Kansas City Shelter Filled by Animals Left Outside in Cold
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Animal Shelter says it is bulging at the seams with animals brought in as bitter cold settled over the region.
The shelter says about 90 animals have been brought in to the shelter in recent days, either by the public or animal control officers. The Kansas City Star reports some were taken from yards with little or no shelter and frozen water bowls.
City officials on Monday reminded citizens that animal control officers will impound pets found outside in freezing conditions and issue citations to their owners.
Shelter spokeswoman Tori Fugate says the shelter is getting "close to desperate" and need the public's help finding homes for the animals.
Beginning Friday, the shelter will offer special rates for some pet adoptions.