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Gracie, One Lucky Cat

posted Nov 6, 2012, 10:05 AM by Lindsay Thompson   [ updated Nov 7, 2012, 4:48 PM by Jason Belt ]


Gracie has been reunited with her family.  We love happy endings!


Gracie is one luckycat that has one amazing story tell, and a couple of  guardian angels to thank.  

Our Cat Coordinator, Madelyn, picked up a cat from the Salina shelter that RCHS agreed to help with placement.  Gracie was a super sweet girl, and we figured she would be adopted fast.  As a standard procedure, Gracie was scanned for a micro-chip, and we got a hit.  Madelyn spoke with Salina to make sure they were aware she was chipped, and they said they were but weren't able to tie an owner to the chip.  So Madelyn being the kind, caring person she is, decided to dig deeper.  She and her husband explored all kinds of options and then finally they got a hit on the military registry for pets with microchips.  Madelyn called the guy in California and ask him if he had a missing cat and described Gracie in detail.  Loandbehold, it was thisguy's cat, and she had been missing for about 5 years.  They have no idea how she ended up in Salina, KS, but they most certainly wanted their sweet Gracie back home in California.  One might think wow...Gracie really does have some luck.  Well, Gracie's luck of RCHS's fosters had planned to fly to California to visit family the first part of November and is taking Gracie with her.   Gracie just had to get all of her paperwork (health certificate for transport) taken care of, and then she was on her way home.  

Gracie is boarding the plane now, and is on her way.  The picture above is of her in her carrier traveling with the RCHS foster.  While Gracie is not excited about the trip, we are certain she will see it is all worth it in the end.  This is very rewarding for us, and we are all very excited for Gracie to finally be home.  All of these caring hearts working to help Gracie.  Thank you Madelyn and Kristy for going out of the way to get Gracie home.

This story is a great example to show that micro-chips really do work!  You just never know what will happen or where your furry family members might show up.  We hope to post a picture of Gracie when she is re-united with her family in California.

Help Needed for a Family

posted Sep 12, 2012, 12:35 PM by Morgan Peters   [ updated Sep 12, 2012, 12:36 PM by Jason Belt ]

Two former RCHS cats and their two-legged family members are in need of help. If you are able to help out, or if you want to know the story, please visit our Ajax, Bandit, and Family page under Animals Needing Help.

Olivia & Lilly - We Need a Furever Home

posted Aug 26, 2012, 3:21 PM by Morgan Peters   [ updated Aug 26, 2012, 3:29 PM by Jason Belt ]

Lilly super sweet girl was found with new babies in a grain bin! Her babies are super sweet too, and most are already adopted. We think she is around 3 years old. She is spayed, FELV/FIV negative, vaccinated, and dewormed, treated for fleas & ticks. She is fine with other animals, and is very affectionate! She is shy, so a quiet home would probably be best She is missing one of her front paws due to an old injury, but she still kneads with it and is very happy to not be fending for herself outside!
Olivia came to us from a local shelter. She was very pregnant and very sick. She is a quite unusal shade of dilute tortie and is gorgeous!! She was the best mom ever, and her babies have been adopted. Olivia is around 2 years old. She and Lilly are best friends and had babies in the same foster home. She is spayed, FELV/FIV negative, vaccinated, and dewormed, treated for fleas & ticks.Great with dogs or cats.
Lilly & Olivia are such good friends and had babies in the same foster home. They really must be adopted together. We are offering a 2 for 1 adoption for the 2 of them together!! They are the nicest cats ever!!
For more information, please contact!

A 'Pretty' Great Story

posted Aug 25, 2012, 8:52 AM by   [ updated Aug 25, 2012, 10:27 AM by Jason Belt ]

Pretty Girl.  That's a name that many of our volunteers know well.  Pretty Girl, a dog known for her intense shyness and fear of anyone other than her caregiver, was fostered by RCHS volunteers for a good amount of time.  In fact, she was in our program so long that we were quite possibly breaking laws by keeping her.  She was a good dog who behaved well for her foster parents, but when strangers would come near she would cower and run away.  Many a time did she escape from her harness or collar.  Many a time did she need to leave adoption events early because the stress was too much.  Until one day, when a couple visited her in Petco....and fell in love!  John saw something in Pretty that no other potential adopter had seen....  hope

Pretty's trial run with John and Sara was longer than normal.  It took her a while to trust her potential parents and to relax in the new environment.  John and Sarah didn't quit on Pretty, though.  Their patience and care paid off.  They adopted our most special dog and have since provided her with love and training and opportunities to grow and trust humans.  We cannot say for sure whether Pretty Girl was afraid of people because of a past abuse or just simply lack of socialization as a puppy, but it is evident to the volunteers who continue to visit with Pretty and her family that she is constantly improving and making her mom and dad proud. 

2700 Miles and No Regrets

posted Aug 11, 2010, 5:22 PM by James Thompson   [ updated Aug 25, 2012, 10:27 AM by Jason Belt ]

Being new to RCHS I hadn't heard Harley's story until Susan posted his picture on our Facebook page. From her posting

"I found Harley on Petfinder and my husband and I drove from Florida to Kansas to get him. He is worth the time and effort. A great dog! Thank you Lacey and Brian!"

Susan was nice enough to provide us a link so you can read more about this amazing story.  Read it here


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