Kansas City Pet Project: Disaster Grant Report
How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?
Grant funds that were given to KC Pet Project were used to care for pets from two large-scale seizure cases that came to the shelter in October/November 2013. The first was a large seizure case of the pets from Forever Friends Animal League, a pet store in Kansas City, MO that had their pets living in horrible conditions. The second was a hoarding case where nearly 70 cats came to the shelter from one house. We are still caring for several of the pets from this case as of January 31, 2014. The funds were used toward the general and medical care of all of those pets.
These large intake cases put a huge strain on our staff and our resources at the time. We had to set up a makeshift shelter in the basement of our facility in order to house all of the cats that arrived in the November hoarding case. Each cat required vaccinations, SNAP tests, exams, and many were sick when they arrived and needed medicine. This grant was extremely valuable because it helped us pay for the daily care and medical needs of all of the pets and is appreciated by all of us at KC Pet Project.
How many pets did this grant help?
Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.
Moose and Darbie were two 8 year old Yorkies who came in to the shelter in October 2013 as part of a neglect case from the Forever Friends Animal League (FFAL). They were seized along with nearly 70 other dogs and cats from this location due to horrible living conditions. Because of a pending court case with the owners of the FFAL, KC Pet Project had to hold these all of the pets at the shelter for many months. They were finally signed over to us on January 16th and we began to find them all homes. Moose and Darbie were a bonded pair, so we hoped that we could find them a family who would take them together. The lovely couple who chose to adopt them both were recently retired professors from Park University and decided to open up their home to both of these senior pets. Nearly all of the pets from this case have been adopted, though there a few that are still in our care. We greatly appreciate the support of the Petfinder Foundation for this grant. Thanks to your help, Moose and Darbie are now living with the new family together.