KHS and City of Wichita Aim to Help Public Understand the Difference Between KHS and WAS
The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) and Wichita Animal Services (WAS) are excited to unveil a bright, new facelift to the front of their shared property in an effort to help customers and pet owners find their way.
Since the two began sharing the property in 2009, the large columns out front were designed to point people to the appropriate entrance that fits their needs. However, these way-finders have often been overlooked, leaving many in the community still confused about which shelter they need to go to.
To summarize the services: To help alleviate that confusion and better serve the public, KHS and WAS came together to replace the text on the front columns to bright, attention-grabbing letters. Plus, KHS is putting out a new, informational graphic that helps explains the services WAS provides, the services KHS provides, how the two groups are different, but also how they work together.
Through these combined efforts, KHS and WAS hope to help customers and pet owners get to the place they need to be quickly, which could result in being reunited with a pet more quickly, getting help for an abused animal, or even adopting a new friend.
- If you FOUND a stray, you’ll need to take it to WAS.
- If you have LOST a pet, you’ll need to go to WAS to look for it.
- If you need to LET GO of a pet you own but can no longer keep, you need to do that at KHS.
- If you want to ADOPT, you can do that at KHS.
- If you need to report ANIMAL ABUSE, call WAS.
Together, we help care for thousands of animals in our community every year and each organization is a valuable resource to our area. We hope with the public’s help, and better understanding of how we work, we can continue to grow and serve more animals every year.
To contact KHS with questions about services, please call (316) 524-9196. To contact WAS with questions about their services, please call (316) 350-3360.
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!
Enjoy one more summer outting with the kids before school is back in session!
We're hosting our annual Family Fun Day event on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 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!
Handy Heidi – Cat of the Week
I see you looking at me. Don’t worry, I like it! I’m a beautiful 6-year-old cat that loves spending time around people. I’m the only sidekick you’ll ever need! I love hanging out with you around the house, helping you do chores, and of course, cuddling up with you on the couch! You’ll love cuddling with me because I’m super soft and furry! I know what you’re thinking, I’m the total package… you’re not wrong. Can you give me a forever home? Come down to KHS and adopt me today!
Yummy Yale – Dog of the Week
I don’t mean to be arrogant, but I know I’m a beautiful dog. Nothing wrong with a little confidence, right? I’m a 6-year-old dog that loves staying active and being outdoors! I love chasing things around the yard, going on walks, and playing with humans! People come for my active lifestyle, but they stay for my personality! I’m sweet, caring, and compassionate. I pride myself on being a great catch! Come catch me at KHS! I would love to go home with you!