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Volunteer Spotlight: Sensenig Family -- Friday November 27th, 2020
The Sensenigs are some of our very own most valuable players! Mother Erin, a full-time domestic engineer, provides care for dogs and cats at Stover Animal Rescue (SAR) with her two daughters Makayla and Kiara. These two girls foster young kittens until they are ready to be adopted into a permanent loving home. Larry, the father of the family, has worked in construction for many years and recently helped us together with his family in repairing and improving our building and kennels.
Free food for your pets! -- Saturday October 24th, 2020
Mobile Pet Food Pantry
Stover Animal Rescue and The Meow Mission organize a monthly Mobile Pet Food Pantry. Please visit our pet food drive-through near the Picnic Shelter at the Stover Community Park. After you’ve filled out the outreach application, we’ll bring your free cat or dog food to your car. You are welcome to drop by from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Please note: free food is limited to what we have available that day and will be given out on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thank you donors
Many thanks to our pet food donors that help you keep your pets at home with you. Much of the pet food is from Rachael Ray and Eukanuba, distributed by Leslie Roste, the volunteer Pet Food Pantry Coordinator for Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GPSPCA) in Merriam, KS. We are also grateful to several individual donors who bring us a variety of branded dog food when they have extra!
About Stover Animal Rescue
This event is one of the outreach services Stover Animal Rescue offers to the local community as we have available funding. We also provide TNR (trap/neuter/return) of community feral and stray cats. Furthermore, we offer pet supplies and assistance with essential medical expenses (including spay/neuter and vaccines) for community families to enable them to keep their pets during times of crisis, to help with difficult pet behaviors or meeting medical needs.
We’re looking forward to seeing you at our Mobile Pet Food Pantry!
A new home for Mojo & Max -- Tuesday October 20th, 2020
A new home for Mojo & Max
Stover Animal Rescue is a small, rural non-profit No-Kill animal rescue in Stover, Missouri. We rely completely on volunteers to run our daily operations, but our adopters are just as important. They offer abandoned and abused animals a well-deserved new home. Without adopters, our shelter would simply not exist. Meet adopter Kerry Clark, who recently took in dogs Mojo and Max. How did Kerry experience the adoption process?
Small community, big impact
Kerry Clark lives near Ashland, between Columbia and Jefferson City, and has worked as an agricultural researcher at the University of Missouri for the past thirty years. Spending her weekends in Clinton from 2003-2012, she used to drive through Stover twice a week. “I witnessed the development of the Stover Animal Rescue Thrift Store, and then the animal shelter itself. I thought it was really wonderful that a small community like that would band together to address the problem of homeless pets.”
Kerry realized there were too many dogs available at the shelter for the number of people adopting in a small community such as Stover. Therefore, she decided that when her dogs would pass away, she would pay our shelter a visit. “This past year I lost four of my six dogs to old age, and my house became way too quiet. My remaining labrador needed new friends so I drove to your shelter. I was helped immensely by the volunteers, even though I arrived without realizing I should have made an appointment first.”
Meet our special foster Carolyn Slater -- Thursday October 15th, 2020
Carolyn Slater does a great job of fostering for Stover Animal Rescue!
Carolyn has cared for animals all her life. She and her husband farmed at their home outside Lincoln and Cole Camp; where she now cares for their remaining pets – a 30 year old and frisky pony named Scooter; his horse companion, Jack; three old chickens, Lassie (the rooster), and his ladies, Vivian and Louise; and four rescued dogs – a miniature Australian shepherd mix (Ben), a beagle mix (Rosie), a small terrier mix (Bruno), and a chihuahua/rat terrier mix (Bud).
After having worked in a thrift shop in Lincoln for some time, Carolyn came to work at the Stover Animal Rescue Thrift Store in June 2019 as a volunteer to help the animals at our rescue. In November she began volunteer fostering for us as well, and is now fostering her seventh and eighth dog, Toby and Max, two Chihuahua/Jack Russell Terrier mix brothers. They are sweet and very active little guys; and already have adopters waiting for them.
Fosters are quite literally the life blood of any rescue; and ours is no different. There are always those special needs rescues that just need the extra attention and care only a foster home can provide. We assist with whatever you might need to be a successful foster home and would love to welcome you to our local foster home group!
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