Beautiful Bubble Gum – Cat of the Week
Hello there! I hope you love to cuddle because it’s my favorite! Something about jumping up on the couch and finding a comfy place on your belly that just gets me! If you’re lucky, I’ll give you a sloppy cat kiss while I’m on top of you! Those are the best, right?! I’m a 5-pound cat that loves spending time around people! We can do all sorts of things around the house! We can chase a laser pointer together, sit on your laundry pile, and find random places to lie down and take a nap! I’m a really good time! Will you give me my forever home?! Come down to KHS and adopt me today!
Loving Les – Dog of the Week
Hi, humans! Don’t you just love this time of year? Summer is the best! I love going outside and spending some quality time with you! I’m an active dog that loves all things outdoors! My hobbies include chasing things around the yard, going on walks, and of course playing fetch with you! Yep, this 39-pound dog likes to stay in shape! I also love meeting new people and making new friends! I’m just an overall friendly dog! I’d love to meet you! Come down to KHS and adopt me today! I’ll be waiting!
July 1st Event
On Saturday, July 1, 2017, the Kansas Humane Society will be hosting Pet Independence Day. All day July 1, 2017 dogs and cats will have their adoption fees dropped from their regular price to $17.76 in honor of the year America claimed its independence.
KHS will be open from 11:00am to 6:30pm on Saturday, and this promotion will run the whole day.
All cats 8 months or younger are eligible to have their fees reduced to $17.76. Cats older than 8 months, as usual, are free to adopt! Dogs will also have their fees reduced to $17.76 for our patriotic event.
*This special excludes puppies and high profile pets. There will not be any holds allowed or dog introductions during this event.
The 4th of July is the perfect time of year to get outdoors and spend some quality time with you loved ones, but not all of your loved ones enjoy this time of year as much as others. We always encourage families to involve their dogs in a family gathering, however, the 4th of July is one you should leave them safely at home.
Fireworks can often be frightening and dangerous for dogs. Here are some tips for keeping your animals safe during this time of year.
- Keep your pets indoors. They should not be around the areas where fireworks are going off even if they are not fearful. Many dogs end up in the ER clinic as a result of fireworks injuries. Prepare a safe place for them in an interior part of your home where they can be confined and not as exposed to the loud noises and lights. Try playing soft, soothing music or turn on a TV to help mask the noise. You can also provide distractions like toys, frozen treats or chew bones. If you are going to be inside with your new pet try playing games with them so they do not focus on what’s going on outside.
- Wear them out ahead of time and feed them a big meal. A few hours before the fireworks begin take them on a good walk or play long game of fetch. By releasing energy ahead of time, they will have less energy during the fireworks and hopefully be less stressed. Feeding a big meal when they are done playing will help them to feel relaxed and content just as we are after a big meal.
- Make sure your pet is wearing a collar with proper ID. In the event that your new pet does manage to get out, you want to make sure that anyone who finds him/her will be able to get them home as soon as possible.
- After the fireworks are over keep your dog on a leash while outside to potty, even if you are just in the backyard. You never know when that last minute firework will go off in the neighborhood and you don’t want your dog to get scared and take off just when you think it is safe.
Busy Bertie – Cat of the Week
Well hello there! Is there anything better than fluffy cats? Nope! The only thing better than a fluffy cat is a fluffy cat with a sparkling personality like mine! I’m 6 pounds of pure fur and affection! I definitely know how to treat you right! I enjoy wondering around the house and finding new things to chase. I love being playful and goofing around, but I also like to think I’m exceedingly mature for my age. Yep, this 1-year-old cat has his collar on straight. I love KHS, but it’s time for me to find my forever home! I know we would be a great match. Drop by KHS and adopt me today!
Glowing Gusto – Dog of the Week
I hope you live an active lifestyle because I’m a lively dog! Why stop and smell the roses when you can run around and play fetch?! That’s the philosophy I always strive to live by! I’m a 5-year-old dog that is in the prime of his life! I hope you have a park near your house because I love being outdoors! And pleaaaseeee tell me you have some chew toys for me! I love dog toys more than any other dog on earth! Nothing better than playing tug-of-war with a rope, chewing on a squeaky toy, and playing fetch with a ball! I’m full of endless energy and good times! All I’m missing is my forever home! Run down to KHS and adopt me today!
Divine Davinia Jones – Cat of the Week
Well hello there. Did you know summer is my favorite time of year? You can’t beat warm weather and lying around the house and doing absolutely nothing. Oh I almost forgot to introduce myself. My name is Davinia Jones and I’m an amiable 9-pound cat! I’m a very relaxed personality that enjoys the little things in life. If you have a comfortable couch and a loving family, then I think we’ll be a purrrrfect match. I love cat rubs, kisses, and cuddles! I’m a very affectionate cat! In my free time I enjoy playing with cat toys and moseying around the house. I’m just a sweet gal looking for her forever home! Come down to KHS today and adopt me!
Talented Taz – Dog of the Week
Hi there!!! Will you take me to the park?! I love exploring new places and making new friends! I’m a curious dog that loves to discover the meaning of life one sniff at a time! I also love playing with dog toys and accompanying you around the house! I’m a great friend. Don’t worry if you have other dogs, I lived with a dog in my previous home and we got along just fine! But wait there’s more! I’m also house-trained! I guess you could say I’m a very smart dog! Let’s discover the meaning of life together! Run down to KHS! I’ll be waiting!
All Eddy’s car dealerships around Wichita – Eddy’s Toyota, Eddy’s Ford of Augusta, Eddy’s Chevrolet Cadillac, Eddy’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Eddy’s Volvo - and Subaru of Wichita, will take part in a free Adopt-A-Pet day on Wednesday, June 14, 2017, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or until the last animal is adopted. The Adopt-A-Pet day will benefit animals from the Kansas Humane Society, Beauties and Beasts, and Wichita Animal Action League.
Eddy’s will cover the cost of any dog or cat adopted that day, except for puppies and HIPP animals. Eddy’s Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and Eddy’s Chevrolet Cadillac will have cats available for adoptions while all other locations around the city will have dogs available.
“We’re excited to match animals in need with forever homes. All three of the shelters do such great work in our community.” said Brandon Steven, owner of Brandon Steven Motors.
Eddy’s will also provide a certificate to customers who come in to any of the dealerships to cover the cost of an animal at one of the shelters. If a customer wants to adopt an animal, but isn’t at one of our locations, they will be able to take the certificate and pick out the animal at no cost to them.
“Animal shelters tend to see an influx of dogs and cats during the spring and summer months and sometimes it can be hard to keep up,” said Mark Eby, President and CEO of the Kansas Humane Society. “That’s why we’re so excited to have Eddy’s come alongside us, WAAL, and Beauties and Beasts to help adopt out animals and find them forever homes. That will allow us more room and resources to take care of other animals.”
ABOUT BRANDON STEVEN MOTORS
By the age of 17, Brandon Steven was selling cars and learned quickly that he had a knack for the business. After graduating at Southern Illinois University, Steven he came back to Wichita to start Brandon Steven Motors. After starting with one location in Augusta, Steven expanded to three locations, and in 2004 he bought his first new car dealership. Today, Steven owns nine dealerships across Wichita and one in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Steven believes the sky is the limit for his businesses in Wichita and Lee’s Summit.
ABOUT THE 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 WICHITA ANIMAL ACTION LEAGUE (WAAL):
Wichita Animal Action League, or WAAL, is a non-profit, licensed rescue dedicated to rescuing animals in crisis. WAAL receives no support from any national entity and relies on donations to save lives. For more information visit WAALrescue.org
ABOUT BEAUTIES AND BEASTS, INC
Beauties and Beasts, Inc is a state-licensed 501(c)(3) animal rescue group located in Wichita, Kansas. Our purpose is to rescue death row animals from the shelter and place them in foster homes that will provide them the love and care they need to become happy, health, adoptable animals. We do not discriminate against breed, age, medical, or behavior – we love them all the same! Our mission is to change their world one rescue at a time. Please help us save the Lost Souls on Wichita’s Death Row.