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