FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 27, 2007
New starts, new homes for Misty and Rocky
Misty and Rocky, the two dogs found mutilated in the northeast part of the city in August, have new homes thanks to an extensive search conducted by the City of Kansas City, Mo., Animal Health and Public Safety Division.
"We are very pleased that this process has been completed and that Misty and Rocky will go to good homes," said Don Pickard, assistant manager of the Animal Health and Public Safety Division of the Neighborhood and Community Services Department. "During this process, we had the support of many people in the community who sent in donations to cover the medical expenses. The dedication and support of Spay and Neuter Kansas City for guaranteeing payment of the medical expenses and providing the money for the reward, and Dr. Heath Rose for the special care he gave these dogs, is appreciated."
The dogs will go to their new homes in the metropolitan area this week. Both dogs will be living in homes where another dog has three legs, which is expected to help them adapt.
The person, or people, who cut off Misty's and Rocky's hind legs has not been found. Anyone with knowledge about these crimes is encouraged to report that information to the Animal Health and Public Safety Division, (816) 513-9800.
Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Teresa L. Clark, public information officer for the Neighborhood and Community Services Department, (816) 513-3247.