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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.


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Sail away with me into the sea of forever! My name is Marnier. I am one adorable, 40lb., 5 month old, Anatolian Shepherd girl. I have a lot of energy and would love a fenced in yard. I am wonderful with dogs, cats, and kids! I am the best cuddler in the world too! I am currently working hard on house and crate training. Let your dreams set sail and guide you to the application!

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If you're interested in meeting/adopting me, please visit www.rescueonespringfield.com/our-adoption-process/adoption-application/ and fill out the form! We do adopt out of state with vet references and video home check.

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Move over Naomi Campbell...there's a new diva in town! My name also happens to be Naomi but I'm way more awesome than that other Naomi. I'm a beautiful, 2 year old, 60lb., female, lab/heeler mix. I am more than just good looks; I'm a quick learning cutie pie. I am house and crate trained. I am great on a leash (although I do not want to live in any apartments...they just aren't going to be large enough for my purse and shoe collections). I know some basic commands like "sit" and "down." I love to play and have fun, but not in a hyper, "look at me jumping in your face" kinda way. I'm a delightful little social butterfly and I get along well with other dogs and respectful children. I love people! I need my forever best friends to be a fun, active family who will take me along for all their adventures! If you think you can cut it as my entourage and handle my instagram, please put in an application for me and my people will get back to you. Kisses, Naomi!

*I am a graduate of the Pups for Parole training program. I now have all the basic training necessary to make a great companion. I will need a family willing to continue my training, I sure don't want to forget all that I have learned!*

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If you're interested in meeting/adopting me, please visit www.rescueonespringfield.com/our-adoption-process/adoption-application/ and fill out the form! We do adopt out of state with vet references and video home check.

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Just some perspective ~ Please share.

Our average expense to operate each month is $41,282.55. The average injured emergency rescue is $889. We take on average 11 of these each month. The average number of animals in our care is 336. While we just had the truck raffle, that covers 1 month of expenses. Two of our upcoming big fundraisers have been cancelled due to Covid-19. Adoption events have had to be cancelled until further notice. Like many of people, businesses, and non profits, the future holds a lot of unknowns.

Here are two things that we do know. We know that we have wonderful supporters that support our mission and we know there is not a shortage of animals who need us.

Donations are going to be more important than ever in the next couple of months and can be made at https://rescueonespringfield.com/donate/. Your donation is not only tax deductible, it also saves lives. Tax Id #46-5050383

If each of our followers donated $5, we would be in good shape!

Donations can also be mailed to:
Rescue One
1927 E Bennett STE B
Springfield, MO 65804

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Hi there! I would love to be the Chief cause of you daily happiness! My name is coincidentally Chief! HA! I am 1.5 year old, 60lb, Chow Chow/Husky mix boy. I am working hard to figure out this house training stuff and I almost have it down. I am crate trained. I am a super friendly guy who gets along with other cool dogs and older, respectful children. I really want another fun canine friend in my forever home. I would also adore having an older kiddo to call my own as well! I need a home with a 6ft privacy fence AND supervision while outside. I've been know to try some ninja warrior moves on fences to see if the grass is truly greener on the other side so I'll need supervision and a leash for outside trips. I would not enjoy living in an apartment. I have buckets of energy and love to play! We will have so much fun and go on so many cool adventures together, I just know it! Fill out my adoption application now so we can start our lifetime of happiness!

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If you're interested in meeting/adopting me, please visit www.rescueonespringfield.com/our-adoption-process/adoption-application/ and fill out the form!

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Found in NW Springfield near Bissett Elementary. Contact rescueoneinfo@gmail.com with proof of ownership to claim.

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