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 - Earl
Featured Cat


I was brought to Great Plains SPCA by a Good Samaritan who knew I was homeless and saw I needed some medical care. The caring medical staff at the shelter cared for me and I’m now back in tip top shape! I am

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Featured Dog - Frogger
Featured Dog


I’m a beautiful grey color with white highlights and weigh 60 pounds.  I’m affectionate and like to lean into “my people” even if we’ve just met!  I adore TOYS!  I mean I really really ADORE toys.  With my love for

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