At Wayside Waifs, our veterinary team sees it all: comatose dogs, broken bones, painful hip injuries, eye injuries, animals suffering from gun shot wounds, heart murmurs, stomach twists – just to name a few.

Many shelter animals come to our campus after years of neglect, while some come with recent traumatic injuries. Our commitment to providing compassionate and humane medical care to the animals has prompted us to create The Fenby Webster Medical Care Fund. Named in memory of our founder, this special fund will underwrite life-saving medical care provided by Wayside Waifs and our veterinary specialist partners.

A gift to The Fenby Fund will directly fund the medical care of our most sick and injured – providing life-saving surgeries, diagnostic testing, treatment for injuries, and so much more. If you’d like more information about The Fenby Fund, email or call 816-986-4410.

Make your Fenby Fund gift today online or by mail at: Wayside Waifs, Attn. Fenby Webster Medical Care Fund, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137.

Success Stories



Ruth, a 1 year old cat, came to Wayside as a stray. She had chronic injury to the neck believed to be caused by an embedded collar. Our vet immediately performed surgery to repair and close skin over the injured area. She was put on antibiotics due to the infection and pain meds so she was comfortable. Despite all of the pain we know she was in, and the fact that she was near death, she showed us her sweet side through her desire to be around people and wanting to be pet. After surgery and monitoring from vet staff, she went into a foster home to recover.




Buttons, a 2 month old Shepherd, came to Wayside with 14 other puppies. Every puppy needed to be spayed or neutered and given vaccinations. While they all were infested with fleas, Buttons was in the worst condition. He had a fractured jaw that caused constant pain. It was also impossible for him to eat and get vital nutrients he needed as a young animal. We immediately gave him medication so he was no longer in pain. Then he had a specialty surgery to fix his fractured jaw – a ‘muzzle’ was placed inside his mouth to set it in the right position, allowing it to heal correctly. Buttons then went into a foster home to recover from surgery and grow strong.



ADOPTION HOURS Week of 8/21: 
Mon.: Closed
Tues. - Fri.: 11am - 7pm
Sat. & Sun.: 10am - 5pm

3901 Martha Truman Road, KC, MO 64137