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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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3 hours ago
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Foster homes needed for these great doggies! Our emergency kennels are full! Misty and Ritter are both very sweet and good with other dogs. If you can foster one of them, please apply at rescueonespringfield.com. ❤💛

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7 hours ago

What?
You’re telling me that there’s 18 chances to win $100 during the Canine Classic golf tournament? Closest to the hole on EVERY HOLE?? Every. Hole. Yep, that’s right. $1800 in prize money!
What are you waiting for? Only 8 team spots left! Sign up now!

http://rescueonespringfield.com/canine-classic/

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18 hours ago
Family Safety: How Your Kids Should Interact with Dogs

There are appropriate and inappropriate ways for kids to interact with dogs, and these simple rules will make playtime more enjoyable and far safer.

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20 hours ago

Hi there! I am Browner! I am looking for a home with someone who can throw more tennis balls than Babe Ruth did baseballs. I love to play fetch and run around so a fenced in yard would be amazing! I am sweet as pie and absolutely love attention! I would do best in a home with another dog or even kids! I guess now would be a good time to tell you, I weigh 63lbs and am a pitty mix. In the past few weeks my life completely turned around! I went from death row in doggie jail to a nice foster home ... See more

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22 hours ago

Someone is going to have a great summer in their new kayaks! Tickets are $10! Get yours NOW at http://rescueonespringfield.com/summer-raffle/ and help Rescue One doggies!

*Drawing is July 7th! Missouri residents only due to some states having raffle restrictions.
1st prize: 2 Asscend Kayaks with paddles
2nd prize: Yeti Tundra 35 Cooler
3rd prize: Gold Armour XL Double Camping Hammock

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Hello! My name is Aerith and I am a 6 year old Husky/Heeler mix and weigh 50 pounds. I have to be honest, I have been through some rough things in the past and it has left me with some scars, but I am working on overcoming them and am ready for a new life with my perfect family! I am still learning that new people and new animals are not going to hurt me or my humans, so I will need some patience and reassurance as we learn to trust each other. My foster mom says that I am really smart because ... See more

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Has your business sponsored to support Rescue One yet?
3 Purple Sponsorships and Hole Sponsorships STILL available!
Visit http://rescueonespringfield.com/canine-classic/ RIGHT NOW to see sponsorship details and to sign up!

Only 8 team spots left! Sign up now on link above!

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Foster home or forever home needed!

I can see it already...you and me riding off into the sunset on an adventure, my sharp shooting skills coming in handy occasionally. Or perhaps just snuggling on the couch watching old westerns. Do I sound like your kind of gal? Well allow me to introduce myself, I am Annie Oakley and I am a Black and Tan coonhound mix who is approximately 2 years old & 50 lbs. I am potty trained, crate trained, house trained and I know sit, come and lay down (don't worry ... See more

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19 forever homes were found this week! Congrats everyone and thanks for adopting a rescue dog! #adoptdontshop ❤💛💙💚

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My name is MJ and I am a gorgeous 42lb. 2 yr. old chocolate lab mix. I am a bit of a diva (duhhh I have to be; I'm a celebrity!). I am looking for the most perfect home without any cats, small dogs, or small kids. BUT...I would be ok with other active dogs my size and older kids. I am a smart beauty because I have graduated the Pups for Parole training program which means I know my basic commands, I am house trained and crate trained, but I need to continue my training with my new family so ... See more

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