About

Our Mission: 

To drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach and a better life for pets and the people who love them.

As an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, our lifesaving services for animals can only be provided because of your generosity and commitment to our mission. Great Plains SPCA exists solely because of our caring Kansas City community and gracious donors like you.

– With a bi-state presence in Merriam and Independence, we proudly report a live-release rate of 96% or higher.  Our live-release rate is calculated by the number of adoptions, returns to owner, transfers and other live outcomes for a given time period divided by the total number of animals the shelter brought in for that same period.

– We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: preventionadoptionretention.