Find-a-Friend Friday: Tori

October 26th, 2012 11:19 am by Kelly

Photos courtesy of TARA.


Tori is a lovely, mature kitty who survived a life on the streets to make her way to you. Yeah, you! She’s currently staying at the Petco at 95th & Quivira, care of The Animal Rescue Alliance (T.A.R.A.) in Independence, MO. Give them a call and arrange a meeting today!


Domestic Short Hair: An adoptable cat in Independence, MO
Small • Adult • Female

You can fill out an adoption application online on our official website.

Please contact Carol ( for more information about this pet.

Email T.A.R.A. | T.A.R.A.’s Web Site | Online Application

Tori was found outside a vet’s office, so her life on the streets came to an end with a nice dose of loving, professional care. She made her way to T.A.R.A. and is now enjoying the comforts of abundant food and a snuggly bed. She loves getting attention from people and she gets along with other cats as well. One of her most notable features is her tail: she holds it upright when she walks and it curls around and over her back. She also loves to play – particularly with a tennis ball. Come and meet her! She’s very charming and would love to convince you to give her the forever home she deserves.

Approximate Birthdate: 05/2010

Adoption Fee: $85.00

Tori can be seen in person at the Petco at 95th & Quivira; however, to visit with her out of the cage, you may need to make an appointment with the contact person listed above.

TARA’s adoption fee includes: spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip, FeLV/FIV Combo test, flea prevention and deworming. TARA’s pets are all eligible for a two week trial.

Because we do not know the background of many of our cats we cannot always guarantee age or breed. Size is subjective but we use the following guidelines: Small 2-7 pounds, Med 8-13 pounds, Large 14-19 pounds, Extra Large over 20 pounds.

For more information please fill out an APPLICATION

Please visit our EVENTS PAGE for information about our upcoming adoption events.

More about Tori
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots • House trained • Primary color: Tortoiseshell • Coat length: Short


P.S. There’s even a video!



Find-a-Friend Friday: Scrappy

October 19th, 2012 12:22 pm by Kelly

Photos courtesy of Animals Best Friends.


Animal Best Friends in Independence, Missouri currently has a number of super-cute dogs available for adoption – including a few puppies! Scrappy here is my favorite, ’cause the boy enjoys being read to. My kind of dog! I can just picture it: night after night spent poring over His Dark Materials, snacking on pizza and pretending that we are each other’s daemons. Talk about your dream dates.

Anyway, I already have seven canine friends to take care of, so that’s out of the question. But my loss is your gain! Adopt Scrappy (or one of ABF’s other awesome canines) today – or, if you’re not able to make a long-term commitment, volunteer to foster a dog or cat. Homes, even temporary ones, are always needed!



Terrier/Cattle Dog Mix: An adoptable dog in Independence, MO
Medium • Adult • Male

Scrappy is irresistible when he looks up at you with those sweet eyes of his. He loves to be read to, enjoys playing with his toys and going for walks – just about anything that involves being with his people. He is a quiet guy, who will be loyal and devoted to his forever family. Scrappy likes to have all the attention, so he’d do best as the only pet. We prefer an adult only home or one with older children.

Scrappy’s birthdate is 05-13-05

If you are interested in Scrappy, please go to WWW.ANIMALSBESTFRIENDS.ORG and complete our online application. Scrappy’s adoption fee is $75

If you are interested in FOSTERING any of our wonderful animals, please go to our website, click on the tab “HOW TO HELP” and complete our foster application.

Thank you for your interest in our animals. Animals Best Friends strives to make a compatible match with our families and our companion animals. Due to the volume of e-mails and calls we only contact applications that meet our criteria. If you are selected, we contact in five business days.

If not contacted, please pursue another rescue group or shelter.

Thank you,
ABF Volunteers



Find-a-Friend Friday: #14780

October 12th, 2012 10:50 am by Kelly

#14780 is a Tortoiseshell kitty!
Photos courtesy of The City of Gladstone Animal Shelter.


What can I say? I’m a sucker for animals who have numbers where their names should be. I mean, it’s so sad, right?! This little lady is a someone, not a something; she has her own likes and dislikes, her own unique personality and life story, perhaps – probably – a family that she loves and misses. She’s an individual, a fellow traveler on this little marble we call Earth, and yet you wouldn’t know it by looking at her name/number.

Someone adopt this dear girl and give her a name, okay? Something with pizazz. Something to remember.

She deserves that, and so much more.


Tortoiseshell Mix: An adoptable cat in Gladstone, MO
Extra Large • Adult • Female

This pretty girl came to us as a stray way back in May. She is about 1 1/2 yrs old and a real snuggler. If you are in the market for a new couch buddy you should come meet her today!

More about 14780
Pet ID: 14780 • Primary color: Tortoiseshell • Coat length: Short


Find-a-Friend Friday: Katie

October 5th, 2012 11:09 am by Kelly

Katie just wants to be your BFF. Is that so wrong?
Photos courtesy of the Daviess County Humane Society.


Did you know that October, in addition to being generally awesome (home to both Halloween and Vegan MoFo!), is both Adopt-a-Shelter Dog Month and National Pit Bull Awareness Month? No? Well, now you do!

Katie the Black Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix is happy to kick things off! She’s currently staying at the Daviess County Humane Society in Liberty, Missouri, but would love to come home with you. Couches are way cozier than cages, don’t you think? Katie concurs. Bring this lovely lady home tomorrow and dress her like the adorable Halloween pumpkin she is. Then smother her with treats. Dog treats, that is. (Chocolate is a big no-no, but you probably already knew that!)


Black Labrador Retriever/Pit Bull Terrier Mix: An adoptable dog in Liberty, MO
Medium • Adult • Female

Katie is a wonderful and sweet girl. She is a very loyal dog. She would love to be your best friend. She would love to have kids to play with or someone who wants her to be a companion. She loves affection and she loves her people. She is medium size at 48 lbs. and is 4 years old. She is spayed and current on all shots.

More about Katie
Spayed/Neutered • Up-to-date with routine shots


Find-a-Friend Friday: Pop

September 28th, 2012 10:59 am by Kelly

“Paint me like one of your Siamese kittens.”
Photos courtesy of HELP Humane Society.


Pop, what a pretty boy! Unfortunately he’s a bit traumatized from living with too many cats and too little food, so he needs a patient, loving home to help coax him out of his shell. If you think that’s you, give HELP Humane Society today. Or think about adopting one of the other wonderful felines currently in the care of this no-kill shelter – help free up a spot for another cat in need!



Tabby/Domestic Short Hair Mix: An adoptable cat in Belton, MO
Small • Adult • Male

Is this boy gorgeous or not? He literally looks like he is ‘painted’. He was rescued from a horrible situation where cats were just breeding and breeding and no one was even feeding them. Luckily they lived through it and got to safety at our shelter. Pop is very timid with strangers, so he would need a kind patient person to adopt him. He really loves affection but wow, he is just too scared to ask for it. However, after we close at night, he seems to come out of his shell, so we believe that in a quiet home, no children, he would do great! How can you resist such a gorgeous boy, we hope you give him the chance he deserves!! Pop, boy, born 6/09

HELP Humane is a non-profit TRUE No Kill animal shelter currently run on individual donations and fundraising alone. (just south of Kansas City). All HELP animals are treated by veterinarians, receive age appropriate vaccinations, dewormed, spayed/neutered and those incoming after Oct 2005, have been micro chipped. Cats have been FeLV/FIV tested and are negative unless otherwise stated. Dogs have been heartworm tested and are on heartworm preventative. We have been told by many adopters that the reason they liked adopting from us is because we have a happy place and all the cats are the friendliest ones they had ever met. HELP Humane believes that all life is precious and is therefore, a TRUE No Kill shelter. We have many FIV and FeLV+ cats in our care. They will live with us until they end their life’s journey or find a permanent home. Come Visit Us! Our hours of operation are Tuesday – Friday, 1pm – 8pm, Saturday 10am – 6pm, Sunday 12pm – 5pm, closed on Monday. 511 Main St. Belton, MO 64012 816-318-HELP Adoption fees vary according to the needs of the animal up for adoption.