Kansas Humane Society has received three dogs that the ASPCA (American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals®) assisted in seizing from properties believed to be associated with dogfighting. The dogs were seized from a property in Bendena, Kan. and an additional location in the Midwestern U.S.
The dogs seized from both properties were living in poor conditions and exhibited scars and injuries commonly seen with dogfighting. Dogfighting paraphernalia was found at both locations. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) worked with the ASPCA to collect evidence and remove 45 dogs from the Bendena property in August of 2018. Arrests have been made in both cases.
“We’re happy the ASPCA reached out to us and we were able to take in some of the dogs from these two cases,” said Mark Eby, KHS President/CEO. “We’ve allowed them some time to settle in and get comfortable with their surroundings before making them available for adoption. Staff have been evaluating their behavior and assessing their interactions with people and other dogs. They are very friendly and they have done well with other dogs through playgroups and assessments during their stay with the ASPCA and KHS. They’ve been through a lot and we’re looking forward to finding them loving homes soon.”
Before being placed in the care of KHS, the dogs were transported to temporary shelters established by the ASPCA, where they were cared for by veterinary and behavior experts. The ASPCA’s Legal Advocacy department worked closely with law enforcement and prosecutors for both cases to ensure the best outcome for the seized animals.
Two of the dogs, Emma Frost and Virginia, are now ready to be adopted. If you are interested in adopting, please contact KHS at 316-524-9196, or visit us at 3313 N Hillside St, Wichita, KS. If you currently have a dog or other members of your household, KHS recommends bringing them for a meet and greet before adopting.
In mid December, a litter of nine puppies was surrendered to KHS at only four weeks old. The puppies' mom was no longer nursing them, and they were sick and extremely underweight. A dedicated foster and KHS employee stepped up to take home the entire litter!
After four weeks in foster care they tripled their weight and were in great health. After graduating from foster care, all nine puppies starred in the KSN Super Puppy Bowl and quickly found loving homes!
We need more fosters to help us save lives and make these amazing stories possible! The shelter cannot provide the care and comfort that sick, underweight and undersocialized animals need. Please consider opening your home to these animals! KHS provides all of the supplies needed to care for foster animals. This includes food, litter, and medical care. If available we can also supply crates, toys, bedding, play pens and enrichment to keep your foster engaged. Become a KHS foster: https://bit.ly/2NGLGcE
For KHS to continue receiving these life-saving benefits in 2019, please enroll or re-enroll on or after January 1, 2019. The animals really appreciate all the support we've gotten from Dillons and the community! Visit their website to view your account.
Register your Plus card with Dillons Community Rewards and your Dillons purchases* can benefit KHS. The more you shop at Dillons, the more KHS can earn. Sign up and start shopping today, it's that easy!
Enroll in the Dillons Community Rewards Program:
- Visit the Dillons Rewards website.
- Sign in OR Create an account (see below on creating an online account at our website).
- Click on "Enroll Now".
- Enter KHS's 5 digit number 89592 and search.
- Select "Kansas Humane Society" and click on "Enroll".
To Create an Online Account at Dillons:
- Visit the Dillons Rewards website.
- Click on "Register" at the top of the page.
- Complete the sign up form.
- Click on "Create Account" at the bottom of the page.
- You will receive an email confirmation to your inbox, to activate your account click on the link in the body of the email and enter your sign in information to confirm.
For assistance setting up your online account or with general questions, please contact Dillons at 800-576-4377.
* Specific purchases that cannot be included are: alcohol, tobacco, fuel, Pharmacy purchases with gov't assistance (i.e. Medicare, Medicaid, Tricare), postage, bottle deposits, lottery, Western Union, other customer services, promotional tickets, sales tax, banner gift cards, reloadable gift card products (i.e. Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Green Dot). Please see FAQs at our website for a complete list of exclusions.
Have you ever wondered why it costs so much to adopt? Why aren't all shelters no kill? Why don't shelters take animals when they have empty kennels?
Join us for a presentation by Dr. Brad Crauer, DVM, and get answers to these questions and more. Dr. Crauer dives into the everyday challenges facing shelters regarding their capacity for care, the realities of shelter medicine and public opinion. His honest, entertaining and interactive approach makes tough subject matter easy to digest. An open Q&A session will follow the presentation.
What: Shelter Medicine & Capacity for Care of Shelters, a presentation by Dr. Brad Crauer, DVM. Open to the public - no cost to attend!
When: Tuesday, January 15th from 6pm - 8pm
Where: WSU South Campus, Lecture Hall C132 at 3821 E. Harry St, Wichita, KS 67218
Dr. Brad Crauer, DVM, is a professor at the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he teaches classes on shelter medicine and animal shelter basics. His real world examples and experience prepares future veterinarians for practice. This event is hosted by WSU Tech and the Student Chapter of the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America (SCNAVTA).
12 very special dogs would love to have homes for the holidays. In order to help our furry friends, we are lowering the adoption fees to $50 each for these 12 dogs! Hurry in and meet these amazing pups today!