Michelle Rivera

Michelle Rivera
Me and my Princess Flea “Fifi”

Founder & CEO

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I have been in the animal welfare field for over 20 years.  I am an entrepreneur at heart and was so excited to use my business skills to form an organization that was desperately needed in Kansas City and is showing measurable results in our community. I am inspired to come to work each day to lead our team to make a difference, be excellent leaders and to support our mission of ending pet homelessness.

I don’t measure success just by numbers, but more towards our team’s commitment to our core values. It is important that our team members leave at the end of the day feeling rewarded and accomplished. If they have given 100%, are inspired, given an opportunity to contribute and ultimately enjoy coming to work- success is inevitable.

We at SNKC are extremely proud that our efforts have contributed to a reduction in shelter intake and share in the successes of the community (1.2M) reaching a 90% live release rate from all community shelters.

I am married to my soul mate, have one son and new grand baby and 3 furry kids who I adore and enjoy spending time with. Other hobbies include outdoor activities, spending time with family and friends and storm chasing.