Emily HurstWICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Humane Society is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Hurst as the organization’s next President/CEO, effective February 15. Hurst has served as the Chief Development Officer of the Kansas Humane Society for the past two years.

“I am so honored to take on this new role with an organization that I care so deeply about,” said Hurst. “KHS rescues an average of 10,000 pets every year. I am so proud to be working with a staff deeply dedicated to saving every possible animal life. The compassion and care for homeless and abandoned animals is seen at every level at KHS. I am humbled by their spirit and commitment every day. We are excited for the year in front of us with each of us looking forward to how we can impact not only the immediate needs of pets and people in our community, but how we can also stop all unnecessary euthanasia, address our pet over-population and ensure a humane community for all companion animals. ”

Hurst has more than 10 years of experience in leadership and fundraising roles for non-profit organizations. Hurst plans to spend her first several months in the role strengthening her understanding of all areas of the Kansas Humane Society while communicating with staff, volunteers, donors and community supporters.

Pamela Ammar, Board Chair of the Kansas Humane Society, says she and the rest of the Board of Directors are looking forward to having Hurst as the next President/CEO. “Emily’s passion for our community and non-profit background coupled with her experience leading at the Kansas Humane Society will ensure the organization stays a strong community resource.”

Hurst is taking over from Mark Eby, who has served as President/CEO since 2014 and will retire on February 14. Haleigh Orand, Community Engagement Director, will move into the role of Chief Development Officer starting February 15.

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Despite the unprecedented challenges presented in 2020, the Kansas Humane Society (KHS) is focusing on the positive and celebrating the Wichita community’s support of pet adoption during difficult times. In 2020, KHS found homes or placement for 8,944 pets and reached a 98% save rate.

“The challenges faced this year were so unexpected, our donors, volunteers and adopters are the reason we were able to make it through 2020,” said Mark Eby, KHS President/CEO. “We didn’t know how many people would be willing to give or adopt considering the uncertainty of the economy and world climate. We are so thankful to everyone who chose to welcome a pet into their home this year. It was a stressful year, but having a pet can bring so much comfort and unconditional love into your life.”

In 2020, 6,103 pets were adopted from KHS. An additional 2,648 pets were transferred to KHS rescue partners, and 193 pets were reunited with their owners. KHS performed 3,020 low cost spay and neuter surgeries for low income members of the community.

In 2020, 5,118 unclaimed pets were transferred to KHS from the Wichita Animal Services Shelter. An additional 3,465 pets were surrendered to the Kansas Humane Society by their owner. 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.

In 2020, a total of 1,263 pets spent time in foster care through the Kansas Humane Society.

“Our foster community was so incredible this year. They made sure all of our homeless pets had a safe place to go in April while our building was closed to the public. It was a huge effort to place hundreds of animals with foster families in just a few days, but so many people reached out to help and we absolutely could not have made it a success without them,” said Eby.

Kansas Humane Society by the Numbers - 2020

  • 98% overall save rate
  • 8,944 live animal releases
    • 6,103 adoptions
    • 2,648 pets transferred to rescue partners
    • 193 pets reunited with their owners
  • 3,020 spay/neuter surgeries performed for low income households

For additional information and detailed statistics, please visit kshumane.org/about-us/statistics.


WICHITA, Kan. – The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) today announced that Mark Eby, President and CEO will retire in April 2021.

“We would like to thank Mark for his service and commitment to KHS during his time with the organization,” said Pamela Ammar, KHS Board Chair. “His dedication to the lifesaving mission of KHS led the organization through incredible growth and change. Mark placed focus on strengthening relationships with the community and our rescue partners which led to more animal lives saved than ever before in the history of KHS.”

Eby joined KHS as President and CEO in 2013. Under his leadership, the organization’s save rate skyrocketed from 72% to 94% in the past 4 years. The number of animals that receive services through KHS has grown to around 16,000 per year.

Eby said he will miss working to help the people of Wichita. “Since I came to Wichita in 2001, I’ve worked in the non-profit sector. I’m proud of the work I’ve done to help thousands of families and animals over that time. I love KHS, and I will miss all of the people that work there, the volunteers who give their time, and the donors that allow us to help the number of animals we do. Without everyone working together, none of it would be possible. I know KHS will be in great hands and continue to move forward to help even more animals in the future. Thank you Wichita for all of your support.”

A search committee has been formed to find the next CEO of KHS. Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Virtual Vendor Market - Woofstock 2020


Virtual Vendor Market - Woofstock 2020

Woofstock is one of our premiere events of the year—and it’s made special by all of the sponsors, vendors and small businesses who come out and pour so much thought, time, and energy into making it such a unique experience for our guests. We wanted to highlight some of the amazing partners who make this event so special so that you can easily see their products and shop their websites directly. We hope you’ll take a moment to look through these incredible vendors and consider supporting them in whatever way you can!



105.3 The Buzz

105.3 THE BUZZ

105.3 The Buzz is home to the Kidd Kraddick Morning Show and plays Today’s Best Variety like Taylor Swift, Maroon 5, Lady Gaga, Ed Sheeran and more. The Buzz has been a proud supporter of the Kansas Humane Society and Woofstock for over 15 years.

Bagatelle Bakery


Bagatelle Bakery is a family-owned European-style cafe and full-service bakery that has been home to quick service, quality deliciousness, and affordable pricing since 1983. Chef-prepared breakfasts, artisan baked breads, delectable desserts and pastries, and custom wedding cakes are just a few of our offerings. Our mission has always been to give our community the pleasures of the European bakery experience that the Toubia family adored growing up abroad.

Mention ‘Woofstock’ with your order for a discount during the week of the event! (Sept. 28th – Oct. 4th)

Barrel Boys BBQ


Barrel Boys BBQ is a professional competition cooking team, offering Food Truck and catering services. Specializing in craft fire cooking. They have received many awards on the pro circuit like Back to Back Grand Champions at the 2016 & 2017 Derby BBQ contest and even getting a perfect score in Brisket at the American Royal world series Barbecue contest.

Best Western


When you host your next meeting or event at Best Western Wichita North, you get more than just ample meeting space. Our facility features a full-service convention center, an in-house catering department and menu, as well as a professional and capable staff. With over 20,000 square feet of meeting space, Best Western Wichita North is perfect for any event large or small. When the day is done, relax in one of our deluxe sleeping rooms and suites, enjoy a delicious meal at our on-site restaurant Country Kitchen, take in our fitness and business centers, or take a break and enjoy a game or two in our expansive indoor courtyard. Call us at 316-832-9387 to learn more, schedule a tour, or to book your next event with us. Best Western Wichita North will always go that extra mile to take your event from “ordinary” to “extraordinary.”

Chick N Max


Savory Almond Wood Smoked Chicken, Legendary Sandwiches & Crispy Tenders. Wichita Owned and proud sponsor of the Kansas Humane Society. Thank you to everyone that has given a forever home to the many dogs featured in the Chick N Max Suite.

City Blue Print


City Blue Print has offered a wide variety of printing, design, office furniture, art supplies, and surveying equipment to Wichita since 1932. We continue to remain family owned and operated after three generations. We love our community and its people. It is a true privilege to support an incredible organization such as the Kansas Humane Society.

Bring your pup into our store before November 1st to receive 20% off any purchase of $100 or less! (excludes surveying equipment)

Chicken N Pickle


Chicken N Pickle is a unique, indoor/outdoor entertainment complex including a casual, chef-driven restaurant and sports bar that boasts pickleball courts, ping pong, and a variety of yard games. The venue regularly host outdoor concerts, corporate event spaces, and cozy spots for small gatherings, celebrations and quality family time. It is a warm and welcoming environment that brings together people from all over the community to engage in the joy of being human. Visit the Chicken N Pickle website to learn more and check out the daily specials.

Cornerstone Builders


Cornerstone Builders supports Woofstock 2020 as a Sponsor and Partner.

Cosmic Pet


Cosmic Pet is a multi-branded, international company that designs and manufactures pet products for cats and dogs. Formerly known separately as Hyper Pet, R2P Pet, and OurPets, the combined company is an industry leader of innovative and stimulating pet toys and accessories that help strengthen the bond between pets and their parents. Our mission is to lead in the pet industry by developing iconic and trend-setting products that create value for our partners by delivering great experiences for pets and their families. Cosmic Pet continually strives to exceed the expectations of all our customers while providing only the best for our four-legged friends. Cosmic Pet now has more than 160 employees and is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.

Credit Union of America


CUA was originally established in 1935 as the Wichita City Teachers' Credit Union. Now community based, our membership is available to residents and workers in 18 Kansas counties. CUA is a not for profit financial cooperative owned by our members.

David Curry State Farm


At David Curry State Farm, we help you manage the risks of everyday life. Do you have the right life insurance to make sure you and your family are adequately protected? Call us today at 1-316-634-2125. We can talk with you today about your Life Plan and help relieve one stress point in your life.

Davis Moore


Davis-Moore has been a proud member of the Wichita community for over 60 years . We make customer satisfaction and supporting our community our number one top priority and we continuously promote community involvement, both as a company and by encouraging employees to take action. We understand that customers are the backbone of our business and many of our customers live right here in our community. Being able to give of our time, talent and financial support to those in need is an extremely rewarding experience for everyone involved.

Dog Days of Sommer


At Dog Days of Sommer, you will find personalized daycare and grooming for your best friend, plus clean, safe indoor and outdoor play environments as well as a staff of dedicated pet lovers who will treat your dog like their own. We also offer a full range of services that will meet all of your prized-pooches' needs.

Downing & Lahey


Downing & Lahey Mortuaries & Crematory has been proudly serving the Wichita community for over 100 years. We are proud to support the Kansas Humane Society’s Woofstock Walk!

Hands Full Dog Training


We help pet dogs and their owners find harmony together with positive, effective training solutions. Specializing in families & dogs! As a pet dog owner, YOU are our specialty. We focus on real-world manners that help you enjoy living with your dog. We use gentle, effective techniques that teach your dog to want to work with you as a team.

Healthy Hounds LLC


Healthy Hounds LLC is a locally owned small business, that has been providing healthy, homemade food products for dogs in the Wichita area since 2019. I started Healthy Hounds LLC because I was tired of feeding my dog products filled with ingredients that I could not pronounce. I believe that wholesome product ingredients translate into better health for your dog. Most of my ingredients are organic or non-GMO and my beef is locally sourced from the Flint Hills area. My long-term goal is that someday Healthy Hounds LLC will provide the funding for a local, no kill, dog rescue.

Order online and enter the discount code WOOFSTOCK2020 for a 10% discount!

Hill's Pet Nutrition


Hill’s mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets. The goal of the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Program is simple: to provide dogs and cats with nutrition that will help make them healthy, happy and ready to join their forever home. Every single day, we feed homeless pets in more than 800 North American shelters as they await their new loving families. Since 2002, the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love Program has provided over $295 million worth of Hill’s® brand pet foods to over 1,000 animal shelters and helped more than 11 million pets find their forever homes. We are proud to partner with Kansas Humane Society in their efforts to help abandoned and homeless animals in the Wichita area and provide them with care, comfort and the second chance at a new life that they deserve.

J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.


J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc. is a locally owned and operated, full service real estate firm servicing local and national clients. We have been instrumental in the growth and development of Wichita’s real estate for over a century. Built on in-depth market knowledge and innovative solutions for our clients’ real estate needs.

Kirk Short's Wichita Home Team


The Wichita Home Team gives incredible service to its customers and gets results fast! We utilize the latest in cutting-edge Photography and Fully Interactive 3D Virtual Tours to show off and sell some of the city's finest real estate. The Wichita Home Team continues to work with its customers, whether it's selling a house or helping them find their next home. We want to be there for you every step of the way. Achieve your dreams with The Wichita Home Team!

Kona Ice


Together we can make a difference in our community. Buy a Kona-ice and #SEEtheCHANGE with us. The family is devoted to bringing the very best tropical shaved ice treat to all of Wichita. Our colorful and fun Kona truck creates exciting and delicious treats for the whole family.



KSNW serves as the flagship of the Kansas State Network (KSN), a local NBC affiliate that includes four stations across the state, as well as bordering counties in Nebraska, Oklahoma and Colorado. KSN News 3 focus is on local news from across the state beginning with Kansas Today at 4:30am, Noon, 5pm, 6pm and 10pm newscasts. KSN also produces a local lifestyle show Good Day Kansas that focusses on bringing Kansas to our viewers.

Learjet Employees Care Fund


The Learjet Care Fund board commits to spend employees' donations wisely and conscientiously while doing the most to help and provide positive changes in the community through great organizations like Kansas Humane Society.

The Little Clinic


The Little Clinic is a pioneer in customer-focused healthcare with a mission to help people live healthier lives. When you have an urgent health concern, we offer easy care access. Our board-certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants provide high quality, affordable healthcare conveniently located inside your neighborhood grocery store. The Little Clinic treats patients 12 months and up.

Midwest Fastener Supply, Inc.


Aircraft and Commercial Hardware Distributor

New Life Nutrition


We offer 16oz protein shakes and 24oz energy blend hydration drinks. They are freshly made at your location. Free Delivery. Shakes have 28g of protein and most have less than 4g of sugar. most made out of fresh fruits.



NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based in San Antonio, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. NuStar currently has approximately 10,000 miles of pipeline and 75 terminal and storage facilities that store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids. The partnership’s combined system has approximately 75 million barrels of storage capacity, and NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

Paranormal Eggsperience


Where Sci-Fi, Folklore and good food come together! Made from scratch with fresh ingredients! Come join us for a Paranormal Eggsperience!

Peace Love & Pie


Peace Love & Pie is a premium dessert AND PIE shop. Our pies are handcrafted and follow the tastes of the seasons. Pie Happens. Enjoy the Journey.

Pet Supplies Plus


Pet Supplies Plus Wichita is PAWSITIVELY excited about becoming YOUR Favorite Neighborhood Pet Store! We are conveniently located in Tallgrass Shopping Center at the corner of 21st Street north and Rock Road. We offer the pricing and selection of the big box stores with the quick, knowledgeable and convenient shopping experience you’re looking for. That’s what we call, “Minus the hassle”. We are locally owned and operated too! We look forward to meeting you!

Sacred Leaf


Offering U.S. Grown, Hemp derived CBD with lab proven 0.00% THC. We sell CBD oil and other products for pain, anxiety, and much more. 4004 W Central Ave Wichita, KS 67212 On the Northwest corner of West and Central.

Subaru of Wichita


The same great people who brought you No Sharks on the Showroom, the Golden Rule for Car Dealers, Non-Commissioned Salespeople, the Love it or Leave it Money Back Guarantee, Subaru-of Wichita is proud to be a longtime partner in the Wichita community giving over $850,000 back locally. Find your new ride at RideHomeHappy.com!

Sydney's Pet Resort


Sydney's Pet Resort is Wichita's finest all-inclusive Pet Service Facility. Offering Dog & Cat Lodging, Dog & Cat Grooming and Doggy Daycare and Training.

The Rolling Greek


The Rolling Greek is a result of a decade long planning of one simple idea: A way of projecting a home kitchen to a commercial one. A kitchen that makes the best Gyros and the best Greek Platters in town. The Rolling Greek’s kitchen will make you come back for seconds.

Tailwaggers Canine Social Club


Now open in Old Town, Tailwaggers Canine Social Club, Wichita’s newest Doggy Daycare. We are happy to finally be open and are accepting applications for membership. Make an appointment to come have a tour, and see if Tailwaggers is right for your canine companion. Located one block east of Douglass & Washington at 133 N Ohio Ave.



Veterinary Emergency & Specialty Hospital of Wichita is a full-service emergency dog and cat hospital. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with no appointment necessary. We offer emergency and overnight nursing care as well as care on weekends and holidays. We also provide specialty services such as dentistry and oral surgery, as well as orthopedic and soft tissue surgery and rehabilitation therapies by appointment. Anytime your beloved pet is sick or hurt and your veterinarian is closed. Don't worry — we're open!

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Last Updated May 21, 2021


Masks are recommended for visitors who are not yet fully vaccinated. We ask that all guests please practice social distancing while at KHS.

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.

Pets Adopted

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