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Come and meet some of our rescued dogs at one of our many adoption events, and find a friend!

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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

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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Filling out that application for me is easy peasy lemon squeezy! My name is Lola Lemon. I am a 1 year old, 70 lbs, sweet Shepherd mix girl. I am a laid back girl that has already mastered all of that house and crate training stuff. Do not let the phrase laid back confuse you though as I can be very playful and I absolutely love attention! I am good friend to other dogs and respectful children. If I do find a home with a fence, I would need a 6 ft privacy fence since I have learned how to escape those smaller fences. But, I would do well living the apartment life as well. I am also a super smart girl, I have already mastered sit as well as lay down and I have almost got rolling over down! Not only is filling out an application for me easy, but so worth it. So, hurry up and fill it out!

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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We were hoping this week would start off a little better than last week but no such luck. On top of our spay/neuter and sick/well scheduled appointments, we had 5 emergencies. One new surrender had to be taken right into surgery for a bowel obstruction, 2 stray cats were brought in with broken legs, another stray cat that had it's tail ran over and a very weak stray kitten with wounds and bot flies. Just when we are finishing up at 5pm, someone comes in with 3 newborn kittens. They were found yesterday with no mom and hadn't eaten in over 24 hours. So bottle feeding and flea baths began. Our small clinic staff, even when overwhelmed, never complains. I don't think anyone understands the work they do on a daily basis but everyone should know! Thank you Dr. Keisker, Sherri, Colby, and Hanah for all that you do!

If you missed our post about our anniversary fundraiser, we turned 6 years old on Friday! We asked all of our supporters to donate $6 to keep our rescue train going. You can still do your part at rescueonespringfield.com/donate!

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I wake up every morning believing today is going to be better than yesterday...and one day closer to you finalizing my adoption! I am Gantry, a handsome Staffordshire mix. I am four years old and weigh about 68lbs! I love to play and be with my human! I do well with cats too! I am asking for no small kids though! I can be a little picky with my dog friends so I would prefer to live with a female or as your one and only stud muffin. I am super smart. I have house and crate training mastered already! I have some work to do with the leash but I’m getting there! I would love a fenced in yard though but with an active family I could rock apartment life! I absolutely love the water and playing fetch! I'm an active fella but also enjoy taking some nice snoozes and just relaxing by your side. Every day I get closer to meeting you is the best day! Fill out that app now!

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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Does the thought of the two of us together forever create a frenzy in your heart? It does in mine! My name happens to be Frenzy. I think it is because I'm about to be your forever "friend, see?!" Ha! I am a year old, 30lb., terrier mix girl. I am an active, vivacious beauty who is brand new to this good life stuff. I will need a very patient, understanding, and loving best friend to help me learn all about the great indoor dog life. I am house and crate trained. I need a fenced yard in my new home, no apartment living for me. I am good with other dogs my size or larger. I have an incredible zest for life and need an equally exuberant, active family to share the rest of my life with. I am ready to play, runn, and have some fun! Fill out my adoption application and let the Frenzy begin!

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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HAPPY TAILS ❤🐾💜🐈🐕💜🐾❤

19 forever homes were found this week! Congrats everyone and thanks for adopting!

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We are currently looking for volunteers at the clinic that can devote at least one hour per week. We need help with general cleaning, kitten socialization, and spending some time with our hospitalized cats. If interested, fill out a volunteer application at https://rescueonespringfield.com/volunteer/volunteer-application/.

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