Clear the Shelters, the popular nationwide pet adoption drive that took the country by storm last year returns on Saturday, August 19 and for the first time ever, is coming to the Kansas Humane Society!

This year, KHS is joining with our local NBC station, KSN, to provide local families the opportunity to adopt an animal in need by offering waived adoption fees. We are thrilled to partner with KHS to make this year’s Clear the Shelters event another remarkable day across the country and here in our community.

KSN HFY Clear the Shelters LogoDuring our normal business hours on Saturday, August 19, 2017, KHS will be offering fee-waived adoptions! That means you pay $0 to adopt an animal from KHS that day. Yes - completely free adoptions! This amazing event is only possible thanks to our sponsors: Subaru, Petco, Fahnestock, and York. No holds on animals will be allowed on Friday, August 18 or on the day of the event. No dog-to-dog introductions on event day, please. 

Clear the Shelters has been a hugely successful event at other animal shelters across the country and we are so excited to be a part of this year and hopefully clear out our shelter and get dozens of animals adopted into new, loving homes,” said Mark Eby, President/CEO of the Kansas Humane Society. “We are so thankful to KSN and our sponsors for helping us make this event happen. Because of them, we are helping local families connect with and take home a new, furry family member.”

We’re hoping to have a successful Clear the Shelters day this year, so here’s how you can help us raise more awareness about Clear the Shelters 2017.

  • Upload an image of yourself with your pet or pets using the hashtags #ClearTheShelters and #LoveMyPet and listing the reasons why you love your pets.
  • Access a #ClearTheShelters / #DesocuparLosAlbergues filters on NBC and Telemundo stations’ websites that lets you easily share your pet photos across social platforms.

You don’t need to have an adopted animal to participate.  You can simply smile, snap a photo with your favorite furry or non-furry friend, list your reasons for loving your pet, and upload your post and photo to your social media channels. 

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations’ Clear the Shelters initiative is a community-driven nationwide pet adoption campaign that seeks to match deserving animals with loving and permanent homes. This year, NBC and Telemundo stations all across the country will join with hundreds of animal shelters, including the Kansas Humane Society, to offer low cost or waived pet adoption fees to help families find and adopt a new pet. Since 2015, the stations’ Clear the Shelters pet adoption campaign has resulted in more than 70,000 pet adoptions nationwide.

Please visit KHS on Saturday, August 19 and help us ‘Clear the Shelters”!

You’ll help to give a homeless animal a new chance at life and you may also find your new best friend.

For more information, visit www.kshumane.org. To access a list of all participating animal shelters across the country, visit ClearTheShelters.com.

Look forward to seeing you on Clear the Shelters day, Saturday, August 19!

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Loving Leonardo – Cat of the Week

Well hello there. I’m Leonardo, and I’m a smart and articulate 6-year-old cat. You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but us cats can learn at any age. I love exploring new places and playing with cat toys. I would have to say that my favorite thing to do is cuddle! The feeling of lying on your lap while you rub my belly is the best feeling in the world! I would love to cuddle with you today! Come pick me up at KHS and we can start our next adventure together. 

Loyal Liono – Dog of the Week

Hi!!! Where’s my ball?! Have you seen my ball?! Ahhhh, it’s in your hand! Throw it, again! I love playing catch with you so much! I’m a playful 2-year-old dog that is ready to find a place of my own! KHS has been fun, but I’m ready to run around and play outside with you! I live an active lifestyle and am proud of it! We can do all sorts of fun things. We can go on walks, explore new places, and play with chew toys! Come down to KHS and adopt me today! 

Peaceful Pepper – Cat of the Week

Hey there! Don’t worry, I brought my resume and cover letter with me! Sorry about the stains, I accidentally spilled cat food all over my resume. We all make mistakes! I’m a passionate 3-year-old cat that enjoys helping others! Why should I be your new personal assistant? That’s easy! I’m super sweet and very professional! We’ll only cuddle after we get all of the laundry and dishes done! Don’t fret, I’ll be there with you every step of the way! Need any more convincing? Come down to KHS and see me for yourself! 

Talented Tiffany – Dog of the Week

Hi! Are you looking for a new best friend?! How ironic! I am too! I’m a beautiful and kind 2-year-old dog that enjoys being around others. I constantly wag my tail and bring a positive vibe to any situation! I love running around outside and enjoying the sunshine with you! I’m a real sweet gal. I’m also part of the Lonely Hearts Club, which means my adoption fee will be reduced for you! I’ve loved getting to know all of the KHS staff, but I’m ready for a family of my own. Please come adopt me today! 

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UPDATE: KHS is excited to REOPEN the Spay/Neuter Blitz for dog owners living in zip codes 67211 and 67213! We will be accepting and performing surgeries on 100 dogs from these areas. You must meet certain income qualifications to have the free surgery provided by KHS. 

KHS is excited to announce that we have received a generous grant from PetSmart Charities that will fund a Spay/Neuter Blitz program for 300 dogs in the 67211 & 67213 area. Any dog owner living in these zip codes, making less than $40,000 per year, with proof of income and proof of address, can now have their dog altered with a fee waived surgery at KHS until funds are exhausted. Each dog will also be microchipped, and owners will be provided with a collar, leash and custom tag. KHS will perform the surgeries in increments of 100. The first 100 surgeries have been completed and we are opening up for then next round of 100 dogs starting Wednesday, July 26. The final 100 spots will be made available later in the year and KHS will annouce when each round is ending or beginning.  

There are two ways to get an appointment scheduled:

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Spay/Neuter Blitz Scheduling Form

We admit patients between 7:30 - 8:00am, 7 days a week. You can pick them up between 4:00 - 5:00pm, same day. Feel free to submit another form if you have more than 2 animals you want to schedule.

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Enjoy one more summer outting with the kids before school is back in session!

Family Fun Day 2017


We're hosting our annual Family Fun Day event on Saturday, August 5th from 11:00am - 3:00pm. Come enjoy:

  • carnival-themed games
  • face painting
  • a photo booth
  • dunk tank
  • And free ice cream treats for those who visit all of the stations!

Plus, we're excited to partner with Kona Ice and Let'm Eat Brats food trucks for the event as well so your family can enjoy some extra snackage. Kids will also have the chance to see a Wichita Fire truck and meet some of the crew who will be set up outside our shelter that day from 11:00-1:00pm. 

Oh - and did we mention we're also offering a $5 kitten special that day too?! It doesn't get much better than that.

Come hang out with us on August 5th, enjoy the games and food, and take home a furry new family member :)

Thanks to Petco Foundation for helping us sponsor this adoption event!

Pets Adopted

from the Kansas
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Since January 1, 2017