***Important update from Great Plains SPCA for Government issued ‘Stay Home Order’ and COVID-19***

At Great Plains SPCA the health and safety of our staff, animals, and volunteers are our priority. We are monitoring COVID-19 and will keep you posted of any changes to hours and share any key updates as they occur. In the interim we have a contingency plan to care for the animals should any state mandates be issued.

Please CLICK HERE to read an important message from our CEO.

Heroes for Pets. Partners for Life.

Kansas City Magazine is currently accepting nominations for their August “Best of KC 2020” issue! Nominate Great Plains SPCA for “Best Animal Nonprofit” to be featured in the August issue!

Great Plains SPCA is one of the largest No-Kill animal shelters in the Kansas City area, offering comprehensive resources for pets that strengthen the relationship between pets and their human companions. Serving nearly 6,000 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.

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!


We are located in Merriam, Kansas 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.


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

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Our Basic Obedience Training class is offered on Mondays or Fridays from 6p-7p starting in March 2020!
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Want to help pets in need during COVID-19? Here are some ways to support Great Plains SPCA!

Adopt a Pet: We are still here & so are our animals! If you are interested in one of our shelter pets, please call (913) 808-3335 or email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org to schedule an appointment.

Amazon Smile & Wishlist: Order items for our shelter pets from our Amazon Wishlist. When you shop online, you can support Great Plains SPCA using Amazon Smile. Just log into & select Great Plains SPCA as the charity you would like to support.

Be a Hero: Our HERO team supports the most vulnerable pets in our community. You can support our HERO team by making a monetary donation or shopping our HERO team Amazon Wishlist. If you know of a pet in need, please email info@greatplainsspca.org.

Support our Pet Food Pantry: Great Plains SPCA offers a community pet food pantry. You can support our Pet Food Pantry by purchasing dry cat food from our Amazon Wishlist. If you or someone you know needs food assistance for a pet, please call (913) 808-2872 or email petfood.kc@gmail.com. We are here to help.

Donate: Now more than ever we need your help, so please consider making a monetary donation to support our pets in need.