Kit Kat’s Story

At KC Pet Project, our Keep ‘Em Together, KC program aims at helping families stay together, and recently our Pet Support Team helped Kit Kat stay with her family. Jessica came to KC Pet Project in July with an appointment to relinquish her pet, Kit Kat, because she was having troubles taking care of her....
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KC Pet Project Announces Timeline for Launch of Animal Services Division

Organization to Assume Operations of Services on December 1, 2020 Kansas City, MO, July 23, 2020 – Today, the City Council of Kansas City, MO voted on the contract for KC Pet Project to assume operations of animal control services for the city. In October 2018, the City of Kansas City, MO issued an RFP...
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KC Pet Project to Host “Get ‘Em Home” Community Drive-Thru Clinic

Dog Only Event on Thursday Aimed to Keep Pets Safe During Holiday Weekend Media Advisory KC Pet Project will be hosting their first-ever tag and vaccination drive-thru clinic on Thursday, July 2nd at the KC Campus for Animal Care at 7077 Elmwood Avenue in Kansas City. The community clinic, which will start at 8:00am, is...
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Three Petco Cat Habitat Locations Now Open for Adoptions

Three of our Petco Cat Habitat locations that are officially back open for adoptions. You can visit the Petco stores in Grandview, Olathe, and Barry Road in Kansas City to meet some adorable adoptables. View Petco Cats Our Petco Adoption Center in Overland Park remains closed at this time as well as our other Petco Cat Habitat...
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KC Pet Project Zona Rosa Adoption Center to Reopen on Saturday

On Saturday, June 20th, we will reopen our KC Pet Project Zona Rosa Adoption Center. Here is what you need to know when visiting our adoption center. You’ll be greeted by a team member who will assist you to look at dogs and cats when staff/volunteers are available.We will be limiting the amount of people...
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Ready to adopt? No appointment needed!

Starting this Thursday, June 4th, if you are interested in meeting a pet at the KC Campus for Animal Care, you will no longer be required to make an appointment. We are receiving around 30 new pets every day and have a lot of wonderful dogs and cats looking for homes at the campus. Once...
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Our Current Adoption Process – May 18

Last week at KC Pet Project, our daily intake numbers started to go up, with one day seeing 30 new dogs arriving at our shelter. Our intake numbers are nearing what we typically see on a daily basis (which is an average of 30 new animals every day), so we have more animals on-site than...
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Caring for Stray Pets During a Pandemic

We’ve had a lot of questions lately at KC Pet Project around stray pets in Kansas City and what is being done at this time to help them. We thought we would share the work that we’re doing to help stray pets get back home and how you, our community, is helping. We’re Studying the...
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Our Plan Going Forward in May

With the city starting to reopen and businesses going back to work, we thought we would give you an update on our plan for the foreseeable future: At this moment, adoptions will remain the same as we have been doing for the past month. All of our available pets are now living in foster homes...
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Keep ‘Em Together, KC

On Giving tuesday now, may 5th, kc pet project launches our new program What if each pet in our community was treated as an individual and the role of our shelter was to create a true safety net for those animals in their homes and in our community?  Can we create a new range of...
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If You’ve Found a Kitten

By Heather Kennedy, D.V.M. It’s kitten season and calls have begun to come in from people concerned about the welfare of kittens they’ve found outside. If you’ve found kittens, in almost all cases, it is best to leave them alone. Wait. What? Yes; you read that correctly. In almost all cases, you should leave the...
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Embracing “Solutions – Not Excuses” During Covid-19

The COVID-19 pandemic brought about many organizational changes at KC Pet Project over the past month.  Our team has become so adept at flexing during emergencies, and embracing our motto of “solutions, not excuses”, so we jumped into action early on to create new processes and utilize technology in a whole new way so we...
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Update on Donations to our Shelter

We continue to be so grateful for the donations that we’ve received to help us care for our pets. During this time, we will continue to accept donations of unopened bags of food, canned food, peanut butter, large and XL crates, cleaning supplies, and cat supplies in-person at the campus, and we have a table...
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Animals and Covid-19: What We Know

Yesterday, news broke that a tiger in New York tested positive for coronavirus. This caused a lot of worry and anxiety on social media, so we wanted to share with you what we know. KC Pet Project continues to be active in a national dialog between animal shelters, the veterinarian community, NACA (National Animal Care...
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Make a Plan for Your Pet

Find a temporary caregiver in case you are hospitalized. The best place for your pet is in their home, but if you become too ill to care for your pet, make sure there is a friend or family member who can take your pet into their home. It would be best if the pet knows...
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Coronavirus Updates and a Message from our CEO

A Message from the President/CEO of KC PET Project, Teresa Johnson Today Mayor Quinton Lucas issued a mandatory Shelter In Place Order that will go into effect on Tuesday, March 24th. This order requires all residents in Kansas City, Jackson County, Johnson County, and Wyandotte County to remain at home for a minimum of 30...
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Luck of the Irish O’doption Special

Our pets are getting into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit and to celebrate, we’re holding our “Luck of the Irish O’Doption Special” at all three of our adoption centers this weekend from March 13th-15th. All dogs 30 pounds or more are $30 and adult cats are $30 at the KC Campus for Animal Care, Zona...
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Kansas City Campus for Animal Care Opening January 1, 2020

Kansas City Campus for Animal Care Opening January 1, 2020 (Official Grand Opening Date will be January 24, 2020) The Kansas City Campus for Animal Care and KC Pet Project are thrilled to announce that their new campus will officially open for city services to the public on Wednesday, January 1st at Noon. The campus...
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Black Friday Adoption Event this Weekend

Kick off the holiday season by adopting a new best friend! Join us for our Black Friday Adoption Special, sponsored by Petco Foundation, that will run Friday, November 29th through Sunday, December 1st at our three adoption centers. We’ll be offering 1/2 price adoptions on dogs and cats (puppies, kittens and speciality breeds are excluded from...
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Care for Cats in Cold Weather

Now that the weather has turned cold, many people are concerned about cats that they see outdoors. Compassionate people want to round them all up and bring them to the shelter, where they’ll be warm and happy. But wait! Believe it or not, most cats would be happier if they never enter a shelter. The...
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KC Mega Match Adoption Event this Weekend

The largest, most exciting pet adoption event of the entire year is BACK and happening this weekend! Kansas City’s Mega Match adoption event, sponsored by the Petco Foundation and BOBS from Skechers, is an incredible opportunity to help us find homes for hundreds of pets. Beginning Friday, October 11th through Sunday, October 13th, ALL pets are just...
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Join the Friends of KC Pet Project

We’re excited to announce Friends of KC Pet Project, a group of caring professionals creating connections to advocate and serve as ambassadors for the organization. This group empowers one another through members-only events, networking happy hours, unique volunteer opportunities, and fundraising efforts. They make a difference in our community while building a long-lasting legacy for...
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Fall in Love Adoption Special

Summer is almost over and fall, with sweater weather and pumpkin spice lattes, is just around the corner. With a shelter full of amazing pets looking for homes, we’re throwing a Fall in Love Adoption Special this weekend, sponsored by the Petco Foundation. The special will run from Thursday, Sept 19th through Sunday, Sept 22nd at...
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