Give the Gift of Comfort

UPDATE: Thank you so much for helping us reach our donation goals for dog and cat beds! The new beds have begun to arrive at our shelter, and we couldn't be more thankful that our homeless pets will have a safe and comfortable spot to relax. 

 

Our shelter pet beds are aging, and many need to be replaced to make sure every pet has a cozy spot to rest. You can give a homeless pet the gift of comfort this holiday season by donating a bed from our wish list.

 

Donate A Bed

 

For safety and sanitation, we use Kuranda Beds in our shelter. They are chew-resistant, easy to disinfect, and they contain no stuffing, exposed seams, or fabric that could easily be ingested. They are made specifically with shelter use in mind and sized appropriately for use in our kennels and suites. Kuranda beds are made in the USA. 

We are looking to upgrade from PVC frame dog beds to Aluminum frame beds so your donation can have an even longer lasting impact on our shelter pets. Our goal is to replace at least 60 of the dog beds and 20 of the cat beds that are in the worst condition, but we would love to surpass that goal! Our dog beds are the most in need to replacement. To ensure that every dog has a comfy resting place, our shelter needs around 150 Kuranda beds.

Thank you from our homeless pets, and everyone at KHS!

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the Sedgwick County Park on Saturday, October 2 to make the 25th anniversary of Woofstock a success! Click here to view a photo album from the day. More photos will be added soon and on social media. We'll see you next year for Woofstock 2022!

KHS has several exciting employment opportunities for fellow animal lovers! If you want to make a difference in the lives of homeless pets, we want you to join our team. Apply here!

We have immediate openings for the following positions: 

Besides the fun of working with pets and making a contribution towards animal welfare on a daily basis, here are other great benefits Kansas Humane Society offers to its employees:

  • 15-19 days of Paid Time Off (PTO) per year that is earned from your first hour worked, and can be taken after 90 days on the job (Full-Time Employees)
  • 10 Paid Holidays per year (Full-Time & Part-Time Employees)
  • Comprehensive, low deductible, Blue Cross and Blue Shield health and dental plans for you and/or you and your family (Full-Time Employees)
  • 4 day work week depending on the job description (Full-Time Employees)
  • Discounted YMCA membership for you and your family (Full-Time & Part-Time Employees)
  • Discounts on retail store items, adoptions, basic animal medicines, and pet food (Full-Time & Part-Time Employees)
  • Pre-tax spending accounts for healthcare and childcare expenses (Full-Time Employees)
  • SIMPLE IRA Retirement Plan with generous company match (Full-Time and Part-Time Employees)
  • Various Aflac voluntary policies (including but not limited to Short Term Disability, Critical Illness, Cancer, Whole and Term Life Policies) (Full-Time & Part-Time Employees)

Grant of $75,000 will help save more pet lives in the Wichita community

 

The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) announced today a $75,000 grant investment from the newly named, Petco Love, to support their lifesaving work for animals in the Wichita area.

Petco Love is a nonprofit leading change for pets nationally by harnessing the power of love to make communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since their founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, they’ve empowered organizations with nearly $300 million invested to date in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. And, they’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and more than 4,000 organizations, like ours, nationwide.

“Today Petco Love announces an investment in the Kansas Humane Society and hundreds of other organizations as part of our commitment to create a future in which no pet is unnecessary euthanized,” said Susanne Kogut, President of Petco Love. “Our local investments are only one component. This month, we will also launch the first of our national tools to empower all animal lovers to drive lifesaving change right alongside us.”

“This grant from Petco Love will help us continue to do important lifesaving work in our community,” said Emily Hurst, KHS President/CEO. “We’re very thankful to know we will have the resources needed to continue providing medical care to sick and injured animals, food and shelter for homeless pets, and spay/neuter services reduce pet overpopulation and prevent unwanted litters. This grant will go so far towards helping us save as many lives as possible and finding loving homes for pets in need.”

The Kansas Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to saving more animal lives each year and reducing pet overpopulation in the Wichita area. Since 1888, the Kansas Humane Society has focused on creating a more humane community for pets and their people. In 2020, the Kansas Humane Society found homes or rescue placement for nearly 9,000 pets, and had a 98% save rate.

For more information about the Kansas Humane Society, visit kshumane.org, and click here to learn more about Petco Love.

About the Kansas Humane Society

Founded in 1888, the Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals. As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, KHS receives no federal, state or local tax dollars, support from the Humane Society of the United States, is not a United Way agency, and depends entirely on private donations and fees for service. More information is available at www.kshumane.org.

About Petco Love (Formerly Petco Foundation)

Petco Love is a nonprofit changing lives by making communities and pet families closer, stronger, and healthier. Since our founding in 1999 as the Petco Foundation, we’ve empowered animal welfare organizations by investing nearly $300 million in adoption and other lifesaving efforts. We’ve helped find loving homes for more than 6.5 million pets in partnership with Petco and organizations nationwide. Today, our love for pets drives us to lead with innovation, creating tools animal lovers need to reunite lost pets, and lead with passion, inspiring and mobilizing communities and our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners to drive lifesaving change alongside us. Is love calling you? Join us. Visit petcolove.org to be part of the lifesaving work we’re leading every day.

Food Giveaway Social 1

KHS has partnered with Hill's Pet Nutrition to give away dog & cat food for pet owners in need of help! No registration or proof of income is needed - this is a first come, first served event. Supplies are limited.

When: Friday, April 23 from 7 pm - 8:30 pm AND Sunday, April 25 from 10 am - 11:30 am.

Where: Kansas Humane Society at 3313 N Hillside, Wichita KS

 

When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle for curbside pickup. This is a drive-thru event, weather-permitting. No specialty diets will be available.

We want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Hill's Pet Nutrition for donating over 14,000 lb of pet food for this program! It will make a huge difference in the lives of animals in our community! And thank you to PODS (Park City) for donating a POD to use for food storage for this event.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pets Adopted

from the Kansas
Humane Society

Since January 1, 2022

291