Archive for the ‘PetWork Kansas’ Category

Leavenworth County Humane Society (Basehor, Kansas 66007) was originally founded in 1888 as the Leavenworth Humane Society; the word “County” was added in 1950.

The original mission was to “prevent and punish cruelty to children and animals, and improve enforcement of the laws relating thereto.”  Those objectives remain today.

LCHS, Inc. works with human services agencies in Leavenworth County, because where animals suffer, people are at risk, and where people suffer, animals are at risk.


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The Cat Association of Topeka (Topeka, Kansas 66604) is a no-kill, non-profit cat shelter that seeks to provide opportunities for adoption of relinquished, stray, and abandoned cats and kittens, and provide a safe alternative environment to care for cats and kittens while they await adoption.


Since C.A.T. is a no-kill shelter, we are limited to the number of cats and kittens that we are able to house. C.A.T. provides shelter for approximately 90-100 felines. The cats we are able to accept are brought to us from a variety of circumstances. Some are relinquished by their owners because of moving, lack of finances, or inability to care for them. Most are stray or abandoned and in need of love and shelter. When space is available, highest priority will be given to those cats and kittens in the most desperate need.


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Riley County Humane Society (Manhattan, Kansas 66505) formed in January 1975, is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit, no-kill animal rescue organization dedicated to the welfare of animals.

Jelly Bean

Although we do not operate the local city animal shelter, we do work closely with area shelters to promote adoptions. In addition, we have our own animals available for adoption that are cared for by volunteer foster parents. RCHS is supported by public donations and very modest membership dues.

We serve the Manhattan community, including surrounding counties, by providing a variety of programs. These include educational programs benefiting elementary schools, informational booths and displays at special community events, animal cruelty investigations, spay/neuter/release for feral cats, participation in fairs and events sponsored by national animal welfare organizations to promote responsible pet ownership, and our fostering program. Several fund-raisers are conducted throughout the year as well to benefit homeless animals in the community.

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The Heart of America Humane Society (Overland Park, Kansas 66282) is a 100% volunteer organization working to find good homes for animals. We do not have a shelter of our own but we have created a cooperative partnership with the Lee’s Summit Municipal Animal Shelter in Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Without a facility or paid staff, Heart of America Humane Society relies on its all-volunteer network of caring individuals to carry out its mission.


Many of our animals are cared for temporarily in volunteer foster homes. This gives us the ability to build a history with them, observing and evaluating their behavior and traits outside of an intimidating shelter environment. That foster knowledge helps create a better match between an animal’s personality and the home situation of a new owner. You can view animals available for adoption on our web site, or meet them in person at our Saturday Adoption Events.

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The mission of the Great Plains SPCA (Merriam, Kansas 66202) is to save, protect, and improve the lives of animals while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions.


Great Plains SPCA is Kansas City Metro’s most comprehensive no-kill animal welfare organization. It serves more than 30,000 needy pets each year, more than any other agency in the area.

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Prairie Paws Animal Shelter (Ottawa, Kansas 66067) has served Ottawa and surrounding counties for over 60 years.

Jackson (Pet ID #11-0842)

In that time, Prairie Paws has cared for countless animals and promoted adoptions as it has continued to grow. The shelter moved into a brand new facility located at 3173 HWY K68 in Ottawa,  and has restructured some of its policies to better serve the community and the animals it cares for.

The mission of Prairie Paws is to:

  • Help reunite pets with owners
  • Provide pet adoptions
  • Create a safer community



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Kansas Humane Society (Wichita, Kansas 67210) is an open admission shelter; all animals are accepted regardless of history.

The society’s mission is to accept all animals that come to it and to give them another chance for a good home. Whether sick or well, friendly or aggressive, no animal is turned away. This means KHS receives over 13,000 animals each year from citizens unable or unwilling to care for them. Of these, most are dogs and cats, though KHS does accept other small pets, such as guinea pigs, rabbits, ferrets, and birds.

KHS was established to serve all companion animals; at the Kansas Humane Society, these animals find concerned and kind staff, and volunteers who give each of them the best care possible.

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The mission of Small Paws® Rescue Inc., a charitable, Federal not-for-profit organization, is to rescue and supply non-aggressive Bichons, nationwide, with love, shelter, food, human companionship, and medical care, until permanent placement is secured into a pre-screened loving home, as the rescue’s resources allow.

Small Paws takes responsibility for each Bichon rescued and placed. should they ever need to return to Small Paws during their lifetime.

Small Paws Rescue Inc. is composed of approximately 6000 people in 26 countries, and over eight hundred volunteers across America. The volunteers are willing to foster, transport, or otherwise assist in this massive rescue effort. Small Paws is supported entirely by donations and fund raisers.

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The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (Kansas City, Kansas 66104) is a private, non-profit organization that has been helping animals in the local community for more than 90 years.

The HSGKC finds homes for more than 97% of the pets in its care. Only pets with severe medical or behavioral problems are euthanized, and there are no set time limits for how long a pet may stay.

Dogs and cats available for adoption at the HSGKC are owner-released pets or animals who have been found by someone and the owner cannot be located. Most animals who end up in shelters are there at no fault of their own; too many people in our society consider pets to be disposable. Pets are examined by one of the staff veterinarians upon arrival and treated for any medical problems they may have while at the shelter.

The shelter is always at full capacity with dogs and cats. If you adopt a pet from the HSGKC, you’ll not only be giving that pet a good home, but also opening up a space in the shelter so that it can take in another pet and give it a safe place to stay.

Your best friend is waiting for you!

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Save Our Setters (Oakland, Tennessee 38060) is dedicated to saving displaced Irish, Gordon, and Irish Red and White Setters, with offices in many states as well as Ontario, Canada.

Save Our Setters has offices in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ontario, Canada.

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