Local shelter offers discounted adoptions to make way for animals coming in from Houston

Posted at 4:49 PM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-31 21:34:04-04

Local animal shelters have plenty precious faces and puppy eyes to go around. 

Great Plains SPCA wants to clear out all their beds this weekend to make way for some Texas tourists in response to Hurricane Harvey. 

They're urging the public to adopt.

All SPCA's animals are half-off all weekend from Friday, September 1 to Sunday, September 3.  

"The big challenge is, all the adoption centers in Texas are at capacity, so we want to bring adoptable animals into the metro working with other animal welfare organizations," Great Plains President Nate Meador said.

Many KC shelters are already taking in animals from shelters in affected areas.  Wayside Waifs drove down to Louisiana and picked up 44 animals.

Great Plains expects at least 100.

"We want to make that very clear that our goal in all of this is to take adoptable animals who are homeless before the floods and bring them into the KC metro area, so that relieves space in the shelters in Texas so they can house the animals that will be reunited with their families," Meador said.

Now is the time to help out.

"All our adoptable animals come spayed and neutered, are vaccinated, microchipped, ready to go home to a forever home," Meador said.

Shelters are also asking for donations to take on extra medical care costs.  On top of all that, they said foster parents for animals can be a lifesaver.