Help Humans and Animals Today 

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About ​Us

Whiskers and Tails was created December 20th, 1999 and became a Missouri Registered non profit organization in 2000. We were awarded our 501 (c) 3 tax exempt status as a public charity recognized by the IRS in  2001. 

We started out as and remain to this day an ALL-VOLUNTEER humane/human outreach and assistance non profit organization. 


Whiskers and Tails is not an animal shelter. In fact, we do not house or take in animals at all.  

For over two decades we have helped companion animals stay at home with their families where they belong by providing the basic needs of life and by helping the humans with costs of their companion animal's medical care, prescription foods
and animal care supplies an items. 


To date you have helped us to provide aid to just over 4,900 animals and served 3,980 humans. 

We are funded solely by public donations.  


 
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Contact Us 

Email - whiskersandtails2@gmail.com

185 West Broadway Peculiar MO
64078  ( Physical Only ) 

PO Box 83 Peculiar MO 64078 
( Mailing Only ) 

Contact Person - 
ReGina Edmondson
Founder/Director 
Office - 816 974-0442

 

One of a kind Virtual and In Person opportunities are 

currently available. 

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Immediate Needs 

The companion animals, individuals and families that we work with need your support right now because working together we can  make a huge difference in the lives of animals whose families cannot afford their food or medical care and for their humans who cannot afford the basic needs of life.  

By providing monetary gifts,  Gift cards such as Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart or Target and other hardware and retail stores you are contributing to programs that improve the lives of the humans and animals that are struggling and in great need of your help. 

 

Because of your generosity in the past - our programs have helped seniors and veterans and families get animal medical care, human and animal foods and be provided with the supplies and items that you and I take for granted every single day. 

Seniors and Veterans  have received replacement windows to keep the cold out of their homes in the winter time.  Their floors have been repaired saving countless seniors from falling through rotting floor boards and possibly causing serious harm to themselves. 

With your help we have been able to make spot repairs on roofs,  repair walls , replace cracked sinks, bathtubs and toilets and we have replaced or updated indoor and outdoor rails and ramps for the safety of the elderly and the physically impaired that we work with.  

We are asking for your help again today because many seniors and veterans have rotting floors and window sills, they have leaking roofs where the harsh winds of winter have ripped their shingles off.  Floors that need to be replaced  and they have companion animals that are in need animal medical care. Our seniors, veterans and families are in need of both human and animal food as well as the basic needs of life. You can help us to change the lives of the humans and animals that we work with. You can help us to make life altering changes for the  humans and animals who are struggling right now because there are still humans and animals out there who are in need right now.  

What we do -

 

First and foremost - We believe that you cannot help animals unless you help their humans too.   

 

There are veterinarians, assistance organizations, case workers and other people who will tell an individual or family that if they cannot afford to buy food or take their cat or dog to the vet, they should get rid of them or put them down.   That is not the solution.

There are way too many animals out there who are dying every single day in overcrowded animal shelters or being abused in what people thought was a "good home" after they gave them up to strangers or people they thought they knew. NO! 

Whiskers and Tails was created for families and individuals who want to keep their companion animals at home with them no matter how bad they are struggling or how hard times are.   Those are the families that we work so hard to help. 

Once a family or individual is referred to us we have them fill out an application so that we can see what their needs are  More often than not it is basic life needs and the need for animal medical care. 

When the family or individual has been approved, we go to work immediately to fill as many of their needs as we can.

   

 

 

          We provide a list of local resources for utilities, mortgage or rent assistance, food pantries,

thrift stores, adult education, employment opportunities and transportation to and from medical appointments for seniors, veterans and the physically and emotional impaired families and individuals that we are trying to provide assistance for. 

             We make an appointment with our vet to get the companion animal in as soon as possible. We also provide transports for the companion animals of seniors and veterans so they can make it

to their appointment. 

 

 

 

             

              We put together a list of the family or individuals needs from both their application and an in home visit. Needs such as small home repairs, safety equipment, furniture, cleaning supplies, personal hygiene items, human and animal foods and other basic life needs. Care packages are put together. Volunteers go in and make repairs or add safety rails or wheel chair ramps, etc. Animal care supplies and items as well as items for the families and individuals are delivered monthly. 

 

            We also match up case workers by need to our seniors, veterans and family members who have issues that  are related to food stamps, Social Security and in home care, etc.  

             

            We make sure that the companion animals that we work with are Up to date on their shots, spayed or neutered, given an overall check up, given parasite control and are offered vet visits at a minimum of twice per year unless they have ongoing or chronic conditions. We also purchase prescription foods for companion animals as prescribed by the vet. Our program also covers the purchase of medicine for companion animals and over the counter meds and diabetic supplies for seniors and veterans. Depending on the medical issues of the companion animal, we might have to use several different veterinary facilities, offices or clinics. 

 

 

 

             During the summer months our families receive fans, air conditioners and blocks of ice. Their windows and door screens are replaced to keep bugs out and we offer an all natural bug spray for both the inside and outside of their homes. Our families and individuals are also offered light cotton sheets and other light weight covers and comforters. 

 

             

                During the winter months our families receive heaters, furnace repairs, blankets, products that keep foods and drinks warm and they are given coats, hats, gloves, scarves and blankets. 

We also offer a book and hobby program for our seniors and veterans.   

 

                 For survivors of domestic violence we direct them to safe out of area housing, we help with furniture, clothing, toys, animal care supplies and items, basic life needs items, direction to employment, adult education and of course case workers to help with other areas of need. 

 

                 

                 

              Whiskers and Tails has safe, private, feral & stray feeding and wellness stations that offers food, a safe warm place to sleep and if we discover that the dog or cat is a lost animal - we return him or her back home. All but ten of our ferals at our station are altered, UTD on shots and vetted. We are in the process of humanely trapping the last ten as of the time we edited this site. 

   

Who we serve - Our programs are offered to seniors, veterans, emotionally and physically impaired,  victims of domestic violence and to low to no income families and individuals and of course their companion animals. 

For more info on how to you can help us to make life altering change for the humans and animals who are struggling , click here  - Donate 

Upcoming EVENTS

Spring Fundraiser 

May 2022
It's planting time.
Don't forget to come by & pick up seeds for your spring planting. 
     10 Packets for $1 

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             Huge Fundraiser
                June 4th 2022 
                10 AM  - 4 PM
   169 West Broadway Peculiar MO 
      ( During Peculiar's City Wide Garage Sale Event )   
        Donations will be accepted                        during this event. 

             Spring Sale Event
                       
T
his one of a kind fundraiser is one  that you don't want to miss.   New items will be added throughout the day.  
We are adding an air of Mystery to this event because  We are not listing what we are going to be selling. You'll just  have to come and see for yourself.

( Hint - Get ready because You won't believe it  )      

Come by & support our efforts to help companion animals & their families.