Category Archives: Shelters & Rescues

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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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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How NOT to advertise a pet needing a new home on social media

My third grade teacher once told me, “Never say or do anything that you wouldn’t want  to see splashed all over the morning newspaper.” Words to live by.

In this day and age, one would think the same goes with social media. One would also think that this is something a reporter would be privy to. 

But not Delta Dunklin Democrat reporter, Laura Ford. It’s likely she’s learning though, since she publicly posted her advertisement of two dogs, in need of a home, on Facebook- if advertisement is what you want to call it. 

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