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A Compassionate Director 3 average
1 posted by (empty name), on 2019-02-03 22:55:35
She has no compassion or interest in helping those who volunteer for the shelter, in fact she seems to support those who abuse them and deny any type of due process
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:08:24
Seems like they must have a good one to be doing so well.
Volunteers 3 average
1 posted by (empty name), on 2019-02-03 22:54:48
This review is obviously old. The current team treats their volunteers terribly and shows extreme favoritism. A recent volunteer offered to help out with the cats in the adoption centers and cat habitats. After going out after an ice storm, and spending his own money to help buy food for a kitten, he was publicly insulted and humiliated by another volunteer at one of the habitat stores. He reported it and KC Pet Project management showed their current management style. They immediately contacted her and worked to keep her in the program with no retribution, at least that anyone but them would know about. They decided since he was a male and did not fit into their clique to toss him out like garbage and refuse to even talk to him. When someone tried to contact them much later, and after they had already worked with and salvaged the party who did the insulting, they used that as an excuse not to contact him until it was firmly resolved that he be dismissed. The person who finally called him, even though nothing had changed from their initial reason not to have contact, misquoted the law, and tried to claim it was due to his phone calls and e-mails. First he pointed out he had sent 4 e-mails over the 5 day period, one to report being insulted, one to ask to just be reassigned to an adoption center he had worked at for the past 5 weeks, one to complain about the manager of the program and one in response to an automatic reply saying he had still not been contacted but made aware they had dismissed him and allowed the party who slandered him to remain without any hearing. Next he pointed out that the only phone calls were in response to being contacted by KCPP finally after they had made all their decisions, a 20 second phone call to let them know he had graduated law school and a final call of 15 seconds the next day to see if they still wanted to talk. When her claims of numerous and several contacts by him failed and were shown to be flat out lies, she then claimed they had received numerous and several disturbing phone calls and emails on his behalf. When asked she admitted they were not sent by him, he had not been given any notice of them to try and stop them, and they had no indication he was behind them being sent. When he asked who had sent them or what they said, she merely replied she was not going to tell him, he had no right to know what they decided to use against him to toss him out of the program. It seems that this is not the type of management that Kansas City should spend money to build a facility for. While homeless pets is a concern supported by the populace, this type of narrow minded bigotry and arrogant management should not be supported with tax payer dollars, If they treat someone like this who was trying to help even after having two recent deaths of those close to him and dealing with helping a close family member deal with cancer,all of which they knew of before castigating him, can anyone really be sure how they treat the animals behind closed doors. After all, they don't feel the need to justify their actions.
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:06:35
Yes...community support is prevalent.
Proactive Redemptions 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:07:42
Shelter had Lost/Found photos of pets available on Facebook.
Public Relations/Community Involvement 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:05:57
Indeed!
Medical and Behavior Programs 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:05:14
Yes, as a no-kill shelter, medical care is vital...as is behavioral approaches for training pets and their owners.
Pet Retention 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:03:28
Animal retention is definitely encouraged and help is provided, when owner is receptive.
Comprehensive Adoption Programs 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:02:18
Many special adoption events are held, besides adoptions at the facility.
Foster Care 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:01:17
Yes, good fostering program.
Rescue Groups 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 02:00:38
No Kansas City, MO animals are turned away. Fostering is excouraged as are barn-type homes for cats too feral for adoption.
High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 01:59:02
All animals have spay/neuter before adoption, with low adoption fees.
Feral Cat TNR Program 5 average
5 posted by SharonMartin, on 2015-07-19 01:57:38
TNR is supported.
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1. Feral Cat TNR Program

Many communities are embracing Trap, Neuter, Release programs (TNR) to improve animal welfare, reduce death rates, and meet obligations to public welfare.


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2. High-Volume, Low-Cost Spay/Neuter

Low cost, high volume spay/neuter will quickly lead to fewer animals entering the shelter system, allowing more resources to be allocated toward saving lives.


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3. Rescue Groups

An adoption or transfer to a rescue group frees up scarce cage and kennel space, reduces expenses for feeding, cleaning, killing, and improves a community's rate of lifesaving. In an environment of millions of dogs and cats killed in shelters annually, rare is the circumstance in which a rescue group should be denied an animal.


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4. Foster Care

Volunteer foster care is crucial to No Kill. Without it, saving lives is compromised. It is a low cost, and often no cost, way of increasing a shelter's capacity, improving public relations, increasing a shelter's public image, rehabilitating sick and injured or behaviorally challenged animals, and saving lives.


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5. Comprehensive Adoption Programs

Adoptions are vital to an agency's lifesaving mission. The quantity and quality of shelter adoptions is in shelter management's hands, making lifesaving a direct function of shelter policies and practice. In fact, studies show people get their animals from shelters only 20% of the time. If shelters better promoted their animals and had adoption programs responsive to the needs of the community, including public access hours for working people, offsite adoptions, adoption incentives, and effective marketing, they could increase the number of homes available and replace killing with adoptions. Contrary to conventional wisdom, shelters can adopt their way out of killing.


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6. Pet Retention

While some of the reasons animals are surrendered to shelters are unavoidable, others can be prevented-but only if shelters are willing to work with people to help them solve their problems. Saving animals requires communities to develop innovative strategies for keeping people and their companion animals together. And the more a community sees its shelters as a place to turn for advice and assistance, the easier this job will be.


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7. Medical and Behavior Programs

In order to meet its commitment to a lifesaving guarantee for all savable animals, shelters need to keep animals happy and healthy and keep animals moving through the system. To do this, shelters must put in place comprehensive vaccination, handling, cleaning, socialization, and care policies before animals get sick and rehabilitative efforts for those who come in sick, injured, unweaned, or traumatized.


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8. Public Relations/Community Involvement

Increasing adoptions, maximizing donations, recruiting volunteers and partnering with community agencies comes down to one thing: increasing the shelter's exposure. And that means consistent marketing and public relations. Public relations and marketing are the foundation of all a shelter's activities and their success. To do all these things well, the shelter must be in the public eye.


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9. Volunteers

Volunteers are a dedicated "army of compassion" and the backbone of a successful No Kill effort. There is never enough staff, never enough dollars to hire more staff, and always more needs than paid human resources. That is where volunteers come in and make the difference between success and failure and, for the animals, life and death.


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10. Proactive Redemptions

One of the most overlooked areas for reducing killing in animal control shelters are lost animal reclaims. Sadly, besides having pet owners fill out a lost pet report, very little effort is made in this area of shelter operations. This is unfortunate because doing so-primarily shifting from passive to a more proactive approach-has proven to have a significant impact on lifesaving and allow shelters to return a large percentage of lost animals to their families.


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11. A Compassionate Director

The final element of the No Kill equation is the most important of all, without which all other elements are thwarted-a hard working, compassionate animal control or shelter director not content to regurgitate tired cliches or hide behind the myth of "too many animals, not enough homes." Unfortunately, this one is also oftentimes the hardest one to demand and find.


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