PetSmart Charities awarded the City of Kansas City, Mo., Animal Health and Public Safety Division with a $100,000 grant to provide free pet licensing, vaccinations and spay/neuter surgeries for owners of unaltered pit bulls and pit bull mixes who reside in Kansas City’s 64130 and 64132 ZIP codes. These two ZIP codes were chosen because they have an estimated 1,400 unaltered pit bulls and pit bull mixes – the most per capita in Kansas City, Mo.
Q. What is the PetSmart Charities Grant?
A. The City’s Animal Health and Public Safety Division received a $100,000 grant from PetSmart Charities to provide free vaccinations, pet licensing and spay neuter surgeries for owners of unaltered pit bulls and pit-bull mixes in Kansas city’s 64130 and 64132 ZIP codes.
Q. Why were these two ZIP codes selected?
A. These ZIP codes were chosen because they have the highest numbers of unaltered, impounded pit bulls/pit bulls mixes in Kansas City.
Q. How long do I have to obtain this service?
A. You would need to take advantage of this free service as quickly as possible since the grant runs through September 2014.
Q. How many pets per household are eligible for the service?
A. Maximum of four pets per household.
Q. Are we required to show proof of residence before receiving service?
A. Yes, you would need to show your driver’s license or utility bills etc.
Q. Where can I obtain this service for my pet?
A. Please contact one of the service providers listed below to arrange for service:
- Spay & Neuter Kansas City, 1116 E. 59th St., Kansas City, Mo.For information, call 816-353-0940 or visit snkc.net.
- Raytown Animal Hospital, 10401 E. 63rd St., Raytown, Mo.For information, call 816-353-3666 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Northland Animal Welfare Society, 3400 NW Vivion Road, Riverside, Mo.For information, call 816-336-1888 or visit pcnaws.org.
Q. I don’t live in either of the ZIP codes but I would like to have my animal spay/neutered. Where can I go?
A. You can contact any local veterinarian or one of the service providers listed above.