Volunteers were overflowing with joy this weekend! They have every reason to be because what they had accomplished was nothing short of a miracle and now the facilities cages are completely empty. During an adoption event that lasted all weekend they placed over 800 cats, dogs, mice, rabbits and hamsters into new loving homes.
It was a time to celebrate, for sure. In the footage below you can see the volunteers and staff hopping into the vacant cages, cheering and celebrating.
“This is the highest number we’ve ever adopted out,” said KC Pet Project’s Tori Fugate. “There were a lot of really great pets finding homes. Some were in here a really long time.”
KC Pet Project is a nonprofit charitable organization operating the Kansas City, Missouri Animal Shelter. They care for nearly 10,000 animals a year. Working together with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted. Focusing on lifesaving programs promoting pet retention, identification, lost pet reunions, and pet ownership education throughout the community.
The goal for the weekend was to adopt out 500 pets between the three shelters, well… these volunteers exceeded that number sending 834 rescued pets to new and happy homes.