KC Pet Project to Host “Get ‘Em Home” Community Drive-Thru Clinic

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Dog Only Event on Thursday Aimed to Keep Pets Safe During Holiday Weekend

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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 open to the first 100 Kansas City, MO residents and the shelter is asking for only dogs at this event. This community clinic is the first of many that the organization hopes to hold to with a goal of placing identification tags on 100 dogs, just in time for the 4th of July holiday.

“This week is typically one of our busiest in terms of stray pets coming into our shelter,” said Tori Fugate, Chief Communications Officer of KC Pet Project. “We are excited to begin offering these tag, vaccination, and microchip clinics to our with the hope that we can make Kansas City safer and healthier for its pets.”

The “Get ‘Em Home” Community Drive-Through Clinic will take place in the north parking lot of the KC Campus for Animal Care. The clinic will be $20 for all participating dogs with the options of receiving rabies vaccination, KCMO city license, and microchip, or participants can choose what their pet needs. All dogs will receive a free identification tag. Residents will pull into the north lot of the campus and be assigned a number where they can stay in their cars to adhere to social distancing until their pet is ready to be helped. All dogs are asked to be on a leash. The clinic will begin at 8:00am and will go until the shelter helps the first 100 dogs or it will end at noon.

The “Get ‘Em Home” clinics are part of KC Pet Project’s new community services program, Keep ‘Em Together, KC. This community initiative intends to provide resources that are needed for the people and pets of our community. On Tuesday, June 30th, KC Pet Project will host their annual Day of Giving with the hopes to raise $25,000 for this program. You can give now or find out more information at http://donate.kcpetproject.org/dayofgiving2020.

KC Pet Project is one of 12 pilot shelters participating in a pilot program called Human Animal Support Service (HASS), a new animal welfare organizational model, that will implement a new range of services for pets and people, helping keep more animals in their homes and communities and reducing the number entering the shelter system through programs and resources.

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About The Kansas City Campus for Animal Care

The Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, located in Swope Park, is focused on pet adoption, pet retention, education and outreach to both adults and youth and operated by KC Pet Project. The Campus offers a broad range of programs and services that define the standard of care for animal welfare in America, and will impact the lives of more than 25,000 Kansas City families annually—serving both 2-legged and 4-legged citizens of our region every day.

The Kansas City Campus for Animal Care is a public-private partnership between the City of Kansas City, Missouri and the Campus, and was built with support from GO KC bonds.

About KC Pet Project

KC Pet Project is a 501c3, nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter.  KCPP cares for more than 10,000 animals a year and works collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted, and focus on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community. KC Pet Project is Creating a Better Community for Pets and People in Kansas City!

About Human Animal Support Services (HASS):

Human Animal Support Services (HASS) is a national coalition of animal shelter leaders and 12 pilot organizations transforming the sheltering system through innovative programs and services. The initiatives of HASS focus on keeping pets and their people together, placing pets out of the shelter and in foster homes and creating collaborative programs and partnerships that serve as community-wide resources.

HASS is a community collaboration led by American Pets Alive! and powered by incredible partners. For more information about HASS, go to http://humananimalsupportservices.org.  

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