Pets are flooding into the shelter at KC Pet Project in record numbers. Traditionally, the early months of the year are a time when the team at KC Pet Project sees fewer pets entering their facility. So far in 2022, KC Pet Project is experiencing record-breaking numbers with more than 420 new pets entering the shelter in April. Intake overall for 2022 is on track to be the highest number in the organization’s history – after experiencing the highest number in 2021 with more than 14,000 pets cared for in the year.
“We’re seeing the effects now of our community having limited resources, limited options for affordable housing, and limited options for affordable veterinary care,” said Teresa Johnson, President/CEO of KC Pet Project. “The only way that we will continue to save lives in Kansas City at this rate of pets coming in is with our community’s help.”
How the Community Can Help:
This weekend, KC Pet Project is going to host an Easter Weekend Adoption Special, starting this Thursday, April 14th through Sunday, April 17th. All dogs 30 pounds or more and adult cats (6 months or older) will be $30 at the KC Campus for Animal Care, Zona Rosa, and Petco on 95th and Quivira adoption locations. Pets in foster homes qualify as well.
This weekend, we’re going to host our Easter Weekend Adoption Special! Starting this Thursday, April 14th through Sunday, April 17th, all dogs 30 pounds or more and adult cats (6 months or older) will be $30 at our KC Campus for Animal Care, Zona Rosa, and Petco on 95th adoption locations. Pets in foster homes qualify as well!
Having more pets in their care means that more resources are needed for them. Monetary donations go toward the pets that KC Pet Project is caring for each day. Most critically needed donations are 42” wire crates, canned dog and cat food, and hot dogs. You can view the shelter’s wish list and links to their Amazon and Chewy wish lists at this link.
Currently KC Pet Project is most in need of foster homes to help care for medium and large adult dogs. To sign up to be a KC Pet Project foster to help provide care for a dog in your home, click here.
Share Lost and Found Pets:
Each day, KC Pet Project shares an album of the pets who came to their shelter who were found in our community on their Lost and Found Facebook page. Sharing this album and looking for pets who were found in your neighborhood can help these pets get back home to their families. These pets can also be viewed on KC Pet Project’s website.