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.
It's only $20 to adopt select adult dogs Saturday, February 1 - Sunday, February 2.* If you currently have a dog at home, we reccomend bringing it to KHS for a meet and greet before adopting. The dogs listed below are included in this event. Click on a picture to view the dog's profile.
Holds are $50 and reserve a pet for you until closing time the following business day. Holds are processed in the order they are received and may be placed by calling 316-524-9196. The fee is applied towards your adoption; otherwise, the deposit is non-refundable and will be used by KHS to help additional animals in our care.
*Select dogs only. Not valid with KHS store credit offer.
The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) is celebrating another successful year. In 2019, we found homes or placement for 11,767 animals and maintained a 94% save rate.
“I’m extremely proud of the record number of animals KHS helped in 2019,” said Mark Eby, President/CEO of KHS. “Our incredible staff, volunteers, and donors all make this possible. I’m also proud of the partnerships we’ve developed with over 100 rescues around the country to help save more animals. The low cost vet services we provide these rescues and the staff we’ve added to assist them has helped find more animals homes. All of us working together and supporting each other is what leads to move lives being saved.”
In 2019, 8,281 animals were adopted from KHS. An additional 2,870 animals were transferred to rescue partners, 2 animals were transferred to shelter partners (not shown in the chart above), and 614 animals were reunited with their owners. This brings the total number of animal lives saved to 11,767. KHS performed 3,155 low cost, donor subsidized spay and neuter surgeries for low income members of the community. An additional 788 surgeries were performed for animals transferring to rescue groups.
In 2019, a record setting 6,750 unclaimed animals were transferred to KHS from the Wichita Animal Shelter. 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.
“We are very appreciative of our relationship with Wichita Animal Services,” said Eby. “Over the past four years, we’ve increased the number of unclaimed animals brought to KHS from Wichita Animal Services. To reduce the number of unclaimed pets at the Wichita Animal Shelter, and to keep fewer animals from ending up there, the best thing we can do as a community is to microchip and spay or neuter our pets.”
KHS Youth Education programs reached 18,125 children in 2019. These programs teach children bite prevention tactics, the importance of responsible pet ownership, and care and compassion for animals. Volunteers dedicated 68,638 hours of their time to the organization for the year. Volunteers are essential to the success and daily operation of KHS and they play a large role in helping the animals find homes as well as keeping them healthy and well cared for.
Kansas Humane Society by the Numbers - 2019
- 94% overall save rate
- 11,767 live animal releases
- 8,281 adoptions
- 2,870 animals transferred to rescue partners
- 2 animals transferred to shelter partners
- 614 pets reunited with their owners
- 788 surgeries performed for rescue groups
- 3, 155 donor subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for low income households
For additional information and detailed statistics, please visit kshumane.org/about-us/statistics.
This December, we're asking for your help to give a little hope to homeless pets during the holidays. We need donations of toys and treats for the animals in our care. Stockings are hung throughout our shelter, and we would love to see them filled with goodies throughout the month!
How you can help:
- Shop our Amazon Wishlist here: kshumane.org/stuffthestockings
- Choose an item from the KHS Store, or select your favorite pet supplies to donate. All proceeds from the KHS Store stay in our shelter to help us care for animals.
- Make an online donation here: kshumane.org/donate/give-now. Cash donations can also be made in the KHS Store.
Thank you for making the holidays brighter for pets in need!
Come to the Kansas Humane Society and have your pet's photo taken with Santa Claus. Choose from a wintery or Christmas scene. All sales from the Santa Paws photos benefit the Kansas Humane Society. Celebrate the holidays with us on December 14th!
$20 - Includes 1 digital photo & 1 scene
$30 - Includes 2 digital photos & 2 scenes
Please have your pets on a leash or in a kennel. Pets should be up to date on age appropriate vaccinations.