April 6, 2020
We will begin adoptions by appointment this week. Please follow the steps below if you're interested in one our available animals. This is new a new process, so please be patient as we work through the details. The safety of the public, our staff and the animals is the top priority.
- Interested adopters can view our available animals at kshumane.org. We will start by offering a small number of animals for adoption at a time. The adoption fee for dogs is currently $50.
- Our adoptions staff will respond to interested adopters on a first come first served basis. If we do not respond to your email it means the animal has already been adopted. If the adoption falls through we will contact the next person in line. We cannot take phone calls for adoption appointments at this time.
- Our adoptions staff will reach out to set up a time for a phone interview where they will discuss the information we know about the animal, and how it would do in your home. If you would like to adopt the animal, our adoptions staff will send you a link to pay the adoption fee online and fill out a digital copy of your adoption paperwork. Once paperwork is completed, we'll schedule an adoption appointment for you to meet the animal and take them home.
- If you do not show up for your appointment your adoption will be cancelled and the adoption fee will not be refunded.
Donations and Free Pet Food Distribution
On Monday, April 6 KHS distributed approximately 2000 lb of pet food and 1100 lb of cat litter to members of our community financially impacted by Covid-19. These supplies were donated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and generous pet lovers in our area.On Monday, April 6 KHS distributed approximately 2000 lb of pet food and 1100 lb of cat litter to members of our community financially impacted by Covid-19. These supplies were donated by Hill’s Pet Nutrition and generous pet lovers in our area.
KHS will continue to collect donations of dog food, cat food, cat litter and 1 gallon size storage bags to assemble free pet care packages for those in need. Donations can be left outside of our front doors.
Thank you to all who made this possible!
End of Life Services
If you are in need of End of Life Services for a sick or elderly pet, we have partnered with several area veterinarian clinics for this service. Please contact one of the offices listed below and let them know you were referred by KHS for owner requested euthanasia. They will be able to provide you further details.
Indian Hills Animal Clinic
3223 W 13th St N.
Wichita, KS 67203
Indian Hills Animal Clinic
1448 N Maize Rd
Wichita, KS 67212
Prairie Ridge Animal Hospital
12412 West Kellogg
Wichita Kansas 67235
March 31, 2020
KHS remains temporarily closed to the public, but we are continuing to evaluate how to provide services such as adoptions. We have moved over 120 animals into foster care where they are receiving lots of love and attention from our amazing foster families. Staff continues to meet the daily needs of our shelter pets.
We are currently collecting donations of dog food, cat food, cat litter and 1 gallon storage bags to make pet supply care packages for families in need. Donations of these items can be dropped off outside of our front doors. We will have more details soon about how to receive a care package next week through a no-contact pickup process.
March 24, 2020
KHS is following the guidance of the CDC, local public health officials and the Sedgwick County Stay at Home order in our work to reduce the potential for coronavirus to spread to more people.
KHS will temporarily close to the public starting Wednesday, March 25. During the next week, we will evaluate how to continue offering important services to the community and focus on deep cleaning. The health and safety of our employees and animals is our top priority. This timeline is subject to change depending on what guidance we receive from local public health officials. Please check back in here or on our social media for updates.
Staff will continue to meet the daily needs of our shelter pets, who are not at risk of contracting or transmitting coronavirus (Covid-19), and employees in other departments will be working remotely in an effort to minimize interactions that may unnecessarily expose people to this virus.
We appreciate your understanding and patience while we work to ensure the safety of the public, our staff and volunteers.