By Alan Shope, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -
Something happened last week that rarely happens in Kansas City. The KC Pet Project took in nearly 200 new pets.
The many new arrivals mean that they've got a deal you won't bark at if you're looking to adopt a new pet.
Nearly every cage at the KC Pet Project is full.
"Since last Sunday we've had over 180 pets come in to the Kansas City, MO, animal shelter," said Tori Fugate with the organization. "A lot of those are brought in by animal control. Many are also owner-surrendered pets and pets that are brought in as strays by the public."
It means there are a lot of pets that need new homes. That is why the organization has started offering $30 adoptions for pets that have been with them more than 30 days. The project is striving to be a no-kill shelter. They are running at 96 percent with only extreme medical conditions being the exception.
"If you can't adopt a pet, we do encourage fostering, we have a very great foster network that networks the dog to get them in homes that way," Fugate said.
It's a problem the KC Pet Project said they see from time to time; however, it's very rare to receive this many new pets in just a week.
"It's not totally out of the ordinary that we would get that many in, but we were already at capacity," Fugate said.
If you can't adopt right now, the KC Pet Project is looking for monetary donations as well to help keep the animals fed. Click here for more information on how to help.
Click here for more on the Longtimer Adoption Special.
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