Every year since 2002, the City of Grandview has hosted "Pets Helping People" at Conn-West Elementary School gymnasium (1100 Highgrove) in Grandview, Mo. The event helps pet owners keep their pets healthy and vaccinated, while also doing good for a local charitable organization, Grandview Assistance Program.
The 15th Annual Pets Helping People is Saturday, April 29, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The event also provides spay and neuter vouchers and sell ID Microchips at a reasonable cost ($20). The microchip is a tiny computer chip, which has an identification number programmed into it. Once an animal is injected with the chip, he can be identified throughout his life by this one-of-a-kind number.
An average of 500 pets get vaccinated every year by professional veterinarians. Dr Snyder, from the Grandview Animal Hospital, has donated her time since 2005. “The rabies vaccine is such a small part of what we are able to do. The pet needs the vaccine but the owner needs good information about health and wellness. It is a valuable opportunity to have face-to-face communication about the importance of spaying and neutering” says Dr. Snyder. “We know Pets Helping People has a positive impact on those of us who participate, the pets that are vaccinated that day and on those in the community helped by GAP.” She adds.
The price for vaccination is $7 per pet and 3 cans of non-perishable food items to benefit the Grandview Assistance Program (GAP). For non-residents the price is $10 and 3 cans of food.
GAP is an emergency assistance program for those people living in Grandview and in the Grandview school district. It is intended to provide short-term assistance to low-income families who need help during a crisis, such as food pantry and school supplies, rental and utility assistance. All the net proceeds help support GAP and that is why organizers named the event “PETS HELPING PEOPLE”
“Pets Helping People is an essential event for GAP’s success. ” said Sharon Kinder, one of the organizers and Director for The Grandview Assistance Program. “We need the support of the community to continue to assist families in financial need.”
ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) has donated a $1,000 for the rabies vaccines.
The organizing committee is:
- City Of Grandview Community Development Department
- Grandview Assistance Program
The sponsors are:
- Carter Broadcast Group - http://www.kprs.com
- Crews Jewelry - www.crewsjewelry.com
- Computer Dotcom Store - www.computerdotcomstore.com
- Central Church - www.centralfwb.org
- Commerce Bank - www.commercebank.com
- Advertising Arts & Signs www.givemesignpower.com
- Neal Settle Printing - www.nealsettle.com
- Grandview Animal Hospital - www.grandviewvet.com
- Premier Eye Care - www.premiereyecarekc.com
- St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church - www.marymag.com
- Sun Loan Company - www.Sunloan.com
- Mc Donald's of Grandview - www.mcdonalds.com
- Richards Collision Center - www.richardscollisioncenter.com
- Dr. Anderson DDS - www.efadds.com
- Lizzies Hope Organization - www.lizzieshope.org
- Southview Christian Church - www.southviewcc.org
- The View Community Center - www.grandviewparks.org