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The 2021 Paw Print Issue

A celebration of the remarkable pets of Our Town. 

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Cooper * The Silvey Family


Dobby and Haley Bowman
Photo Credit: Nicole Bissey


Captain and Lillie * Lauren Fredrickson and Aaron Schmeltz


Dobby * Haley Bowman
Photo Credit: Nicole Bissey


Dobby and Hank Bowman
Photo Credit: Nicole Bissey


Lillie and Captain * Lauren Fredrickson and Aaron Schmeltz


Sunshine * Chris, Erika, Simon, Aidan, and Rory Lawler


Parker and Murphy * Jill Dean


Simon * Danielle and Daniel Miller


Miles, Nolan, and Blake Reuter with Weston


Charlie * Jennifer Matney


Bean * Veronica and Jim Mertz


Oakley * Susan and Charlie Porter


Cooper Fate Sansale * The Sansale Family


Drew and Karah Jones with Luna


Echo * Molly Crawford Munninghoff


Chloe and Cookie * Patty Baker


Tom Mentzer with Duncan


Jamie * Kristin and Dave Wing


Tui and Barnes Hanes
Photo Credit: Allison Fleming


Scotty and Mojo * Susan Mason


Abby * Martha and Rusty Smith


Noah and Rachel Slabotsky with Sonny and Zooey


Mountain Lion * David Douglass


Mattie, Rosie, and Ivy * Kristina Menendez


Tonic (the birthday girl!) with Bergie * Amy Snively


Chloe * Sarah Marquardt


George, Penny, and Pablo * Ashley Patton and Jordan Starke


Alexis Andrews, emergency shelter advocate; with Cooper, Rose Brooks Center’s therapy dog

Additional photos featured in the April 17, 2021 issue of The Independent.


Pathway To Hope – Donor Appreciation Event, “A Taste Of Wellness”

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Arthritis Foundation – Art for Arthritis

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The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art – Party Arty

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Awesome Ambitions – 25th Anniversary Celebration

Awesome Ambitions’ 25th Anniversary Celebration was held on July 21st at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum and the Gem Theatre. Debby Ballard and Tammy Edwards served as co-chairs of the…