This week, the Kansas Humane Society is featured on PetravelR’s™ Adopt a Friend.
The Kansas Humane Society (KHS) in Wichita, KS is a community resource for pets and people, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals. Since 1888, the Kansas Humane Society has been committed to helping the lost, abandoned and homeless animals in the community. For over 125 years, they have helped hundreds of thousands of Wichita’s pets by providing them care, comfort, hope, and most importantly, a second chance at a new life.
If you live in the Wichita area and are interested in adding a dog, cat, rabbit, ferret, bird, or small animal to your family, head over to the Kansas Humane Society or start by viewing their adoptable animals online. You can even learn more about what kind of dog or cat would make the best pet for you with the ASPCA’s Meet Your Match program. MYM evaluates an animal’s behavior and interests and matches them to an adopter’s preferences so that you take home a pet you can really click with.
Not ready to adopt another pet? Then consider becoming a Kansas Humane Society foster parent. The KHS foster program provides a very rewarding experience for both the foster family and the lucky animal(s) involved. The goal of the foster program is to reduce euthanasia of potentially adoptable animals. A volunteer foster parent cares for animals who are underage, sick, injured, or under-socialized outside of the shelter environment, so that they may become healthy, adoptable animals.
The Kansas Humane Society offers a wide variety of services to pet lovers in the Wichita community including donor-subsidized spay and neuter services, dog training classes, dog grooming, children’s birthday parties, and more. The KHS Veterinary Medical Center provides quality and compassionate medical services for the shelter animals seven days a week. The Center also spays/neuters all adoptable animals and, through donor-subsidies, provide spay/neuter services to families in the community who could not afford these services otherwise.
The Kansas Humane Society’s humane education programs play a critical role in promoting the welfare of animals in the community and teaching the lessons of responsible pet ownership. KHS has a variety of educational opportunities, for children aged preschool to high school, and offers programs geared toward developing and expressing attitudes of compassion, kindness and respect for all living things.
Volunteers make a huge difference in the lives of KHS pets and staff. The Kansas Humane Society’s caring and hard-working volunteers help in programs throughout the year. There are currently over 1500 volunteers involved in KHS activities that range from socializing animals to working with potential adopters. If you’d like to join them in making a difference in the lives of homeless animals, please read the KHS volunteer program policies and complete an application.
The Kansas Humane Society is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization and 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. There are many ways that you can support the Kansas Humane Society with a tax-deductible donation: become a KHS member, join the monthly giving program, make a memorial or tribute gift, sponsor a shelter pet, join the Guardian Circle or Pet Tile program, provide for the shelter animals in your will or estate planning, or make a one-time donation online. There are even shelter naming opportunities available starting at $5,000 (what a great way to honor a special loved one!).
The Kansas Humane Society also has a corporate sponsorship program that provides their corporate partners with excellent opportunities for visibility and participation! And don’t forget that many companies offer workplace giving and matching gift programs – ask your employer if they’ll match your contribution to the Kansas Humane Society and double the value of your donation instantly!