A local police department is trying to reunite lost dogs with their owners.
The Joplin Humane Society issued an emergency call for help for canned cat food. Residents heard the call and stepped up to help.
An area shelter is putting out an emergency request for cat food.
Dozens of puppies and kittens who have lost their mothers are needing your help.
Workers at the humane society have issued an emergency request for help with their pets.
All dogs and cats that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days will be available for adoption for free.
With the 4th of July just a couple days away, it's important to protect your four legged friend from loud fireworks.
Some of your co-workers may have brought an extra friend to work today.
Temperatures are getting hotter and it's important to remember our four legged friends.
Summer begins next week and area animal experts are asking you to warn your children about petting strange dogs.
Going to pick out a new family pet can be exciting. However, there are a few things you need to think about before making that commitment.
Signing adoption papers is only the beginning of being a pet parent.
Representatives with the Joplin Humane Society say they couldn't take care of hundreds of dogs and cats without donations.
The Carthage Humane Society needs more helping hands.
Many animal shelters often reach out to their communities for financial and volunteer support, the same is true for the Southeast Kansas Humane Society.
Tianna Fisher shows us another animal that is up for adoption and discusses volunteering at the shelter and the foster program.
Tianna Fisher talks about several of the clinics that are part of the Animal Adoption and Resource Center including the Microchip Clinic and their spay/neuter program.
The number one thing people can do to protect their pet before a storm is to get their animals micro chipped.
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.