Missouri Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler will visit the Wayside Waifs animal shelter Thursday afternoon January 24 for a tour of the facility and to promote Missouri's pet spay and neuter grant program. Cynthia Smith of Wayside Waifs will lead the tour, which will include the cat and dog adoption areas and the facility's newly expanded veterinary clinic, evaluation and admissions area.
Representatives of Spay Neuter Kansas City and "I'm Pet Friendly" Spay & Neuter Committee member George Harding of Lee's Summit will join Dr. Hagler for the tour.
During the visit, Dr. Hagler will speak about Missouri's "I'm Pet Friendly" Spay & Neuter Program, which provides grants for spay and neuter services through the sale of "I'm Pet Friendly" specialty license plates.
This is the fifth year for the "I'm Pet Friendly" program. The sale of each plate provides $20 for the state's spay and neuter grant program. Grants are distributed by a committee of three animal care professionals.
Wayside Waifs is located at 3901 East Martha Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri