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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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5 hours ago
Rescue One

Our day ended with someone coming in and saying they had stray cats they couldn't keep. Ideally we would say to email our cat intake coordinator but the cats were all stuffed in a chest in their car. 🙁

Welcome the bean babies! Lima Bean, Soy Bean, Fava Bean. Pinto Bean, Garbanzo Bean, and Toe Bean ❤️
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Our day ended with someone coming in and saying they had stray cats they couldnt keep.  Ideally we would say to email our cat intake coordinator but the cats were all stuffed in a chest in their car. :( 

Welcome the bean babies!  Lima Bean, Soy Bean, Fava Bean. Pinto Bean, Garbanzo Bean, and Toe Bean ❤️

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Years ago when I was volunteering at CARE, I ended up taking a kitten home that someone tried to drop off, because I watched him throw her in the trunk of his car after they told him they couldn’t take in public drop offs 🥲 not only did he have her in the trunk of his car, but he had a milk crate on top of her. When I went to get her, he gave me the milk crate and his utility gloves to carry her with as if I was going to catch some kind of disease from her 😭 it broke my heart, but she was the best kitty I’ve ever had!🖤 Thank you for taking care of these sweet babies!

I found another cat trying to hide in my garage but my rescue cat ran them away. May have went to barn. God I hate people sometimes. This goat showed up last summer and he is still here

Aaaw they look terrified… but at least the individual cared enough to make sure they were taken care of. Looks like they did what they could to get them there as best as they could. Thank goodness all those sweet beans were delivered to you guys and are now in good hands.

Poor kitties! Glad they’re safe with you!!

This is just so sad. Thank you Rescue One. Poor terrified creatures.

They look fairly well cared for and yes- at least they didn't just kick them outside in the weather! Nice there's a color for everyone's choice!!

Someone said Jelly Bean, and that’s best so far. Got a skinny one to call String Bean?

I don’t know how these people sleep at night doing these horrible things. Thank you for taking them in.❤️ y’all are such a blessing.

Cute but no thanks! Cats aren’t my jam! I’m a dog lover!

Poor little kitty cat orphans! They look so scared! 💔

No coffee bean poor babies. I'm glad yall took them in.

Aww poor babies😥 they're beautiful♥️Thank you for helping them.

Poor little fur babies . Glad they're in safe hands now 🙏

We live in the country and people are always dropping kittens and cats off out here.

Aww poor babies. That you for taking them in. Hope they find good forever homes

Poor babies. Thank you so much for taking them!

My dog’s name is Chili Bean. Lol

So glad you could help them. Poor babies ❤️

Poor babies…. Breaks my heart😢

Thank you for taking these sweet beanies.🥰

Poor babies. Happy ya took in these precious ones. ❤️

Awww, bless their little hearts... They are safe now 💖💖💖

Poor kids. Glad you have them now.

Best names e v e r

Toe bean, the best bean of all! 🤣

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7 hours ago
Rescue One

My name is Boone and I am a 1-2 year old, 40 pound handsome pit bull mix. Fortunately for me, I found my way to Rescue One from Animal control! I am house and crate trained and working on my leash skills. I am a bit shy at first, but I enjoy having humans and dogs around for companionship . My nature is friendly and energetic. I would love to have a family who will incorporate me into all of their lively adventures. I get along with children, but might knock little ones over without meaning to. My ideal home will need a privacy fence because I can scale a chain link one without any difficulty. I could live in an apartment as long as I get enough daily exercise.

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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My name is Boone and I am a 1-2 year old, 40 pound handsome pit bull mix. Fortunately for me, I found my way to Rescue One from Animal control! I am house and crate trained and working on my leash skills. I am a bit shy at first, but I enjoy having humans and dogs around for companionship . My nature is friendly and energetic. I would love to have a family who will incorporate me into all of their lively adventures. I get along with children, but might knock little ones over without meaning to. My ideal home will need a privacy fence because I can scale a chain link one without any difficulty. I could live in an apartment as long as I get enough daily exercise. 

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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He’s a pretty boy 🐾💜

He’s beautiful!! ❤️

14 hours ago
Rescue One

The final number is in....

Misha had 9 puppies and they are adorable! There are 3 girls (Honey Badger, Piglet, & Caterpillar) and 6 boys (Otter, Chipmunk, Penguin, Chunky Monkey, Panda, & Skunk). Dad is a black lab/pit mix so they are 100% super mutts!
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The final number is in.... 

Misha had 9 puppies and they are adorable! There are 3 girls (Honey Badger, Piglet, & Caterpillar) and 6 boys (Otter, Chipmunk, Penguin, Chunky Monkey,  Panda, & Skunk). Dad is a black lab/pit mix so they are 100% super mutts!Image attachmentImage attachment

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Rescue One will make sure you don’t have to go through that again, sweet mama.❤️

The look on mommy's face, "oh my gosh, how am I going to look after all these pups?"

Bless you Misha. You are beautiful and sweet. Here’s hoping for great homes for all10

Soooo cute. Hope they all & Misha find wonderful loving furever homes

Poor little Misha is just a puppy herself. 😔

I love super mutts

Mutts make the best dogs💗 or should I say all dogs are perfect yeah that's right 👍

Sweet fur babies!

Misha must be so tired! Great job Misha! Beautiful babies!💖

Mutts are the best!! ☺️

And what is mama's breed? Will all be up for adoption? They're really SO CUTE! Congrats!!!!🥰🥰

Misha looks so sweet and her puppies are cute and adorable, I hope they will have a loving and caring home and be happy and taken care of in their lives.❤️😽💜💕

Awe! Puppy breath!

I am still mesmerized by her eyes ❤️ good job, momma!

Adorable super mutts!! Mom is beautiful as well!

I have had mutts and pure breeds. If they are loved and trained well they are all good. Can’t wait to see a picture in a few weeks the brown color one especially

So adorable. Pretty Mom

Way to go mommy congratulations you and pups are beautiful 😍

She certainly got her hands full. Adorablex

That’s a lot of pups for a young mom! Precious!

Hope mum and puppies get lovely homes and are spoiled with lots of love x

Beautiful thank you for taking care of them

Wow !! 9 babies . Hope they all find good homes !!

Amazing job, mama

Mom you did it! Now you rest.

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17 hours ago
Rescue One

Hey there. Hobbes here!
I am a 9-month-old, 48-pound, Shepherd mix boy looking for a loving family to call my own. I am such a good boy! I am house trained, crate trained, and leash trained. I Haven't met any cats yet, but I get along great with kids and other dogs. It would be great to have a dog buddy in my forever home. A fenced yard and maybe a kiddo to play with would be great too. However, I would be okay as an only dog and without a fence, as long as I get plenty of daily exercise and play time and some off-leash time to run on a regular basis. I aim to please and am super sweet. I love to lie on my back and get my belly rubbed. Go ahead and fill out an application to adopt me today so we can meet and start forever together!

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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Hey there. Hobbes here! 
I am a 9-month-old, 48-pound, Shepherd mix boy looking for a loving family to call my own. I am such a good boy! I am house trained, crate trained, and leash trained. I Havent met any cats yet, but I get along great with kids and other dogs. It would be great to have a dog buddy in my forever home. A fenced yard and maybe a kiddo to play with would be great too. However, I would be okay as an only dog and without a fence, as long as I get plenty of daily exercise and play time and some off-leash time to run on a regular basis. I aim to please and am super sweet. I love to lie on my back and get my belly rubbed. Go ahead and fill out an application to adopt me today so we can meet and start forever together!

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!

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Hope he get a wonderful home if I wasn’t so old , would try hard to get him.

Handsome boy, he will be a good addition to a family.

That’s a Labrador crossed with a retriever lovely temperature I know because we have had 5 dogs 3 days retrievers Guide dogs for the blind

If u can give this dog a home lovely bless him so relaxed and loving love company great with children

Beautiful puppy!!! Praying he will be adopted soon and have a wonderful Forever family!!!🙏🙏🙏♥️♥️♥️

Please find him a good home!

Oh my Ashley Harms would we be crazy to add another furr ball to our crew!!😊

Robin his name is Hobbes 😍 it’s fate!

Long legs and unique coloring! 🥰

Cutey

❤️❤️❤️❤️

Paige Sisco Brenda Goodwin

Handsome!!! 💜💜💜

Adorable 🐶

Precious 💕

So adorable!❤️

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1 day ago
Rescue One

Happy Birthday Little Ones!

Misha came to Rescue One from our waiting list last week and was very pregnant. She went into labor this evening at our office and has had 5 puppies so far. This could be a long night! We will keep you all updated!

As a reminder, please spay and neuter your pets. Misha is only 10 months old and is now a teen mom. Pets, including puppies, are being killed every day in shelters due to space. Spay and neuter is the only way to end the killing of healthy animals in our community.
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Happy Birthday Little Ones!

Misha came to Rescue One from our waiting list last week and was very pregnant.  She went into labor this evening at our office and has had 5 puppies so far.  This could be a long night!  We will keep you all updated!

As a reminder, please spay and neuter your pets.  Misha is only 10 months old and is now a teen mom.  Pets, including puppies, are being killed every day in shelters due to space. Spay and neuter is the only way to end the killing of healthy animals in our community.

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Now at 8

Look at it's little heart on it's chest!

Poor sweetheart is still a baby herself. Thank you for caring for her and her family. ❤️

This is so sad. Humans need to take responsibility to their pets. No reason for this.

Looks like she’s a great momma even though she is a baby herself. So glad she won’t have litter after litter now that she’s in good hands!

Rescue One. You are angels. Prayers gor sweet momma snd pups

Sweet mama. Taking such good care of her pups!

Poor girl 😞 Thankfully she’ll never have to give birth again.

gorgeous mama!! she and her puppies all look so sweet ❤️ thank you rescue 1 for taking care of her and her babies!

Precious young momma. Looks like she’s going right to work on her brand new babies. Thanks for taking her and providing her a safe place to have her babies.

Thanks for taking this poor baby, going to be a long road 🫤

She is so sweet. Thank you for saving Misha and her pups. 🙏

Bless mommas heart. Thank you for all you do Rescue One

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRECIOUS!! 👑❤️👑❤️👑

She finished late last night with 9 little ones! 6 boys and 3 girls ❤️

Prayers!!!only 10 mos old

Why does one puppy have yellow fur?

I need all these babies!!!! Including Misha!!

Bless you all !!

God bless y’all.

We have donated monthly to SAAF and SNAP for several years....we hope to continue for many more years.

Rescue One ❤️

Ryan Keeter or even the dark brown one in the pics in the comments.

That yellow one looks like a chicken lol 😆 good luck momma

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2 days ago
Rescue One

A day ALL ABOUT RASPBERRY with cheeseburgers, a gorgeous cake, a spa day, played dress up, had a photo shoot and was fitted for a diapering system!!!!! ! Whisp of Time Photography knocked these pictures out of the park!!!!

From Raspberry's (AKA Hippo) foster mom Dani.

"Hippo, I am determined to find a way to turn this dark situation into light. You are a true representation of what forgiveness is. You can teach so many people about forgiveness. You have faced evil and still chose to love humans. The people who did this to you lost... they didn't break you like they hoped to do... they made you stronger. 🖤🐾🖤🐾🖤

I want to say thank you to the amazing people who made today possible:
Tina Akins with Sweet Marie's Bakery made Hippo the most stunning cake and on a rush!
Julie with Opies Special Needs Bulldogs for helping set Hippo up with a diapering system that will help us give her more freedom. She also donated all the supplies to us!!!!!
Monica with Wisp of Time Photography for capturing some amazing moments of our Hippo. She donated her time and editing skills.

Love you Hippo!"

*If you missed her previous post, due to abuse, Raspberry's suffered injures that has left her incontinent. She is otherwise a normal dog. She will need a special forever home!
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A day ALL ABOUT RASPBERRY with cheeseburgers, a gorgeous cake, a spa day, played dress up, had a photo shoot and was fitted for a diapering system!!!!! ! Whisp of Time Photography knocked these pictures out of the park!!!! 

From Raspberrys (AKA Hippo) foster mom Dani. 

Hippo, I am determined to find a way to turn this dark situation into light. You are a true representation of what forgiveness is. You can teach so many people about forgiveness. You have faced evil and still chose to love humans. The people who did this to you lost... they didnt break you like they hoped to do... they made you stronger. 🖤🐾🖤🐾🖤

I want to say thank you to the amazing people who made today possible:
Tina Akins  with Sweet Maries Bakery made Hippo the most stunning cake and on a rush! 
Julie with Opies Special Needs Bulldogs for helping set Hippo up with a diapering system that will help us give her more freedom. She also donated all the supplies to us!!!!! 
Monica with Wisp of Time Photography for capturing some amazing moments of our Hippo. She donated her time and editing skills.

Love you Hippo!

*If you missed her previous post, due to abuse, Raspberrys suffered injures that has left her incontinent.  She is otherwise a normal dog.  She will need a special forever home!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

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Such a sweet baby girl, hope she gets the loving family she so deserves ❤️❤️❤️

I pray that this sweet baby gets her special, loving and forever home soon. I pray the humans that harmed her face their Karma one day. Sorry.

All of this is phenomenal I couldn’t of picked a better pet that would deserve the upmost attention on this day ♥️ A very heartbreaking and emotional story , glad to see that raspberry a.k.a. as hippo will truly have a amazing life after all ♥️

Such a beautiful girl. Sad she had to go through abuse like that. I pray that she finds a beautiful family and I’m sure she will. ♥️🙏🐾💔

Thank you to all for making that sweet baby feel loved. She is in good and loving hands now. Never to face evil again.

Awe 🥺🐾 I am crying again!! I love this sweet, precious girl! There has been something special about her since day one. Hope someone will give her the loving home she deserves. 💕

Raspberry is beautiful! I pray that she finds a wonderful furever home! ❤️🙏

Love this so much, Raspberry has been on my mind every since I saw the first post on her! I am still hoping she will find an amazing home or rescue. I knew Rescue One would/will do everything they can for her! Beautiful girl!

What a precious, beautiful girl. Thank you for making her feel loved. Wish I could take her. I have two small dogs and one is territorial. Prayers this baby finds loving home.🙏

Special girl!! You deserve all of the good things!!! ❤️

Ugh, I love her so much!! I have a full house but I will be sharing every post to help find her a forever home! We love you sweet girl!

Aw poor baby. Karma will come to them. Beautiful dog

We had to diaper our golden retiever for her last two years. She didn't mind wearing pull-ups at all with pretty diaper covers.

Hope this precious baby who has suffered so much will find a loving forever home.❤️

A very special pup with a very special foster mom 🥰 thank you for loving her

Prayers for you sweet girl. Hoping your wonderful family will adopt you soon ♥️♥️🙏🙏🙏

What a sweet baby! Hope she finds the perfect forever home😊

That is one happy dog! 🐶

This is not nice at all but whoever did this to this animal needs it done to the🤬

What a beautiful girl. Prayers this sweet angel finds the home she deserves

Absolutely beautiful

She’s a BEAUTIFUL survivor of abuse!! I wish my Brody could have survived his abuse! 😭

I had a dog for 14 years that I put pants on he didn’t mind and I didn’t either

Happy birthday beautiful!

OMG, love, love, love!!!

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