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Items much needed for our rescue dogs and adoption program.

Solid Buckle Collars 18" & 20"

Frontline Plus Medium or Large

Blankets & Comforters

Canon PowerShot SD790
Packages can be sent to:
ATT MPR; 10014 E. 47TH ST. KANSAS CITY, MO 64133



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March 2009

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So many ways to help....


"Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, a giant oak in an acorn...”

MPR sees beauty in every dogs....

Before & After


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Where is Petey? Game



Honor your favorite pit bull(s) and other canine companions online for your minimum contribution of $10.00 per dog
All proceeds to help Pit Bulls


Pit Bull Friendly Insurance






GoodSearch: You Search...We Give!
Easy way to raise money for MPR

Just start using as your search engine and online shopping mall. Every time you search the Internet or make an online purchase at one of their partner merchants, GoodSearch makes a donation to MPR!



Not Enough GOOD Homes For Pit Bull Dogs


Considering the current situation, MPR does NOT support show breeding, backyard breeding, "game breeding", or ANY form of Pit Bull breeding. Pit Bulls are overflowing and being destroyed in area shelters - There is NO excuse to add more to an already over-saturated market.
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Pet Abuse





Licensed with the state of Missouri


Welcome to MPR. Our Mission is to promote responsible Pit Bull ownership, provide breed education, combat pet overpopulation, fight unfair legislation's, and find qualified homes for sound Pit Bull dogs in Missouri.

We Are So Sorry That We Scare You


Help MPR Win $20,000

How to vote: Our shelter name is: Missouri Pit Bull Rescue State: MO 

The page will load back with Missouri Pit Bull Rescue and you can then click on a vote button next to it. 

Update: VOTING BEGINS on Monday, April 13, 2009. We'll keep you updated here!

There are more than 8000 organizations listed in the contest.

Don’t forget to validate your vote in the following page by typing in the name of the animal that will appear in the box. 

Please vote EVERY DAY beginning Monday, April 13, 2009!

If everyone continues to vote everyday

, MPR has a chance to win the GRAND PRIZE!

Tell All your families and friends!!!!

Help us win! The Animal Rescue Site is hosting a special challenge for eligible member shelter and rescue groups. The grand prize is a $20,000 grant, and they will be awarding many other grants to rescue groups with the most votes -- a total of $100,000 in grants for animal welfare organizations.

Think how many Pit Bulls MPR could help for $20,000!

To vote for MPR, click HERE and vote daily!




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Sunday May 3rd
Tournament Starts at 2:00 pm

Benchwarmers Pub & Restaurant
511 SE Melody Lane
Lee's Summit, MO, 64063

Click Here For More Information


We are looking for SPONSORS!!!!!

Minimum donation of $30.00 gets you a stack of chips and one optional re-buy within the first 45 minutes.

If you have any items you'd like to donate for prizes at the tournament, please CONTACT US ASAP. In exchange, MPR will feature your name or business in the web site for free advertisement.



 NEW TO MPR April 2009

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 WISH WE HAD ROOM.... April 2009


Those are "some" of the countless Pit Bulls held at Animal Control facility. Most of them will be euthanised 5 to 10 days after their arrival depending on their case and if not claimed by their owner.

Those dogs are not up for adoption via MPR. For the sake of our current dogs, MPR cant bail any of them out until we make adoptions. Even if we could afford boarding (which we cant), we want to see our current dogs find loving homes before we bring more into the program.

MPR dogs have been evaluated and proven to have good disposition and stable temperament. They have been socialized, are receiving training and most of them are housebroken and crate trained.

When a MPR dog finds a good home, it makes room in our program to rescue a shelter dog such as the ones below.

By opening your home to a MPR dog, you are saving TWO LIVES!

Once we bring in a new shelter dog in the program we can then proceed with proper temperament evaluation, proper training and socialization.

Please... don't breed or buy while shelter animals die...


If you want to save a deathrow dog, please adopt a MPR dog




MPR holds Adoption Events on a regular basis to allow the public to meet our dogs, talk to our volunteers about Pit Bull ownership, ask question and spend individual time with a dog they might be interested to adopt.
Please email us if you want to know which dog will be attending this event. Some events may be cancelled in case of rain.

TBA - Watch HERE for further details
FREE Pitbull kisses on location!!!!
Multi Rescue
Groups Event
A Dog's Fun Playce
7833 Wornall Rd, KCMO

No adoption on the spot unless application has been approved prior to event - Please contact us if you want to know which dog will be attending the event.





Each dog in boarding costs about $220.00 a month

Boarding is a life-saving option for the few lucky dogs we can afford to help that way, but we cant do it unless we receive financial assistance from people like you.

We have several programs available. Every penny counts! Become a Helping Hand

I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please
I Need A Foster Home Please

As it is, we can't afford helping anymore dogs until our boarding dogs are in foster care. In the meantime, our boarding dogs are in desperate need of foster care. Not only is boarding very expensive, but living in a cage is hard for any dog as sociable as a Pit Bull.

Boarding is a life-saving opportunity for dogs that have no other options. For dogs that came from a difficult situation, boarding is often a step up in life. But boarding needs to be a temporary solution. In order to find a home, our rescue dogs need to learn how to be well-behaved family companions. You can make a difference... PLEASE open your heart and home for one of the sweethearts. They desperately need YOU! Become a Foster Home



  NEWS April 2009  

Kansas City Dog Advocates Present:
KCDA 101: What We Do and How to Get Involved

April 25th 3-5pm * Kansas City Public Library * Waldo Branch - Room A
201 E 75th St * KC MO 64114

Prevent Animal Cruelty Month
National Animal Control Appreciation Week
(April 12 - 18, 2009)
National Volunteer Appreciation Week
(April 19-25, 2009) - National Volunteer Week offers opportunities to thank some of America's most valuable assets - our volunteers - and to recognize the myriad of ways they improve our communities. National Volunteer Week reflects the power that volunteers have to "inspire by example" - volunteers both encourage those they help and motivate others to serve! - MPR volunteer opportunities!
International Guide Dog Day
National Pet Health Insurance Day

National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
Here are some resources you'll want to keep on hand, read and study:
Court to weigh free-speech issue of pit bull case - WASHINGTON (CNN) - The Supreme Court agreed Monday to review whether a federal law outlawing the sale of graphic videos of animal cruelty amounts to a violation of free-speech rights. The justices accepted the Justice Department appeal of a case dealing with a tape showing pit bull dogs attacking other animals and one another in staged confrontations. Additional articles can be read here and here.
Dog, Family Persevere After Devastating Fire - A local family whose home was destroyed in a fire is fighting to turn everything around, inspired by a pit bull named Judge. The playful pooch suffered third-degree burns that covered 40 percent of his body; it's a miracle he survived at all.
Blitz the pit bull stops abduction attempt in Holland - Michigan - A 2-year-old pit bull named Blitz is getting the hero treatment today after he frightened a man dragging his estranged wife across a street in a possible abduction attempt.
Family Survives Fire Thanks to Neighborhood Pit Bull - A barking pit bull alerted a family of five to a smoldering fire in the basement of an Alexandria townhouse this weekend, fire officials said. Jasmine, a young pit bull, began barking after a fire broke out shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday in the basement of a brick duplex at 37 South Gordon St. Smoke alarms sounded, but the family only heard the barking before emergency responders arrived.
S.B. Therapy Dog Survives Fighting Ring, but Blood Sport Remains Active - The story of Daisy Mae the pit bull is like that of any other survivor - she suffered pain, got back on her feet, and is now living a sweeter, more meaningful life because of her experience. Daisy Mae, formerly part of a dogfighting operation, is now a therapy dog in Santa Barbara making weekly rounds ...
Victoria Stilwell - Child and Dog Safety Guide - No matter how small the dog or young the child, it's never too early to teach children how to interact safely with dogs. 15 Do's and Don'ts for Children and Dogs - An excellent tip sheet written by Victoria Stilwell.
How to let kids pet your dog - As we all know there can be some danger in having a child approach a strange dog and pet it. The Victor Valley Daily Press has a good story on ways to teach kids to pet appropriately as well as warning signs to be wary of.



Springfield, MO - City Council tables pit bull adoption proposal - A proposal to let animal rescue groups save salvageable pit bulls from the city pound - and adopt them out at least 100 miles away - was tabled Monday night. Councilwoman Mary Collette said she asked city staff for a policy that would end the city's practice of killing all unregistered pit bulls that land in the city pound. But she said she was dissatisfied with some of the conditions the city's legal department came up with, including a $500,000 insurance requirement for rescue groups and the 100-mile adoption limit.
MO Bill Number: MO S.B. 201
Bill Status: Pending
Legislature Status: In Session 

Bonding of Fighting Animals - Requires forfeiture and bonding of fighting dogs if seized. Bill Sponsor(s): Sen. Jane Cunningham (R, 7)

MO Bill Number: MO S.B. 63
Bill Status: Pending
Legislature Status: In Session   

Animal Fighting Spectator - Increases the penalty for being a spectator at a dog fighting event from a Class A misdemeanor to a Class D felony for a second or subsequent offense. Bill Sponsor(s): Sen. Scott T. Rupp (R, 2)

MO Bill Number: MO H.B. 724
Bill Status: Pending
Legislature Status: In Session

Animal Fighting Paraphernalia - Prohibits any person from possessing dog fighting paraphernalia and adds a penalty for a second or subsequent offense for persons committing acts related to dog fighting. Bill Sponsor(s): Rep. Paul LeVota (D, 52)



  CENTERFOLD   April 2009   Miss Universe

Miss U is a very friendly gal, playful, outgoing and full of spirit. She loves to cuddle and to give kisses. She has bursts of energy when "butt-runs" take the best out of her, followed by intense couch potato moments. Typical Pit bull....

Miss U is a very petite girl, about 40 lbs or so. Compact and well built. Her small size makes her a great cuddling partner. Add to this the fact that she is very loving and affectionate and you have the perfect companion.

Miss Universe is a great representative of the breed, inside and out. While she has a wonderful disposition with people however, we believe she would love to be an only pet so she can soak up all the loving.

Make your home and family complete this Easter by welcoming Miss U into your family!



FEATURED VOLUNTEER April 2009  Rachel Ewing

This month, MPR wants to recognize the hard work and dedication of Rachel Ewing, a much appreciated member of our group. Rachel began as a foster home for Blockhead (now JayDee) whom she adopted in 2006. Since then, she's provided hospice care for numerous MPR dogs while they recuperated from various illnesses and has always opened her home to MPR dogs when MPR has had urgent situations and the dogs had no where else to go.

Rachel has worked many events; in addition to helping take care of the dogs in boarding, being one of MPR's photographers, helping rescue dogs even in bad weather, and assisting on homechecks, local and long distance! Not only all that, but she has even provided her home as a storage unit for MPR supplies and has hosted a Garage sale for MPR last summer. It doesn't stop there ... she's also our secretary's secretary helping to keep us all organized and on track!

Rachel does an awesome job managing everything and is always willing to help wherever MPR has the greatest need. We just don't know what we would do without her. Rachel's dedication to MPR doesn't go unnoticed.

Rachel ... your caring, hard work and commitment are such an asset to MPR and the dogs. We are so very fortunate and thankful to have you on board. From the bottom of our hearts ... thank you!

~ MPR Volunteers






   NEW BEGININGS March 2009  



 HAPPY ENDINGS  Happy Updates are the fuel that keeps rescuers going.....

Hey all,

Just wanted to update everyone about Danni (Panda). She has been getting great report cards at Pete and Mac's. She enjoys leading their pack through games like follow the leader cuz she has the toy and is Queen of the mountain. When she plays Queen of the mountain she enjoys barking orders down on the kingdom. I've been trying to teach her to sing with some success although she isn't as musically talented as Brute. While no one is around she enjoys listening to classical, 40s and 50s era music. Newer music tends to perturb the herd.

We sure did get lucky with Danni, she is my little princess.

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Just wanted to send you a little update on lil Oliver (Jupiter) and the family...

We are all doing really great and can't wait for the summer coming up. Oliver loves to go outisde on walks and even runs (brisk walks for him, runs for me) He has a little life jacket waiting for him for summer for boating and the pond we have near the house. His mamma has been letting him sleep on the bed when I'm not there...she just spoils him to death! But he knows his place in HIS bed when I'm home. Some nights I have to go out of town when I enlist a soldier. We also got a new fish, Oliver was so confused at the tank when we got it, but he's come to terms with the water sound now.

Aaron (my Son/Oliver's big brother) is crawling everywhere and walking around holding things and Oliver is always up his butt...just in case he leaves a trail of cheerios...which he often does! :) They are so cute together. Trixie (his big sister and brindle pit/boxer mix) comes to the house every few weeks for a visit and they play ALL DAY!! They only take breaks to breathe, eat/drink, and eat bones...Trixie's always trying to steal his though.

I hope all is well with MPR and look forward to maybe getting to come down that way this summer for vacation. I enclosed some pics of all of us.

Best of Wishes, Shane


I've Been Adopted!
I've Been Adopted!
I've Been Adopted!
I've Been Adopted!
I've Been Adopted!