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  • 2014 KC Pet Project - The Year in Numbers

    from Kc dog blog

    Monday January 12th, 2015 at 06:50 AM

    In January 2012,KC Pet Project embarked on a journeyto take what once was a high-kill Kansas City municipal shelter and turn our city into a No Kill Community.

    In July of 2013, we celebrated our first12 consecutive months at operating above a 90% Live Release Rate.

    In spite of many challenges in 2014, KC Pet Project had another amazing year of growth, success and recognition.

    In March, KC Pet Project opened a second satellite adoption facility.This one, a 2,000 square foot space inside a Petco...

  • The 10 Most Popular KC Dog Blog Posts of 2014

    from Kc dog blog

    Saturday January 3rd, 2015 at 08:58 AM

    In the 8 years that I've been writing this blog, this may have been the least active year on the blog. Time just got away from me and the changing nature of internet activity has led me to post more articles simply on the KC Dog Blog Facebook page vs writing entire posts about the topics.

    However, I alway enjoy a look back at some of the most popular posts on this blog over the past year -- to see the things I hope resonated with people.

    It's been a big year on many fronts. Two more states...

  • January 1, 2012 -- a look back at KC Pet Project's first day

    from Kc dog blog

    Thursday January 1st, 2015 at 07:45 AM

    Today is the 3rd anniversary of the start ofKansas City Pet Project. Maybe I'm feeling a little nostalgic, but with a lot of followers and supporters out there, I thought it was only appropriate to take a look back to three years ago today.

    Actually, the story begins a bit sooner than that. In May of 2011, the City of Kansas City issued an RFP for individuals or organizations to bid on the operating of the city animal shelter. The shelter had for decades been a high kill shelter, and the city...

  • BSL continues embarrassment in Springfield, MO

    from Kc dog blog

    Saturday December 27th, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Springfield, MO's breed-specific law targeting pit bulls continued to provide embarrassment for the community this week.

    Earlier this week, Jennifer Robinson visited the community of Springfield, MO and her dog, Captain,was seized from herbecause Captain was deemed to be a pit bull. According to Robinson, Captain is a 10 month old therapy dog that helps her deal with mental disabilities that she has from post tramatic stress disorder.

    Robinson lives in Christian County which borders...

  • Kennett, MO repeals ban on pit bulls

    from Kc dog blog

    Saturday December 20th, 2014 at 07:46 AM

    Kennett, MO is a small community of a little more than 10,000 people in the very Southeastern part of the state and is the hometown of Sheryl Crow.

    This week, the city council in the small community voted unanimously to remove "Pit bulls" from the definition of "dangerous dogs" in the community.

    "There will be some people concerned on behalf of the risk factor involved," Said souncilman Roger Wheeler. "But there will be a lot more I think who will appreciate the fact that theri dog is not...

  • A missed opportunity for improving public safety in Kansas City, KS

    from Kc dog blog

    Friday December 12th, 2014 at 07:35 AM

    Last week, at meeting of the Unified Government of Wyandotte County meeting in Kansas City, KS, mayor Mark Holland called the situation involving stray and feral dogs in the community "a crisis".

    Commissioner Ann Murguia pointed to the standing-room crowd of in attendance and pleaded with her fellow commissioners to make animal control funding a priority. She noted that everyone knew animal control was under-funded, and that the large turnout showed how important the topic of animal control...

  • BSL -- arbitrary, unfair and targeting resources at the wrong people

    from Kc dog blog

    Saturday November 29th, 2014 at 08:17 AM

    Over the last couple of weeks, BSL has gotten tremendously exposed for the failure that it is as communities across the country have again begun repealing bans....or in several cases, enforcing bans on the absolutely wrong people and displaying just how unfair, and ridiculous, laws targeting breeds of dogs are.

    And I think there are two things to make particular note of as you read through the stories:

    #1) The arbitrary nature of the law. Many of the folks in these stories had no idea the law...

  • Seven Facts about Aurora, CO's breed ban before next week's vote

    from Kc dog blog

    Thursday October 30th, 2014 at 08:48 AM

    Next week, voters in Aurora, CO will have the opportunity to repeal the city's 9 year old breed ban.

    The city has discussed the potential repeal multiple times since the law's inception and finally decided to take the repeal idea to the voters. I personally think it's up-hill battle to win a repeal via a public vote, generally because if a ban is in place, most of the residents have had very little personal interaction with the banned breeds and thus, are more apt to have to rely on the media...