Mission: To end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in kansas city, missouri by using the most progressive and lifesaving programs and promoting effective animal control policies.
Programs: Shelter operations: operation of the kansas city municipal animal shelter. The shelter began the year with 471 animals. In 2017 a total of 9,854 additional animals were brought to the shelter by animal control or the public so a total of 10,325 animals were provided shelter services in 2017. Of this total, 6,621 were adopted, 1,375 were returned to their owner, 853 were transferred to other animal welfare organizations. We ended the year with 519 animals still in our care. We achieved an overall live release rate of 95% for 2017.
veterinary program: provide veterinary care to all animals entering the shelter to include physical exam, vaccination, spay/neuter and treatment of any injuries or illnesses.
adoption program, volunteer program, foster rescue program: adoption program focused on finding suitable adoptive homes for homeless pets in the shelter; volunteer program focused on engaging community volunteers to assist with the care of animals at the shelter; foster/rescue program focused on finding temporary foster homes for animals needing socialization, medical recover time and or care of small puppies and kittens until old enough to be adopted. Also works closely with rescue groups to transfer animals to rescue adoption programs.
KCPP continues to serve the Kansas City animals even with inadequate space in an outdated shelter. The sheer number of animals coming through the doors as strays, abused, injured or lost are ensured the top Vet care and trained caring Staff.
I continue to be amazed at their No kill status and am forever grateful for our beloved senior Lab mix , Maggie May, who rescued us , from Kansas City Pet Project.