Kansas City Too Broke To Keep Pets?!?

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 . . .

Higher housing costs force more pet owners to surrender their dogs

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.