Local animal shelter could become homeless soon

Posted at 9:12 PM, Sep 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-19 22:12:57-04

A metro animal shelter is at risk of becoming homeless.

Unleashed Pet Rescue is located in Mission, Kan. off of Johnson Drive.

They are trying to raise $65,000 in one week to buy the building where they currently rent. Their lease was up September 1, but they were able to get it extended for 60 days.

Now, they are in desperate need to raise the money for a down payment to buy the building.

Unleashed Pet Rescue is a licensed, non-profit animal shelter that works to save the lives of homeless pets.

They take in several animals from high-kill shelters and hoarding situations from across the region. They take in all of the “death row” animals shelters, along with taking the unclaimed dogs from the KCK Animal Control Shelter.

Once they receive the animals, they place them in foster homes until they can find they can find them a forever home.

They match the animal’s personality based on your lifestyle, to ensure it will be a good fit. Currently, there are approximately 200-250 animals that are presently living in foster homes.

They work with any animal that presents behavioral problems, and get them trained to live in a forever home. They also spay and neuter the animals, along with giving them all of their vaccinations.

“This year alone, we have almost doubled the number of animals we have taken in, and that’s kind of been the problem of our overall financial situation,” said Brandy Fannon, who is a foster mom with Unleashed Pet Rescue.

People can donate to Unleased Pet Rescue online, along with viewing all of the animals that ready to be adopted.