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Spay and Neuter KC, Wayside Waifs canvas neighborhood to help pets

Posted at 12:05 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 13:23:23-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Taking advantage of the dry weather, Spay and Neuter Kansas City and Wayside Waifs went door-to-door in a Kansas City neighborhood Wednesday morning to share resources with pet owners.

Teams visited nearly 2,500 hundred homes in the area from Linwood Boulevard to 40th Street and Myrtle Avenue to Wabash Avenue.

"There's a higher level of calls and interaction with animal control in this part of town," said Scott Cotter, marketing director for Spay and Neuter Kansas City. "People often lack resources that they need for their pets. So what we are doing is working with Wayside Waifs today to let people know that there are resources to help prevent their animals from ending up in the shelter."

KC Pet Project has seen a record number of pets, especially dogs, brought to the shelter in the past two months. Spay and Neuter Kansas City hopes this effort helps keep beloved pets with their owners.

"One of the things we try to do, we call it shelter intervention," Cotter said. "If someone is struggling, having trouble feeding their animal or they need a little help with the city license or flea or tick protection, we can help them with that. We try to keep them on the right side of the law so their animals don't need to go to the shelter."

Spay and Neuter Kansas City can help with low-cost spay and neuter and vaccinations, pet licenses, microchip, pet food, dog houses and basic pet supplies.

"Shelter is a big thing, we give away hundreds of dog houses every year, tie-outs for animals that need to go outside for a little while so they don't wander off, pet food, just supplies that someone might need," Cotter said. "We know if someone loves an animal and they want to keep that animal and they need a little help, we are there to help them."

Kansas City pet owners who need help can contact Spay and Neuter Kansas CIty at 816-353-0940 or visit The organization is located at 1116 E. 59th St., in Kansas City, Missouri.