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Great Plains SPCA is one of the largest No-Kill animal shelters in the Kansas City area, serving Johnson County, Kansas and the surrounding area. We offer comprehensive resources for pets that strengthen the relationship between pets and their human companions. Serving nearly 4,000 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 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!

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!

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Volunteers of the Month

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Tom and Kathy Stull

Kathy and Tom have been helping at Great Plains for almost a decade! They perform a myriad of tasks to help the shelter run such as maintenance and repairs, transporting pets to and from the shelter, and fostering the occasional dog. We know that we can count on Tom and Kathy if we are in need! Their support on so many levels has been invaluable at times.

Foster of the Month

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Julie Adkins

Julie Adkins is a new foster to Great Plains SPCA but has made all the difference in the life of miss Callie the cat. Callie was transferred to Great Plains from an outdoor living situation where the guardian thought she was pregnant. It turned out that Callie was simply a bit plump but also, as Julie discovered, had an injury that caused her to limp. Thanks to Julie, Callie is now on some medication to help with the old injury and has been able to show her true personality in the foster home. In the shelter, Callie was extremely scared and stressed. Now, Callie's nickname is Cali-Roo because she pops up onto her back paws to lean into your pets even more.


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Introducing our Helping Heroes monthly giving program. By becoming a Helping Hero, your monthly donation provides ongoing support we can count on, enabling us to better care for the thousands of animals that come through our doors each year. 

Sign up to be a Helping Hero by March 31st, and receive 25% off your next purchase at our retail store! (Coupons will be sent emailed.)