Telethon raises record amount for homeless pets

Posted at 3:55 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-08 16:55:03-05

Kansas City's homeless animals got a second chance at life thanks to record donations to the 16th Annual Kansas City Pet Telethon on KMCI-TV.

The telethon took place Sunday, March 6, 2016 and raised more than $122,000 for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

Founded in 1912, the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City assists in adoption, education, low cost spay/neutering and preventive care for animals. The Humane Society finds homes for 97% of all the pets and is a No-Kill Shelter.

41 Action Chief Meteorologist Gary Lezak and 38 The Spot’s Crystle Lampitt hosted the show, with help from 41 Action News personalities Mike Marusarz, Joel Nichols and Nicole Phillips.

“It is always a great experience hosting the Pet Telethon, and this year was no different. Kudos the KSHB/KMCI production staff, the Humane Society volunteers, and the viewers who donated in record numbers,” said Lezak.


The Pet Telethon is the largest fundraiser of the year for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City.

Behind the scenes at the KC Pet Telethon!

Posted by 38 the Spot on Sunday, March 6, 2016