#ShelterSunday: The Next Level


Before 2012, more than 90% of the cats that came into the shelter in Kansas City, Missouri, were euthanized, and the cats that were kept there lived in stress-filled rooms alongside the dog kennels. Then our #MonthlyMojo shelter for June, the Kansas City Pet Project, took over the city shelter. They promptly turned office space and a conference room into cat rooms. A foster program was crafted for cats and kittens in need of special care. A barn cat program ensured that feral cat lives were saved, and that they found homes appropriate to their level of socialization. With the addition of isolation rooms, ringworm, FeLV, and Panleukopenia were no longer a death sentence. Today, despite an aging facility and tremendous intake, the KC Pet Project is an open admission no-kill shelter saving pets every single day. When a box filled with kittens was thrown out of a car in front of the the Kansas City Fire Department, KC Pet Project was ready for action. Backdraft, Fire Marshall Bill, Five Alarm, Inferno, and Ladder 49 were brought in, this adorable photo posted on Facebook, and they were all adopted into forever homes, all in one spring day. Talk about a job well done.