Beacon of Hope: PRCKC’s Outreach Team

PRCKC Mobile Unit

In these trying economic times, the importance of our accessible services cannot be overstated. Among the hardest hit by these challenges are the houseless, whose loyal animal companions often share in their hardships. In our own community, we see people and pets together through the struggles of houselessness, becoming a pair that relies on each other.

In such moments, our organization stands ready to offer essential resources to these families. We understand the unique difficulties faced by unhoused individuals and their pets, and we strive to be a beacon of hope. Our dedicated team, composed of a veterinarian and several volunteers, hit the streets weekly to provide veterinary care, vaccinations, information and essential supplies by taking our mobile vet clinic and outreach vehicles directly to where our help is needed most.

“‘Keeping Pets and People Together’ could never mean more than it does for the houseless population of greater KC. They are together 24/7 and that relationship keeps them going. It provides the love and comfort so lacking in their lives.”
—Dr. Jerry Carey, Volunteer Veterinarian

“It’s an honor to volunteer with an organization that respects and supports struggling members of our community, meeting them with love, kindness, and assistance right where they are. Our team offers non-judgmental support, sharing love through vaccines, supplies, pet food, and more”, expressed Dennis VanHorn, one of our dedicated volunteers.

Dr. Elin Maki, one of the veterinarians at PRCKC shared, “Our houseless clients are some of the most devoted pet caretakers I have met. Nowhere is the unconditional love that pets have for their humans more needed or reciprocated than in our unhoused communities. Working with these families has been immensely rewarding, both personally and professionally.”

Our team helps protect these compassionate owners and the larger community from the spread of transmissible illness by ensuring that these pets are vaccinated and on parasite prevention. Our assistance has helped play a pivotal role in enhancing the lives of these pets, however, we cannot achieve this alone. We rely on the generosity of supporters like you to sustain our mission.

We invite you to join us on this journey of transformation by making a donation today.

Your generosity will not only enhance the health and well-being of these animals but also offer invaluable support to their owners. For many houseless individuals, their pets are not merely companions; they are beloved family members, providing comfort, unwavering companionship, and a crucial sense of security amidst life’s greatest trials.

Thank you wholeheartedly for your support!

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