Prior to KC Pet Project assuming operation of this shelter, it was known as the city’s “dog pound” operated by Kansas City animal control employees.
This was achieved within just 6 months of taking over operations of the Kansas City, Missouri municipal animal shelter!
We work hard to be creative and open to utilizing out-of-the-box and innovative ideas to do so. Our organization’s motto is “Solutions – Not Excuses” and we put this into practice every day despite the challenges we face working in a facility that was not designed to save lives.
Built almost 50 years ago, this reconverted construction shed is “woefully outdated” and desperately inadequate for the volume of Kansas City’s animal welfare challenges.
The Kansas City shelter takes in a disproportionate and staggering volume of 10,300 animals a year, making it the 3rd largest open admission, No Kill shelter in the country.
The Kansas City Star called it “an embarrassment of a structure on Raytown Road.”
The shelter provides a vital city service to residents, protecting both our citizens and our pets. This would be the very first animal shelter building ever constructed in Kansas City– decades past virtually every peer city in the Midwest.
The Missouri Department of Agriculture recommended that the City build a new animal shelter almost ten years ago. It is long past time.
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Photos of the current Kansas City animal shelter showing how a new shelter is desperately needed and long overdue.