Kalamazoo Animal Rescue

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Happy Tail ~ Whitney

By Emily Pizza

Whitney, a little white Chihuahua puppy, was shocked when the only person he had known his whole life dropped him off in an unknown place filled with lots of loud dogs. Scared and lonely, this little pup found himself in the care of the Kalamazoo Animal Rescue, where he waited for his forever home.

Little did he know, that an hour and a half away, his forever family was looking for him too. After the passing of their own beloved Chihuahua, Kiersten and her partner were searching Petfinder™ for their next companion. After months of no luck, the two turned to KAR, where they saw a photo of Whitney and “it was love at first sight.”

As soon as Whitney’s paws hit the ground in his new home, he pranced around in the grass with a grin on his face. Kiersten said that it seemed like it was the first time he had ever been running around in a yard. Although she was concerned with how he would adjust to their other dog, Oliver, the two bonded so quickly the worry was erased in seconds.

Now, Whitney responds to Poncho, and his nickname of short stack. When he wants attention from his owners, he snorts at them to pick him up, and he loves to snuggle up with his family. His yard is still one of his favorite places, and he spends most of it running around with his best friend, Oliver, and chasing all the birds that fly by.

The little Chihuahua did not start off on the best paw, but now he’s living the high life, making his parents smile every day, and he wouldn’t want to be anywhere else.

Earn Money for KAR When You Shop

Sign Up for an eScrip Community Card

If you shop at Harding’s Friendly Markets, with pet-friendly merchants, or dine at participating restaurants, you can earn cash for KAR. The eScrip program makes contributions to a group you designate, like KAR, at no cost to you!

Participation is easy...
  1. Pick up a personal eScrip Community Card at any Harding’s store or email KAR and we will send a card to you.
  2. Register the card by calling 1.800.931.6258 or activate the card online.
  3. During registration, select Kalamazoo Animal Rescue as a charity you want to support.
  4. If you already have an eScrip Card, you can add KAR to the charities you support.
  5. Register your grocery, retail and drug store loyalty cards as well as credit and debit cards with eScrip to earn even more money for your favorite charities.
When you go shopping...
  1. Shop using your registered credit or debit cards at any participating eScrip merchant or at the eScrip Mall including pet stores like Petco and PetSmart.
  2. Dine at participating eScrip locations.
Show your eScrip card to the cashier during checkout. Participating merchants make a donation to KAR based on everyone’s purchases and they send a donation check to the rescue four times a year. In 2014, KAR received $1,551. Your participation can help us rescue and care for even more cats and dogs in 2015!

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KAR has placed 33 Dogs and
79 Cats into Permanent Homes in 2015

KAR placed 124 Dogs and
354 Cats into Permanent Homes in 2014

KAR placed 81 Dogs and
316 Cats into Permanent Homes in 2013

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