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Updated Oct 2, 2015 at 2:54 PM

October is Adopt a Rescue Dog Month, and there are plenty of celebrities out there who are leading by example by adopting pets from their local shelters. Find out more about the month’s initiative via the American Humane Association’s website, and take our quiz to see if you can match the adorable pet with its A-list owner. (Photo: Instagram) 

Updated Aug 26, 2015 at 2:21 PM

Today is National Dog Day, and what better way to celebrate than by rounding up some super cute but super uncommon dog breeds we’ve recently learned about? (Note: All sorts of cute hybrid pets can be found at your local...

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 11:25 PM

The Great Plains SPCA Regional Animal Shelter is running an adoption special through Sunday. All adult cats are fee-waived and kittens are 2 for 1. The normal adoption fee is $45 for an adult cat and $135 for a kitten. The adoption fee covers a...

Updated Aug 5, 2015 at 11:23 PM

Hello, my name is Tux. I'm a cute little boy. I'm 10 months old and they tell me I'm a Yorkie. I'm here to tell you about the next fundraiser for Animals Best Friends. ABF invites you to come to Hamburger Mary's on Tuesday. There will be...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 12:39 AM

The rescue group Animals Best Friends was founded by several Independence Animal Shelter volunteers back in 1995. It started with the group fostering dogs until they found homes for them.  In 2004, ABF purchased the old Dr. John...

Updated Jul 30, 2015 at 12:38 AM

The following animals are available for adoption at the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78. Call 621-7722 or visit www.greatplainsspca.org/adopt. If you have an animal control problem, call...

Updated Jul 27, 2015 at 11:34 PM

Summer seems to have finally arrived and several heat advisories and heat warnings have been issued for our community. There have also been several press releases informing us how to stay safe in the heat. Since our pets often love spending time...

Updated Jul 9, 2015 at 12:07 AM

These orphans are available for adoption through the Regional Animal Shelter, 21001 E. Missouri 78, Independence; 816-621-7722.

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