Kansas City animal shelter KC Pet Project says it’s at crisis capacity


KC Pet Project said it was at crisis capability. It is absorbed by 400 animals in a few days. Shelter workers said it was the economy. Prices are rising and it is more expensive to take care of an animal. A playroom that’s usually reserved for dogs at KC Pet Project is now lined with pop-up kennels. The shelter is over capacity with more than 100 dogs, and it’s not just stray dogs. There is a dramatic increase in the number of abandoned animals and heartbreaking stories. “For a lot of people who have to bring their pets, it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever had to do. And they might be going through a crisis themselves. And so it’s just a thing of more that adds to this already existing crisis,” said Tori Fugate, of KC Pet Project. There are new programs providing resources for some families to keep pets during a crisis. But the need goes well to beyond what the shelter can provide. KC Pet Project said what is happening to these animals reflects what is happening in the community in this situation where people have to come in and abandon their beloved pets only they’ve had their whole lives just because they can’t find a place to live with them,” Fugate said. KC Pet Project is about to launch an adoption special. He is also looking for foster homes and more volunteers. “We will need this continued support throughout the year as it shows no signs of slowing down,” Fugate said. weekend. The shelter said it was $30 adoptions for dogs over 30 pounds and for adult cats.

KC Pet Project said it was at crisis capability. It is absorbed by 400 animals in a few days. Shelter workers said it was the economy. Prices are rising and it is more expensive to take care of an animal.

A playroom that’s usually for dogs at KC Pet Project is now lined with pop-up kennels. The shelter is over capacity with more than 100 dogs, and it’s not just stray dogs. There is a dramatic increase in the number of abandoned animals and heartbreaking stories.

“For a lot of people who have to bring their pets, it’s the hardest thing they’ve ever had to do. And they may be going through a crisis themselves. And so it’s just a thing of more that is added on top of this already existing crisis,” said Tori Fugate of KC Pet Project.

There are new programs providing resources so that some families can keep their pets during a crisis. But the need goes far beyond what the shelter can provide. KC Pet Project said what happens to these animals reflects what is happening in the community.

“Until we have more affordable housing that allows dogs, especially dogs over 30 pounds and especially pit bull type dogs, we are going to continue to be in this situation where people have to come and abandoning their beloved pets that they’ve lived with all their lives just because they can’t find a home with them,” Fugate said.

KC Pet Project is about to launch an adoption special. He is also looking for foster homes and more volunteers.

“We’re going to need this continued support throughout the year as it shows no signs of slowing down,” Fugate said.

The adoption special begins Thursday and continues through the weekend. The shelter said it was $30 adoptions for dogs over 30 pounds and for adult cats.


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