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After A Pandemic Adoption Surge, Kansas City Pet Shelters Face A New Set Of Challenges

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Cody Newill
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KCUR 89.3
Willie, left, and Quabbles were both adopted from KC Pet Project during the pandemic. The shelter says there are so many requests for kittens that litters can be adopted out the same day they arrive.

Pandemic pet adoptions are continuing into the holiday season, even as some pet owners struggle to feed them.

Hear advice for those thinking of rescuing a shelter animal this winter, and learn about resources for those on the brink of having to surrender their pets.

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