KANSAS CITY, Mo. — If you or someone you know is thinking about getting a pet, now is the time to do it.
The Kansas City Animal Shelter is at capacity. Dogs and cats of all ages and sizes are available for adoption, including purebreds and mixed breeds.
The KC Pet Project took over the Kansas City Animal Shelter a year ago, and they are working hard to maintain a no-kill status. But in just the past week, 177 new dogs and cats have been brought to the shelter, putting them at capacity. To make matters worse, their building on Raytown Road is more than 40 years old and the heating system in the dog holding area just went out.
They want to get the animals into new homes as soon as possible. They add that if you’ve recently lost your pet, call them to see if it’s there: 816-513-9821.
If you are interested in adopting a cat or dog, the Animal Shelter has two locations — one near the stadiums on Raytown Road on Kansas City’s east side and the other up in the Northland in Zona Rosa. They are open seven days a week. You can call or visit their website to see their hours and pictures of the dogs and cats up for adoption.
For the next week, adoptions for dogs or cats that have been at the shelter for more than 30 days costs only $30.