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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.


Mark Eby
President/CEO – Kansas Humane Society


2017 PieChartKansas 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.

Feline Frenzy


Feline Frenzy 2017 SocialFeline 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.

Subaru Loves Pets Fee-Waived Adoption Event


Subaru Loves Pets Event SocialKHS has partnered with Subaru and the ASPCA to bring you the Subaru Loves Pets Adoption Event. Fees will be waived for all large dogs! Help us find loving homes for these great dogs. Big dogs, big hearts, no adoption fees!


When: Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 11:00 am - 6:30 pm

Where: Kansas Humane Society, 3313 N Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219

What: All large dogs (weighing forty pounds or more) will be free to adopt*

*This event does not include puppies or HIPP pets. No holds or dog introductions will be allowed.


This event is possible thanks to a grant from the ASPCA, Subaru, Petco Foundation and Marni Stevens.

Woofstock 2017 Photos


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We had a great event and it would not have been possible without you, our volunteers, staff, sponsors and vendors. We can't wait to see you next for Woofstock 2018 on Saturday, October 6!


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