Two decades ago, the concept of a No Kill community was little more than a dream. Today it is a reality in many cities and counties nationwide and the numbers continue to grow. And the first step is a decision, a commitment to reject kill-oriented ways of doing business. No Kill starts as an act of will.
The 2nd Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner
The 2nd Annual Spay-Ghetti Dinner fundraiser raised $7,082 for the Spay Neuter Project! Thank you so much to all who attended and to our hardworking, wonderful volunteers who made it a great success! We served nearly 400 people Tuesday night.
We would like to acknowledge our wonderful sponsors; Stephens College for the beautiful venue, Fresh Ideas Catering for the scrumptious dinner, Joe Machens Ford & Toyota for the well received and needed shuttle service, along with the numerous local businesses who donated products and services for the silent auction, and last but not least all the fabulous bakers who donated their yummy baked goods!
We thank you all for contributing to the success of an amazing night for our furry four legged friends!
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No Kill Columbia is pleased to
announce the upcoming speaking engagement with Brent Toellner, the president and co-founder of
The Kansas City Pet Project, the 4th largest No Kill open admissions municipal shelter in the US.
A Missouri native and graduate of the University of Mo. School of Journalism, Brent started his work for animals doing rescue, then advocacy work fighting breed-specific legislation.
Previously, he was the legislative chair for Kansas City Dog Advocates, a group that focused on pet-friendly legislation on the local level.
In July 2011, Brent and several others formed Kansas City Pet Project to bid on the contract to run the Kansas City, MO pound - a place where for decades more animals died there than were saved. Since KC Project took over in January 2012, adoptions have increased by more than 100%. In July, 2013 KCPP celebrated 12 consecutive months with a 90%+ live release rate – which makes KCPP the fourth largest open admission, no kill shelter in the US.
Brent writes KCDogBlog.com, to share new information about fighting breed-specific legislation and the shelter’s ongoing no-kill journey. Brent has previously presented at the No Kill Advocacy No Kill Conference (2010, 2011), Best Friends Animal Society No More
Homeless Pets Conference (2008, 2012, 2013), and the American Pets Alive (2014).
Brent will share the life saving programs implemented at the Kansas City Pet Project
to achieve saving 90% or more of the animals in their care in just six months,
followed with a question/answer session.
We hope you will join us and learn from our neighbors in Kansas City how we too can become a No Kill community.
Please be sure and check out KC Pet Project's informational website to learn more.
Thank you KOMU for helping us raise awareness of the
Please consider making a gift to the most proactive and successful solution to reducing the homeless pet population,
The Spay Neuter Project.
Do you know of a business that would like
to help us meet our goal to open,
The Spay Neuter Project?
Contact us above, and we will deliver a donation box pronto!
No Kill Columbia was established to save pets like Dexter.
"My name is Dexter, a 4 year old Hound mixed with a Boxer. I had a family but they brought me to the shelter because they were moving. I primarily lived outdoors with a big place to call my own. I’m super friendly and a family adopted me quickly. Unfortunately, they weren’t really informed that I wanted to be outside. They crated me 9-10 hours a day while they were at work. It drove me so crazy; I tore up two crates in a week. My new family then returned me back to the shelter. I was marked as having behavior problems and was killed. I wish someone would have understood me!"