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Fancy 2013 Mascot

Here is a message from her owner:

Fancy, my beloved pet of the last eight and a half years past away today, January 22, 2015

and crossed the Rainbow Bridge to Heaven as an angel. This morning she experienced

an increased respiration rate and in the afternoon I decided to take her to Blue Pearl Emergency

where she was hospitalized last January 2014 for pulmonary hypertension.

At that point then she was given only three months to live. On the way to the car for the vet today,

Fancy took two large gasping breaths and peacefully died in my arms. She will be greatly missed.

Fancy you will be missed but not forgotten.

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Office Only Hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

Clinic/Office Hours:
Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

Closed on Sundays

If you have any questions, or would like to
schedule an appointment.
Please give us a call

Office - 816-336-1888
Toll Free - 800-408-5191
Fax - 816-336-1886
3400 NW Vivion Road, Riverside, Missouri 64150

Meet our 2015 Mascot

Gracie was an owner turn in to the KC Sheltie Rescue. She was fostered by Robin & Julie Foster for about 5 minutes when her foster dad just had to keep her. They have been inseparable ever since. When she arrived into rescue, she was covered with open, draining wounds from being infested with fleas and non-stop scratching. She was miserable but with good vet care and grooming, she soon had a beautiful coat. Gracie, at the young age of 9 yrs., started attending Rally-Obedience last summer. She competed in her first two obedience trial in March '14 and qualified in both classes. She then was entered in the National Shetland Sheepdog Association's National Specialty show at Purina Farms and qualified for the 3rd time in the show ring and earning herself an AKC Title in Novice Rally Obedience. She loves to be in the public and is a very social little gal who loves to be by her daddy's side whenever possible. Gracie is excited to be chosen as the 2015 NAWS mascot!!

 2015 Mascot

Our Mission

The Northland Animal Welfare Society, Inc. ("NAWS") is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that serves as a coalition for Clay and Platte counties dedicated to educating citizens regarding the humane treatment of animals. NAWS works to create awareness, regarding the need to reduce the number of homeless animals and to build a care and adoption campus so that every animal may live in a safe and caring environment.

NAWS Facts

The Northland Animal Welfare Society opened the NAWS Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic on February 25, 2012, making it the first ever spay and neuter clinic in the Northland. We believe that by offering education and low cost spay/neuter services to the higher risk, low income pet owners in the Northland, we can reduce the number of litters born and the number of animals brought into shelters and rescue groups throughout the area. Our target populations are low income residents who receive some type of government assistance such as: food stamps, Medicaid, SS, disability, etc., or people who are not receiving assistance and are working, but only earn less than $30,000 a year. We are not a full service clinic and only provide the following services for dogs and cats: spay, neuter, vaccinations, micro-chip, nail trim, heartworm test, feline FIV/Leukemia test, de-worming, tapeworm and capstar (24 hour flea treatment). Additionally, we also service clients (who do not have to meet income guidelines) in reducing the free roaming cat population in their neighborhood through the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) Program. Plus we offer services to area rescue groups at a reduced cost. Rescue group animals are altered and vetted prior to being adopted out thus preventing unplanned litters which would most likely end up in the already over capacity city shelters. Some businesses and people in the community regularly donate food and pet related items. This has afforded us the opportunity to have an onsite Food Pantry to assist our customers and rescue groups, as well as a Pet Boutique of gently used and new items for NAWS customers.

Since opening we have: (2014 Information)

Served over 2000 families

Spay/Neutered 1408 dogs & cats

Microchips 774

Number of other services provided: (vaccines, microchip, nail trim, snap tests, heartworm tests, de-worm, tapeworm, Capstar): 6988

Northland Animal Welfare Society
3400 NW Vivion Road, Riverside, Missouri 64150
Office - 816-336-1888
Toll Free - 800-408-5191
Fax - 816-336-1886

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