KC Pet Project

Heartland Health Monitor
3:47 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Kansas Bioscience Firm Allows Euthanized Pets To Give One Last Gift

Blaire, a West Highland terrier, was 13 years old when her owners decided to put her down in early July.
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In early July, Robyn Zwolinski and her husband, Gene, decided it was time to put down their 13-year-old West Highland terrier, Blaire. The past few years had been hard for Blaire: she had lost her sight and had begun to develop cognitive canine dysfunction — a dog’s version of dementia.

The Zwolinskis contacted their vet, Vern Otte of Stateline Animal Hospital. Otte had seen them through the euthanization of several pets, and Robyn says they trusted him implicitly. Before coming into the hospital for the procedure, Otte called to ask Robyn a question that took her by surprise.

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Central Standard
3:11 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Animal Shelters Of Kansas City

Local shelters are seeing a record number of animals coming into their facilities each day.

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