heroes For Pets. Partners For Life.

Great Plains SPCA is one of the largest No-Kill animal shelters in Kansas City, offering comprehensive resources for pets that strengthen the relationship between pets and their human companions. Serving nearly 10,000 pets annually, Great Plains SPCA works to save, protect and improve the lives of animals, by providing humane sheltering, adoptions, unparalleled behavior and training as well as the HERO Team’s humane community outreach. Great Plains SPCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


We have centers in Merriam, KS and Independence, MO with expert matchmakers ready to find you the perfect new addition to your family!


We rely on local dollars to help promote adoption, outreach, veterinary care, and a better life for pets and the people who love them.


Volunteers are our lifeblood and we would not be able to carry out our life-saving mission without the support of our dedicated volunteers!

There are so many ways to help the thousands of homeless pets that visit Great Plains SPCA each year – we couldn’t do it without you!

In the Community

Featured Pets

Featured Cat - Jerzie
Featured Cat


Jerzie was brought to Great Plains SPCA along with his brother, Oreo, over a month ago. Since then, his brother has already been adopted, but Jerzie is still looking for his forever home. Quick Facts: Prefers people over cats.

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Featured Dog - QUEEN
Featured Dog


My name is Queen. I am a 3-year-old lab mix. I am available for adoption through Great Plains SPCA. If you want to meet me, you should check out my very own Facebook page and click on that

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