Woofstock is Saturday, Oct 1 from 9:30 am to 3 pm

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Woofstock 2016 – Wichita, KS The finest furry festival for dogs and their people has become the Midwest’s largest event of its kind. With 20 years under our leashes, we look forward to bringing together many more people and their pets to celebrate a day of Peace, Love and Pets. Woofstock is the Kansas Humane Society’s largest fundraising event and proceeds go directly to help provide care, compassion and a second chance for 16,000 pets in our community.

  • KHS Experience Tent- See everything KHS has to offer by traveling between each other 4 lands… the land of resources… the land of community outreach… the land of adoptions and of course the land of happy tails
  • Silent Auction Bid on more than 100 items of grr-eat stuff for you, your pet and your home. The auctions are closing in stages this year at 2 o’clock this afternoon so be sure to place your bids before they close.
  • Paws & Play Kids Zone – Fun for kids and pets! Enjoy painting with dogs, face painting for kids and lots of other fun activities.
  • Ruff Races from 9:30am-2:00pm – See if your dog has the fastest four feet in Wichita. Trophies are awarded to the fastest large, medium and small dogs.
  • Water Retrieval  and Demonstrations from Sedgwick County Animal Response Team and K9 Search and Rescue
  • Microchips – Get your dog microchipped at the Indian Hills Animal Clinic Booth/Pet First Aid
  • Rally and Obedience – Your dog will pawsitively love this challenging course. Courses vary in skill level and contain basic and advanced commands. How well will your pup do?
  • Shopping – Shop our Re”tail” District with pet-friendly vendors, including the KHS Woofstock Souvenirs tent where you can get the commemorative 20th celebration shirt.
  • Meet J-Si and Part Time Justin from Kidd Kraddick in the Morning at the Buzz booth!!
  • Live Music –Poultry ‘N Motion

Join us from 9:30am – 3:00pm on Saturday, Oct. 1 at Sedgwick County Park for Woofstock 2016 Presented by Davis-Moore

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Help us reach our fundraising goal and get started today!

  • Returning fundraisers you may use your previous login information. Please click the pink login button in the upper right corner to login. If you’ve forgotten your username or password use the tool there or email avanbunnen@kshumane.org.
  • Sign up as an individual or a team fundraiser.
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  • Make a general donation. Please note donations made through this form are not applied to a specific person or team but to the overal Woofstock event.

Event Schedule

  • 9:30am – Woofstock Welcome
  • 10:00am – Woofstock Walk
  • 11:00am – Best Dressed Contest
  • 12:30pm – Woofstock Walk #2
  • 1:00pm – Awards
  • 2:00pm – Doggie Musical Chairs Contest
  • 3:00pm – Woofstock Wrap-Up

Plus, live music from “Poultry ‘N Motion” all day long!

Interested in becoming a Woofstock Team Captain?

There’s still time if you’d like to create a team and collect donations. Let us help you out! Download the Woofstock Team Captain Packet. It’s full of fundraising tips you and your team can use to reach your fundraising goals. Sign up your team!

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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CANCELLED (No Sign-Ups) – Exclusive Tours of the Kansas Humane Society :: Sept 20, 21 & 24

UPDATE: This weeks tours have been cancelled due to no sign-ups. Please check back for future tours or contact us for a private, behind-the-scenes tour. Learn more at the Woofstock Experience Tent at Woofstock on Saturday, October 1 at the Sedgwick County Park. Visit www.kshumane.org/woofstock

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Would you like to take part in an exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour of the facility with President/CEO Mark Eby?

If so, please RSVP for one of the available dates below:

During a KHS Tour, you’ll get to:

  • Learn about our amazing statistics
  • Hear more about KHS & the impact we have on Wichita
  • See how our new play yards will help save more animal lives
  • Learn about new programs
  • See our Veterinary Medical Center & veterinarians in action
  • See the puppy/kitten lofts & our grooming salon
  • And much more!

About the Kansas Humane Society

Since 1888, the Kansas Humane Society has been committed to helping the abandoned and homeless animals in our community. For over 128 years, we 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.

The Kansas Humane Society is a community resource for pets and people by offering an array of services to promote the human/animal bond, including pet adoption, dog training, behavior consultation, pet supplies, social media outreach including mobile apps, spay/neuter services for the pets of low income families, youth education and community outreach, as well as private cremation and other end of life services for pets.

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.

Woofstock Online Auction :: Sept 14 – Sept 28 at 7pm

It’s the 20th Celebration of Peace, Love and Pets! And to kick off Woofstock, a fundraiser for the Kansas Humane Society, is the annual Woofstock Online Auction. Wichita’s favorite dog-friendly event is on Saturday, October 1, but through September 28th at 7 pm you can bid on over 80 items all to help the Kansas Humane Society.

 The Woofstock Online Auction is now open so bid now to support thousands of animals.
Bidding is open from September 14th until September 28th at 7:00pm*

Great Escapes

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5 Days/3 Nights in Cancun

Amazing Seats

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Two Kansas City Chiefs Tickets on Row 2 right behind the Chiefs team bench.

Unique Experiences

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Twenty One Pilots Backstage Experience with Emily from 105.3 The Buzz

Live it up with travel packages including destinations from all over the world! Cheer on the Chiefs against the Raiders on Dec. 8 with Premium seating right behind the bench! Meet Twenty One Pilots with a Backstage Experience from 105.3 The Buzz, plus many more exciting experiences!


*Bidding Extension – This feature allows bidding to continue in five minute increments past the scheduled closing time on high interest items. This assures that all bidders will have the opportunity to counter any last-second bids on an item. The item’s closing time will continue to extend in 5 minute increments as long as there is continued bidding. The item will automatically close when there is a 5 minute extension period with no new bids.

Thank you to these donors for donating items to our auction:

105.3 The Buzz
Aida’s
Arts Partners
Barn’rds
Beau Monde (East)
Beyond Napa
Bissell
Body Wellness Center of Health
Botanica
Carlos O’Kelly’s
Chester’s Chophouse & Wine Bar
Chisholm Creek Pet Resort
Coin, Doug & Suzanne
Countryside Pet Clinic and Resort
Crestview Country Club/Rich High
Ctibor, Maria
Davis-Moore Automotive
Dechant, Todd and Margaret
Dock 410
Dog Days of Sommer
Doo-Dah Diner
Dr. Michelle Townsley
Eric Fisher Salon
Evergreen Engraving
Exploration Place
Fitzig, Elly
FlightSafety International
Flint Hills National Golf Club
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers
Freedom Reins LLC
Garten’s Music & the Wichita Music Academy
Gateley, Patricia
Gentry, Polly
GPS K96
Harris and Company Frame Shop
Health and Therapeutic Energy
Hooter’s Casino Hotel – Las Vegas
Hotel at Old Town
Hutchison, Shirley
Journey to Wellness
Junior League of Wichita
K. Lane’s Boutique
Kansas Aviation Museum
Kleinheksel, Sue
Lane, Benita
Lett, Kim and CJ
Lucinda’s
Mathewson, Meg
Meeker, Sid
Morris, Tom & Jennifer
Orpheum Theatre
Otterbox
Paint The Towne
Panera Bread
Papa Murphy’s Pizza
Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
Patricia Farmer & Eric/Rachel Runner
Pinot’s Palette Wichita
Prairie Fire Coffee Roasters
Randy Cooper’s Fine Jewelry
Ray, Stuart & Barbara
Robinson, Shannon
Rolling Hills Country Club
Ross Janssen / Millie with Weather Dog
Scoop’n Doo
Sea Glass Fine Art Photography
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seiwert, Paula Mary
Shuck, Kaye
Stewart & Sally Barrier of Signatures Fine Jewelry
Sydney’s Pet Resort
Tadpole Creek Creations
Tallgrass Country Club
Tanganyika Wildlife Park
The Dog Treatery
The Kansas Foot Center
The Prairie Rose Ranch
Waller. Dan and Marilyn
Weber, Pamela
Wichita Fire Department
Wichita Marriott
Wichita Thunder
Wichita Wingnuts

Furry Film Fridays (Sept. 9) Cancelled Due to Weather

Furry Film Fridays is CANCELLED tonight due to possible weather. We feel it’s best to keep the kids and everyone safe! The next Furry Film Fridays will be held Oct. 14.

Closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day

The Kansas Humane Society is closed Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. Please visit us on Tuesday during regular business hours from 11 am to 6:30 pm.

Thank you to our amazing staff & volunteers for making sure our animals are taken care of during this time!

We Couldn’t Do It Alone: Thank You Wichita

The Kansas Humane Society has always been committed to helping the abandoned and homeless animals in our community, but with more than 16,000 animals in need of our care each year, we certainly couldn’t do it alone. As a non-profit we depend on the generous people in the Wichita community; year after year, the local businesses and people have pitched in to help us carry out our mission. And we’d like to say a big THANK YOU!

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This year’s All For The Paws Benefit Concert was a huge success. Thanks to Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles Jr. and the Adam Capps Band for putting on a great show for all of our pet-loving, country music fans! And the crowd definitely didn’t go hungry! Thanks to Noodles & Company, Hog Wild Pit BBQ, and Blue River Cantina for making sure everyone had something to munch on while they took in the show. Together with KFDI FM 101.3 and the Cotillion we raised $8,000 for animals in need.

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THANK YOU – Papa Murphy’s & On the Border West

papa murphys thank youon the border thank youHungry animal lovers across Wichita also got the chance to help animals and enjoy a meal at the same time thanks to Papa Murphy’s and On the Border Mexican Grill. Papa Murphy’s raised a lot of “dough” — over $2,000 — by donating 25% of their pizza sales to KHS. And One the Border Mexican Grill generously donated 20% of their sales one night, raising a total of $300!

 

THANK YOU – Visual Fusion Graphic Design Studio

visual fusion-cat Local artists put their creativity and talent to work for the animals in our shelter. They made beautiful works of cat-inspired artwork for the Gallery In Heat exhibit during June’s Final Friday event in Wichita. The Visual Fusion Graphic Design studio donated 30% of their proceeds to KHS and raised $800 for animals like the one’s featured in their colorful artwork.

 

THANK YOU – All Paws Pet Center

All Paws logoAll Paws Pet Center treated KHS and donated 5% of their treat sales through two weekends, raising a total of almost $600! We thank them for their support- all 3 Wichita locations participated, and we thank you for stocking up on treats to support our mission.

 

GreenAcres logoTHANK YOU – GreenAcres Market Bradley Fair

Last Tuesday we were partying at the “Dog Days of Summer” event held by GreenAcres Market in Bradley Fair. There were lots of contests and competitions for people their four-legged friends! Plus, all proceeds came right back to help the animals at KHS. How cool is that?

 

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And our biggest fundraiser of the year is right around the corner! Mark your calendars and save the date for the The finest furry festival for dogs and their people…Woofstock will be held on Saturday, October 1st at Sedgwick County Park! We want to thank River City Brewery for hosting our kickoff party for this year’s event!

Family Fun Day – August 13 – Adult Dogs $25, Kittens $10, Adult Cats FREE

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FAMILY FUN DAY at the Kansas Humane Society, sponsored by Spangles

Saturday, August 13th, 2016
Activities – 11am – 3pm | Adoptions – 11am – 6:30pm

Join the fun with our Family Fun Day! Bring the family for exciting “carnival” themed games, fun face painting and tattoos, hands-on crafts, and yummy food to munch on while you’re there. If your family has room for one (or two) more, adopt a new best friend during the event! Adult dogs are $25 and kittens are $10. And remember, adult cats are always FREE!

All adoptions will be held on a first come, first served basis.

Create your own custom engraved ID Tag!
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Get a tag for a new pet, a current pet, a friend’s pet, any pet!
We have many shapes, sizes and colors. Small are $3.99 and large are $4.99

Kansas Humane Society * 3313 N Hillside, Wichita KS 67219 * 316-524-9196 * www.kshumane.org

KHS Website Issues RESOLVED

The Kansas Humane Society website seems to be experiencing issues on mobile devices. Not to worry- we have our best techs on the case! We’ll update when we have more information. Thank you for being patient with us!

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NEW Adoption Program :: Wink Wednesdays :: Adult Cat & Complimentary Cat Package

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Welcome to Wink Wednesdays

This summer get the whole cat-n-caboodle on Wednesdays! Adopt an adult cat (9 months or older) on Wink Wednesdays and get a complimentary cat retail package valued over $50 courtesy of Wink Hartman! As always, the adoption fee for adult cats is waived so this is the purrfect time to adopt a new furry feline!

The Kansas Humane Society and Wink Hartman want you and your furry feline to get off to the best start possible with a cat package that includes a cat carrier, litter box, litter, litter scoop, double dinner dish and cat toys for lots of play time. It’s such a great deal, how about getting kitty a few extra toys or a comfy bed from the store too.

See all adoptable cats at http://www.kshumane.org/animals/cats-for-adoption-all-sort-by-name.php

Cat retail package includes all of these items. Please note items may vary slightly from pictures below.

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KHS Presents “Pet Independence Day” Adoption Event :: $17.76 Adoption Fees

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This year, you can celebrate Independence Day with a new best friend from the Kansas Humane Society. On Saturday, July 2nd the shelter will host “Pet Independence Day”. During this special adoption event, we’re lowering adoption fees to just $17.76 for all animals. As always, adult cats are free. The special price includes everything you will need to get your new pet settled in their new home including the animal’s spay or neuter surgery, vaccinations, microchip, flea & tick treatment and a free bag of food.

Pet Safety Tips

Through the “Pet Independence Day” event, the Kansas Humane Society hopes to find “forever” homes for many of its pets and make room for the influx of animals it often sees after the holiday. Each year hundreds of animals get loose after they become frightened by loud fireworks. To keep your pet safe during the holiday the Kansas Humane Society recommends keeping your pets indoors as much as possible during the holiday celebrations. You can also calm your four-legged friend with a Thundershirt or distract them with toys and treats. Also be sure your pet is wearing an ID tag with up-to-date contact information. And lastly, if your pet becomes lost, immediately check with Wichita Animal Services next door to the Kansas Humane Society at 3313 N. Hillside. All lost and found animals will be taken there first to be claimed by their owners before being put up for adoption.

*Help us find homes for as many pets as possible, no holds or dog introductions on event days please!

Kennel Cough Community Awareness :: Fee-Waived Dogs

Kennel Cough Community Awareness

There have been reports of kennel cough outbreaks throughout the community and the Kansas Humane Society is experiencing an increased number of Kennel Cough cases as well. “Shelters are often a reflection of what’s happening in the community and we certainly need the support of the community to adopt, foster and help prevent the spread of kennel cough.” said Mark Eby, President/CEO of the Kansas Humane Society. “The more we can reduce the population within the shelter through adoption and place kennel cough dogs into foster homes for just 10-14 days, the more dogs we can save from this easily treatable condition.”

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Kennel Cough refers to a group of upper respiratory infections, caused by a virus and/or bacteria, that is fairly common and an easily treatable. Pets infected with the illness will usually develop a dry, hacking cough within 3 to 7 days after being exposed to the disease. The cough, which can last up to 21 days if left untreated, can cause a severe “goose honking” cough that can sometimes cause a dog to gag and/or vomit. However dogs affected by kennel cough do not experience a lack of appetite or a sense of lethargy.

How is Kennel Cough Transmitted?
It is highly contagious and spreads much like a “cold” spreads among humans working or living together. The illness can quickly spread in an enclosed environment like a kennel or shelter but can also be transmitted on toys, and other contaminated items like food and water bowls.

“All dog owners, not only in Wichita but the surrounding areas, need to take precautions to prevent the continued spread of these upper respiratory viruses.  With the increased number of dogs going through KHS, the disease is much more prevalent right now.  The majority of the dogs are getting it from being out in our community, and then passing it to those already in our shelters before they even show signs of having it.  We need all pet owners to ensure their dogs are as protected as they can be against these diseases.” – Sarah Hicks-Neisius, DVM, Indian Hills Animal Clinic & Chair of KHS Board of Directors.dog bandaid

How is it Treated?
If your dog develops a cough, it is always a good idea to have them checked out by a veterinarian to make sure it is not a more serious respiratory disease. If a vet suspects your dog has kennel cough, the treatment is fairly simple and inexpensive. Often times your dog will just need a cough suppressant, sometimes combined with a steroid, to ease the strain on their throat. If the cough has become severe, antibiotics may also be prescribed.

Stopping the Spread Within the Shelter
To help prevent the spread of kennel cough within our shelter KHS gives all dogs a preventative vaccine (Bordetella) at intake. In addition, due to the number of cases KHS is also treating with intranasal Gentocin then if a dog is suspected of having Kennel Cough the following precautions are taken: they are treated with antibiotics and cough suppressant; they are relocated to either a foster home or an isolated kennel area where they are away from other dogs and therefore cannot pass their germs on to healthy pets. While being treated, sick animals are handled by staff and volunteers wearing protective gear including gloves, gowns and shoe covers reducing the risk of transmission from one animal to another. Additional cleaning protocols are implemented for kennel cough spaces including being cleaned and disinfected daily.dog happy

Stopping the Spread in the Community
Responsible pet ownership is key to stopping the spread of this contagious disease. The easiest way to protect your pet is to have them vaccinated with the Bordetella and Parainfluenza vaccine as recommended by your veterinarian. While the vaccine will help protect your pet, it is does not prevent against all strains- like the flu vaccine; you may still get it, but your symptoms should be much more mild. If your dog does develop Kennel Cough, seek your veterinarian’s advice and limit their exposure to other dogs for at least 10 days after symptoms have stopped. During this time your pet will still be contagious and it is important not to take your pets to pet stores, dog parks, dog daycares or other places they could potentially spread germs to other animals.

“Kennel cough isn’t just a Kansas Humane Society problem, its widespread in Wichita.  We’ve seen an increase in the number of occurrences this year and we hope that owners will take their dogs to a Veterinarian to be vaccinated, and follow the precautions listed.” – Christen L. Skaer, DVM, Skaer Veterinary Clinic.

How You Can Help the Animals at KHS
Please spread the word about adoption and foster. Kennel Cough dogs typically need 10-14 days in foster care to recover from their cough. Please contact the Kansas Humane Society if you’re interested in fostering at 316-524-9196 or visit www.kshumane.org.

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When you visit the Kansas Humane Society look for this kennel card indicating which dogs have Kennel Cough and are looking for a new home. Their adoption fee has been waived, they’re going home with medication and even getting a free toy to help them feel better! Adopt today!

 

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UPDATE :: Chipotle – Tuesday, June 14 – 50% Proceeds to Help Animals at KHS

Wichita sure loves Chipotle and animals! Over $5,800 was raised on Tuesday which has such a huge impact on the 16,000 animals we’ll care for at the Kansas Humane Society. Thank you to the hardworking staff at the six Wichita Chipotle restaurants and to all of the supporters who supported this wonderful fundraising event. YOU caused an effect!

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Eat at any of the six Wichita area Chipotle restaurants on Tuesday, June 14th, show this flyer and 50% of your sale will go to KHS to help the animals.

Share this far and wide and lets raise some money for the 16,000 animals KHS cares for each year. Did you know… right now that means we have over 450 animals in our care. About 180 of those are in Foster care, we’re doing about 30 surgeries per day, and we couldn’t do any of it without fundraisers like this.

So wont you CAUSE AN EFFECT by simply eating lunch and even dinner at Chipotle?

All Wichita Locations donating 50% of sales to KHS

NEW Emergency Medical Fund – Happy Tail for Thor

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Injured…and Alone.

A Good Samaritan called our campus neighbors Wichita Animal Services to report seeing a stray dog being attacked by other dogs on the streets of Wichita. When the animal control officers found him, the young Pit Bull mix was badly injured. He was weak from blood loss and limping, trying to walk using only two legs while he nursed two gaping wounds, on his other legs. After examination, we found hundreds of smaller bite wounds covered his legs, stomach, head and neck. Although he was in immense pain, the brave dog still held on to his will to survive. He lay quietly as the staff at KHS rallied around him, trying to save his life.

A Second Chance.

What do you name a dog showing such bravery? Thor! For weeks, staff and volunteers alike pitched in to clean and dress his wounds, and helped him as he battled through. After 5 weeks of intensive medical care, Thor was back on his feet. With his wounds nearly healed, Thor began to show what a playful, loving pet he could be. But while he had healed physically, it was clear Thor still had a long way to go to recover from the emotional scars his ordeal.

To help him work past these behaviors, the Kansas Humane Society turned to a local rescue. Beauties and Beasts took over Thor’s care and placed him in a foster home where he can better adjust to life and get training to overcome his trauma. Please check back for updates about Thor’s journey.

Thor is progressing well thanks to the support of so many people. With your help, we can save many more precious lives, like Thor. This fund will sustain our growing medical costs so that more homeless pets can receive a second chance at a lifelong loving family to call their own.

To help support animals like Thor, please give to our Emergency Medical Fund today!


KANSAS HUMANE SOCIETY EARNS 4-STAR RATING FROM CHARITY NAVIGATOR

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The Kansas Humane Society recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. The 4-star rating is a result of the Kansas Humane Society maintaining sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency in its efforts to save animal lives.

Since 2002, using objective, data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating. In 2011, Charity Navigator added 17 metrics, focused on governance and ethical practices as well as measures of openness, to its ratings methodology.  These “Accountability & Transparency” metrics, which account for 50 percent of a charity’s overall rating, reveal which charities have “best practices” that minimize the chance of unethical activities and whether they freely share basic information about their organization with their donors and other stakeholders.

“The Kansas Humane Society’s coveted 4-star rating puts it in a very select group of high-performing charities,” according to Michael Thatcher, President & CEO of Charity Navigator. “Out of the thousands of nonprofits Charity Navigator evaluates, only one out of four earns 4 stars — a rating that demands rigor, responsibility and commitment to openness. The Kansas Humane Society’s supporters should feel much more confident that their hard-earned dollars are being used efficiently and responsibly when it acquires such a high rating.”

“It’s important our donors trust that we’re using our funding wisely to accomplish our mission to be a community resource for pets and people, dedicated to enhancing the welfare of all companion animals,” said Mark Eby, President & CEO of the Kansas Humane Society. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates to our supporters that we take our fiduciary and governance responsibilities very seriously.”

The Kansas Humane Society’s rating and other information about charitable giving are available free of charge on www.charitynavigator.org.   More-detailed information about the Kansas Humane Society’s rating is available to Charity Navigator site visitors who become registered users, another free service.

Make a secure online donation today!

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, no state or local tax dollars, no 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. Contact the Kansas Humane Society at 316-524-9196, on our website at www.kshumane.org or by mail at 3313 N Hillside, Wichita, KS 67219.

About Charity Navigator

Charity Navigator, www.charitynavigator.org, is the largest charity evaluator in America and its website attracts more visitors than all other charity rating groups combined. The organization helps guide intelligent giving by evaluating the Financial Health and Accountability & Transparency of more than 8,000 charities. Charity Navigator accepts no advertising or donations from the organizations it evaluates, ensuring unbiased evaluations, nor does it charge the public for this trusted data. As a result, Charity Navigator, a 501 (c) (3) public charity itself, depends on support from individuals, corporations and foundations that believe it provides a much-needed service to America’s charitable givers. Charity Navigator, can be reached directly by telephone at (201) 818-1288, or by mail at 139 Harristown Road, Suite 101, Glen Rock, N.J., 07452.

Closed Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day

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UPDATE :: $50 Adult Dogs – Adoption Event May 28 & 29, 2016

PAWSOME! 86 animals found new homes this weekend! If you include Friday, 130 animals are in new homes this week.

Thank you to everyone who supported these little ones by spread the word, donating, adopting, volunteering, and in general just being there to help the Kansas Humane Society.

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UPDATE 5/26/2016 – Since we have so many furry friends looking for a new home we’re extending our adoption event through Sunday, May 29th.

Looking for a new canine friend to play with this summer?

Please join us at the Kansas Humane Society for a dog adoption event on Saturday, May 28th doors open at 11:00 am.

Adopt an adult dog for just $50 (6 months and older.) All dogs have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, micro-chipped, heartworm tested, flea & tick treatment, dewormer, gift of 30-days of pet health insurance, and a bag of premium Hill’s Science Diet food. As always, the adoption fee is waived for adult cats but donations are always welcome.

View all available dogs, cats and tiny pals on our website at www.kshumane.org then come on out to adopt your new furry best friend.

Don’t forget, you can buy leashes & collars, beds, toys and more in the KHS store. 100% of proceeds stay at KHS to help the 16,000 animals we provide care and services for each year.

Questions? Call the Kansas Humane Society at 316-524-9196.

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Barn Cat Adoption Program :: new at KHS

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Barn cat program, sponsored by Natalie Dunlap
If you have a barn or other outdoor structure, you can save a cat and control your rodent population at the same time! The Kansas Humane Society regularly takes in formerly outdoor, semi-social or feral cats that are not suitable as household companions, yet make excellent barn cats and thrive in that environment. Our Barn Cat Program is designed to find homes at barns, warehouses, farms and other safe locations for cats that have traditionally been deemed unadoptable.

Barn cat types
Generally speaking, barn cats placed through the Kansas Humane Society’s barn cat program are independent cats who prefer to limit their interactions with humans. However, the degree to which they keep their distance varies from cat to cat and may change over time. Even those who prefer to keep their distance may develop bonds with their caregiver after positive encounters with people. Barn cats often develop strong bonds with other cats, which is why the Kansas Humane Society recommends that at least two cats be placed together.

What we provide
All barn cats benefit their caretakers! Supporting a Barn cat is a great way to control the rodent population in your barn, warehouse or other structure AND you save the life of a cat in our community.

Each Barn Cat Adoption includes:barn-cat-sidebar
• Brief physical exam
• Spay or neuter surgery prior to placement
• Ear-tip to easily identify previously altered cats
• Microchip to return cats to their caretaker should they enter a shelter
• Basic vaccinations
• Examined and treated for fleas and ear mites
• Tested for feline leukemia

When you adopt barn cats, we also provide consultation on how to successfully acclimate them to their new home.

What you will provide the Barn Cats
As a caretaker of a KHS Barn Cat you agree to provide:

• A warm, dry shelter in a barn, outbuilding, or stable
• Daily food and water – cats cannot live on mice alone
• Ability to provide veterinary care, as needed
• A secure place to keep them for the first 2-3 weeks while they acclimate to their new space (this can be a tack room, large crate or any secure indoor enclosure)

What is the Adoption Fee for a Barn Cat?
Our caretakers can Pick Your Price meaning we simply ask for a donation.

Contact Us
If you have a safe, warm shelter and would like to adopt barn cats please contact us at barncats@kshumane.org.

Spread the word!
Please share this flyer with family, friends, co-workers – anyone who might be interested in the program! Thank you for your support!

National Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day Adoption Special :: April 29 – May 1 :: $50 OFF Adult Dogs

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In honor of National Adopt-A-Shelter-Pet Day, adoption fees are $50 OFF for all adult dogs (6 months and older) at the Kansas Humane Society. And as always, adult cats are FREE!

ABOUT NATIONAL ADOPT-A-SHELTER-PET DAY
National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day is observed each year on April 30.  This day was created as a way to raise awareness for thousands of pets that are waiting for (and needing) adoption from the shelters.

HOW TO OBSERVE
If you are able to care for a pet, consider adopting. Celebrate National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day by sharing pictures of your adopted pet on social media using #AdoptAShelterPetDay.

Adopt your new best friend April 29 – May 1 to receive $50 off your adoption fee.

View all adoptable pets on the Kansas Humane Society Website at www.kshumane.org.

April 26 at 3:30 pm :: Closed due to weather

Keeping everyone and all the pets safe we’re closing early due to the weather. Bring your pets inside and stay safe! http://kshumane.org/blog/2016/04/storm-safety-tips-for-keeping-your-pet-safe/

Storm Safety Tips for Keeping Your Pet Safe

It’s that time of year when severe storms and tornadoes strike. Be sure you and your furry friend are prepared to survive the storm with as little stress as possible with these storm tips.

Recently the National Weather Service presented Weathering the Storm at KHS. Their top weather tip was to be prepared don’t wait to hear the sirens.

1) Collar and ID TagsTags

It’s very important that your pet has on their collar and ID tag. So many pets come into local shelters as strays after fences have blown down or a dog simply got scared and bolted through a once secure fence. If you need an ID Tag or collar, stop by the KHS store to get a custom engraved tag for just $4.99.

2) Shelter & Emergency Supplies

The best solution is to bring your furry friend inside to your storm shelter. Set up a sturdy crate or carrier with a comfy blanket so your pet has a safe place to stay. Also, if you need to evacuate, prepare a Pet Emergency Go Bag. Thanks to a recent presentation by the Sedgwick County Animal Response Team we know to include these items in the Pet Go Bag:

  • A collapsible crate and a comfy blanket
  • Plenty of food and water
  • Bowls – Collapsible are convenient and easy to store
  • Medications
  • Treats
  • Litter box & litter
  • Vet Records
  • First Aid Supplies
  • Extra leashes

3) Reduce AnxietyThunderShirt

Storms cause many pets to get anxious and stressed. Some pace, pant, are restless, whine, and are overall obviously distressed. It’s important to work with your veterinarian to determine if medication might help or if another solution like a ThunderShirt might work for your dog. Thundershirts are also available in the KHS store for $39.99. Often times for those with a lower level of anxiety, owners have found turning on the TV or radio helps their pet by drowning out outside storm sounds.

4) After the Storm

Are you prepared in the event your home or property are destroyed? Where will your pet’s stay? Should you need to evacuate, have a plan in place. Many hotels and emergency shelters do not accept pets so talk to your friends or family members and research nearby hotels to know who will allow your beloved pets.

Keeping these simple tips in mind will make for a safer storm season and reduce stress for you and your pets.