Due to recent headlines, we feel it's important to share the difference between the Kansas Humane Society in Wichita (KHS) and the national Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), whose CEO is under a sexual harassment investigation.
Kansas Humane Society is NOT affiliated with the Humane Society of the United States. We don't receive any funding or resources from them and we have no contractual obligations. Our CEO is under no investigation or allegation. "Humane society" is a generic term used throughout the animal welfare world, but these organizations are not all connected.
Kansas Humane Society is Wichita's largest privately-funded, non-profit animal shelter organization: featuring pets for adoption, dog training classes, spay/neuter services, humane education, programs for kids, volunteer and foster opportunities, and a variety of fundraising programs. We receive no funding from the government, United Way or Humane Society of the United States. Our goal is to find loving homes for thousands of animals each year while providing community resources to improve the lives of companion animals.
Please let your family and friends know the difference if you hear them discussing this topic. Our animals thank you!
In 2017, Kansas Humane Society had a record setting year. The numbers are impressive, but even more impressive is the amount of people who made them possible. Since moving to our new facility in 2009, our save rate has increased from 55% to 93% and live outcomes has increased from 7,996 to 11,092. Our euthanasia has dropped significantly from 7,392 to 805 animals. However, our success would not be possible without the support of our community.
Our staff, volunteers, donors, rescue partners, adopters, supporters and the City of Wichita work tirelessly to provide better lives for animals. They are an extremely dedicated and caring group of people. We work closely with over 100 rescue partners to give us the space to bring in more homeless pets while providing the rescues with access to low cost medical services. It’s an amazing team effort and I’m proud of how we’re working together.
As we look to the future, I want KHS to build on this success and remain a valuable community resource. Our goals are to save as many lives as possible, and provide the services our community needs. KHS has youth education programs to teach the next generation about responsible pet ownership and how to safely interact with animals. We are performing low cost, donor subsidized spay and neuter surgeries and we offer training classes to help people work with their pets to correct behavior problems to reduce owner surrenders.
While thank you doesn’t say enough, I want you to know that our success depends entirely on continued support from everyone in our community. Thank you for your support and for your work to improve the lives of companion animals.
President/CEO – Kansas Humane Society
Kansas Humane Society (KHS) is celebrating another successful year. In 2017, the organization reached a 93% save rate, the highest in the shelter’s history. Since moving to its current facility in 2009, the organization’s save rate has dramatically increased.
Of the 12,209 animals that came to KHS in 2017, 8,973 were adopted, 1,701 were transferred to rescue and 418 pets were reunited with their owners, for a total of 11,092 animals who found homes. The community’s commitment to adoption led to an increase in the organization’s save rate from 87% in 2016 to a record setting 93% in 2017.
KHS provided care and services for an additional 3,653 animals in 2017. The organization performed 2,784 low cost, donor subsidized spay and neuter surgeries to address pet overpopulation and decrease the number of animals entering the facility. KHS continues to work with local rescue organizations to find placement for animals, and provide subsidized medical services.
KHS also saw innovation and results from its barn cat program, designated kennel cough lofts and adoption areas, veteran’s fund, military adoption program and additional programs. Youth education programs impacted 19,027 children in our community and provided critter camp scholarships to 92 children from low income households.
“I’m so grateful for the continued support we receive from the Wichita community,” said Mark Eby, CEO of KHS. “Our employees and volunteers work hard to save lives every day, and I’m proud of the work we’re doing.”
Kansas Humane Society by the Numbers
- 93% overall save rate
- 15,862 total animals in our care
- 12,209 live animal intakes
- 11,092 live animal releases
- 8,973 adoptions
- 1,701 animals transferred to rescue
- 418 pets reunited with their owners
- 2,784 donor subsidized spay/neuters
For additional information and detailed statistics, please click here.
Subaru Share the Love Fee-Waived Adoption Event
Stop by Kansas Humane Society on Black Friday for a special fee-waived adoption event! KHS has partnered with Subaru and the ASPCA to bring you the Subaru Share the Love Adoption Event. All black and mostly black pets will be FREE! All others will be $25. KHS will OPEN EARLY AT 9AM for this event!
When: Friday, November 24, 2017 from 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Where: Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219
What: All black and mostly black pets will be free. All others will be $25.*
*This event does not include puppies or HIPP pets. No holds or dog to dog introductions will be allowed.
This event is possible thanks to a grant from the ASPCA, Subaru, Petco Foundation and Marni Stevens.
Feline Frenzy is Friday, November 10 at KHS. All kittens will be $5, and adult cats are pick your price.
From November 10 - 12, if you adopt an adult cat and pick a price of $10, $20 or $30, you will receive a KHS store gift certificate for the same amount! With deals like these, now is the perfect time to give a feline friend a loving home.