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Record number of unwanted pets overwhelms no-kill shelter

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According to Saturday's Fox 4 KC News, a non-profit, no-kill rescue agency in Kansas City, Mo., is overwhelmed with unwanted pets and they are scrambling to find the space to house them all.

The KC Pet Project, an organization which is striving to make a No-Kill Kansas City, has been inundated with unwanted cats and dogs and they have been forced to utilize non-traditional locations to put them all...including in closets, bathrooms and even the employee break room.

According to the Kansas City Star, the number of animals taken in during the month of June set a record. According to Teresa Johnson the organization's executive director, a staggering 912 animals came to the shelter since the beginning of the month.

Johnson told the Kansas City Star that most of the people who leave the pets in their care just "don't want them" anymore. The influx of unwanted pets has overwhelmed the open-admission organization's space and their budget.

In an effort to help reduce the number of animals at the shelter, the KC Pet Project is holding a "Red, White and Woof" event where adoption fees have been cut to only $25 - rather than the normal $75 to $200 range.

To reduce overcrowding, the shelter is temporarily slashing adoption rates for most pets to just $25, down from the usual $75-$200. It’s an event called “Red, White and Woof” and it runs until July 6.

On Friday, the KC Pet Project announced the special to their Facebook fans:

With over 900 pets coming into our shelter in June, we have hundreds of pets that are looking for forever homes. You can view them all at or stop by any of our metro locations to meet our adorable adoptables. The special runs until Sunday, July 6th, so please share this with your friends and family. Help us save some lives!

Find KC Pet Project at this link to their website.

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