Our mission: To save, protect and improve the lives of animals, while strengthening the relationship between pets and their human companions.

Kansas City animal welfare has come a long way thanks to a community of devoted organizations, rescue groups and individual animal advocates. Great Plains SPCA collaborates with many of the other animal welfare agencies in the area, because together we can accomplish more.2puppies_withBorder

But what sets us apart?

  • We are the Kansas City Metro’s most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 35,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.

  • As an independentĀ 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our lifesaving services for animals can only be provided because of your generosity and commitment to our mission. We do not recieve government funding and we are not affiliated with national organizations such as The Humane Society of the United StatesĀ or the ASPCA. Great Plains SPCA exists solely because of our caring Kansas City community and gracious donors like you.

  • With a bi-state presence in Merriam and Independence, we are ready to transform Kansas City and beyond to a lifesaving No Kill community.

  • We proudly report a live-release rate of 96% or higher.

  • We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention.

Three pronged approach