17th Annual Paws in the Park


Four-legged family members get up-to-date on their shots while having some fun in the park.

The Joplin Humane Society hosts its 17th Annual Paws in the Park event provides discounted vaccines and chipping for dogs and cats.

There is no clinical visit required in the process, so it’s much easier, faster and cost-efficient for owners.

The event wouldn’t have been possible without the volunteer work of about 30 Missouri Southern and KCU Medical students.

“Those groups that come and they give their time and they walk our dogs and they socialize and they help us do the organizational side of it. It makes things like this really successful,” RT Rauch wiht the Joplin Humane Society.

“With all the hours that we put in school and classes, it’s nice to be able to take the time for themselves to put the books down and help out and just do something that’s non school related,” says volunteer Gary York.

More than 150 furry friends went home with a fresh vaccine or chip, a turnout organizers are very pleased with.

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