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Chiefs to Tackle Pet Homelessness in Honor of National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week


In celebration of National Animal Shelter and Rescue Appreciation Week, the Kansas City Chiefs Community Caring team will host a "Tackle Pet Homelessness with the Chiefs" campaign on Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Kansas City Pet Project.

The Thursday event will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m. at the KC Pet Project location on 4400 Raytown Road in Kansas City, Mo., and will feature appearances by Chiefs Ambassadors Keith Cash and Anthony Davis, in addition to Chiefs Cheerleaders and KC Wolf. The event will also feature Chiefs-themed pet toy giveaways for the first 150 individuals that adopt a pet at the event.

Fans who cannot make it to the event on Thursday are still encouraged to visit any of the three KC Pet Project locations in the Kansas City area listed below to adopt throughout the week:

  • Kansas City Adoption Center: 4400 Raytown Road, Kansas City, Mo., 64129
  • Petco Adoption Center: 11620 W. 95th Street, Overland Park, Kan., 66214
  • Zona Rosa Adoption Center: 7351 NW 87th Terrace, Kansas City, Mo., 64153

Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members will receive 500 points for adopting pets at KC Pet Project that can be used to enter for unique opportunities and autographed memorabilia.  The promo code will be provided to Chiefs Kingdom Rewards members at KC Pet Project locations. Fans can sign up for the Chiefs Kingdom Rewards program by downloading the Chiefs Mobile app. The promo code can be used any time from Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7 a.m. through Sunday, Nov. 8 at 11:59 p.m.

Kansas City Pet Project is the largest animal shelter in Kansas City, caring for more than 9,000 animals a year, in addition to being the third-largest open-admission shelter in United States to achieve "No Kill" status. KC 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. 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.

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