Issue | September 2018
Endless Thanks & Gratitude
Thank you to all the incredible longstanding champions and newly made friends that joined in efforts to shoot for the stars for the animals at Tails at Twilight. Tails at Twilight was a tremendous success on many levels. Not only did we revel in the life-saving mission of the DRHS, share stories of compassion and transformation, and celebrate our extraordinary community, we raised lifesaving funds ! The funds raised at Tails at Twilight are unquestionably necessary to deliver on our mission, maintain our no-kill status and create new pathways home for the animals at the DRHS. Tails at Twilight saw an extraordinary outpouring of support, whether in the form of a gift for the auction, the giving of talents the night of or raising paddles high during Paws Up. This collective support in turn directly benefits the animals at the DRHS through the delivery of compassionate care, the stewardship of the human-animal bond and the manifestation of warm homecomings. Thank you for the exceptional support from all of us at the DRHS!
Thank you to the following Tails at Twilight sponsors for their fantastic support in making this event possible.
Tails Around Town
The DRHS appreciates the individuals and organizations throughout the tri-states that generously sponsor creative programs to help raise money for our lost, abandoned and unwanted animals. Keep these pet-friendly activities on your calendar and support our animal champions!
Kirkwood Community College
Vet Tech Program Partnership
We are excited to announce that we’ve recently partnered with Kirkwood Community College in conjunction with their vet tech program. A handful of our adoptable dogs were selected to participate in a semester of one-on-one training and learning with the students. Throughout the semester, the dogs are trained in basic obedience and exposed to experiences, such as bathing and grooming. Additionally, the dogs aid their student partners as they learn many of the skills needed in their future careers. When the semester ends, each of the dogs is given the chance to earn their Canine Good Citizenship award, giving them an extra boost on the way to being adopted into a loving, forever home.
Fetch List

We need your help in keeping up with the many supplies we need to care for the 2,500+ animals that come through our door every year! If you would like to make a gift of supplies to the DRHS, please consider one or more of following:
Food Dispensing Toys
Small/Soft Treats
Wet Dog Food
Peanut Butter
Chicken/Beef/Fish Broth
Fish Oil
Fruit (strawberries/peaches/apples/bananas)
Plain Yogurt
Unsweetened Applesauce
“Moist & Meaty” Purina Dog Food
Pumpkin Puree
Frozen Veggies (green beans/carrots/peas)
Empty Gatorade Bottles
Empty Toilet Paper Rolls
30 oz Disposable Plastic Cups
Nail Clippers
Dog/Puppy Portable Enclosure
Baby Gates
Towels & Blankets

Wet Cat Food
Cat Treats
Catnip and Catnip Toys
Kitty Litter (non-clumping)
KMR Kitten Replacement Formula
Interactive Cat Toys (electronic/moving)
Cat Collars (regular and calming)
Bird Feeders w/ suction cups
Heating Pads
Perpetual Motion Toys
Bubble Machine (battery operated)
Dried Italian Herbs
Brown Paper Lunch Bags
Pine Bedding
Hay Feeders
Fish Tank Fillers
Tank Toppers
Water Bottle Clips

Plastic Gloves
Distilled Water
Batteries (AA, AAA, D)
Pill Pockets (dogs)
#10 & #15 Oster Blades
Lysol Wipes

Post-it Notes
White Copy Paper
Scotch Tape

Cans of Pure Pumpkin & Oats
Crayons and Markers
Face Paint
Poster Paper
Small Storage Bins

Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Trash Bags (13 & 30 gallon)
Hand Sanitizer
Dish and Hand Soap
Mop Heads
Window Cleaner
Items can be ordered directly from the DRHS Amazon Wish List button above or brought to the Kinsey Campus during our open hours (Tuesday -Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm, Friday 11:00 am - 7:00 pm or Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm).
at the DRHS!
Volunteers stay active assisting guests and adopters, caring for and maintaining our campus, socializing and fostering animals waiting for their forever homes, representing the DRHS at community events, as well as many other areas! 

If you’re interested in joining our volunteer team, please click here to complete an application. Once your application is submitted, you will be contacted via email to register for a New Volunteer Orientation. After you attend the New Volunteer Orientation you are all set to start volunteering!
Working Cat Program: UPDATE
The DRHS Working Cat Program provides an alternative to euthanasia for healthy and active cats that are not suitable to be adopted into a traditional home environment. Recognizing that there are a variety of roles a cat may play for a family or business, working cats are placed at farms, warehouses, feed stores, garages...where a balance can be found for the health and care of the cats, adopter needs, and the health and safety of the community and environment including wildlife. Since the Working Cat Program started, we have successfully adopted out 16 cats into the program! If you or someone you know is in the market for a working cat, please give us a call at 563-582-6766!
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