It's that time of year! Young and sick kittens are arriving here at KHS, and we need your help to make sure we have the supplies needed to keep them healthy and safe. Due to Covid-19, our kitten shower will be virtual this year, but you can still help save lives!
Young and sick kittens need a lot of intensive care, and we rely on foster homes to help us care for them until they are old enough and healthy enough for adoption. KHS provides fosters with all of the supplies needed to care for animals for us. With the large number of kittens that come to KHS each year, we go thorugh supplies quickly! We're most in need of kitten milk replacement formula, snuggle safe heating pads, FortiFlora probiotics, and soap and baby wipes that are free of dyes and perfumes.
Donations can be dropped off at KHS, or shop our Amazon Wishlist to send items directly to us. You can shop our Amazon Wishlist here: https://smile.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/7OO4CHJROHQM
Thank you for saving lives!
Updated July 2, 2020
Face Coverings Required at KHS
The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) is complying with the Kansas Governor's statewide face mask mandate to protect our staff, volunteers and members of the community. Effective July 3 until further notice, all visitors to KHS must wear a face covering that covers the nose and mouth, at all times while at KHS. This requirement does not apply to children 11 years old and under or to individuals who are unable to wear a face covering due to a medical condition.
We thank you for helping us keep our staff, volunteers and guests safe and healthy so that we are able to continue providing care and shelter for homeless animals.
KHS also requests that visitors continue to observe safe social distancing, even while wearing face coverings. If you do not have an appropriate face covering when you arrive at KHS, a limited amount of single use face masks will be available for purchase for $2 each.
KHS will continue to limit the number of guests in our building at one time to follow CDC recommendations for limits on the size of gatherings. Please help us by limiting the size of your group when visiting KHS. While indoors and outdoors, please maintain at least 6 feet of space between yourself and others.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
Adoption and Additional Services
To better serve our community while keeping the public, our staff and the animals safe, KHS is open to the public on a limited basis. For the health and safety of everyone, and to comply with limitations on gatherings, KHS is limiting the number of guests in our building at a time. Please limit the size of your group when visiting KHS.
- Adoptions are available without an appointment on a first come, first served basis. Please know which animals you want to visit with before arriving. If we are at capacity when you arrive, you will be asked to wait outside or in your vehicle. Staff will call or text you once you can enter the building to adopt. If you're adopting a dog and already have a dog at home, you are welcome to bring it along for a dog to dog introduction before adopting.
- We are scheduling admissions appointments for owners that need to surrender their animals. Please call 316-524-9196 to schedule an appointment.
- Appointments for spay/neuter services are now available. Click here to sign up.
- TNR (Trap/Neuter/Return) services will be available beginning July 5. Click here for more information.
The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) is celebrating another successful year. In 2019, we found homes or placement for 11,767 animals and maintained a 94% save rate.
“I’m extremely proud of the record number of animals KHS helped in 2019,” said Mark Eby, President/CEO of KHS. “Our incredible staff, volunteers, and donors all make this possible. I’m also proud of the partnerships we’ve developed with over 100 rescues around the country to help save more animals. The low cost vet services we provide these rescues and the staff we’ve added to assist them has helped find more animals homes. All of us working together and supporting each other is what leads to move lives being saved.”
In 2019, 8,281 animals were adopted from KHS. An additional 2,870 animals were transferred to rescue partners, 2 animals were transferred to shelter partners (not shown in the chart above), and 614 animals were reunited with their owners. This brings the total number of animal lives saved to 11,767. KHS performed 3,155 low cost, donor subsidized spay and neuter surgeries for low income members of the community. An additional 788 surgeries were performed for animals transferring to rescue groups.
In 2019, a record setting 6,750 unclaimed animals were transferred to KHS from the Wichita Animal Shelter. The two facilities are located on the same campus to make it easier to prepare animals for adoption if no owner claims them during the stray hold.
“We are very appreciative of our relationship with Wichita Animal Services,” said Eby. “Over the past four years, we’ve increased the number of unclaimed animals brought to KHS from Wichita Animal Services. To reduce the number of unclaimed pets at the Wichita Animal Shelter, and to keep fewer animals from ending up there, the best thing we can do as a community is to microchip and spay or neuter our pets.”
KHS Youth Education programs reached 18,125 children in 2019. These programs teach children bite prevention tactics, the importance of responsible pet ownership, and care and compassion for animals. Volunteers dedicated 68,638 hours of their time to the organization for the year. Volunteers are essential to the success and daily operation of KHS and they play a large role in helping the animals find homes as well as keeping them healthy and well cared for.
Kansas Humane Society by the Numbers - 2019
- 94% overall save rate
- 11,767 live animal releases
- 8,281 adoptions
- 2,870 animals transferred to rescue partners
- 2 animals transferred to shelter partners
- 614 pets reunited with their owners
- 788 surgeries performed for rescue groups
- 3, 155 donor subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for low income households
For additional information and detailed statistics, please visit kshumane.org/about-us/statistics.
This December, we're asking for your help to give a little hope to homeless pets during the holidays. We need donations of toys and treats for the animals in our care. Stockings are hung throughout our shelter, and we would love to see them filled with goodies throughout the month!
How you can help:
- Shop our Amazon Wishlist here: kshumane.org/stuffthestockings
- Choose an item from the KHS Store, or select your favorite pet supplies to donate. All proceeds from the KHS Store stay in our shelter to help us care for animals.
- Make an online donation here: kshumane.org/donate/give-now. Cash donations can also be made in the KHS Store.
Thank you for making the holidays brighter for pets in need!
Come to the Kansas Humane Society and have your pet's photo taken with Santa Claus. Choose from a wintery or Christmas scene. All sales from the Santa Paws photos benefit the Kansas Humane Society. Celebrate the holidays with us on December 14th!
$20 - Includes 1 digital photo & 1 scene
$30 - Includes 2 digital photos & 2 scenes
Please have your pets on a leash or in a kennel. Pets should be up to date on age appropriate vaccinations.