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Wayside Waifs Celebrates 75th Anniversary

January 03, 2019

KANSAS CITY, Missouri – This year marks Wayside Waifs’ 75th anniversary year of serving the homeless animals. A significant milestone indeed.
Wayside was started in 1944 by Fenby Webster. Through the years, supporters have helped the animal shelter save thousands of lives – volunteers who give their time, donors who give their treasure, and staff who give their talent. Many people fall into more than one category!
Wayside has a special 75th anniversary logo – pictured at top. It’s similar to their traditional logo, but incorporates the 75 into the design. They also have a new mission statement and supporting statement to unveil. With input from volunteers, donors, adopters, and staff Wayside has taken their previous mission statement and supporting statement and rearticulated it.
Wayside’s new mission statement is: Preparing pets and people for the bond of their lives. And their new supporting statement is: We accomplish our mission by protecting and caring for the animals under our watch; by reaching out to the community for love and support; and by teaching others about the profound joy that pets bring to our lives.
Wayside is extremely thankful to everyone’s generosity over the past 75 years to help the homeless animals – this includes volunteers, donors, and staff as well as the media, adopters, shelter partners, board members, and many more!
About Wayside Waifs
As Kansas City’s largest and most comprehensive no kill pet adoption campus, Wayside Waifs prepares pets and people for the bond of their lives. Each year the organization cares for nearly 6,000 abandoned, abused, and homeless animals. Wayside is a private, independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charity. It receives no government funding and is supported entirely by private donations and grants. Currently, the shelter has hundreds of animals looking for loving, forever homes. To see all of the animals available for adoption or to donate, please visit www.waysidewaifs.org.
Facebook: Wayside Waifs; Twitter: @WaysideWaifs; Instagram: @WaysideWaifs
Casey Waugh, Communications & Annual Giving Manager
(816) 986-4417