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Wayside Waifs is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. Wayside is the largest pet adoption campus in Kansas City, in 2019 Wayside adopted more than 5,800 animals in loving forever homes. Wayside does not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for animals in our care. Only animals suffering from significant medical issues or those that pose a danger are humanely euthanized. Wayside Waifs is proud to be a part of Kansas City’s no kill community.


Bellson Animal Hospital is a full service hospital specializing in small animal, equine and exotic animal medicine and surgery. Since 1991 we have provided skilled veterinary medicine and compassionate care to dogs, cats, horses and pocket pets in Columbia, IL and surrounding areas. Whether your pet is in for an annual wellness examination or needs advanced surgical care, we meet your pet's unique needs and deliver high-quality veterinary care.

Dog at Vet
Image by Cierra Voelkl

On May 30, 1998, PAWS Chicago was launched with an adoption event, Angels with Tails. That single event brought the plight of homeless pets to the foreground, leading to continued public and media engagement that evolved over time. This has culminated into a collective action that has had transformative results, with the killing in Chicago declining by more than 91% since PAWS Chicago’s founding.

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