News from City Hall
City of Kansas City, Mo.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 2, 2011
City holds cat adoption event to make room for recently impounded cats
On Aug. 29, 2011, Animal Control impounded 153 cats from a Kansas City North residence. The animal owner was cited for violating the City ordinance restricting owning more than four pets and for animal cruelty. The animals were transported to the City of Kansas City, Mo., Animal Shelter, 4400 Raytown Road. The cats are wary and have health issues ranging from parasites, tapeworm and sores. Many of the animals also have respiratory infections. As of Friday, one animal was euthanized. The animals are being individually examined by a veterinarian, and a random sample of the animals is being tested to gain a better understanding of the overall health of the cats. The test results will return late next week. The animals will not be available to rescue groups or to the public for adoption until test results are received and assessed.
To make room for the extensive number of cats recently impounded, a separate cat adoption event is scheduled at the animal shelter Saturday, Sept. 3 from noon to 4 p.m. Cat adoption fees are reduced to $45 for two animals. This price includes spaying or neutering, a rabies vaccination, feline distemper vaccination, a one-year pet license, and a feline leukemia test. The public can choose from a wide selection of available cats at the shelter. The reduced cat adoption fees will be in effect from Sept. 3-10, 2011.
Media inquiries should be directed to David Park, the director of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, 816-513-3231.