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.
- 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: prevention, adoption, retention.
Board & Team
Great Plains SPCA is fortunate to have the support of highly respected business leaders on our Board of Directors to help us drive our mission forward. They work alongside the experienced business professionals and experts in the animal welfare field that form the Great Plains SPCA team.
Board of Directors
Chuck Laue*, Chair
Counsel to the Board
Brennan Tucker*, Corporate Secretary
*Current independent, voting member
Executive Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Director of Animal Behavior and Training
Director of Shelter Operations
Dr. Michelle Taylor, DVM
Chief Shelter Veterinarian
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Development
Director of Marketing and Communications
Young Professionals Board
Thad Hubler – President
Rachael Lowrey – Vice President