With it being National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreication Week, the Kansas City Chiefs hosted a "Tackle Pet Homlessness" campaign on Thursday afternoon.
Chiefs Ambassadors Keith Cash and Anthony Davis, cheerleaders and K.C. Wolf were in attendance for the event.
"It's been a long time we have been wanting to do an event with the Chiefs," said Tori Fugate, the manager of marketing and development at the Kansas City Pet Project. " We take care of hometown pets and they are the hometown team. It's huge for us to be partnering with the Chiefs and we look forward to more events in the future."
In addition to a special deal promoting $40 for any dog over 40 pounds, Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members received 500 points for adopting pets at the KC Pet Project.
Those points can then be used to enter for unique opportunities and autographed memorabilia.
In honor of National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, Kansas City Chiefs Ambassadors, Chiefs cheerleaders, and KC Wolf visited the KC Pet Project to play with the animals and visit with future pet owners.
The Kansas City Pet Project is the largest animal shelter in Kansas City, as the group cares for more than 9,000 animals a year.
Fugate added that one of the keys to their success at the project is finding the best possible pet for the family that comes in.
"We like to find out as much about the potential families and find a dog that fits their lifestyle," she said. "We have a lot of dogs with high energy that would make good running buddies as well as pets that are lazy and live a calm lifestyle, so we have a great fit for every family."
Kansas City Pet Project works collaboratively with Animal Control and other animal welfare organizations to increase the number of homeless pets adopted each year through promotion of the health and welfare of pets, prevention of unplanned litters, pet retention and reunification of lost pets to their owners.
For more information on KC Pet Project, click here.
National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, from Nov. 3-9, was founded by The Humane Society of the United States in 1996 and was inspired by the Capitol Humane Society in Lincoln, Neb., to encourage people to become acquainted with their local shelters and rescues and to learn how they can assist their lifesaving work.