The city’s animal shelter is now Halfway Home Pet Adoptions

Last month, the City Council voted to save $175,000 a year by privatizing the city’s animal shelter. The contract with Veterinary Management Corp. began last Sunday when the group took over the shelter at 4400 Raytown Road. They’ve since given the animal shelter a new name: Halfway Home Pet Adoptions.

Halfway Home employee Jennifer Shive says the transition has been tough but rewarding. “My goals as adoption coordinator are to decrease euthanasia and educate the public on responsible pet ownership,” she says. “Right now this shelter euthanizes 400 pets a month. We want to see that decrease significantly.”

The space is still far from perfect. They’re asking for volunteers and donations — check ’em out after the jump.

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