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Rescue One assists with free vaccination clinics, spay/neuter assistance, and emergency pet food.

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Rescue Stories


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.


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 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!


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 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 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!


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 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 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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It was a big day for Porter!! He came to us a month ago with severe burns to his legs. Today Dr. Keisker did fish skin grafts on both of his legs. This is still very new in the veterinary world but has shown promising results. We will keep everyone updated as his journey continues. Video is of the first leg application.

Please send healing vibes to our sweet Catfish!

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It's time for a new chapter in my life... the one where I find my forever family and we live happily ever after! My name is Bella Jean! I am a sweet, 8 year old, 43lb, Terrier mix! I love to spend time with my people and would do well as an only dog. I get along with other dogs but sometimes my thyroid issue makes me cranky with them. I would do best in a home with older kids. I am good on a leash and could do well in an apartment or on a big rig! I am house and crate trained too. I am really laidback and could spend all my days snuggling with you. Fill out that application today and let's turn the page on life!

My adoption fee is $75 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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The doggies we rescued last night are hanging out in our emergency kennels until they find foster homes or another rescue with room. They are all doing great!

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It was a long night for Mocha but she is now the proud mom of 7 pups! Mom and babies are all doing great. Puppies are cute but homeless pets are not. Please spay and neuter your pets. 🐾

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Tonight we received a call from 911 dispatch about two puppies that were thrown out of a dark colored pick up in a duffle bag on hwy 13 just north of Springfield. They are now at Rescue One Medical Facility. If you have any information on who threw them out of the truck, please email us at rescueoneinfo@gmail.com.

We have taken in 10 emergency dogs in three hours. We also took in 2 cats and 8 kittens emergencies this morning. We are very full. 🙁

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If you think thIs is NOT OK, please share!

Apparently in Missouri, or at least here in Springfield, it is ok for animals to live like this. Neighbors have been trying to get help for these dogs for some time now. Authorities responded to complaints several times but in Missouri, as long as animals have food, water, and shelter, that is all that matters in the eyes of the law. Had they looked a little closer or asked to go inside to check the welfare on all the dogs, they would have found the two rotting inside the home.

Today we found out about this situation and our Emergency Rescue Team went out and all of of the dogs were surrendered to us. We are told the owner is in poor health and family members were trying to help with the dogs.

While we are happy for the new life these 8 dogs will have, we are also very sad and frustrated for all of the animals who are living this exact same way and no one will help them. We have to find a way to change laws regarding animals in our state. Please do not stop trying to help animals being abused or neglected. We hear you and together our voice needs to be heard for ALL of those who do not have one.

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