Saturday, December 4, 2010

Wow--Wayside Waifs Open House Wildly Successful!

Merry Christmas from Wayside Waifs!

When I came to the drive way up to Wayside Waifs today to visit the holiday open house, there were cars parked almost all the way down to Martha Truman Road! Wow, what a fabulous turn out! And according to Wayside's FB page, 104 animals found new homes today.

Every where you looked in the shelter, volunteers and staff were helping adopters with the paperwork to adopt pets. It was awesome! The photo above actually was taken after the crowd had thinned some--as you can see everyone is still busy!

This is the sight I saw when I went in to check out the dogs. Empty kennels! I have never seen these front kennels empty during the two or three years I have been visiting Wayside Waifs regularly. There were plenty of empty spaces in the cat section too, although the majority of adopted animals were dogs.

Wayside Waifs is at 3901 Martha Truman Road in south Kansas City. There are always great animals that can be adopted there--some are in foster care or receiving medical care--the place is never really "empty." On the web at for more information, phone number and directions.


Bob G. said...

Wow...the shelter has come a LONG way...good for them and I'm glad they'll all have a great Christmas!


Ann T. said...

Dear The Observer,
I think it might be the season, and the remodel of the kennels, but I also think its that advocacy you keep doing for the dogs and cats of South Kansas City!

Great job! Happy Holidays to all the critters!
Ann T.

the observer said...


Timing...the city's private/public shelter had several dogs whose "time was up" and Wayside Waifs was able to take several of them in before Monday past. This gave them new chances at being adopted, and saved their lives.

Like I said,the kennels don't stay empty long...

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