Three Kansas City animal welfare organizations – Great Plains SPCA, KC Pet Project and Wayside Waifs – collaborated for the 2nd Annual Mega Match-a-thon October 18-20 to place a combined 777 pets into forever homes from their combined five shelters. It is a fitting coincidence that the organizations hit a 7-7-7 jackpot for animals adopted.
The organizations exceeded their joint goal of 700 pets adopted, making this a historic weekend for animal welfare in Kansas City. Great Plains SPCA placed 365 pets from the Merriam and Independence Campuses, KC Pet Project placed 228 pets from the KCMO city shelter and Zona Rosa location, and Wayside Waifs placed 184 pets from their south Kansas City campus. All organizations were happy to adopt out long term pets as well as young puppies and kittens.
Each organization received funding from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) as part of the organization’s national Mega Match-a-thon effort. During the Mega Match-a-thon, all pets had $25 adoption fees Friday, Oct 18 – Sunday, Oct 20. Every pet received spay/neuter surgery, age appropriate vaccinations, collar and permanent microchip identification. All adoptive families went through the typical application process.
Pictured is of the KC Pet Project staff celebrating 228 pets finding forever homes by sitting in an empty row of kennels, which is a rare site at the Kansas City, MO animal shelter