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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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2 hours ago
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Oh, I just want to cuddle these sweet babies! Thank you for all you do Rescue One!

They could not be any cuter!!!! Thanks for rescuing ❤️

So sweet

Puppies make everything better.

Absolutely precious

I need to see puppies every morning!!!

Soooo cute!

Soooooo cute

Sweet babies!!

Adorable

So cute.

what cuties!!!

Cuties

Awwwwwwww

Omg so cute

Racheal Dollarhide Great Pyrenees?

Rachel Mills

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Lena Hammond I don’t know if they are up for adoption but omg

Cathy Kuhlmeier does this remind you of Finley as a puppy??

So adorable! Goldens are the best!

Alexandrea Burns

Lane Rush

Heather Mitchell

Benjamin J. Berkstresser

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13 hours ago
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SPECIAL CAT NEEDS FOREVER HOME! 💙

My name is Laser Beam. I am 6 month old tabby domestic short hair. My life is far from perfect, but sit back, hold tight, and let me explain. I was born in the care of Rescue One with 5 other kittens, all happy and healthy. My foster mom tells me I’m the runt of the group and have some bad bones. I have been diagnosed with what we will call scoliosis. This causes me to have a curved spine, not walk very well, no ability to jump, and limited stairs mobility. With my spine curvature, I have to take a medication twice a day to help me poop since the curve is putting pressure on my nerves. Sometimes the meds works so well I don’t make it to the litter box either, so technically I am not fully litter box trained yet. I am sure you have quit reading by now but if you haven’t, let me tell you my good qualities. I am the happiest, cuddliest, purring guy you will ever meet. I love dinner time, snuggle time, and don’t mind taking medications. My life expectation is unknown as you will need to do every 2 to 3 month X-rays to tell the progression of my spinal problems. At some point I may grow out of this or my issues may get worst, it’s all in someone else’s hands. I just need my new family to understand the best care for me and willing to love me. The good news is…my foster mom, foster brothers and sister, and canine and feline friends say I can stay as long as I need to find the perfect home. So as you can tell I live with small children, other cats and dogs and get along with pretty much everyone I meet. So I would love to meet you!

My adoption fee is $50. This fee includes my vaccinations, FIV/FELV negative, de-wormer, and spay/neuter . Fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com if you would like to meet me!
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SPECIAL CAT NEEDS FOREVER HOME! 💙

My name is Laser Beam. I am 6 month old tabby domestic short hair. My life is far from perfect, but sit back, hold tight, and let me explain. I was born in the care of Rescue One with 5 other kittens, all happy and healthy. My foster mom tells me I’m the runt of the group and have some bad bones. I have been diagnosed with what we will call scoliosis. This causes me to have a curved spine, not walk very well, no ability to jump, and limited stairs mobility. With my spine curvature, I have to take a medication twice a day to help me poop since the curve is putting pressure on my nerves. Sometimes the meds works so well I don’t make it to the litter box either, so technically I am not fully litter box trained yet. I am sure you have quit reading by now but if you haven’t, let me tell you my good qualities. I am the happiest, cuddliest, purring guy you will ever meet. I love dinner time, snuggle time, and don’t mind taking medications. My life expectation is unknown as you will need to do every 2 to 3 month X-rays to tell the progression of my spinal problems. At some point I may grow out of this or my issues may get worst, it’s all in someone else’s hands. I just need my new family to understand the best care for me and willing to love me. The good news is…my foster mom, foster brothers and sister, and canine and feline friends say I can stay as long as I need to find the perfect home. So as you can tell I live with small children, other cats and dogs and get along with pretty much everyone I meet. So I would love to meet you!

My adoption fee is $50. This fee includes my vaccinations, FIV/FELV negative, de-wormer, and spay/neuter . Fill out an application at rescueonespringfield.com if you would like to meet me!

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Poor precious kitty b, he needs a special family, shared

Precious baby!

So adorable

Laser Beam, you are beautiful— with loving eyes! Your family will come for you! 💖

What a good sport, love him! Praying he has a long happy life with a fam that spoils him.

What a little darling! He will surely find a home very soon ☺️

Sweet kitty

What about chiropractic care? He's young enough that adjustments could help.

Where?

State ??

Jennifer Zambon- Samuel 😭😭

Ah baby. I used to have a special needs kitty and a lot goes into their care. But the love in return is so worth it

Awe wish I was in the area. Precious baby

Maybe contact Mac's Mission . They had dig with same condition and they take on tough cases.

I wish I had a space for him ... I also have scoliosis.

Mari Bull this poor little baby. Look how cute.

I hope this precious boy finds the perfect home!

I’m going to send payment to sponsor this handsome little guy!

Has he found a home. We are a house full of imperfections. From a feline sister with three legs to two canine brothers one that takes meds for seizures and another that beat heart worms but is now dealing with bad hips in his advanced years.

Daniel Harrington I love him

SWP

Modesty Hampton Nacho needs a brother!!

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15 hours ago
Rescue One

An update on our future ~

We are excited to announce that we are proceeding with the purchase of 4.1 acres in the 3800 block of W. Nichols to build our new center! The new building will allow us to continue and expand our partnerships with counties without animal resources, our Safe Pet program that ensures pets of domestic violence victims are not left behind, and a new low cost community veterinary clinic.

We are dedicated to filling in the gaps for animals in need in our area through rescue, affordable vet care, and education on responsible pet ownership. We will be launching a capital campaign soon in attempts to raise the funding needed for this project so stay tuned and be sure to share to let others know of the important work we are doing in Southwest Missouri!
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An update on our future ~

We are excited to announce that we are proceeding with the purchase of 4.1 acres in the 3800 block of W. Nichols to build our new center! The new building will allow us to continue and expand our partnerships with counties without animal resources, our Safe Pet program that ensures pets of domestic violence victims are not left behind, and a new low cost community veterinary clinic. 

We are dedicated to filling in the gaps for animals in need in our area through rescue, affordable vet care, and education on responsible pet ownership. We will be launching a capital campaign soon in attempts to raise the funding needed for this project so stay tuned and be sure to share to let others know of the important work we are doing in Southwest Missouri!

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Woot woot!! So exciting!

Wooooowsers! You guys are guardian angels to so many animals. PROUD SUPPORTER!

👍👍👍😎

This is wonderful!

Congratulations!! So happy for all the rescues in the future!!

So happy!

❤️😀

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Best news I've heard all day!

I'm so excited for you all.

Wonderful news, congratulations.

That's wonderful!!!!

Awesome

Woohoo! Looks like a great spot

So happy for you and all the future pets in need. Great news

Melody Trowbridge

Connie Foster

Looks awesome!! Glad you continue to up grade Rescue One!😃

Congratulations! So exciting!

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Love this so much!!!

Awesome!!!!👏👏👏👏❤️

So very happy for this amazing organization!!

Congratulations

I am so proud to be part of this community and and this is quite awesome! Way to go Rescue One!!!

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21 hours ago
Rescue One

Spending forever with you would be llam-azing! I am Kuzco and I am looking for my forever topia! I am a handsome, 2 year old, 60lb., Hound mix guy! I am loving and will always bring a smile to your face! I have lots of energy so an active family would be best. Also a fenced in yard is a must! I love to go on walks too! I am good with other dogs too! I would do best in a home with older kids! I am cool, calm, and collected when in the kennel! I am still brushing up on my house training skills though! Fill out the application today and we will spend forever making the world llam-azing!

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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Spending forever with you would be llam-azing! I am Kuzco and I am looking for my forever topia! I am a handsome, 2 year old, 60lb., Hound mix guy! I am loving and will always bring a smile to your face! I have lots of energy so an active family would be best. Also a fenced in yard is a must! I love to go on walks too! I am good with other dogs too! I would do best in a home with older kids! I am cool, calm, and collected when in the kennel! I am still brushing up on my house training skills though! Fill out the application today and we will spend forever making the world llam-azing!

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If youre 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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Walk or run to save homeless pets!

Please share and invite your friends to our upcoming The Fast and the Furriest! There is a one mile, 5k and virtual option and friendly pets and children are invited to attend with you! Sign up right now at runsignup.com/Race/MO/Springfield/FastandFurriest5kYear7. Check out this years finisher medals, race shirts, winner medals, and winner gift bags! We will also have food from Panera Bread and Raising Canes. The course is in the beautiful Rountree neighborhood and starts and ends at Tie & Timber Beer Co..
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Derian Inlow-Smith!!

2 days ago
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I am trying to keep it cool, but you are making it hard, I am wishing your arms were wrapping me up tight… I wanna spend forever with you! My name is Bellarini. I am a 2 year old, 65 lbs, female, German Shepherd mix. I am a smart girl who is house and crate trained. At first meet, I may be a little timid, but once I warm up we will be the best of friends. I am a friend to other dogs and will need older children in my forever home. I would be fine living with a cat too. I would also like to ask that I live in a house with a fence, so no apartment or big rig life for this big, active and sweet girl, please. I need a home full of structure and routine. I thrive with it! My dream is to find an active family that will allow me join in on their adventures. And if you wanna know if I wanna be your girl forever, just fill out that application for me, Bellarini.

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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I am trying to keep it cool, but you are making it hard, I am wishing your arms were wrapping me up tight… I wanna spend forever with you! My name is Bellarini. I am a 2 year old, 65 lbs, female, German Shepherd mix. I am a smart girl who is house and crate trained. At first meet, I may be a little timid, but once I warm up we will be the best of friends. I am a friend to other dogs and will need older children in my forever home. I would be fine living with a cat too. I would also like to ask that I live in a house with a fence, so no apartment or big rig life for this big, active and sweet girl, please. I need a home full of structure and routine. I thrive with it! My dream is to find an active family that will allow me join in on their adventures. And if you wanna know if I wanna be your girl forever, just fill out that application for me, Bellarini.

My adoption fee is $150 and includes my spay/neuter, vaccinations, wellness exam, heartworm test, and microchip! If youre 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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Beautiful girl!!! 💜💜💜

Bellarini gives the BEST cuddles! She is such a playful and loving pup!

Bethany Gott

She looks like a happy go lucky dog! So pretty. Sharing!

Carie Bauer she’s perfect!!

Thomas Queen I wish

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