Spay and Neuter Kansas City started our Pet Outreach program in 2006 with a primary goal of increasing pet retention through education and resources. By supporting and encouraging long term care for these pets in our community, we help preserve the investment the community makes on subsidized surgeries, animal care and housing for shelter pets, and veterinary care for rescued pets. Education and pet retention is extremely important to help decrease future incurring costs to local shelters. This program is key to LONG-TERM impacts to build a better community that will ultimately improve the quality of lives for pets.
Our team focuses on targeted areas of Kansas City that are responsible for nearly 80% of all animal control calls. Staff and trained volunteers canvass these areas on a regular basis in a door-to-door campaign to meet pet owners, promote responsible pet ownership, schedule spay/neuter appointments and distribute basic pet supplies such as dog houses, pet food to help increase pet retention.
Being in the front lines and active in our community we see firsthand that most pet owners truly love their pets. Nearly 85% of the pet owners we assist have taken their pets in off the street but often struggle with the means to properly care for their pets. We are non-judgmental and compassionate to those who are willing to help the homeless and unwanted pets of our community. We are well received in our community and our approach is helping keep animals in their homes with the owners who love them.
Community Outreach Core Values
- Increase pet retention. – We support using education and assisting with resources to help pet owners keep their pets and help improve that pet’s quality of life.
- Credibility – We use a strict front door approach with all situations, all staff and volunteers wear SNKC attire/t-shirts and all material distributed has our organization information on it. Our vehicles have visible logo and contact information on them.
- Professional – We demonstrate professionalism and compassion towards each situation.