We created our website to build awareness about shelter animals and animal matters in general. Here, you will discover many ways to help the thousands of homeless cats and dogs in KC! Be sure to check out our Facebook Page as well. To see some of what we do, please scroll down.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE IN 2013:
Friends purchases dog house, cedar bedding and food for outside dog in KCKS that has no shelter and pays for the dog to be neutered.
Pays to treat Jack Russell Terrier, Milo, (photo below) for skin condition since Milo was missing 50% of his hair.
Pays to get two KCKS dogs with skin conditions seen by vet.
Spays/neuters three stray cats that a volunteer is taking care of that she found on the streets.
Finds fantastic, temporary foser care for Main Coon cat while owner secures cat friendly housing.
Pays to euthanize KCKS pup with severe parvo at Mission Med Vet.
Helps owner of Chihuahua to get dog neutered.
Collects donations to help seven breeder-release dogs get much needed medical care.
Friends is interviewed on ESPN 15010 radio about what the organization does and how the public can help homeless animals in the community.
Participates in "Ascertainment" briefing to media at KCPT to inform news/radio of what the organization does.
Teaches week-long course in Animal Welfare to high school students at Pembroke Hill School.
Facilitates the pick-up of a stray KCKS Boxer with a prolapsed uterus, and intake at the Humane Society of Greater KC.
Pays for seven ferals to be trapped, neutered and released by good samaritan.
Friends initiates interior billboard transit campaign, (with Spay & Neuter KC and Great Plains SPCA as partners), to speak to Metro riders about low-cost spay/neuter options. Here's the board that Great Plains kindly designed that will appear in 50 buses for three months (starting Feb 11).
Facilitates reunion of lost and blind Boston Terrier with owners. (KCMO area)
Friends pays for emergency spay on KCK dog with pyometra. (Bonner Springs area)
Contributes to surgery on Daschund, Joe, with two ruptured discs owned by disabled vet. (North KC area)
Pays to examine stray female and her male puppy. Also spay/neuter, vaccinations, worm treatment. (Independence area)
Friends pays for surgery on fostered dog, Bonnie, who was left with a pin in her leg from a previous surgery that was pressing against her sciatic nerve, rendering her leg useless. Bonnie (photo below) post-surgery. (Overland Park area)
Pays for abused/neglected dog, Sebin, to receive stitches on both underarms for extremely deep lacerations (from perhaps a harness??). The dog also receives full exam and spay. (Kansas City, KS area)
Pays to assess neglected dog. Dog has heartworms and two other kinds of worms. (KCMO area)
Pays to get dogs, Ellie and a purebred Rottie, spayed. (KCKS area)
Pays to get vetting package done on cat needing help. (Independence area)
Pays for dog, Juno, to go to eye specialist for one eye, and to get the other eye removed due to serious damage.
Pays for Yorkie to get much needed dental care that disabled owner cannot afford.
Friends gets dental treatment (including teeth extractions) for three KCK cats in rescue.
Contributes to Lab dog's surgery due to a partially torn cruciate and meniscus.
Contributes to parvo pup's care at Long Veterinary Clinic.
Pays to humanely euthanize cat missing its jaw.
Pays for exam, testing, spay and shots for stray dog picked up by good samaritan.
Pays for KCMO APBT at KCMO shelter to be spayed.
Pays for Pug dog adopted from KCMO experiencing strained breathing to be examined/x-rays at Westwood Animal Hospital. Diagnosed with pneumonia - Taking meds now and on the road to recovery!
Pays for puppy, Oliver, (photo below) with Parvo virus to be treated at Great Plains SPCA.
Pays for homeless woman's dog that was shot in the face and leg by a KCPD officer to have emergency surgery.
Contributes to surgery for dog, Vinnie, hit by a car.
Pays for Lab puppy, "Lucy," to have a portion of her intestine removed after a good samaritan found her beaten and dumped in an area dumpster.
Consistently paying for the spay and neuter of feral cat colonies in Kansas City that volunteer trappers are trapping, fixing and releasing again.
Facilitates reunion between lost Chihuahua and her disabled owner.
Facilitates reunion of two lost dogs with unemployed owner.
Contributes to dental surgery to remove large mass in mouth for dog, Queen.
Spays deaf, Jack Russel Terrier, Patch.
Pays for exam and shots for dog found in the country with no owner.
Pays for dog, Buster, to be neutered.
Pays for kitten and dog to be neutered and chipped.
Pays to remove benign, but very large tumor on dog's tail.
Pays to neuter a rescued American Pit Bull Terrier at Great Plains SPCA.
Finds two month foster for beloved American Pit Bull Terrier for struggling family.
Contributes to boarding of two dogs, that would otherwise be surrendered to shelter, while owner finds new pet-friendly housing.
Helps owner pay fees on her pet that was hit by a car.
Pays to get mother cat examined since she is not able to nurse her kittens. Also taking care of her spay when she can have the procedure done.
Helps KCMO man neuter and vaccinate his Chow mix dog that was lost, then found at KCMO shelter.
Helps reunited found dog with its KCMO owner.
Finds great adopter for sweet cat abandoned in rental house.
Finds foster for Great Dane pup for 100 days while owner gets stem cell transplant.
Gets training for couple who can't afford it in lieu of them giving up their dog.
Pays for meds for terminal woman who cannot afford the medicine for her KCMO dog.
Payor for exam and antiobiotics for cat with upper respiratory/sinus infection, owned by disabled owner with limited funds.
Contributes to the neuter and cancerous tumor removal for Cocker Spaniel, "Buddy," who was taken in by a compassionate woman after seeing a post that owner was wanting to give him away. (Pre & Post-Surgery photos below of Buddy)
Pays for two black lab females to be spayed, rabies vaccinated, and microchipped.
Pays for stray cat, Isabel, to get spay, rabies, FVRCP, revolution, droncit, combo test and chip.
Pays for bladder stone removal surgery on found dog, Kerby.
Gets a feral colony of 33 cats spayed and neutered after volunteer trapper catches all, but one. Working on getting that last cat to fix him/her too!
Pays to spay/neuter five feral kittens.
Finds rescue for small Terrier mix that was found, but never reclaimed by owner.
Pays for stray cat in Smithville with severe neck laceration to be examined, stitched, medicated and neutered.
Pays for cat with abcess on leg to be examined and treated. Cat wandered up to woman as she was watering and she couldn't refuse the animal help. She and husband will keep the cat and give it a good home now.
Spays/neuters and vaccinates two kittens in foster home.
Gets emergency spay done for dog suffering pyrometra.
Pays for two speuters on feral cats trapped by volunteer trapper, Kim.
Works out payment plan with family to help KCMO Lab puppy overcome Parvo Virus.
Gets found cat, "Sonic," examined. Sonic has broken leg (old injury) so we'll figure out appropriate treatment for that -
Reunites senior Shepherd at KCMO shelter with his owner.
Contributes to emergency c-section for Beagle that Jade's Mission rescued.
Contributes to care for very ill Pittie mix with Parvo virus that Excelsior Springs Rescue took in.
Pays to humanely euthanize a very loved, but dying dog that was in shear agony. Owner just couldn't let her dog suffer so she reached out for help.
Pays to treat puppy infected with Parvo virus.
Helps reunite owner with lost dog, turned in to Wayside Waifs.
Removes tumor from dog, "Indy."
Examines cat that was found abused and thought to have broken leg (that wasn't, fortunately).
Pays for pad-graft surgery for cat, "Bootsy," found with two feet cut off.
Pays for Rat Terrier, "Spots," to be examined, neutered and vaccinated. A good samaritan took the dog inwhen she realized he had been thrown to some vicious dogs, then wrapped in plastic and thrown off a bridge. After two weeks, Spots, miraculously made his way home with a broken leg. We're waiting to see now whether Spots needs leg surgery or amputation....
FoKCA has annual RAFFLE at Boozefish Wine Bar to raise much-needed funding!
We coordinate three week boarding for two dogs living in a van while owner awaits pet-friendly apartment.
Pays to get KCMO dog, Copper, neutered and out of the shelter after getting lost.
Helps to reunite animal adopted from shelter by another individual with his original owner who had been looking for him in another (her own) town.
Helps pay for an ear amputation on a Shih Tzu who had a rubber band tied around ear. Owner could not afford the entire surgery amount up front.
Pays for a five month old puppy with a broken jaw to have corrective jaw surgery.
Pays for cat abandoned in northern KCMO to have vet exam and then found her a new home.
Finds temporary foster home for abandoned Siamese cat.
Finds new home for homeless, senior, Pomeranian mix.
Pays for a senior lab to have eye-removal surgery.
- Testimonials from some a few we've helped....
"I want to thank your organization for helping me when me and my two dogs were essentially left homeless after losing our home in a marital dispute. Friends of KC Animals was there when I had no one else to turn to. I could not stand the thought of taking my puppies to a shelter. When I get back on my feet I will return the favor tenfold. Anyone who loves animals should give Friends support or volunteer your time if you can. Thanks again, your help was greatly appreciated by me and my four legged babies!" -Bruce, Kansas City
"I had to rush my kitty, Wiley, to the ER because he had labored breathing and kept wheezing. I adopted him and his brother just six months before and noticed they both had some wheezing. When he got there they put on oxygen and said he would have to stay the night. I cried because he looked so bad and I had no money. After making a few inquiries on Facebook, I found Friends of KC Animals. What an amazing organization this is!! They helped with the bill and my Wiley lives because of them : ) Wiley and his brother turned out to have asthma. With inhalers, their asthma is controlled now. Thank you Friends- Without you my kitty may not be here!! Friends of KC Animals has also found wonderful homes for some of my guinea pigs!" -Nancy, Overland Park
"Friends of KC animals helped when my poor 9 year old Lab/Sharpei wouldn't eat or drink for several days. Friends of KC Animals paid for an emergency room visit, x-rays, and meds that I could not afford. Please help them help others by donating right now. I can't say enough good things about these people. We need them, and they need our support." -Len, Lee's Summit
"Friends of KC Animals is the most wonderful group ever. I adopted Ms. Betty Boop in January from KCMO and, well I am low income. I contacted them to help microchip her, and get her heartworm preventative. Without question they referred me to SPAY NEUTER KC where she was microchipped and received a month’s preventative. I am not in good health so we use a tie out to let her outside with me. They ordered one from Petsmart and it was delivered to my door the next day. They are the best ever.
Then she injured her back leg and helped make sure it had no permanent damage via x-rays at Great Plains SPCA. I cannot tell you what a difference they make in this community to the animals and the poor who struggle to care for their pets and do not want to have their beloved pets end up in a shelter because they cannot afford vet care in these very hard times.
I would not have been able to survive some of this without their kind and generous help. Please donate to help them, Cash or Gift Cards. They do so much for the animals here." -Angelina, KCMO
* Friends of KC Animals strongly opposes all bloodsports. Local law enforcement should be called on those participating in dog fighting. One should also (anonymously if preferred) call the Humane Society of the United States' Dog Fighting Hotline: 1.877.847.4787
The Friends of KC Animals Board and Advisors:
Britton Hunter, Hope Westergom, Sharon Gartin, Sarah Hancock, Tammy Saum, Katie Knapp, Jim Bowers, Samantha Gooch, Sarah Deters, Debbie Duncan, Gail Miskew, Courtney Thomas and Jamie Straley.