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Puppy Grams raise funds for animal shelter

Puppy Grams better than roses for Valentine’s Day

Volunteers with Great Plains SPCA visited offices and homes across the Kansas City area on Friday delivering Puppy Grams — a 15-minute opportunity to play with an 8-week-old puppy. The 60 puppy sessions, which raise money for the Great Plains' she
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Volunteers with Great Plains SPCA visited offices and homes across the Kansas City area on Friday delivering Puppy Grams — a 15-minute opportunity to play with an 8-week-old puppy. The 60 puppy sessions, which raise money for the Great Plains' she

An estimated 100 puppy visits — some as surprise Valentine gifts — brought cheer to Kansas City area offices on Friday and raised about $3,500 for Great Plains SPCA, a local no-kill animal shelter.

Spokeswoman Rachel Hodgson said the unique fund-raiser consisted of 45 scheduled morning visits, dubbed Puppy Grams, and possibly 60 afternoon visits in conjunction with Uber, the ride-hailing service. The afternoon sessions were requested and filled using the Uber app, she said, and a final tally wasn't available. 

"This is money we greatly need" for pet-saving programs, Hodgson said.

More information on the shelter, making a donation and adopting pets is at http://www.greatplainsspca.org/

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