– Heartland SPCA and KC Pet Project will partner to combat an influx of animals, which has the KC Pet Project animal shelter at full capacity. “Just in the last two days, we took in 141 new animals,” Teresa Johnson, KC Pet Project’s Director of Operations, said. Heartland SPCA and KC Pet Project have a longstanding relationship and share in their common goals to create a more humane community for pets in Kansas City. “Collaborating and working together for the animals, allows each agency to be more successful in its mission and enables more lives to be saved” Courtney Thomas, CEO of Heartland SPCA, said.
Heartland SPCA will be transferring animals from KC Pet Project at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 11.
To celebrate Mother’s Day and aid in getting more animals into loving homes quickly, both agencies will be hosting adoption specials this Mother’s Day weekend. Adoption fees will be half price for all dogs and cats at both facilities, Friday through Sunday. “When people adopt, they are actually impacting the lives of two pets. The pet adopted has a new family, and a new pet in need can come into the shelter as a result,” Thomas said.
KC Pet Project took over management of the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter on January 1, 2012. “There are wonderful pets in our area shelters that are just waiting for a new loving family. Purebred dogs, large dogs, small dogs, wonderful cats and kittens – everyone can find a great new companion by adopting from a shelter,” Johnson said. Adoption fees will include the spay and neuter of the pet, permanent microchip identification, all age appropriate vaccinations, and 30 days of free shelter care pet insurance.
The community is encouraged to celebrate Mother’s Day by visiting Heartland SPCA or KC Pet Project to adopt. Heartland SPCA is open Friday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. KC Pet Project is open Friday 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 12 to 5 p.m. To learn more visit either organization online at www.hspcakc.org or www.kcpetproject.org.