Our Mission: 

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

Kansas City animal welfare has come a long way thanks to a community of devoted organizations, rescue groups and individual animal advocates. Great Plains SPCA collaborates with many of the other animal welfare agencies in the area, because together we can accomplish more.

What sets us apart?

  • We are the Kansas City Metro’s most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare organization, serving more than 25,000 needy pets annually – more than any other agency in the area.

  • 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. We do not receive government funding and we are not affiliated with national organizations such as The Humane Society of the United States or the ASPCA. 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 are ready to transform Kansas City and beyond to a lifesaving No Kill community.

  • 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.

  • In 2016, we received or cared for a total of 10,119 shelter animals and were able to either place them in loving homes through adoption, return lots pets to their owners, transfer them to another shelter or place animals in foster homes until their forever family finds them.

  • We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention.