It is a healthy and effective way to help reduce pet overpopulation.
The shelter emptied half of their kennels over the weekend, which has never happened in their new facility.
As temperatures continue to drop, it's important to remember our four legged friends.
For the month of November all senior dogs can be adopted for $15 at the Joplin Humane Society.
The Food and Drug Administration proposes preventive measures to protect all animal foods from food-borne illnesses.
Stephanie Lagow DeTar tells about a project that provides donors with a portrait of their pet in exchange for a donation of dog food or cash to a local animal shelter.
Dr. Ben Leavens has a few more suggestions in dealing with pet etiquette when you introduce your animal into a group setting. In this segment, it's socialization.
Dr. Ben Leavens discusses etiquette and precautions pet owner should take before introducing their animals into a group situation. In this segment, it's vaccinations.
Parr Hill Park in Joplin reopens to the public.
The veterinarian explains that "thermal gain" is as big a danger to dogs as sunburn, and not as easy to spot.
Workers at the Joplin Animal Adoption and Resource Center suggest bringing your animals indoors if they are scared of fireworks.
Dr. Sue gives tips on how to keep from being bitten by a dog, and what to do if it does happen.
The Joplin Humane Society is hosting a one day microchipping clinic on Saturday June 29th from 11am to 4pm.
Medical professionals say the heat and moisture increases the chances of ticks and the diseases they carry.
Security cameras capture the frightening event, which shows the quality of the dog's safety training.
The Joplin Animal Adoption and Resource Center has received a grant to offer low cost spaying and neutering for pitbulls.
A new donor fulfills a promise to the Joplin Animal Adoption and Resource Center.
Dr. Ben Leavens explains some lesser-known summertime dangers for your pets.
Blue Buffalo offers to provide the same amount of food for animals at the Joplin Adoption and Resource Center that Mars Pet Care had provided for the last 3 and a half years.
Nevada city leaders consider a new leash law after receiving several complaints about dogs running free in parks and around playground areas.
The Joplin Humane Society is often packed and it relies on area rescues to help house the dogs.
The Southeast Kansas Humane Society deals with hundreds of homeless animals every year and it takes a lot of resources to make sure the animals are housed and fed.
The Carthage Humane Society is currently at full capacity and in need of supplies.
Main Street Pet Care veterinarians recommend buying dental hygiene products for your pet as well as looking into pet health insurance.
Summer is the Animal and Adoption Resource Centers busiest time and they need help caring for the animals at the shelter.
Hank and Stacey head out live to the Joplin Humane Society Animal Adoption and Resource Center for the Dog Days of Summer Adoption Event being held today.
The "Dot Biz Lady" Shelby Bates explains the win-win situation brought about by the adopt-a-thon involving multiple animal shelters.
Shelby Bates tells Gary about the Four States 500 go-cart race, Mother-Daughter lookalike contest, and the upcoming Adopt-A-Thon in conjunction with the Southeast Kansas Humane Society.
An Illinois law aims to protect consumers from bringing home a sick animal.
Local veterinarians say pets can suffer from allergies just as much as humans can around this time of year.
A southeast Kansas animal shelter is trying to find homes for more than 100 animals.
Toni speaks with Dr. Ben Leavens of Main Street Pet Care in Joplin to discuss the best ways to keep your pet healthy.
There are more than 70 healing and comfort dogs across the county that work with Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin.
"Amazing, simply amazing!"
The Joplin Humane Society is asking for donations of puppy food and small bite adult dog food.
The City of Lamar is one step closer to getting a dog park.
A local poodle takes first place at the American Kennel Club Rally National Competition in Tulsa.
Puppies for Parole is a unique program of the Missouri Department of Corrections (DOC) that matches shelter dogs with carefully selected offender handlers.
As the fishing for the Bassmaster Classic wrapped up in Grove Sunday, a number of dogs took flight in the championship rounds of dock diving in downtown Tulsa. The dogs are part of the Super Retriever Series, and the world-record holder was part of the festivities.
Columbia Elementary students celebrates their 100th day of school by collecting 100 cans of food for animals at the Joplin Humane Society.
The Joplin Humane Society is in need of drivers to transport animals.
A Joplin pet shelter hosts a special event to find larger animals new homes Saturday.
Workers at the Joplin Audubon Center give residents a chance to meet a wide range of animals.
Lysa Buehler of the Joplin Humane Society tells Toni about an upcoming spaying and neutering clinic to control the growing population of "bully breeds," which are becoming increasingly difficult to place because of local breed-specific dog bans.
The Joplin Humane Society is offering free spay and neutering for pit bulls every Tuesday in February.
The Lansing Correctional Facility in Kansas adopted 11 dogs from the Carthage Humane Society as part of a partnership to train and socialize the animals.
Show-Me-State residents own more dogs than most other states.
The Joplin Police Department K-9 team now has the use of local motels for training exercises.
Jasper County Sheriff Deputies are reminding people to be more aware of animals out in the cold.
A number of mysterious dog attacks have some Neosho residents
concerned for their safety.