The KC Pet Project took in an unusual assortment of animals this week, including seven lizards and 17 chickens.
The sudden arrival of such a varied, cold-blooded collection prompted shelter spokeswoman Tori Fugate to put out a call for adoptions and donations.
“We get the occasional bearded dragon, but we don’t get as many as this, usually,” Fugate said.
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The reptiles were brought in by animal control workers after their owner died, Fugate said. The shelter is arranging foster homes for them.
In the same week, the shelter took in two geckos, three turtles, a snake and 17 chickens. Fugate said the shelter often takes in chickens and finds homes for them in urban chicken coops or nearby farms.
“Some of the animals are in poor shape, and others just need some TLC,” Fugate wrote in a message about the new arrivals. “We’re in desperate need of monetary donations to purchase food and supplies for our new arrivals, as well as Petco gift cards, used heating lamps and tanks, etc.”
For more information about the shelter, go to kcpetproject.org.