Animal shelter helps Florida family, dogs


PLENTY OF PEOPLE OUT OF STATE AS IRMA NEARS– AND THAT INCLUDES THEIR FOUR LEGGED FAMILrtY MEMBERS. 41 ACTION NEWS REPORTER LISA BENSON MET UP WITH FAMILIES WHO ARE TAKING REFUGE HERE IN KANSAS CITY– AND WHY THEY NEED YOUR HELP. LISA? KANSAS CITY rtRESIDENTS AREN’T SUPPOSE TO HAVE MORE THAN 4 DOGS. AND NEARLY 30 ARE IN TOWN FROM FLORIDA. SO NOW, THE KC PET PROJECT IS DOG- SITTING. rt PIERCING BLUE EYES HINTED TO THE BREED OF SOME… WHILE THEIR TEMPORARY HOME rtREVEALED THEIR NEED. dogs barking.. James Donovan/Animal Health and Public Safety 6:55:42 We learned they are from the state of florida who have self evacuated. —THE FAMILY COVERED THE TRAILERS WrtITH BLACK TARP AND DROVE NEARLY 30 DOGS FROM FLORIDA TO KANSAS CITY…TO ESCAPE HURRICANE IRMA. Marceo Mata/relative 6:48:45 They just decided to run with all these animals and rt as you can see not even luggage just families and the dogs. THE SIX FAMILIES WERE ON THE ROAD FOR THREE DAYS AND DROVE OVER A rt THOUSAND MILES TO TAKE REFUGE WITH RELATIVES IN KANSAS CITY. Maria Lavra/escaped Irma 6:50:26 mucho traffico..bumper to bumper.. rtHIGHWAYS WERE BACKED UP WITH EVACUEES TRYING TO GET AWAY FROM THE HURRICANE… THE DOGS MADE THE JOURNEY EVEN MORE DIFFICULT BECAUSE THEY NEEDED FOOD AND WATER TOO. Mata 6:51:50rt She said they’re part of the family and they go wherever I go. They go wherever I go they don’t stay behind. RELATIVES VOLUNTEERED TO HOUSE 11 OF THE DOGS… THE REST WERE TAKEN rt

TO KC PET PROJECT… WHERE AN ALREADY FULL SHELTER…IS MAKING ROOM FOR MORE. Tori Fugate/KC Pet Project 7:18:47 Taking this martny animals will be a burden as far as space goes. 7:19:47 They will need bathed, medicated, sheltered food all of those things so we are asking the public to help us with donatiortns for their care. CARE MARIA HOPES IS TEMPORARY…SHE PLANS TO RETURN HOME ONCE IRMA LEAVrtES. IF YOU WANT TO DONATE TO KC PET PROJECT, NOW IS THE TIME. THEY HAVE AN ANONYMOUS DONOR WHO’LL MATCH DONATIONS TO HELP CARE FOR HURRrtICANE HARVEY AND NOW HURRICANE IRMA ANIMALS. IN STUDIO. LISA BENSON 41 ACTION NEWS WE’LL CONTINUE TO

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