Grant of $50,000 will extend efforts to save more animal lives in Wichita, Kan.
Kansas Humane Society of Wichita announced it has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Petco Foundation to support its work to promote the bond between people and animals through pet adoption and spay/neuter services.
The Petco Foundation investment will help to provide discounted spay and neuter services for pet owners in the community who can provide proof of financial need. The grant will also be used to underwrite free and reduced cost adoption events.
“This grant will help us continue to do lifesaving work in the Wichita area. We will be able to provide low cost spay/neuter services to prevent unwanted litters of animals and help many animals in our community live healthier lives. We’re very thankful that this Petco Foundation grant will allow us to host reduced cost adoption events throughout the year to place even more animals in loving homes” said Mark Eby, President/CEO of Kansas Humane Society.
Kansas Humane Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals serving the Wichita, Kan. area. Since 1888, Kansas Humane Society has found homes for thousands of animals each year. Kansas Humane Society achieved a 94% save rate in 2018, and provided care and services for nearly 16,000 animals.
For more information about Kansas Humane Society, visit www.kshumane.org. For more on the Petco Foundation, visit www.petcofoundation.org and join the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by using the hashtag #PetcoFamily.
About 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 the Petco Foundation
At the Petco Foundation, we believe that every animal deserves to live its best life. Since 1999, we’ve invested more than $250 million in lifesaving animal welfare work to make that happen. With our more than 4,000 animal welfare partners, we inspire and empower communities to make a difference by investing in adoption and medical care programs, spay and neuter services, pet cancer research, service and therapy animals, and numerous other lifesaving initiatives. Through our Think Adoption First program, we partner with Petco stores and animal welfare organizations across the country to increase pet adoptions. So far, we’ve helped more than six million pets find their new loving families, and we’re just getting started. Visit petcofoundation.org to learn more about how you can get involved.
Animal lives are in extreme danger! We URGENTLY need fosters for medium to large size dogs with kennel cough. Our isolation space is full, and the State of Kansas will not allow us to make them available for adoption. Their only options are going to foster care, or euthanasia.
Kennel cough is contagious and similar to a doggy cold. It causes sneezing and coughing, and symptoms generally last for a few weeks. KHS provides fosters with everything needed to care for the animal. There is no cost to foster for KHS and save a life!
Bring the kids to KHS for a treat filled easter egg giveaway. The Easter Bunny and our adoptable animals will be waiting to see you and your littles!
When: Saturday, April 20 from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Where: Kansas Humane Society at 3313 N Hillside, Wichita KS
Donors can help Kansas Humane Society (KHS) win part of $200,000 in cash prizes to fund life-saving work to help pets in need.
You can get involved by making a donation to KHS through our challenge site, or by joining the team to help us fundraise. Prize money from this challenge would have a HUGE impact on KHS and our mission to help homelss animals. To help KHS win the Fund the Shelters Challenge, visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/kansashumanesociety-fts and login to donate.
The Fund the Shelters Challenge is a month-long online fundraising competition where hundreds of animal welfare organizations from across the country compete for grant prize money. The Fund the Shelters Challenge is presented by Michelson Found Animals and NBC and Telemundo owned stations.
To raise money and awareness to support animal adoption and services that promote the bond between humans and animals, Kansas Humane Society will compete for up to $200,000 in cash prizes in the Fund the Shelters Challenge at https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/kansashumanesociety-fts. KHS finds homes and placement for over 11,000 animals each year. The Fund the Shelters Challenge will help KHS with the cost of providing medical care and a safe and clean environment for animals during their stay. As part of our mission to reduce Wichita's pet overpopulation, the KHS clinic performs over 9,000 spay/neuter surgeries each year. The cost of this service is immense and prize money from the Fund the Shelters Challenge will help to continue this important work.
The Fund the Shelters Challenge launched on CrowdRise by GoFundMe on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 am CST and will continue through Thursday, May 9 at 12: 59:59 pm CST.
The organization that raises the most during the Challenge wins a $50,000 donation, second place gets $35,000, third gets $20,000, fourth gets $15,000, fifth gets $10,000, and sixth gets $5,000. Weekly Bonus Challenges enable charities to win up to another $65,000 in prize money.
We're expecting! We need your help to stock up on the supplies needed to care for hundreds of underage puppies and kittens over the next several months.
Stop by on April 27 to visit our young foster animals available for adoption. We'll have lots of fun, games and snacks! It's also a great chance to learn about fostering for KHS.
View our most needed items - Amazon Wishlist: http://bit.ly/pamperedpaws
What: Pampered Paws Puppy & Kitten Shower
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019 from 1 - 4 pm
Where: Kansas Humane Society Learning Center at 3313 N Hillside, Wichita KS