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KC Pet Project shelter at 'crisis capacity,' offering $25 adoptions this weekend

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Posted at 9:30 AM, Jul 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-05 11:02:33-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE | KC Pet Project said there was a line of people waiting to adopt when they opened on the Fourth of July.

Thirty-five pets found "furever" homes, and six missing animals were claimed by their owners.

KC Pet Project said 28 pets were brought into the shelter yesterday, and the nonprofit expects even more to come in Friday.

PREVIOUS | The KC Pet Project shelters are at “crisis capacity” heading into the Independence Day holiday. To make room in its facilities, the animal shelter is offering adoptions of adult animals for $25.

Since April, the Kansas City, Missouri-based shelter has received 3,200 new pets. Just this week, the shelter received 34 pets Monday, 65 Tuesday and more than 40 Wednesday. Now, there is not an open kennel in the facility.

The shelter typically sees an influx of stray pets coming to the shelter after Independence Day. This year, that influx is happening before the holiday.

"It's all-hands-on-deck to save lives at the shelter. We're moving pets into foster homes, all kennels at the main shelter location and our off-site locations are full and we are asking the public for help to spread the word about our special this weekend. We just can't keep up with these incredibly high intake days. We just simply don't have the space to take them in. We're having to be very creative to save lives and need our community's help to do that," said KC Pet Project's Chief Communications Officer Tori Fugate in a statement.

The KC Pet Project is running a Red, White and Woof adoption special Thursday through Sunday. People can adopt any adult animal for $25. KC Pet Project has three locations offering the Independence Day deal:

Kansas City, Mo Animal Shelter
(Main Shelter Location)
4400 Raytown Rd
Kansas City, MO 64129
Mon.–Sat.: 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun.: 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Petco Adoption Center
11620 W. 95th St.
Overland Park, KS 66214
Mon.–Fri.: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Independence Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun.: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Zona Rosa Adoption Center
7351 NW 87th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64153
Mon.–Wed.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Independence Day: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
Thu.–Sat.: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sun.: Noon to 6 p.m.

If you find a stray pet after the holiday, consider keeping it for a while before calling the shelter or animal control. Check social media and light poles, or other places people post signs in your neighborhood to see if anyone is looking for the pet.

To prevent your pet from becoming lost during Fourth of July celebrations make sure it is wearing a collar with up to date information and consider keeping pets indoors, especially if they are afraid of fireworks.