Donors can help Kansas Humane Society (KHS) win part of $200,000 in cash prizes to fund life-saving work to help pets in need.
You can get involved by making a donation to KHS through our challenge site, or by joining the team to help us fundraise. Prize money from this challenge would have a HUGE impact on KHS and our mission to help homelss animals. To help KHS win the Fund the Shelters Challenge, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/kansashumanesociety-fts and login to donate.
The Fund the Shelters Challenge is a month-long online fundraising competition where hundreds of animal welfare organizations from across the country compete for grant prize money. The Fund the Shelters Challenge is presented by Michelson Found Animals and NBC and Telemundo owned stations.
To raise money and awareness to support animal adoption and services that promote the bond between humans and animals, Kansas Humane Society will compete for up to $200,000 in cash prizes in the Fund the Shelters Challenge at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/kansashumanesociety-fts. KHS finds homes and placement for over 11,000 animals each year. The Fund the Shelters Challenge will help KHS with the cost of providing medical care and a safe and clean environment for animals during their stay. As part of our mission to reduce Wichita's pet overpopulation, the KHS clinic performs over 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year. The cost of this service is immense and prize money from the Fund the Shelters Challenge will help to continue this important work.
The Fund the Shelters Challenge launched on CrowdRise by GoFundMe on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am CST and will continue through Thursday, May 9 at 12: 59:59 pm CST.
The organization that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $50,000 donation, second place gets $35,000, third gets $20,000, fourth gets $15,000, fifth gets $10,000, and sixth gets $5,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $65,000 in prize money.
We're expecting! We need your help to stock up on the supplies needed to care for hundreds of underage puppies and kittens over the next several months.
Stop by on April 27 to visit our young foster animals available for adoption. We'll have lots of fun, games and snacks! It's also a great chance to learn about fostering for KHS.
View our most needed items - Amazon Wishlist: http://bit.ly/pamperedpaws
What: Pampered Paws Puppy & Kitten Shower
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm
Where: Kansas Humane Society Learning Center at 3313 N Hillside, Wichita KS
Make it a lucky day for a homeless pet at KHS! Our St. Pawtrick's Day Adoption Event starts Saturday, March 16, 2019. Select adult dogs will be $25 to adopt - that includes spay/neuter, vaccinations, microchip and more! These reduced adoption fees will apply until all of the selected dogs are adopted.
No holds will be allowed on these select dogs. No dog to dog introductions will be allowed on March 16 and March 17, so please leave your pet at home. This promo is not valid with KHS store credit offer.
The lucky dogs are:
- Alexander (Adopted)
- Bella (Adopted)
- Clarabelle (Adopted)
- Cooper (Adopted)
- Faye (Adopted)
- Hercules (Adopted)
- Homer (Adopted)
- Hunter (Adopted)
- Kerrigan (Adopted)
- Leena (Adopted)
- Lorna (Adopted)
- Meatball (Adopted)
- Mocha (Adopted)
- Paris (Adopted)
- Randy (Adopted)
- Seraphina (Adopted)
- Summer (Adopted)
- Sweet Pea (Adopted)
- Teacup (Adopted)
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