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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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We all learn something new every day! Being a dog rescue, we recently had a moment of panic when it came to a litter of kittens one of our fosters bottle raised. After a month of love and care, when they were 7 weeks old, they tested positive for FelV. From everything we had heard, this was a death sentence. As we began researching we found out these babies have a chance!! Sometimes they can beat it, and even if they don't, they can have several amazing years. Often they have a shorter life span, but it's possible for them to live a long happy life. They are, unfortunately, generally a lot harder to find homes for because the virus is so misunderstood. If you would consider giving a pair (as all kittens do better when adopted in pairs) of these special babies a loving home, please check out their profiles, then contact us for more information. These special baby's names are Kodiak, Kenai, Juneau, Moon, Snuggles, and Daja. Get your applications in ASAP!

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Why so serious? Your new best friend, Joker, is just a click away! I may be named after a villain but there is nothing but good in this heart of mine! I am a six year old Collie mix. I love to hang out with my human! I am quite the social butterfly. I am good with cats and people but can be picky with my dog friends! Nothing against them but a home without another canine would be best! I am a smart boy too! I just graduated the Pups for Parole program. They have taught me so many neat tricks! I am also house and crate trained! I am ready to hear the click that will start our forever! Let us put a smile on that face!

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Thank you animal lovers! We are now over 40,000 likes on Facebook!

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Happiness is a warm puppy and an application! I get one and you get the other! It's a win win. I'm M'Lynn! I am a beautiful ten week old terrier mix. I am learning everything from house to crate training! I must say I am rocking them all! I am ready to snuggle down and watch some Netflix with you! Fill out the app today!

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'm ready to hang up my traveling hat and settle down with a proper collar in my forever home. My name is Hobo and I am a super handsome 13 month old, 50lb., Heeler mix. If you are looking for a fun, lovable friend to run and play with, I'm your guy! I'm a happy guy who knows how to have a good time, that's for sure! I'm too rough for cats but am good dogs. I adore kiddos and would love to have some (maybe over 6 years old) in my new forever home! Oh man! Just think of all the games of fetch we could play together! I'm a smart boy who already knows how to "sit" and "shake." I am enrolled in the Pups for Parole program and am learning a lot of new tricks to show you! I am also house and crate trained! Are you ready for a good boy to love you to pieces forever and ever? Well, go fill out that application for me!

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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