Spay and Neuter Kansas City's non-profit operations on hold following vandalism, again

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A caught-on-tape act of vandalism Saturday night has halted parts of Spay and Neuter Kansas City’s operation.

Someone took a golf club to the windshield and windows of the non-profit organization’s two fleet vehicles. It’s the fourth time in the span of 12 months.

Spay and Neuter KC provides spay, neutering and vaccination services for pets at low or no cost, often picking up and dropping off the dogs and cats from/to the owners home.

“Right now we’re put on standstill,” said Spay and Neuter Kansas City’s ‘Families Better Together Outreach’ program manager, Marlan Roberts.

The damage this time around is roughly $1,500, the equivalent to about 15 dog neutering operations.

“It may seem small but for a non-profit like us that is helping the community, it’s a dent,” said Roberts, whose frustration is palpable. “We’re here for a reason and unfortunately this same community is the community that’s costing us a lot more money to continue to stay here and sustain.”

Roberts says Spay and Neuter Kansas City is considering spending more money to put the fleet vehicles in a garage, though the organization won’t be raising costs to customers. They are also accepting donations to help with the costs of fixing the vehicles.

It’s unclear whether the person on the security footage is responsible for each incident.

 

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