In honor of National Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day, adoption fees are $50 OFF for all adult dogs (6 months and older) at the Kansas Humane Society. And as always, adult cats are FREE!
ABOUT NATIONAL ADOPT-A-SHELTER-PET DAY
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30. This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.
HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are able to care for a pet, consider adopting. Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on social media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.
Adopt your new best friend April 29 - May 1 to receive $50 off your adoption fee.
View all adoptable pets on the Kansas Humane Society Website at www.kshumane.org.
Keeping everyone and all the pets safe we're closing early due to the weather. Bring your pets inside and stay safe!
It's that time of year when severe storms and tornadoes strike. Be sure you and your furry friend are prepared to survive the storm with as little stress as possible with these storm tips. Recently the National Weather Service presented Weathering the Storm at KHS. Their top weather tip was to be prepared don't wait to hear the sirens.
1) Collar and ID Tags
It's very important that your pet has on their collar and ID tag. So many pets come into local shelters as strays after fences have blown down or a dog simply got scared and bolted through a once secure fence. If you need an ID Tag or collar, stop by the KHS store to get a custom engraved tag for just $4.99.
2) Shelter & Emergency Supplies The best solution is to bring your furry friend inside to your storm shelter. Set up a sturdy crate or carrier with a comfy blanket so your pet has a safe place to stay. Also, if you need to evacuate, prepare a Pet Emergency Go Bag. Thanks to a recent presentation by the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team we know to include these items in the Pet Go Bag:
- A collapsible crate and a comfy blanket
- Plenty of food and water
- Bowls - Collapsible are convenient and easy to store
- Litter box & litter
- Vet Records
- First Aid Supplies
- Extra leashes
3) Reduce Anxiety
Storms cause many pets to get anxious and stressed. Some pace, pant, are restless, whine, and are overall obviously distressed. It's important to work with your veterinarian to determine if medication might help or if another solution like a ThunderShirt might work for your dog. Thundershirts are also available in the KHS store for $39.99. Often times for those with a lower level of anxiety, owners have found turning on the TV or radio helps their pet by drowning out outside storm sounds.
4) After the Storm Are you prepared in the event your home or property are destroyed? Where will your pet's stay? Should you need to evacuate, have a plan in place. Many hotels and emergency shelters do not accept pets so talk to your friends or family members and research nearby hotels to know who will allow your beloved pets. Keeping these simple tips in mind will make for a safer storm season and reduce stress for you and your pets.
Join us as we celebrate at ArtDOG 2016. Support KHS and The Wichita Center for the Arts on Thursday, April 28th and Friday, April 29th at some barktacular activities. Meet adoptable dogs, get your own pet painted by the KHS Groomer, and so much more!
Paint Your Dog Workshop on ArtDog Eve
Thursday, April 28 from 7 pm-9 pm The Wichita Center for the Arts - 9112 E Central Ave, Wichita KS 67206 Bring a photo of your pet dog, or your favorite breed of dog, and paint him or her in honor of Wichita Community Foundation's ArtDOG -- Art Day of Giving, happening throughout the community the following day on the 29th. This special Thursday painting event is a joint effort of the Kansas Humane Society and Wichita Center for the Arts and will be held in the Center's Gallery. No previous painting experience is necessary, and all supplies are provided. This workshop, led by our talented instructors, is limited to 100 guests, so invite your friends, bring a beverage and make it a party as we celebrate ArtDOG 2016. The cost of this special ArtDOG wokrshop is $50 per person with $10 going to the Kansas Humane Society. Advance registration is required.
Friday, April 29 from 9 am - 5 pm The Wichita Center for the Arts - 9112 E Central Ave, Wichita KS 67206 Wichita Center for the Arts is once again participating in Wichita Community Foundation's Art Day of Giving. We're hosting an open house 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. with the Kansas Humane Society on site 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Meet some of the Kansas Humane Society's furry friends in our education courtyard. Paint a ceramic dog bone in one of our studios. Bring your own dog up to get painted by a groomer from the Kansas Humane Society. Doggedness will be rewarded on a special scavenger hunt in our gallery for exhibited works that feature canines. The new Hot-2-Trot hot dog food truck will be on site 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. This event is free, but ArtDOG donations to Wichita Center for the Arts are encouraged. Donations received April 15-29 can help the Center earn bonus pool funds from the Wichita Community Foundation.
Questions? Please contact the Wichita Center for the Arts. Website - https://www.wcfta.com/
CELEBRATING THE COMPLETION OF OUR EMERGENCY GENERATOR SYSTEM
April 4, 2016
Mark Eby, President/CEO of the Kansas Humane Society unveiled a new generator system in a ribbon cutting ceremony in Wichita, KS. Immediately followed were disaster preparedness presentations by the National Weather Service (NOAA) and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART) and facility tours of the Kansas Humane Society. Also in attendance will be City Council Member Lavonta Williams, County Commissioner Richard Ranzau and the donors who made this all possible. "After a year of fundraising, we now have an emergency generator to provide uninterrupted service not only to the animals in our care, but also providing safe harbor to many more animals in the community." Said Mark Eby, President/CEO of the Kansas Humane Society. "In a disaster, KHS can now help vet clinics, other animal shelters and area emergency Animal Response Teams which wouldn't have been possible just a year ago."
OUR STORM STORY
During the early morning hours of Friday, April 3, 2015, straight-line winds blew through north Wichita and caused area wide damage. At the Kansas Humane Society, metal fence posts were sheered at their bases, an air handler weighing over a ton was blown off its base, recycling bins were mangled, windows and doors were shattered, and the damage forced KHS to close its doors for three days. No power meant no power washers, no washers and dryers, no air filtration all of which put the health of the animals at risk. In an animal shelter, the spread of disease is one of the greatest fears. Not only that, the animals were in the dark and their daily routines in turmoil. Everything was at a standstill. The outstanding staff and volunteers managed the situation extremely well taking care of cleaning and caring for the scared animals but all of this could have been avoided if KHS just had power.
Thank you to the generous donors and supporters for helping us celebrate this milestone: the K. T. Wiedemann Foundation, Inc., The Lattner Family Foundation, Junior League of Wichita, Don LacKamp, Steve Nossaman, Central Power, ESI Electric, and Winter Construction. Thank you to the National Weather Service (NOAA) and the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team (SCART) for coming out and talking about how you, and your pet, can be prepared in a disaster. In celebration of what this means to KHS, local artist Abram Howell along with KHS staff and volunteers painted a mural on the generator as a reminder to celebrate the joy in what we do as we continue to carry out our mission to save animal lives. Special thank you to KHS volunteer Dave Hardin who helped everyday of the project, who painted the purrfect cat, and was instrumental in the completion of this project. Also to KHS volunteer Larry Burnham and the staff members who contributed: Pearl Bloom, Kayla Regan, Morgan Kerner, Tim Hofer, Kaitlyn Nance, Kevin Burrus, Aaron Golik, and Alyssa Powers.
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, state or local tax dollars, no support from the Humane Society of the United States, is not a United Way agency, and depends entirely on private donations and fees for service. In 2015, the Kansas Humane Society provided care and services for 16,000 animals in the Wichita community. More information is available at www.kshumane.org.
Kansas Humane Society | 3313 N. Hillside | Wichita, Kansas 67219 | 316-524-9196 | www.kshumane.org