Keep ‘Em Together, KC

KC Pet Project believes that no one should have to surrender a pet they love dearly because of financial hardship.

Keep ‘Em Together, KC is a program that focuses on building community partnerships and expanding services to help address the systemic roots of resource inequity in Kansas City. Our team partners with our community and pet owners to help provide several resources to support a whole family model to increase pet retention and deter unnecessary pet surrender. Our goal is to help pet owners resolve the problems they are experiencing so they can keep their pet.

Looking for assistance for your family?

We know how overwhelming life can be. Here are some human support service tools and resources for you to explore:

You can invest in Keep ‘Em Together, KC’s mission to help pet owners keep their pets.

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February President’s Impact Report

February was notable at KC Pet Project for so many reasons! We received or provided care for 975 dogs and cats in February (570 dogs, 405 cats). Intake is already running...
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January President’s Impact Report

It was a big month for KC Pet Project! We took in 1,018 animals last month – the largest number of animals to ever enter our shelter system...
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2021 Year in Review + December Report

Here are some notable accomplishments for the entire year of 2021 as well as December 2021 as reported on by our President/CEO, Teresa Johnson: In 2021, we provided...
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KC Pet Project Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary!

On January 1, 2022, KC Pet Project celebrated our 10-year anniversary as an organization. In celebration of the 10 Year Anniversary, we will host an adoption event on...
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Healthy Pets KC: A Giving Tuesday Campaign

This Giving Tuesday, KC Pet Project is raising $50,000 for a new initiative, Healthy Pets KC. With your support, we will begin to build our program for low-cost veterinary...
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Cheezcake and Ryan’s Story

Cheezcake (AKA Cheez, AKA Cheez-whiz, AKA Cheezy) and her mom, Ryan, have had a history of saving each other. Ryan was working as a crossing guard about 11...
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Keep ‘Em Together, KC – 1 Year in Review

We launched our Keep ‘Em Together, KC (KETKC) on May 5, 2020, so we recently celebrated the 1 Year Anniversary of our progressive program. KETKC has been instrumental...
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KC Pet Project Announces Reclaim Fee Forgiveness Program for Lost and Found Pets

Program Waives Intake Fees for Pet Owners Within Two Days of Impoundment Kansas City, MO, June 8, 2021 – KC Pet Project announced a new program today that...
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Larry and Trover’s Story – Keep ‘Em Together, KC

Trover’s story is why our Home Away from Home crisis foster program is so important. Trover initially came to us on April 20th. His owner, Larry, is a...
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Thank you to our founding Keep ‘Em Together, KC members!

  • Katie Barnett
  • Sarah and Jon Baum
  • Susan Bond
  • Meagan Brammell
  • Wendy and Grant Burcham
  • Peggy Chase
  • Christina Crumpecker
  • Emily Daly
  • Joel Daly
  • Dina Davis
  • Jenny and Warren Erdman
  • Frazier Family
  • Larry and Vicky Freese
  • Robin and Harold Fugate
  • Terry Garberg
  • Sharon Gartin
  • Amanda Gatten
  • Janice Girando
  • Heather Kennedy
  • Kimbrell / Handshy Family
  • Jodde Olsen Lanning
  • League at AT&T
  • Vicki L. Logsdon
  • Gail Longstaff
  • Audrey Masoner
  • Brad Miller
  • Lori Ann Miller
  • Charlie and Kay Newell
  • Gary O’Bannon
  • Adrienne Olson
  • Stan Parks
  • Roshann Parris
  • Jennifer Peters
  • Leslie Pfriem and John Palone
  • Roxanne Phillips
  • Karen Poole
  • Camille Pukay
  • Megan Ryken
  • Linda Schroeder
  • Dr. Sadie Scott
  • Cathy and Joel Shevlin
  • Barbara Spangler
  • Susan Surber
  • Heather Tatge
  • Donna Thomason
  • Margaret Tompkins
  • Rachel Whipple