began to blossom! While her muzzle is permanently disfigured, she found her forever home and is very loved!

Jetta

Jetta came to Rescue One with 7 other dogs. She was only a couple of months old, and had a terrible injury to her nose and severe mange. She had to have surgery to be able to breathe out of her nose, and it healed wonderfully! Her skin healed as well, and shortly after that she found her forever home!

Lindy

Lindy was spotted by someone driving down the road; they could see her ribs from their car. She had a massive tumor on her back left leg that totally encased her foot. Dr. Katie Loula of Christian County vet clinic removed the 2½ lb. tumor, plus a couple of toes. In no time at all, Lindy was walking around without any issues. The hair has all grown back and you can’t even tell that she’s missing a few toes. She put on 15 pounds on in one month, making those ribs disappear. She was adopted by a family with children and now is living the dream in a suburb of Denver with a family that loves her very much!

Morgan

One of our volunteers shared Morgan’s story. She had been in a shelter in rural Arkansas for over 4 years. After seeing her face, we could not turn away from helping her. Our volunteers drove the 3 hours to get her, and after being in our care for 3 months, she found her forever home!

Topher

Topher was found after being dumped in the trash. His stomach was very enlarged, and several liters of fluid had to be drained from his stomach. He was sent to the MU Vet Hospital where he was diagnosed with Cor Triatriatum Dexter, which is a very rare birth defect. He had corrective surgery and is looking forward to living long and happy life!

Zander

Zander was rescued in Stone County. It would have been impossible to count all of the punctures on his poor body. Some of his teeth had been pulled, which is not uncommon in bait dogs. He also had a fractured scapula and broken ribs. He was hospitalized for over a week and was unable to get up for 5 days. After several months of rest and love, he recovered! He is a wonderful, loving dog.

Zeke

Rescue One was contacted about a puppy who had been shot in Webster County. At the Emergency Vet Clinic, we learned that he had been shot just below the tail and the bullet had severed his urethra. The next day he was taken to University of Missouri Veterinary Hospital. After a night of tests and consults, we were informed they did not think a repair was possible. The very next day Dr. Nichole Scott at Spring Valley Veterinary Hospital performed a successful Perineal Urethrostomy! Zeke is now adopted and has two kids that adore him!


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9 hours ago

Only 5 days left....GET YOURS NOW

Rescue One gear available to purchase online for a limited time! Get yours now! Here is the link! https://www.customink.com/fundraising/rescue1springfield T-shirts are $15, hoodie is $30. Look great and support Rescue One!

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12 hours ago

Wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, wiggle, yeah! Hi I am Pepper Ann and I have what is known as a wiggle butt. I am a 2 year old Catahoula mix. Last time I stepped on the scale I weighed 70lbs. I am full of love and looking for a soulmate to give it to! I am looking to be someone's one and only! That is right, I need a home with no other dogs or cats. I would do okay in a home with a kid and would love to have one to play fetch with. You could say I have a ball obsession! I will need a privacy ... See more

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15 hours ago

Hi! My name is Sadie Belle, and I'm about a year and a half old. I weigh about 60 pounds. I'm house trained but I HATE the crate. But it's ok, because I can stay out by myself just fine! I'm kind of shy at first, but I get along with dogs and people. Cats are scary though. I'm not very excitable, so I would also probably do fine with kids of any age. I need a home with a really good fence, or someone to walk me, because I really like to run. But if I'm on a leash, I do GREAT. I am ready to find ... See more

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19 hours ago

Urgent! #28720 Hound Mix Female
Intake 4-2-18, 45lbs, 2-3 years

We were just informed that this girl is the only dog that did not get tagged for rescue this week. If she does not have rescue commitment by the end of the day, she will be euthanized. Our emergency kennels and all of our fosters are beyond full. If you would like to foster or adopt this dog, please fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com!

She is said to be super friendly with people and dogs. Cats unknown. ... See more

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19 hours ago

Hi there forever family! Penelope here,
I just want to take a moment to introduce myself to all you dog lovers out there! I can't wait to show you how I live up to my name.....loyal love! I'm an approximately 40 pound, 1-2 year old, hound mix. Every once in awhile I have an accident, but I'm doing very well with house training. I'm good at letting my foster mom when I want to go out---and I love going out just as much as I love snuggling on the couch! Though I'm not crazy about my kennel, I ... See more

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1 day ago
Bryan University

We are in the last week of our donation drive befitting Rescue One! Keep those donations coming and show your support for this wonderful organization.

#bryanu #donationdrive #rescueone #communitysupport

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1 day ago

We've all heard of the princess named Aurora right? Well my name happens to be Aurora...coincidence? I think not! Unlike the princess though I am full of energy! I need a fenced in yard to play fetch in and it's where I go potty! I love feeling the wind through my beautiful black lab locks and need to keep this 60lb physique in shape! I would love to have a playmate, whether it be a kid or other dog! I do not want a cat in my forever home though. I am a super smart girl and know how to "sit." I ... See more

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1 day ago
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Lucas and Johnny update:

Lucas is doing ok. He is not vomiting or having any diarrhea and was started on Rebound (a very important product for parvo puppers). Johnny is feeling pretty dang good now that his embedded collar is gone!

There are not too many items left on our spring supply wishlist but Rebound is one of them! Please donate at http://a.co/8lSiN9P so we can keep providing for these precious pups!

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Hi there! I'm Grover. I am a 2-3 yr old Beagle that weighs around 15 lbs. I had a rough start when I came to Rescue One, but thanks to them, I am on the road to recovery & I am almost ready for my for my forever home! I get along great with other dogs, cats, and kids. I love to play, and really need a privacy fenced yard so I can get my energy out. I also LOVE to snuggle....and food....really like my food, like a LOT. I am house trained and crate. Well, I have to get back to playing w my ... See more

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1 day ago

Because someone took the time to care, his life just changed forever. Welcome to Rescue One ____________! (Fill in the blank with your suggestion) #teamunderdog #unchained

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