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Kansas City shelter reaches No Kill status in 2013

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The Kansas City Animal Shelter, currently managed by KC Pet Project (KCPP) had an extremely successful 2013 and as the door closes on the year, it looks back on all of the progress made. In July of this year, KCPP achieved "No Kill" status by having a 90% or greater, live-release rate for 12 consecutive months. KC Pet Project is now the fourth largest open admission No Kill shelter in the United States. Homes or permanent placement was found for nearly 6,900 dogs, cats and other animals, a 43% increase over 2012.

KCPP also established an in-house Parvo treatment ward, which helped save the lives of over 60 puppies and kittens. Parvo is a life-threatening disease, responsible for killing large numbers of puppies each year.

did you know?

  • $20 buys food and nourishment for 3 dogs or 5 cats
  • $10 vaccinates a puppy against deadly Parvovirus
  • over 3,000 pets are spayed or neutered at KCPP each year
  • over 900 pets were reunited with their families in 2013
  • 8,000 animals were cared for by KCPP in 2013
  • $50 buys milk replacement for a litter of newborn kittens
  • heart worm treatment is $250 for one KCPP dog
  • diagnostic X-rays and pain management for one KCPP dog is $150

KCPP is very proud of all that was accomplished and it recognizes that none of it would have been possible without the community's support. As a non-profit, it relies on the generosity of the people of Kansas City. KCPP is a 501c3 charitable organization, so all donations made are tax-deductible. Your donations assist with KCPP's No Kill status by helping them care for the abandoned, lost, forgotten, sick and injured animals in KC.

KC Pet Project will be open January 1st, 2014 in celebration of its two-year anniversary. All adoptions will be half-price. To see some of the pets available for adoption, check them out online at or visit the shelter located at 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, MO 64129.



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