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ZIWI USA Partners with Kansas City Pet Project for a Day of Volunteering

The staff takeaway from the event was “When can we go back?!”




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(PRESS RELEASE) A core mission of ZIWI is supporting like-minded businesses who are committed to bettering pet’s lives and health. One of those businesses happens to be a neighbor of ZIWI’s: Kansas City Pet Project (KCPP). As the largest no-kill shelter in the KC metropolitan area, they successfully care for over 14,000 pets a year. With programs like “Keep ‘Em Together”, they put major efforts into helping pet parents overcome adversity to keep their pets in their possession and homes, providing resources to both families and their pets to improve their wellbeing and health. On April 1st, 2021 ZIWI brought a pack of team members to their KC Campus for Animal Care (KCCAC) with heaps of ZIWI helping hands and donation items to assist in shelter operations.

The KCCAC opened January 1st, 2020 and evolved to be a 54,000 square foot facility focused on “fear-free” housing with separation of species throughout the facility. It features advanced HVAC to decrease disease, odor, and minimize noise, natural lighting, outdoor “catios”, separate vet and adoption entrances and areas, outdoor play yards, an education pavilion, and much more, making it quite an impressive operation.

ZIWI has been working alongside KCPP for years through different volunteering efforts, event sponsorships, and donations. On this particular date, team members arrived ready to work with preferred donation item like pet beds, hot dogs, peanut butter, trash bags & cans, cleaning supplies, and so on. Teams were assembled and disbursed to assist in tasks like kennel cleaning, dish washing, treat distribution, water bowl cleaning, window washing, restocking, among other necessary duties. The staff takeaway from the event was “When can we go back?!”

In addition to the local efforts in ZIWI USA’s hometown, field sales team members took the time to visit their own local shelters across the country, performing similar duties and arriving with arms full of donation items.

  • Ray Lipscomb (pictured below, middle right), Territory Manager – Pasadena Humane Society, Pasadena, California
  • Angela Shoultz (pictured below, middle left), Territory Support Manager – Warrick County Animal Control, Boonville, Indiana
  • Cindy Talbott (pictured below, left), Territory Manager- Friendship Animal Protection League, Elyria, Ohio
  • Brandon Wellman (pictured below, right), Territory & Distributor Manager – The Whole Cat and Kaboodle, Redmond, Washington


ZIWI has further plans to support KCPP’s mission and events and will be participating in their May “Caturday” Bar Crawl in downtown Kansas City, and will be a sponsor for their 10th Anniversary celebration. To learn more about KCPP’s efforts in supporting local pet communities and how you can help, visit here. To contact ZIWI about how our team can connect with your like-minded business for support in the Kansas City metropolitan area, please reach out the Jessica Krueger, marketing manager, at


About ZIWI

ZIWI, the global leader and innovator in air-dried pet nutrition, was founded with a vision to bring joy and peace of mind to pets and their guardians. Their award-winning high meat recipes are proudly handcrafted in New Zealand in their own kitchens by a bunch of passionate Kiwis (New Zealanders). Inspired by the nutrition of raw diets, while offering the convenience and safety of dry foods, ZIWI Peak air-dried is simple and all-natural, with no artificial preservatives, additives, growth promotants, or antibiotics. Usable as a treat, topper, or complete & balanced meal, ZIWI’s palatability and naturally sourced health benefits help keep your pet happy and healthy.

About KC Pet Project

KC Pet Project is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that operates the Kansas City Campus for Animal Care, as well as Pet Adoption Centers in the Zona Rosa shopping center and Petco in Overland Park, KS. We care for more than 14,000 animals a year and are a national leader in the animal welfare industry. Through our Animal Services Division, Pet Support Center, lifesaving programs, and 14 locations to adopt in the metro area, KC Pet Project is passionate about building a caring, safe, and humane community for the people and pets of Kansas City and the surrounding region. Learn more at



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