Couture Pet Shelter Opens at Zona Rosa
05 Wednesday Dec 2012
Written by Rachel Atwood Smoot
KC Pet Project is not your average pet adoption facility. The Kansas City based operation has recently added a new satellite location at the Zona Rosa shopping center, featuring a large selection of dogs and cats.
Not only does KC Pet Project have both large and small pets, but they offer a wide variety of breeds of all ages, in addition to a retail store.
Executive Director, Teresa Johnson spoke with the Independent Platte and is thrilled with the decision to choose Zona Rosa for the expansion of their non-profit organization.
“Many people North of the River do not know that we are the shelter for the entire city, both in the north and south,” Johnson explained.
The shelter takes in over 8,000 animals each year and is the largest pet shelter in the entire metro area, with a placement rate of nearly 90 percent, according to KC Pet Project. Johnson hopes that the Zona Rosa shelter will provide even more animals with permanent homes.
Judging by the contemporary and clean facility which features top of the line kennels, provided by locally owned modular kennel system company, Shor-line Manufacturing, Johnson is likely to achieve her goal of placing more abandoned animals.
Customers who visit the Zona Rosa location will notice the stainless kennels, modern layout, and a family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of staff to assist visitors.
Volunteers and community members interested in fostering are always needed. As a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, they depend on the generosity of those willing to donate their time and charitable donations.
Because of the volunteers, the shelter is able to offer exceptionally reasonable adoption fees which cover nearly all medical needs for adoptable pets.
Anyone interesting in supporting KC Pet Project is encouraged to contact Teresa Johnson at (816) 206-5092 or visit their website at www.kcpetpeoject.org for more information.
Editors Note: Our family was so moved by KC Pet Project’s mission that we could not resist bringing home our own rescued Pomeranian.