Animal related

Kansas City Pet Project

The only No-Kill, open-admissions shelter in Kansas City

Updated in partnership with Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

aka KC Pet Project

Kansas City, MO


To end the killing of healthy and treatable pets in Kansas City, Missouri by using the most progressive and lifesaving programs and promoting effective animal control policies.

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CEO/Executive Director & Chief Lifesaving Officer

Teresa Johnson

Main Address

4400 Raytown Road

Kansas City, MO 64129 USA


dog, cat, kcpp, pet project





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

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Pet Adoptions

Volunteer Program

Foster Program

Canine Playgroup Program

Safety Net Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Roadrunner Fund (Emergency Shelter Pet Care)

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Our main goal is to save lives in our community. We are the only open-admission shelter and the only facility required to care for the pets of Kansas City, MO. We are a safety-net for those animals and we are keenly focused on the welfare of pets in our community. We are proud to be a No Kill shelter saving the lives of over 10,000 animals each year.

We save lives in a number of ways. We're proud to have progressive programs in place that help us accomplish our goals even in a nearly 50 year old facility.

We save lives through adoptions, volunteer support, fostering pets, and through community support. We have a number of ways that our community can get involved with our shelter and we now have 10 locations to adopt pets in the metro area.

Since taking over the shelter in 2012, we have made considerable strides to save lives. When we started, we were taking in a little over 6,000 animals a year. Now, we care for more than 10,000 animals a year. Our adoption numbers continue to rise and we are actually able to help other local municipal shelters by transferring in pets when they are full when we have open kennels.

We are saving more lives than ever before and we've achieved the highest No Kill rate in the history of the Kansas City, MO animal shelter (95.7%). But the fact that we still have more animals coming to our shelter than ever before means we still have a lot of work to do. We are currently in the process of building a new animal shelter for Kansas City that will be a state-of-the-art facility. We'll focus a lot on education and humane treatments of pets as well as return-to-owner in the field services, so that we can make an effort to keep pets out of the shelter and in homes.

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Kansas City Pet Project

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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