Madeline Epple of Blue Springs had a swimming party for her 10th birthday, and instead of birthday gifts, she requested that donations be made to Karma’s Rescue. Madeline is a volunteer for the group.
She and her friends raised over $500 and donated it all to Karma’s Rescue.
Karma’s is a licensed animal rescue and 501c3 non-profit organization based in Richmond. The organization concentrates on saving pets from rural municipal shelters such as Richmond’s, and has them spayed/neutered, vaccinated and microchipped before finding new families for them.
Karma’s Rescue is foster home-based and does not have a physical shelter, but does adoptions at Petco Blue Springs and City Pets in Westport. Katie Lappin is the director.