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Animal shelter is full, time to adopt or foster

Come on, who can resist that face? Officials at the animal shelter say they’ve taken in 255 new dogs and cat in the past week, and the shelter is full. The KC Pet Project, which operates the city’s shelter, hopes the community will help ...
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City animal shelter changes rules

Business is so brisk at the city animal shelter that people dropping off their animals will have to make an appointment. Starting April 1, the shelter will require the appointments, its operator said in a press release. “Scheduling appointments ...
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City gets grant to alter pits bulls in two zip codes

Two zip codes in Kansas City, 64130 and 64132, have the highest number of unaltered pit bulls and pit bull mixes. Now the city has a new grant it hopes will encourage owners to alter as many as 60 percent of the dogs in those areas. PetSmart ...
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How to report pets left out in the cold

With today’s record low temperatures, many folks are expressing concern about pets forced to stay outside in the cold. There is some help. The city says you can contact 311 to report a pet stuck out in the cold  from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. ...

Clinic seeing “huge influx” of pregnant cats and newborn kittens

Spring means warmer weather, flowering plants and….kittens. Photo used under a Creative Commons agreement by Jaizi Spring is kitten season, and we’re having a good one this year. The Spay and Neuter Clinic says it has seen a huge influx ...

Pet owners, get a free microchip when you buy a license

The Spay and Neuter Clinic has a special offer on March 22. The clinic is offering a free rabies shot and microchip to any pet owner that purchases a city license for $10. Here’s more from the Spay and Neuter Clinic: This offer is open to ...

Council told fewer pets killed at animal shelter

In a report on the animal shelter, the city council heard this week that the ratio of adopted to euthanized pets has been changing since the Pet Project took over its operation. This chart shows that the number of animals killed has decreased ...

Volunteers out searching for dog lost since Plaza explosion

Volunteers set out with leashes, canned pet food and even packets of hotdogs today to search for Perseus, a dog that has been missing since the Plaza explosion almost two weeks ago. At least 50 volunteers are out searching right now for Perseus, ...

Before you know it, cats will be doing that mating dance

A female cat who has not been spayed can have more than one liter of kittens a year, and many people find that out the hard way. The Spay and Neuter Clinic of Kansas City is urging everyone to beat the spring heat. By heat, they mean the mating ...

Donations flowing in for blind dog dumped in Midtown

However Griffin ended up on a freezing Midtown street last week, it couldn’t have been good. The dachshund is blind, with eye sockets but a missing eyeball, has severe dental problems and had toenails so long it’s hard to image how he ...