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Homeward Bound: Once Deep in Debt, Wayside Waifs Now Thrives, Thanks to Harold Melcher
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TitleHomeward Bound: Once Deep in Debt, Wayside Waifs Now Thrives, Thanks to Harold Melcher
AbstractFeature story about Wayside Waifs, a private, nonprofit animal shelter located at 3901 Martha Truman Road in Kansas City, Missouri. Harold Melcher is chairman of the board and has helped to revive the 63-year-old institution. The shelter was created in 1944 and in 1945 the first structure was built. A new shelter was built in 1999 which in turn forced the organization into greater debt. The article states that "Wayside Waifs takes in about 7,000 animals every year, of which about 4,500 are adopted." Some of the services provided by the organization include a pet lost-and-found Web site, pet cemetery and serenity room, humane education, and Bark Park which is an off-leash playground for dogs.
AuthorMichael Humphrey
DateJuly 22, 2007
SourceThe Kansas City Star
PageStar Magazine, p. 8-13
SubjectAnimal welfare organizations
Animal shelters
Local SubjectWayside Waifs
Melcher, Harold
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID217349
CONTENTdm number36887
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