Author Archives: Southeast Missouri Animal Welfare

Kidney (renal) failure in dogs

Kidney, or renal failure as it is more commonly known, is when the kidneys can no longer filter waste products metabolized from blood. When in failure, kidneys lose the ability to regulate or balance fluids (when the body should expel or retain) , electrolytes (that keep cells hydrated), and pH (acid) in the body.

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The convenience of pet supplies delivered right to your door

So I looked around and found several retailers online that would ship my dog food and other supplies right to the house. No more shopping and minimal labor.

Some had totally free shipping with orders of certain amounts or more. But I found three well-known retailers that had auto ship programs that offered not only free shipping, but discounts for being enrolled in their program. 

So, not only could I get the convenience of home delivery, but I could get free delivery, discounts, and I don’t even have to remember to place my order anymore. Twice a month, it just shows up at my house. 

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SEMO Adoptable Pets|Oct.31

Because homeless animals need all the exposure they can get! They are not defective. They are just lost and alone. You can change that. You can allow them the opportunity to be the companion they were meant to be. You will never regret it. Caruthersville Humane Society | Humane Society of Southeast Missouri | Delta Veterinary Clinic | Sikeston PAWS | Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary | Mac’s Mission

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St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach halts operations effective immediately

The City of St. Louis was partnered with STLFCO, until now.

On Tuesday St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach announced that they were halting operations immediately. The city notified the organization that they would no longer be granting them any money. All allocations had been halted as of June 30. Furthermore, there would be no future allocations from the city’s budget for the TNR program. 

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Steve Svehla of Rough Road Rescue gets five years probation for felony stealing

On Aug. 11, 2017, Steve Svehla of Rough Road Rescue in Perry County Missouri, was jailed and charged with felony animal stealing. The charges stemmed from a drawn out legal battle over a dog Svehla had adopted out from his shelter several years ago. He pled not guilty.

Oct. 2, 2018 Svehla changed his plea to guilty of felony animal stealing. He was sentenced to a suspended imposition of sentence (SIS) and placed on probation for a period of five years under the supervision of the Board of Probation and Parole.

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Dog becomes ill and dies shortly after leaving Cape Girardeau dog park- Dogtown

Dogtown dog park in Cape Girardeau is a local hot spot for dogs and their people. It’s the only park around specifically designed for dogs and is fenced for off-leash play, exercise, and socialization. It’s a popular place. 

On Tuesday, Wrecker, a regular visitor to Dogtown, went for a routine run and play with his family. Nothing appeared off during the visit, but within minutes of leaving the park Wrecker became unresponsive and had to be rushed to his veterinarian.

Wrecker died on Wednesday. 

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Hayti shelter reports suspicious number of animals missing in the area

President of the Caruthersville Humane Society, Karol Wilcox, frequently audits the books at her shelter and over the past several months she’s noticed a growing trend.

When she compared the number of dogs being reported lost or stolen, to the number of dogs found or returned, she saw a rapidly growing gap in numbers. That gap was in the small dog category.

Wilcox says it’s not just pets being reported to the shelter and local authorities. She frequently monitors lost and found pet pages on Facebook and says the number of small dogs she sees missing , just disappearing and never being seen again has increased incredibly.

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