ANIMALS: People provide love, toil

The following is an excerpt from the Kansas City Star:

“Mshoogy’s is well-known among animal people,” Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People said. “I know people who have traveled there to see how they do it. The Silverglats set their shelter up without any help from anyone. It’s a mode for how a no-kill operation should be.

“They are the largest no-kill facility outside of Utah and Texas. No one else compares to what they’re doing It’s also extraordinary that they’re doing it themselves.”

Other no-kill shelters in the United States include the late Cleveland Armory’s Black Beauty Ranch in Texas and a shelter called Best Friends in Utah.

“But neither of those places rescues animals themselves. Gary and Lisa do,” Clifton said. “Their kind of lifestyle commitment is very much like monks and nuns, bordering on a spiritual occupation.”

Witnessing the traumas of animals has made the Silverglats intolerant of lukewarm help from others. They acknowledge that they are zealots.

“I can’t explain why we do this.” Lisa said. “Even the meanest, rottenest, whatever dog that no one else can get near will still come over to me. I don’t know why or how, but we connect with them. We just love animals, and they love us back. I guess we’re obsessed.”


Plea for Help-Veterinarian Needed

For the first time in over thirty years, Angels Vet Express has had to turn away animals for spay and neuter and is in danger of closing its doors due to a lack of veterinarians. We are currently reaching out to all animal rescue organizations, no kill shelters, animal activists, and celebrities in our dire efforts to find a compassionate veterinarian.

Mshoogys Animal Rescue extended its operation to Angels Vet Express eighteen years ago when our local veterinarian retired, leaving us with no veterinary services for our 1,200 rescued animals. We soon realized the public’s desperate need for high quality veterinary care at a low cost so we applied our retail and manufacturing business experience to the veterinary business.

Angels Vet Express spays and neuters 10,000 animals per year and is also responsible for the health of approximately 100,000 animals per year. We are the only veterinary operation within the United States that does what we do and also one of the largest volume clinic’s within the U.S. Angels makes it possible for more than thirty rescue organizations and Puppies for Parole Programs at state prisons to operate by providing our services and supplying them with medical supplies. We also provide free medical care to all the sick animals from the local animal shelter, including all wildlife in northwest Missouri.

Angels offers a competitive compensation package including a HIGH base salary, paid time off, substantial bonus potential, paid continuing education, and relocation package. In addition, we offer a great mentoring program where each new graduate works side by side with an experienced veterinarian in both medicine and surgery to provide an optimal learning experience. Great work life balance with a 45 hour work week and no after hour emergencies!

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