Can you hear that muffled thumping sound in the distance? That is the Easter Bunny trying desperately to get through the snow. It is spring and time for the Easter Bunny to come to the Independence PetSmart and pose for photographs.

Can you hear that muffled thumping sound in the distance? That is the Easter Bunny trying desperately to get through the snow. It is spring and time for the Easter Bunny to come to the Independence PetSmart and pose for photographs.

This coming weekend – 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday – Animals Best Friends volunteers will be on hand to take photos of pets and kids alike with the Easter Bunny. Participants will receive a 4X6 color photo for $7 each. Each pet will receive a free Easter scarf and there will be Easter Eggs with candy for the human children.

We welcome all ages to come and have their photos taken with the Easter Bunny. All proceeds will go to Animals Best Friends rescue group.

Animals Best Friends wish list includes: Purina Dog, Cat and Kitten chow, dog and cat treats and chews, cow hooves or rawhides, canned dog and cat food, stuffed (no beads) and Kong toys, laundry detergent, bleach, Fantastic cleaning spray, Dawn dish liquid, paper towels, newspapers, 39 gallon trash bags, blankets, sheets, cat litter. There is a paper recycling bin in the parking lot at ABF headquarters, 2302 S. Crysler Ave., Independence. Please, no cardboard or telephone books. We appreciate your support.

The following animals are available for adoption at the Independence Animal Shelter. Visit the shelter at 875 Vista Drive or call 816-325-7207 for more information. If you have an animal control problem, call 816-325-7205.

10002862 male Pug mix, black, 3 years.  10017244 female Chihuahua, tan, 9 months.  10003735 female westie mix, white, 10 years.  10049743 female Jack Russell, tri-color, 2 years.  10003256 female dachshund, black/red, 3 years. 10033579 female schnauzer, gray, 3 years. 09746127 male boxer, black/white, 2 years.  09997932 male great Dane, black, 1 year.


There are lots of cats and kittens available for adoption.