Thursday, March 10, 2011

No Kill Animal Shelter Wayside Waifs Announces New Partnership

If you think we talk about Wayside Waifs a lot, you're correct.  Not only do we have a soft spot in our heart for Wayside Waifs thanks to our dog, Sherman, but we also think they're doing a lot of things right.

Wayside Waifs has announced a new lifesaving transfer partnership with the Kansas Humane Society of Wichita.  this partnership will help Wayside give dozens of dogs a second chance at finding loving homes.

The first transfer of dogs is scheduled for the afternoon of Monday, March 14.  All future transfers are set for the second Monday of each month.  Wayside expects to receive up to 20 dogs during each transfer.  The new partnership between Wayside and KHS is a direct result of Wayside's soaring success.

"The animals at Wayside Waifs spend less than one week in our shelter before gong to new, forever homes," said Cynthia Smith, President of Wayside Waifs.  "Every animal that gets adopted from Wayside equals two lives saves:  the animal that gets adopted and gthe animal that gets to take its place in our beautiful no kill pet adoption center." 

During the first two months of 2011, nearly 1,000 animals have been adopted from Wayside Waifs.  Currently, a dog spends an everage of just five days at Wayside Waifs before being adopted.  For cats, the average length of stay is only six days.

Kansas Humane Society is the largest animal shelter in Kansas.  The new transfer program with Wayside Waifs will help it control overcrowding and truly save the lives of adoptable pets.

In addition to the new transfer program with KHS, Wayside also has regular transfer partnerships with PetSmart Charities Rescue Waggin', Joplin Humane Society, Clinton Animal shelter, Cameron Animal shelter, Helping Hands Humane Society, Black Dog Rescue of Richmond, Kansas Department of Animal Health, Halfway Home Pet Adoptions, Spay & Neuter Kansas City, and No More Homeless Pets of Kansas City.

Wayside Waifs is the largest pet adoption center in Kansas City.  A no-kill shelter, they place over 5,000 animals in forever homes each year. 

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