Saturday, August 11, 2012

Kansas Humane Society Has a True Vision for the Future

To end the euthanasia of all adoptable animals by 2014.  That's the vision of the Kansas Humane Society.  Wouldn't that be wonderful?  A world where no little dogs (or cats) had to worry about being put to sleep? 

We had the opportunity to visit them while we were in Wichita.  They provide a wide range of services dedicated to helping homeless animals.  Mom and I were pretty impressed and we want to share their story with you.

The Kansas Humane Society is a private, non-profit organization that receives nearly 17,000 animals each year from citizens unable or unwilling to care for them. They receive no local or state tax dollars, United Way funding, or support from the Humane Society of the United States and depend entirely on private donations and adoption fees. They are Wichita's largest, privately-funded, non-profit animal shelter.  Not only do they provide adoption services, they also provide spay/neuter services, dog training classes, education programs, and programs for kids. 

The Kansas Humane Society has a good adoption record.  Part of the reason is their Meet Your Match program.  By evaluating the personalities of their adoptable pets and then matching it to potential forever moms and dads, they increase the chance of successful adoptions.  This program is available for both dogs and cats.

I know - not everyone is a dog or cat person.  Hard to believe, but it's true.  But you are in luck because the Kansas Humane Society also has small animals for adoption.  There are rabbits, guinea pigs (my new favorite pet), rats (?), and even gerbils.  Something for everyone.  Even rats need love.

One of their education programs got Mom's attention.  They have a Pet Pals Patch program for Scouts.  My mom used to work for the Girl Scouts so she was very interested in this program.  She said she wished our animal shelter here had something similar.  Maybe she could help them start one.  Wouldn't that be a great idea?

A world where no homeless pets are euthanized.  Or better yet, a world where there were no homeless pets.  That's our dream.  But until then, I am glad there are places like the Kansas Humane Society watching out for us.  Please visit them, support them, and adopt a forever friend from them today.


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