You know when you’re so overwhelmed and inspired by something amazing that it’s hard to put your feelings into words? That’s how I feel about my morning at Wayside Waifs, a nonprofit Kansas City animal shelter participating in Clear The Shelters Day this Saturday, August 18th. From how they treat animals in their care to their ongoing community programs (specifically No More Bullying!), I was on the verge of tears the whole time– in the best, most inspired way possible. Funded only by private donations and foundations, Wayside Waifs is the largest no kill pet adoption campus in Kansas City. With the help of donors like Hill’s Pet Nutrition, they’re committed to caring for and finding homes for all adoptable pets and place approximately 5,400 animals in loving homes every year.
Hopefully, thousands more animals will find their forever homes on Clear The Shelters Day this year. Sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, NBCUNiversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear The Shelters Day is the largest single-pet adoption event in the country. Its goal is to adopt as many animals as possible, so it was really cool to see Wayside Waifs in preparation mode. Keep reading for a recap of my morning!