Woof! Our tails are still wagging after Woofstock 2016! This year we celebrated 20 years with a special Peace, Love, and Pets theme after we couldn’t be happier that so many of you came out to join us. All the animals at the Kansas Humane Society wanted us to let you know how thankful they are for your participation. Together we raised more than $259,000 for homeless animals in our community. Over $47,000 of that total was raised by staff and volunteers, who also stepped up to donate their time. Nearly 400 volunteers banded together and spent more than 2,500 man hours putting the event together.
A special thank you to our top donors:
- Top Dog: Haleigh Carson
- Top Individual Donor: Stuart Ray
- Top Corporate Donor: 105.3 The Buzz
- Top Volunteer Donor: John & Cindy Anders
And Woofstock wouldn't be possible without the support from our many amazing sponsors, like Davis Moore Autogroup, Hill's Science Diet, Fugate Enterprises, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and the Petco Foundation.Indian Hill's Veterinary Clinic was also on hand at the event providing pet first aid and making sure each dog was equipped with a microchip, which allows them to find their way home again if they ever get lost. The park was absolutely packed the day of Woofstock. Thousands of people and their dogs turned out to enjoy the festivities. We're so grateful for our media partners: 105.3 The Buzz, The Wichita Eagle, KSN Channel 3, and Ashby St Outdoor for spreading the word about the event and inviting people to take part. Thanks to them we had one of the biggest turnouts we've ever had. It is our hope that Woofstock continues to get bigger and better each year. So thank you again for all of your support! And mark your calendars for next year! Woofstock 2017 happens on October 7th!
Thank You to Our Volunteers:
KHS Volunteer Team, AVID Kids, BKD, CACOW Maize S. High School, Commerce Bank, Fidelity Bank, Gap Enterprises, Girl Scout Troop 40539, Kohl’s East, Martin Pringle, McConnell Air Force Base, NetApp, Old Navy Employees, Target DERBY, Target NE, Textron, USS Maddox Group
Thank You to Our Woofstock Committee Members:
Aaron Golik, Anna Van Bunnen, Bill Angstadt, Brian Rader, Connie Velghe, Dana Cox, Dana Steffee, Dayna Boso, Elizabeth Kramer, Jennifer Morris, Jesica Harvey, Karen McAllaster, Kelly Benton, Lacie Omoarelojie, Lindsay Smith, Lottie Miller, Marianna Evans, Mark Eby, Melissa Houston, Rachel Runner, Sarah Hicks-Neisius, Sarah Vincze, Sharon Chapman, Shanna Ireland, Sharon Peters, Shelley Bonnell, Stuart Ray, Susan Woods, Suzanne Coin, Tammie Lohnes, Tim Hofer, Vanessa Jackson
Last week two severe abuse and neglect cases came in to our campus neighbor Wichita Animal Services. These were unique cases and would have been difficult to treat in a shelter environment but we had to help. On Tuesday, we reached out to the rescue group taking them in and offered over $1,250 in funding for:
- Dante, a pit bull mix, with missing teeth, serious wounds and heartworms.
- Nine Aussie mix puppies with Sarcoptic Mange, worms and overall health concerns.
Funds for Dante and the nine puppies were provided by the Kansas Humane Society’s Emergency Medical Fund in partnership with Beauties and Beasts, Inc. This fund also provided care for Thor a pit bull mix the Kansas Humane Society treated for weeks with serious wounds and later transferred to the same rescue group for ongoing behavioral rehabilitation. Thank you to the donors who have already supported this live-saving medical fund!
Thank you to Beauties and Beasts, Inc. for taking these animals in and providing the love and care they need while they recover, we're extremely grateful for the partnership that we share. Follow their Facebook page for the latest updates concerning Dante and the puppies.
With over 10,000 dogs and cats entering KHS each year, often animals need help for an injury or treatable condition which is outside the scope of what we can provide at our facility. This fund will sustain our growing medical costs so that more homeless pets can receive a second chance at a lifelong loving family to call their own.
In Honor of Adopt a Shelter Dog Month we're hosting an adoption event!
Thank you to our event sponsors Scott & Jenny Hatchett!
Friday, October 21 - Friday, October 28
$100 - Adult Dogs (6 months & older)*
$15/BOGO - Kittens (8 months & under)
As always, the adoption fee for adult cats and Kennel Cough dogs is waived, we only ask for a donation!
*Excludes puppies & high profile pets