Kansas City Animal Shelters Overflowing With Surrendered Pets
Animal shelters across the metro that ran out of adoptable pets last year are currently overpopulated.
While KC Pet Project typically receives thirty to forty pets per day, according to Tori Fugate, "we are now seeing upwards around fifty to seventy new animals every single day coming into our shelter." She adds that over 1,400 pets came into their shelters over the last month creating a "desperate situation." Wayside Waifs, another area animal shelter, is also experiencing a surge in relinquished pets.
- Tori Fugate, chief communications officer, KC Pet Project
- Casey Waugh, communications manager, Wayside Waifs