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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.

Pets Adopted

from the Kansas
Humane Society

Since January 1, 2021

3,353