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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.

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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:

  1. Shop our Amazon Wishlist here: kshumane.org/stuffthestockings
  2. 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.
  3. 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!


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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!

Deluxe Package:
$20 - Includes 1 digital photo & 1 scene

Platinum Package:
$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.

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Join us in spreading some holiday cheer & love to the animals at KHS! Our Holiday Open House is December 7 from 2 PM - 4PM at the Kansas Humane Society. FREE to attend.

Make a treat for a shelter pet! You can make a snack for the dogs, a cat toy or a blanket for the animals at the shelter. Enjoy coffee, tea, hot cocoa and cookies! Kids will be able to decorate a pet themed wooden ornament to take home (limited quantities).

We'll also kick off our Stuff the Stockings event to ensure all of our animals receive a treat this holiday season. Shop our retail store or bring in your own toys and treats to donate to the shelter animals. 

We hope to see you there!


The Kansas Humane Society will be closed on several upcoming holidays to allow staff to spend time with their families. Don't worry, the animals are taken care of even when we're closed. We hope you have safe and happy holidays!

  • November 28, 2019 -Closed
  • November 29, 2019 - Closed
  • December 17, 2019 - Closing Early at 4:00 PM
  • December 24, 2019 - Closed
  • December 25, 2019 - Closed
  • January 1, 2020 - Closed

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