Harsh times have taken hold in Kansas City and it seems that many families no longer have enough money to keep the family pet.
Here's a national story by way of KC's favorite animal lover organization that STILL owes this town about 7 MILLION BUCKS following unfulfilled GO BOND private fundraising promises . . .
In Kansas City, Missouri, KC Pet Project expects to take in a historic number of pets this year – 15,000 – compared with roughly 10,000 on average in recent years, according to Chief Communications Officer Tori Fugate.
“We need the community to help us get through this – through adoptions, fostering and just helping us save lives,” Fugate said. “I highly encourage you to reach out and get involved with your local shelter.”
So far in 2022, 40% of the dogs that have come into the shelter have been relinquished by their owners as a result of housing or financial constraints.
″[Families] don’t want to give up their pets, but they are coming to us as a last resort because they have no other options,” Fugate said.
Read more via www.TonysKansasCity.com link . . .
Lisa Spillman can't imagine life without her dog, an 8-year-old chihuahua mix named Rosebud. But she says her household expenses were getting tough to handle. "Everything - rent, groceries, dog food... it's all going really high," Spillman, 52, told CNBC. And she's not alone.