Independence Campus Update

Great-Plains-SPCA-IndependenceWe began operating the 28,000 square foot Regional Animal Shelter in Independence, MO in April 2013, and two years later we are still going strong!

Since 2013, Great Plains SPCA…

  • Transformed the Independence Shelter to a No Kill facility, maintaining a 96% or higher live release rate – a proud achievement from former years!

  • Provided temporary refuge for over 10,000 pets

  • Adopted over 5,450 pets to new families and transferred over 800 pets to our rescue partners

  • Returned over 1,278 lost pets to their owners

  • Became an invested member of the community with over 60,000 volunteer hours and elementary school support

  • Rescued pets from life threatening hoarding situations

  • Tackled pet overpopulation with the Operation Furballs Spay/Neuter Clinics and other community initiatives

We are proud to be serving the Independence community and have much to celebrate. However, parallel to our accomplishments lie many challenges and we need a commitment from the entire Kansas City Metro area if we are to continue our lifesaving work there. Every day, more pets are entering our doors than exiting them, while many more at our doors waiting for their chance. We need volunteers to help us care for and enrich the lives of our pets. We need donors to contribute to our cause, enabling us to help these local, needy pets. We need adopters to realize with hundreds of designer pets from which to choose, the perfect match awaits them at our shelter. We need you. Please, be an advocate for our bi-state footprint and let others know how they can join in our cause.