We are in need of raw hides, pig ears (available here), toys and treats! Nothing brings both the dogs at our facility and especially the dogs chained outside more joy than having something to chew on or play with. It alleviates so much boredom for the poor chained dogs. Chain of Hope volunteers give every animal that we visit on outreach something to chew on! Every animal we meet gets a raw hide or pig ear and/or a toy. Please help us replenish our supplies! We can use stuffed animals from a thrift store-we just ask that they don’t have the beanies in them!
Donation drop off locations:
Brookside – 642 W. 70th St. KC, MO 64113 (leave items by back gate)
Overland Park – 5208 W. 104th Street, Overland Park, KS 66207 (Left side of porch behind rocker. No hay or large dog houses please)
Independence – 12900 E. 49th St. Independence, MO 64055 (Right side of home)
Lees Summit – 824 SW 163rd Street Lees Summit, MO 64082 (covered porch)
Lees Summit – 409 SW Lakeview Blvd. Lees Summit, MO 64063 (covered porch)
North of the River – 8641 NE 74th Terrace KC, MO 64158
Johnson County – 14504 Horton Overland Park, KS 66223
Take a look at just some of the animals who are enjoying their treats:
Chain of Hope has been through a number of transitions since incorporating in 2010. In recent months we have embarked on the greatest one yet. With the rising cost of rent and need for space, on July 1st, the Board purchased a property to call our own! This property will allow us to provide much more space, inside and out, for our dogs, and improve the efficiency of operations overall. We are not intending to increase the size of the program, but serve animals in our care better. Our donors’ support is the very most valuable asset to our work, without the support and commitment of our LINKS, there would be no program, no outreach, no support for owners trying to do good, but needing help to do so, no pulling dogs out of hell holes, no mending animals on the streets waiting to die alone without medical intervention.
Our program keeps administrative costs very low so we can dedicate resources to as many animals as we possibly can. Diligence and planning in managing our finances over the last several years and the generosity of some key supporters have made this move possible. But there is more work to do and we need your help in making it all happen. We purchased a foreclosed property that needs a lot of TLC and that takes money. We are asking for your support to recoup costs of the major repairs, and help pay down our note. We have done our due diligence and secured contractors for the major needs and as we move through this process will solicit additional smaller needs, goods and services, from our LINKS, but what is needed right now is money. We have set a goal of $50,000. Know this is an investment in sustaining Chain of Hope long term without compromising our service to the community and the animals who need us. If each of our followers gave just $5, we would exceed that goal in no time. Please donate to our future and the future of animals in our community. Share this with anyone you know who shares the passion for what we do! We thank you !!!!
Chain of Hopes primary goal is to alleviate the suffering of abused and neglected animals within the urban core of Kansas City. We rescue, rehabilitate, re-home or transfer homeless or unwanted pets. We provide public education on the proper care and treatment of animals and give shelter animals much needed love and attention. Chain of Hope’s mission is to reduce pet overpopulation by spaying and neutering all pets and encouraging others to do the same. Our ultimate goal is to break the chain of ignorance, break the chain of suffering, and break the chain of unwanted litters.
Chain of Hope assists lower income pet owners with vet care and vet expenses. We’ve had everything from amputated legs and parvo to eyeballs hanging out. There are traumatic injuries and terrible illnesses out there and people with no or very little money. Sometimes, we pay for the medical treatment and return the animal to the home. Sometimes, we will only provide care for the animal if the owner signs it over to Chain of Hope so that we can help it medically and then find it a more responsible home, if needed. We spent over $40,000 on medical in 2014. This is only possible because of our wonderful supporters. We treated a lot of animals, spayed and neutered hundreds and provided humane euthanasia for many.