Our mission is to help abandoned, neglected and forgotten animals in Kansas City and surrounding areas.

Breaking Heavy Chains

The Rescue Project is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to building trustful relationships with people and their pets and improving the lives of animals living in under served Kansas City communities.

  • Providing food, water and dog houses for needy animals.
  • Offering low cost veterinary resources, emphasize spay and neutering.
  • Provide community education/awareness on  responsible pet ownership.
How You Can Help

Our Vision

We provide basic survival items such as food and dog houses and offer low cost veterinary resources emphasizing the need to spay and neuter.

We also provide community education/awareness to the public on responsible pet ownership and empower people to make a difference.

Save a Life. Donate Today.

In The Last 12 Months, We Have Provided

  • Over 7,000 lbs of food to animals in need
  • 50 Dog houses
  • 200 Bales of hay
  • Nearly $40,000 in animal medical & health expenses
  • Thousands in gasoline and auto expenses
  • And love and kisses and treats to thousands of animals – for many it was the first affection they had ever received.
How You Can Help

Sponsor An Outreach Pup

  • A dog can have up to 24 pups in one year.
  • Dogs can become pregnant at 6 months of age.
  • The Average litter is 4-6 puppies.
  • 4 million shelter pets are killed each year in the US due to over population.

You can help reduce unwanted litters by sponsoring a spay or neuter of an animal.

Save a Life. Donate Today.

Our Passion

To help abandoned, neglected and forgotten animals in Kansas City and surrounding areas. To raise awareness through community education programs of animal overpopulation, disease control and provide resources for veterinary services.
Save a Life. Donate Today.

How You Can Help

We provide basic survival items such as food and dog houses and offer low cost veterinary resources emphasizing the need to spay and neuter.  View our wish list of items in need.

Volunteer

We could not be effective without the help of our volunteers.  There are many way in which you can make a difference. Download our Volunteer Handbook, our Volunteer Application, and Learn More.

Community Education

We also provide community education/awareness to the public on responsible pet ownership and empower people to make a difference.

Help Abandoned, Neglected and Forgotten Animals in Kansas City and Surrounding Areas.

Fostering SAVES lives!!

Foster Cat FIV Positive

This cutie is in need of a foster. His current foster can no longer take care of him due to the long hours she works and she already has 4 cats. He is FIV positive he so would need to go to a home in Mo.

Foster parents care for animals that are injured or sick, moms with litters, single babies who are too young, need training or behavior modification!!

With the TLC that our foster parents provide, these animals are able to receive the individual attention that they each desperately need to become something truly special – a lifetime companion. Not only is fostering a fun and educational activity for the whole family, but our foster parents report they are completely enriched by their experiences.

Steps to Become a Foster Parent:

  1. Click Here to download foster form **
  2. Fill out form
  3. Save form
  4. Email to mubballfan2004@aol.com
  5. Please allow 24 hrs. for a response

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Up for Adoption

Adopted

Rescued Peach is doing good. She now has a forever home!

These animals are looking for forever homes.

Each has a unique story that makes them special.  All animals are spay or neutered, current on vaccinations, micro-chipped and have their first 30  All adoptable animals are listed on Petfinder in the link below:
Petfinder – The Rescue Project

Steps to Adopt:

  1. Click Here to download adoption form **
  2. Fill out form
  3. Save form
  4. Email to caroline.rescues@gmail.com
  5. Please allow 24 hrs. for a response

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Volunteering Brings Comfort

Volunteering Brings Comfort

Volunteer

Volunteering with The Rescue Project is a Win/Win. Volunteering brings and gives comfort.

We could not be effective without the help of our volunteers. There are many way in which you can make a difference.

Step 1:

Download Our Volunteer Handbook

 

Step 2:

Complete An Application To Volunteer!

 

Step 3:

Learn Many Ways To Make A Difference

Donate Online-click here

Needed Items

If you wish to donate any items, please contact trpdonations@gmail.com for pick-up arrangements!

You may also visit our Amazon Wish list and have items shipped directly to us!!  The Rescue Project Wish List

Most of the items below can be purchased at Amazon, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Tractor Supply and Big Lots stores.

Outreach and TNR (Trap Neuter Release) Needs

• Animal traps –raccoon size for cats, xl for dogs
• Antibacterial for treating fly wounds on skin
• Blankets/flat sheets (used) – med/lg
• Bones – rawhide and pigs ears
• Buckets – metal and sturdy plastic
• Cable Tie – Outs for large/xl dogs up to 250 lbs.
• Cat food -Dry and canned (pop lid) – any type/brand
• Collars – metal clipping preferred
• Containers for food/water – gallon jugs,  litter containers
• Dog food – Dry and canned (pop lid) – any type/brand
• Dog Houses – Igloo/sturdy plastic
• Duct Tape – heavy duty
• Fly Bags
• Fly Spray
• Food bowls – metal/sturdy plastic
• Metal Clips
• Plastic tubs (with lids) – 30-55 gallon size
• Straw (dry, seasonal)
• SWAT Fly Repellent
• Tarps – Sm/Med/Lg
• Trash Bags – heavy duty – large/xl
• Zip Ties

Gift cards from Home Depot, Lowe’s, Tractor Supply, Big Lots and Amazon are also greatly appreciated.

Consider a Monthly Gift-for as little as $10 a month, you can help feed a needy animal. Your donations go directly to animals in the Kansas City area.

 

 

 

Donate online via Paypal!

Donation Information

I would like to make a donation in the amount of:

$1,000 $100 $50 $20 $10

Other:

Donor Information

We are also in need of many important items-click here to view our needs list-list of the things we need


Kansas City’s Featured Pets

POP ART Your Pet – Friday, July 29th 7-10 pm

Everyone invited to POP ART your pet for The Rescue Project!! Join us for an evening of wine and painting! Friday, July 29th 7-10 pm Location: Got Art Gallery – 18 SW Third Street, Lees Summit, MO 64063 Price Per Seat: $45.00 $15 per ticket will be donated to...
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Weekend Outreach

Outreach teams (2-3 people per team) go out on Saturday and Sunday.  Each month’s Outreach volunteer request is posted on The Rescue Project Volunteer and Supporters Facebook page.  If interested in joining, you can  contact Leslie Thomas-Holt at lesliet.holt@gmail.com.

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The Rescue Project In Action

Meet Our Leadership Team and Board of Directors

Our Leadership Team

Director of Volunteers – Leslie Thomas Holt – lesliet.holt@gmail.com
Director of Outreach – Lindsay Herbst – lindsayherbst@gmail.com
Director of Fundraising – Georgia Bianchi – gmbianchi@ymail.com
Adoption Coordinator – Caroline Zuschek – caroline.rescues@gmail.com
Foster Coordinator – Lori Lamb – mubballfan2004@aol.com
Donation Coordinator – Ann Thompson – trpdonations@gmail.com
Petfinder Manager – Amanda Horn Vanlandingham – amandaannehorn@yahoo.com 

CEO – Andrea Knobbe Andrea@TheRescueProject.net

Andrea has more than 18 years of experience in the animal welfare world. She has  volunteered and worked in many different animal welfare capacities  ranging from very small grassroots to large-scale public/private partnership efforts.

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She has served as a Board of Director  with several animal shelters in the Kansas City area and has contributed to saving hundreds of animals from death row.  She has extensive experience in animal behavior, shelter disease control, adoption program management,  transport, event coordinating and fundraising. She founded The Rescue Project in early 2014. Andrea is a Program Manager at Sprint where she manages projects in the Telesales division and just celebrated her 20th year of service!

Treasurer – Derek Pace

Derek and his wife Rachel became very involved in volunteering at local animal shelters and rescues in 2008, and in 2010 they began providing a foster home to rescued dogs.

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Since that time have fostered over 65 homeless animals, a large portion of which have been pit bull mixes rescued from death row.  Saving animals has become a personal passion, and Derek will do anything in his power to help an animal in need, even stopping on the side of a busy interstate highway to catch a stray!

Derek is a wholesale insurance broker for RT Specialty in downtown Kansas City, Missouri, where he’s been since graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2007.  His primary focus is on transportation-related industries and he writes business all over the globe.

Lisa Montelone

Lisa has been a passionate advocate for the well-being and care of animals since a young age.  Her devotion for dogs includes the adoption of strays, going back to a dog named Skippy when she was five,

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as well as over a decade’s dedication to charity for the benefit of various dog shelters/rescues in Kansas City and across the country.    Lisa currently has three doggies: two Jack Russell Terriers, Loki and Bodh; and one German Shorthaired Pointer/Border Collie mix, Dice.  She fell in love with Jack Russell’s in 1998 when she got Tyler, a one-of-kind Jack, who was her faithful companion for sixteen years.  Lisa is a management consultant with a focus in human resources, process improvement, and project management.

President – Craig Buckley

Craig has been involved in different ways with various animal welfare groups over the years with his wife Anne, who is the real animal advocate in the household, and the driving force behind their efforts. 

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They are the penultimate foster failures, providing a “forever home” to almost every dog they’ve ever taken in.  Together they provide financial assistance to various welfare organizations, and continue to help with fund-raising efforts in various capacities.

Craig is a banking professional with Commerce Bank in Kansas City, Missouri.  He has spent more than 30 years in various phases of commercial lending, and for many years has worked with a number of business to improve their performance.

Marilyn Enger

Since January 2009, Marilyn has done extensive outreach, rescue and support in Kansas City’s most impacted areas. The hopeless situation of these animals needs caring and motivated people with ” boots on the ground” experience. Marilyn has a BS in Interior Design from Colorado State University, Fort Collins and is currently an independent Interior Designer.

Lisa Pyron

Lisa has always been an animal lover, bringing home countless “neighborhood strays” when she was a child, much to her mother and neighbors chagrin.  Her first “real” rescue was a cat she picked up from a truck stop in NE. 

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Ashland was her buddy for 11 years. She started volunteering with The Rescue Project in 2015 and enjoys being a part of an amazing organization focused on bettering the lives of animals in our community. Lisa currently has two adopted Weimaraners, Coal and Finnegan.  She is an Account Manager and sells engineered composite materials to a wide variety of industries.