KC Campus for Animal Care has ribbon cutting
By John Sharp
The ribbon cutting and formal grand opening of the city’s new Campus for Animal Care at 7077 Elmwood on the northeast corner of Elmwood & Gregory Blvd. will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 24.
The no kill facility replaces the city’s undersized and antiquated former animal shelter at 4400 Raytown Rd. Both facilities are operated by the nonprofit KC Pet Project.
The organization recently announced it took in 11,109 animals in 2019, an increase of over 600 from 2018, and had a 95.2 percent save rate for all dogs and cats.
The new facility opened to the public on January 1 is open every day for pet adoptions, admissions and lost & found services.
Persons wishing to adopt pets may go to its south entrance from noon to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday or from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Persons should also go to its south lobby entrance to access its retail pet supply store from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday or from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday
Those wishing to surrender their pets or strays or access lost & found services should go to its north entrance which is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
The new facility also features a Roasterie Café which is open from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. The facility’s veterinary clinic is not yet open for public services.
The no kill animal care campus is operated by the nonprofit KC Pet Project as part of a public-private partnership with the City of KCMO. It replaces a terribly antiquated and severely undersized facility at 4400 Raytown Rd.
A formal grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony will be at 10 a.m. Friday, January 24.