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2024 Paw Print Issue


Annie * A Wornall/Majors House Museums garden cat


Cookie * Patricia Baker


Chloe * Patricia Baker


Jason Banks, Jr. enjoyed some special time with Nipsey.


George and Fifi * Erin Cole


Chloe and some static cling * Megan Bubb


Olympia and Satchel Paige * Camden Hanzlick-Burton


Max Snitz, Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy therapy dog * Wendy Snitz


Abby * Martha and Rusty Smith


Wes Benson, Taylor Smith, and Sophie


Tom J. Pendercat * A Wornall/Majors House Museums garden cat


Killer, a 15-year-old dog, was adopted from Wayside Waifs by Shelli and Michael Cooney.


Coco Coquette * Kelsey Ivana Hellebuyck, Kansas City Ballet


Ramona * Jennifer Weiman and Dr. Jordan Voth, Kansas City Ballet


Cooper Fate Sansale is a Lhasalier. * Melissa Fate


Rita Clark and Gil


Bailey * Chad Jansen


Mountain Lion * David Douglass


Brenden is staying at Ronald McDonald House with his family. He enjoyed a visit from Benson, a therapy dog for the families at Ronald McDonald House.


Pepper * Diana Russ


Number one Chiefs fan Palmer Schmidt was photographed with Ellie.


Katy Bolen * William Bolen and Alexandra Maday


Boots * Holly Juckette and Dave Stadtmueller


Maxwell enjoys visiting Whitney Elyachar’s office at Big Brothers Big Sisters Kansas City.


Ivy * granddog of Paddi Schwartz, who is a reading mentor, through Lead to Read KC, at Faxon Elementary School.


Peppermint * Maggie Klos


Mila Rose got a special hug from Bentley. * Rachel and Noah Slabotsky

Additional photos featured in the April 20, 2024 issue of The Independent.


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