Well folks, it only took 2 years of planning, and a year of active volunteer work, but Shep’s Place is finally open. We received our Animal Shelter license from the State of Missouri last week, and our Business License from the City of Independence. So yesterday, April 6, 2019, we took in our first dog, John Wayne. JW is a 10-year-old labrador / Australian shepherd mix, and came from Midwest Animal Resq. He is the PERFECT model of a Shep’s Place dog: old, mellow, sweet and affectionate, and friendly with other dogs. He will soon be joined by several other residents.
It’s been a long road, but we made it! Now we just need to figure out how to sustain it over the long haul, both financially and through volunteer and community support.