Donate to treat injured or sick animals, shelter operator asks

Courtesy KC Pet Project

Courtesy KC Pet Project

About four injured or sick dogs or cats arrive at the city animal shelter every day, where there is too little space or too few resources for them.

So KC Pet Project, the non-profit operator of the no-kill shelter, is trying to raise money for medical costs and to increase medical space from 400 square feet to 2,100 square feet.

Teresa Johnson, director of the shelter, reported progress today to the City Council public safety committee.

The Roadrunner fund, named after a dog severely injured and blinded by alleged abuse, has raised about $50,000 in the last month, she said.

They hope to raise enough by the end of June to get two modular trailer buildings for the medical care.

Also, the Petco Foundation is matching donations of up to $250,000, she said.

Councilman John Sharp said the city should include money for an entire new shelter on some future bond issue, but the temporary medical structures can help now.

Donations can be made at

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