KC Pet Project needs your help

Posted May 3, 2014 at 11:59 am

Northeast News
May 3, 2014

KANSAS CITY, Missouri — The KC Pet Project, operator of the Kansas City, Mo., animal shelter, is asking the community for help with finding new homes for hundreds of adoptable dogs and cats.

KC Pet Project officials say the shelter is at capacity with more than 255 new dogs and cats arriving at the shelter in just the past week. So to help find the animals new homes, nor through May 4, adoption fees on all dogs 30 pounds or more have been reduced to only $30.

The city’s animal shelter is located at 4400 Raytown Road. KC Pet Project also operates shelters in Zona Rosa, 7351 NW. 87th Terrace, and at Petco, 11620 W. 95th St., Overland Park.

If you cannot help by adopting, fostering a pet also helps the shelter. Fostering a dog or cat opens a kennel in the shelter for the next homeless pet that arrives. If you are interested in becoming a short term foster family for the KC Pet Project, sign up directly at http://kcpetproject.org/online-foster-application/.

Can’t adopt or foster? Sponsoring the adoption fee of a pet in our shelter is a great way to help underwrite the costs of spaying/neutering, vaccinations, microchips, deworming, heartworm testing, and providing food and medical care to the hundreds of pets waiting for homes at KC Pet Project. You can also donate toward the general and medical care of all the available pets by going to www.kcpetproject.org/donate.

In a press release, Teresa Johnson, executive director of the KC Pet Project said staff is working to maintain the “no-kill” status in the city’s shelter. With the warm weather, she expects intake numbers to rise. So far in 2014, the KC Pet Project has taken in 2,260 lost or unwanted dogs and cats.

To view all of the available pets at the KC Pet Project, visit www.kcpetproject.org. For more information or to schedule interviews, contact Tori Fugate, manager of marketing and development, at 816-513-9818.