Pitties and Kitties is a new foster-based rescue group located in Lee’s Summit, Missouri that focuses on…you guessed it, pit bulls and cats!
Started just five months ago in March 2016, their mission statement is as follows: Pitties and Kitties is a 501(c)3 non-profit rescue dedicated to changing the lives of both pit bull type dogs and feral/stray cats in our community. We aim to alter the misconceptions of the pit bull breed and provide dogs in need a second chance by working with local rescues and pulling from high kill shelters. In addition, we will provide TNR assistance to feral cats and rescue those in need, placing them into our adoption program.
Rachel Pace is the founder of Pitties and Kitties and also plays the role of president, foster, admin and social media. So far, the new rescue has adopted out over 40 cats and dogs!
A Conversation with Rachel
What inspired you to rescue both pit bulls and cats?
Pitties are the most misunderstood breed of dog and I want to change that. And the cat population is very high and the need is great. We want to raise and bring awareness to the amazing pit bull breed and help/TNR cats in need. I just knew that I could do more and there can never be enough rescues.
What region/area do you cover?
While we are more community geared within the Kansas City area, we also do transport in and out of the state for animals facing euthanasia.
Being so new, what do you find most challenging in running your rescue?
Getting the word out to adopt more animals through the rescue. Raising funds and supplies are mostly out-of-pocket.
Is there anything else we should know about the rescue?
We take in animals no matter what the health issue. We believe that they all deserve love and a happy ending.
What’s a fun fact about yourself?
I started doing pit bull rescue on my own almost ten years ago. It turned into a passion, followed by the strong need to help the growing number of stray and feral cats. I have six rescued pit bulls and six rescued cats.
Thank you to Rachel Pace for sharing Pitties and Kitties with us and for being brave enough to follow her heart and start a rescue. You can follow them on Facebook. And if you’d like to donate to the group, you can also do so via Facebook.
Do you know anyone with a pitty and a kitty?