Spring Spay & Neuter!
Chain of Hope is extremely dedicated and highly motivated to have every animal we come across spayed or neutered. Many of you don’t know that we transport 5-10 dogs and cats every week for free spays and neuters. We pick them up in the morning and take them back home that night. We remove the two main barriers that most people have to getting their animals spayed or neutered-transportation and money. Thanks to our great support base and grants that we are able to obtain, we can offer this service all year round.
In 2016, Chain of Hope took in over 200 cats for spay and neuter and over 150 dogs. We spent $25,000 on spaying and neutering animals from the inner city. Almost all of those, Chain of Hope picked up and took back home free of charge. In addition to everything else we do-handling cruelty calls, providing supplies and educating owners on the care of their animals, we get this done as well. We target the females, especially dogs that are kept chained outside and are at high risk of getting pregnant.
We see so much cruelty and neglect, we know that we must reduce the number of animals in the inner city being born into these situations. Chain of Hope has single handedly drastically cut the intake at our city shelter from all of the spaying and neutering we do. Without us out here, their intake would be much worse. Thank you for keeping us out here. Always know that we are putting a high priority on spaying and neutering and breaking the cycle of reproduction and we couldn’t do it without 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.