Compassionate Comfort Dogs

A teenager who had been playing outside with a neighbor when a tornado hit and took her friend hadn’t spoken a word since. Jessy is a comfort dog, and she was there to help.


Dress Up the Pooch and Go to the Paw Parade

Dress up your favorite four-footed best friend and go to the Paw Parade tomorrow on Saturday. There will be prizes for the best costume and an animal-lover fair after the parade. Watch for free.


Nocturnal Animals

These Missouri creatures come out at night.


Heartland Canines for Veterans

This Joplin Group Gets Service Dogs For Veterans With PTSD

Sometimes the best medicine has four paws and a collar. Heartland Canines for Veterans is a Joplin-based not-for-profit organization that provides service dogs to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and other disabilities at no cost to the veteran.