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.
An Evening For All Pet and Art Lovers!
ART Unleashed 2014 was an evening to celebrate our beloved pets, and to help those in the future. We are overwhelmed by the generosity and support by all in the community. The incredible art work, delicious cuisine, the entertaining and talented auctioneer Brent Voorheis and emcee Roxy Robinson, the many volunteers offering their time, and lots of it as well as their talents,
all donated to support reducing the number of unwanted and homeless pets.
We are so appreciative to all that attended and went home with a hand full of one of a kind treasures, and those who could not attend and kindly made a donation! We enjoyed seeing old friends and making new. We are paws-atively thrilled to announce the evening raised $9,000 for the Spay Neuter Project....how awesome is that! Thank you for your support, we hope to have the clinic serving all of Mid Missouri pets opening in the very near future. Stay tuned for updates ;)
THANK YOU TREATS UNLEASHED FOR AN AMAZING FUN DAY!
It was a beautiful fun filled day for all who attended Treats Unleashed 2nd Annual Columbia Pet Expo and 5K! Paws up to our friends at Treats Unleashed, we are so appreciative to have been chosen once again as the beneficiary for the Expo. Your commitment and generosity for our community pets is awesome! We were presented with a check for $3,500! All proceeds will go towards opening the Spay Neuter Project, a high volume. low cost spay neuter clinic to serve all of Mid Missouri.
Check out all the furry friends who enjoyed the day as much as their humans!
Is NO KILL Possible in Columbia?
Brent shared with us what it takes to save 90% and more of the animals in their care, and KC Pet Project accomplished this amazing feat in just 6 months after taking over the Kansas City Municipal shelter.
Be inspired by the following video, a summary of KC Pet Pet Projects mission and how they have become the 4th largest No Kill open door shelter in the U.S. and began saving 90% and more of the animals in their care. As Brent states,
"If you take the idea of shelter euthanasia off the table, it's amazing what type of ingenuity you will come up with to solve the problems that you have."
Thanks Brent for sharing KC Pet Projects amazing life saving work, and to all those who attended.
The answer is YES, No Kill IS Possible in Columbia, and KC Pet Project along with the hundreds of other No Kill agencies are proof it can be done. We hope you will join us in our mission to advocate for the homeless animals in our community whom ALL deserve a second chance, by raising awareness and educating the public we too can be a No Kill community now.
Please consider making a gift to the most proactive and successful solution to aide in reducing the homeless pet population,
The Spay Neuter Project.
MU Homecoming Parade
Saturday, October 25th
Pets and Poker Promenade
Saturday, November 1st, 12-4
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!
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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!"