Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Little help for the mutts?

I received this email from one of the directors of the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. If you are an animal lover (and subscriber to the KC Star), I would encourage you to read on.

The Kansas City Star let us know they have discontinued the Pet of the Week segment that normally ran in the Wednesday FYI issue. (They would feature a homeless dog and a cat for free.) This is very disappointing news for the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City. We had an 80% adoption rate from this exposure and often used it for “hard-to-place” shelter pets. If you are willing to write a letter to the president/publisher and the editor/vice-president (listed below) to urge them to reconsider their decision and start featuring shelter pets in the Wednesday FYI segment again – that would be greatly appreciated.

This feature has changed the lives of Star readers that have adopted the pets, saved the lives of the shelter pets and promoted general goodwill for animal-loving Star readers.

Send your letters or emails to:
Mark Zieman, President and Publisher:
Mike Fannin, Editor and Vice President:
Kansas City Star: 1729 Grand Blvd., Kansas City, MO 64108.