A Good Samaritan called our campus neighbors Wichita Animal Services to report seeing a stray dog being attacked by other dogs on the streets of Wichita. When the animal control officers found him, the young Pit Bull mix was badly injured. He was weak from blood loss and limping, trying to walk using only two legs while he nursed two gaping wounds, on his other legs. After examination, we found hundreds of smaller bite wounds covered his legs, stomach, head and neck. Although he was in immense pain, the brave dog still held on to his will to survive. He lay quietly as the staff at KHS rallied around him, trying to save his life. A Second Chance. What do you name a dog showing such bravery? Thor! For weeks, staff and volunteers alike pitched in to clean and dress his wounds, and helped him as he battled through. After 5 weeks of intensive medical care, Thor was back on his feet. With his wounds nearly healed, Thor began to show what a playful, loving pet he could be. But while he had healed physically, it was clear Thor still had a long way to go to recover from the emotional scars his ordeal. To help him work past these behaviors, the Kansas Humane Society turned to a local rescue. Beauties and Beasts took over Thor's care and placed him in a foster home where he can better adjust to life and get training to overcome his trauma. Please check back for updates about Thor's journey. Thor is progressing well thanks to the support of so many people. With your help, we can save many more precious lives, like Thor. This fund will sustain our growing medical costs so that more homeless pets can receive a second chance at a lifelong loving family to call their own. To help support animals like Thor, please give to our Emergency Medical Fund today!
The Kansas Humane Society recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is a result of the Kansas Humane Society maintaining sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency in its efforts to save animal lives. Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology. These Accountability & Transparency metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity's overall rating, reveal which charities have best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders. The Kansas Humane Society's coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities, according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars -- a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. The Kansas Humane Society's supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating. It's important our donors trust that we're using our funding wisely to accomplish our mission to be a community resource for pets and people, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals, said Mark Eby, President & CEO of the Kansas Humane Society. Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously. The Kansas Humane Society's rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org. More-detailed information about the Kansas Humane Society's rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.
About the Kansas Humane Society Founded in 1888, the Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, KHS receives no federal, no state or local tax dollars,
PAWSOME! 86 animals found new homes this weekend! If you include Friday, 130 animals are in new homes this week.
Thank you to everyone who supported these little ones by spread the word, donating, adopting, volunteering, and in general just being there to help the Kansas Humane Society.
UPDATE 5/26/2016 - Since we have so many furry friends looking for a new home we're extending our adoption event through Sunday, May 29th. Looking for a new canine friend to play with this summer? Please join us at the Kansas Humane Society for a dog adoption event on Saturday, May 28th doors open at 11:00 am. Adopt an adult dog for just $50 (6 months and older.) All dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, heartworm tested, flea & tick treatment, dewormer, gift of 30-days of pet health insurance, and a bag of premium Hill's Science Diet food. As always, the adoption fee is waived for adult cats but donations are always welcome. View all available dogs, cats and tiny pals on our website at www.kshumane.org then come on out to adopt your new furry best friend. Don't forget, you can buy leashes & collars, beds, toys and more in the KHS store. 100% of proceeds stay at KHS to help the 16,000 animals we provide care and services for each year.
Questions? Call the Kansas Humane Society at 316-524-9196.
Barn cat program, sponsored by Natalie Dunlap
If you have a barn or other outdoor structure, you can save a cat and control your rodent population at the same time! The Kansas Humane Society regularly takes in formerly outdoor, semi-social or feral cats that are not suitable as household companions, yet make excellent barn cats and thrive in that environment. Our Barn Cat Program is designed to find homes at barns, warehouses, farms and other safe locations for cats that have traditionally been deemed unadoptable.
Barn cat types
Generally speaking, barn cats placed through the Kansas Humane Society's barn cat program are independent cats who prefer to limit their interactions with humans. However, the degree to which they keep their distance varies from cat to cat and may change over time. Even those who prefer to keep their distance may develop bonds with their caregiver after positive encounters with people. Barn cats often develop strong bonds with other cats, which is why the Kansas Humane Society recommends that at least two cats be placed together.
What we provide
All barn cats benefit their caretakers! Supporting a Barn cat is a great way to control the rodent population in your barn, warehouse or other structure AND you save the life of a cat in our community.
Each Barn Cat Adoption includes:
- Brief physical exam
- Spay or neuter surgery prior to placement
- Ear-tip to easily identify previously altered cats
- Microchip to return cats to their caretaker should they enter a shelter
- Basic vaccinations
- Examined and treated for fleas and ear mites
- Tested for feline leukemia
- When you adopt barn cats, we also provide consultation on how to successfully acclimate them to their new home.
What you will provide the Barn Cats
As a caretaker of a KHS Barn Cat you agree to provide:
- A warm, dry shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable
- Daily food and water - cats cannot live on mice alone
- Ability to provide veterinary care, as needed
- A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks while they acclimate to their new space (this can be a tack room, large crate or any secure indoor enclosure)
What is the Adoption Fee for a Barn Cat?
Our caretakers can Pick Your Price meaning we simply ask for a donation.
Spread the word!
Please share this flyer with family, friends, co-workers - anyone who might be interested in the program! Thank you for your support!