Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Power of Social Networking to Help Save Dogs - Week 2 - Kansas City Dog Photography

You may remember my post last week about the power of social networking to help save dogs. My blog displayed that my post was shared over 107 times, which is fabulous! Did you know you could help save a dogs life just by re-posting and sharing their picture and story on Facebook, your blog or even through a simple e-mail? I know it seems overwhelming because no matter how hard we all try, it is nearly impossible to save every dog from being euthanized.

According to the ASPCA, approximately 8-12 million companion animals enter shelters nationwide every year & approximately 5-9 million are euthanized. Five out of ten dogs in shelters and seven out of ten cats in shelters are destroyed simply because there is no one to adopt them. Even with these startling facts in mind, we can ALL still make a difference. Just by sharing information with our networks, you would be amazed at how much exposure this brings to helpless animals who are in desperate need of a loving home and being saved from an unfair death. You will never know the difference you could make if you don't try. So, help save a life today and share this blog post with your friends.

For more information you may call the shelter directly using the information listed below.

Halfway Home Pet Adoptions
4400 Raytown Road Kansas City, MO 64129
(816) 921-0201

Halfway Home Pet Adoptions serves as the open intake shelter for Kansas City Missouri. HWH takes in approximately 9,000 animals each year. The facility is structurally decades past its expiration date and has limited space. The amount of time each animal has before possible euthanasia varies. The longest-term residents are at the greatest risk. Friends of HWH sends out “urgent lists” via e-mail which include long-timers and/or animals critically in need. By accepting these e-mails and then forwarding them to others, greater numbers of potential adopters can view animals in need, and they in turn will spread the word by forwarding to their contacts. Networking works! If you would like to accept weekly Urgent Lists, please send an email to

You can also join my Facebook business page at as I have many rescue contacts and am always posting adoptable dogs that I photograph, in addition to various other urgent dogs in the Kansas City and surrounding area.

All photos below courtesy of Halfway Homes Pet Adoptions. The following dogs are in critical status at Halfway Homes and must be adopted very soon or will face being euthanized.

CRITICAL Joker- APBT M $15 adoption fee
CRITICAL Cooper- Labrador- M $15 adoption fee
CRITICAL Barnaby- Chow Chow- M $15 adoption fee
CRITICAL Captain Jack- Boxer Mix- M $15 adoption fee
CRITICAL Pansy- APBT- F $15 adoption fee
CRITICAL Remy- APBT- M $15 adoption fee
CRITICAL Puddin -APBT - F $15 adoption fee

Ava - A12010785 Terrier, Pit Bull (F) Stray/Public Drop Off

Amelia- Pit Bull Terrier- F

Dugan- Lab / APBT mix- M

Savannah- Pit Bull Terrier- F

Eve- Labrador- F

Cooper- Labrador- M

Puddin- Pit Bull Terrier Mix- F

Remy $15 APBT mix Medium Adult Male Pet ID: A12221978

Captain Jack $15 Boxer mix Large Adult Male Pet ID: A12294682

Pansy $15 APBT Size: Large Age: Adult Sex: Female Pet ID: A12258702

Barnaby $15 Chow Chow/Shepherd Mix Medium Adult Male Pet ID: A12228489

Joker - $15 ABPT mix Medium Young Male Pet ID: A12047621


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