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 SO FAR IN 2014:
Helps small dog, "Rusty," get leg repaired after larger dog attacked him. Owner could not afford surgery money up front. Also got Rusty neutered!
Spays American Bulldog, "Felony," whose owner initially planned to breed the dog, but changed his mind after considering the consequences and impact for homeless pets in the area.
Networked lost American Pit Bull Terrier puppy through social mediate to help reunite the dog with owner, while also getting him neutered in the process.
Found lost De Soto, KS dog, "Cooper," through social networking to help reunite him with his family.
Helps owner get help at Great Plains SPCA for three senior pets who are suffering from hip and skin problems.
Pays for two dogs (a Shih Tzu and Pit Bull) hit by cars (from two different incidents) to be examined and treated at FMA Animal Hospital.
Finds foster for German Shepherd, whose owner had to move to California and couldn't take dog with him.
Finds adopter for "Charlie," a yellow Lab, whose family was too busy to give the dog the life they knew he deserved.
Finds temporary housing for American Bulldog, "Nyla," whose owner will be hospitalized for 90 days, but wants to reunite with her dog.
Euthanizes suffering cat who was experiencing kidney failure. We rescued the cat months ago after she was abandoned in a parking lot in northern Kansas City. She had a loving foster home for her remaining time. We are so sorry we couldn't help her this time too.
Humanely euthanizes senior, rat terrier dog,"Precious," who has been suffering for months now at Coronado Animal Hospital. The owner, in tears, wanted to peacefully end his beloved pet's agony, but did not have the money to do so.
Spays one year old, Boxer mix "AJ" since owner could not afford the service.
Helps owner of three Great Pyranese dogs get care at Great Plains SPCA - Shots, skin issues on one dog, hip problems on two. "Bear" "Baby" "Harley"
Fixes hip on cat, "Fluffy"
Contributes to care of dog, "Imogene", at MU Veterinary Services.
Spays and helps reunite small terrier mix, "Trixie," with owner.
Assists in getting vet care for two cats, "AJ" and "Jewel," whose owner is unemployed and not getting unemployment checks.
Helps reunite pit-mix, "Kei," with owner in KCMO.
Contributes to care at Jackson County Animal Clinic for cat, "Oscar," hit and badly injured by car.
Gets much-needed dental care from mobile vet, Dr. Knapper, for Shih Tzu dog, "Alemwah."
Contributes to care for dog, "Calibur," to have emergency diagnostics and surgery to address severe, life-threatening blockage in the dog's intestine.
Helps reunite owner with his lost dog at Wayside Waifs.
Pays to get dog, "Sharpie," seen by a dermatologist since dog suffers from serious skin issues.
Pays for stray dog, "King," to be examined at North Oak Animal Hospital. Dog with fractured leg was found by good samaritans who needed help to get him seen, but are planning on keeping him now.
Helps disabled man get his dog (attacked by two strays in KCK) extensive surgery and stitches to repair severe gash in leg, and neutered at same time.
Gets cat treated for severe bladder infection at Bannister Veterinary Clinic since owner is unable to front the initial charge for treatment.
Contributes to eye care for five-month-old, rescued Chihuahua, "Violet," suffering excessive water behind the eye.
Euthanizes senior, very loved, but seriously ill American Pit Bull Terrier facing various medical challenges at Bannister Veterinary Clinic. The owner/family no longer wanted their sweet dog to suffer in agony.
Euthanizes senior, very loved, Great Pyreneese mix, "Harley," to end his suffering per owner's request, at Great Plains SPCA. The owner, devastated by his beloved dog's suffering, no longer wanted his dog to be in pain.
Contributes to diagnostics for loved American Pit Bull Terrier who has started having seizures so we can figure out if the problem is epilepsy or something else. Family was just in a terrrible car accident yielding a totalled car and the father losing his job from an injury sustained in the wreck.
Pays for follow up visit for rescued dog, "King" - Meds and anti inflammatories.
Neuters, microchips and gets antibiotics for dog "Tank," that was missing for a month and finally showed up at the KCMO shelter. Dog's front leg showed signed of a possible dog fight (puncture wounds), but it appears dog should be fine.
Gets tiny puppy examined at Arbor Creek Veterinary exhibiting signs of neurological trauma.
Neuters and gets exam for "Trident," a three-legged cat who was found with a missing lower leg.
Pays to humanely euthanize a 19 YEAR OLD Daschund at Great Plains SPCA. Family bread-winner suffered a stroke and they've been struggling financially ever since. They don't want their boy to suffer anymore (lost eye sight, can't control urination, lost significant weight, tumors etc.)
Pays to get pupppy treated with Parvo virus at KC Pet Project.
Contributes to Boarder Collie's Parvo treatment at KC Pet Project and neuters this dog, "Duke."
Contributes to vet care at Blue Pearl for cat, "Oliver," that was badly injured by car, and picked up by a good samaritan.
Pays to get cat, "WC Fields," with bad eye and abnormal nose examined, neutered and vaccinated.
Pays for cat, "Alex," with open wound, to be examined and treated. The possible bite wound was bad: Torn in two spots with muscle exposed. Vet sutured it up, gave antibiotic injection for infection and flushed it out. We also combo tested him and it was negative!! Alex was living in a rough trailer court where he had been TNRd previously, but he went in the trap yesterday and lucky for him he did!! Hoping he ends up being tame and can go to a rescue or home after he heals.
Pays for dental work and spay for rescued Yorkshire Terrier, "Izzy," that was discarded from a puppy mill once she was no longer "attracted to the male."
Euthanizes two dogs, "Bear" and "Baby"- We worked with owner to try and treat their ailments, but the dogs didn't improve and he didn't want them to suffer any longer. Owner will repay FoKCA and may even foster for us in the future.
Has Schnauzer mama that just had two pups examined at Independence Animal Hospital to make sure she isn't carrying anymore pups / is in proper health post-labor.
Testimonials from some a few we've helped....
"I can't thank Friends of KC Animals enough for the help with my Shih Tzu's, 'Alemwah', dental problems. He was running intermittent temperatures, in pain almost all the time and as an elderly, disabled individual on an extremely limited income, there was no way I could afford to have care provided by the Vet, Vet Go Mobile Veterinarian (Dr. Bill Knapper) even though he was reasonable. Your help in getting Alemwah his care has resulted in a very happy boy who is once again playful, exuberant and his general happy self. He lost two teeth but Dr. Knapper was able to save the rest with the cleaning and I was advised that many of Alemwah's respiratory difficulties will also be eased. I guess I thought those were normal for a Shih Tzus. Your kindness and efforts are more than appreciated and my Facebook friends and family were most impressed. I say to you, 'Neewi' (thank you) and I am most grateful." Teresa, KCMO
"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, Sarah Deters, Debbie Duncan, Gail Miskew, Courtney Thomas and Cara Donnici.