KC Pet Project has been giving love and care to thousands of lost, abandoned, and often injured pets since 2012. For more than eight years, you have known KC Pet Project as a leader in progressive, lifesaving programs – helping Kansas City to become a No Kill community. Through our #animalshelteringreimagined approach, we continue to help tens of thousands of animals in our community who need us and thousands of families that need our help more than ever to care for their own pets.
With your help, we will expand our love and care to the homes of the community we serve so all families can “Keep ‘Em Together, KC.”
As COVID-19 reached Kansas City, the need for additional human-animal support services continued to grow, not only in our community but nationwide. As a direct response to the coronavirus crisis, the Keep ‘Em Together, KC initiative was born. Now, KC Pet Project is not only supporting lifesaving work within our shelter, but we have expanded our support into our local community.
“Keep ‘Em Together, KC” is a new initiative that focuses on building community partnerships and expanding services to help address the systemic roots of resource inequity in Kansas City.
As we continue to build upon this program, we hope to help bring needed resources to the new Kansas City Campus of Animal Care including pet resource assessments, assistance, and referrals, emergency boarding and foster care, pet care support, financial assistance for families experiencing financial hardship, community pet ID clinics, community cat services, and a Pet Support Hotline.
We met Aquarius shortly after our first Get ‘Em Home Community Drive-Thru Clinic in July. Aquarius saw our clinic on the morning news and knew she needed to get Tiny and King vaccinated and microchipped. Aquarius does not have her own transportation and was lucky for the generosity of a friend who lent her their vehicle to drive the pups to our clinic at the KC Campus for Animal Care. Despite all of her efforts, Aquarius arrived well after the clinic was over.
While she may have felt like she was too little, too late, she was actually in the exact right place at the exact right time… with our Pet Resources and Community Services team.
After speaking with Aquarius and getting to know more about her situation and all she was trying to accomplish for her family, we knew we had to help and we were happy to be able to do so. Not only were we able to get Tiny and King rabies vaccinated and microchipped, we were also able to send them home with personal pet ID tags, new leashes and collars, dog food, flea preventative, and a wire kennel. All things to help keep their family together.
While we can’t do it all — we know there is a great community of animal welfare heroes that can help where we can’t. We were able to point Aquarius in the right direction for affordable spay and neuter so she can save up to get both of her furbabies fixed.