Kansas City, MO, Animal Control has seized 24 dogs from a suspected illegal breeding operation on East 93rd Street in Kansas City, MO. They are now at KC Pet Project being cared for by the shelter staff. There are 12 adult dogs, all Pit Bull mixes, and 12 puppies who were taken from the property. Animal Control reported raw sewage and unsanitary conditions, and they are treating this as a cruelty case. At this time, Animal Control has not made contact with the owners. The dogs are now being assessed by KC Pet Project’s canine care team and veterinary teams, and they will all undergo cruelty exams.
This comes at a difficult time for KC Pet Project as they are at critical capacity with an average of 30 new pets coming in every day. The shelter is asking for the public’s help in order to care for the pets at the shelter through adoptions or fosters. The shelter needs to move animals out of the shelter today and to do that, they need support from the community. Monetary donations are also critically needed to care for these new arrivals as their veterinary and long-term care will be very costly. Donations can be made here.
Each new dog from this case will undergo extensive veterinary exams, and the shelter is expecting their length of stay to be longer than other pets, due to the nature of this case. The pets are being housed in temporary kennels in the shelter’s indoor training room until kennels open up on the main adoption floor.
“KC Pet Project is Kansas City’s animal shelter, and we desperately need help caring for the animals at our facility and with our new arrivals from this case,” said Tori Fugate, Director of Marketing & Communications with KC Pet Project. “We were already at capacity and taking on 24 dogs from one house puts a major strain on the shelter and our resources. If anyone can help, we desperately need fosters, adopters and monetary support for this case and for all of the pets in our care.”