Great Plains SPCA

Pet Poison Prevention

Hello, I’m Dr. Rhiannon Koehler, one of the shelter veterinarians at Great Plains SPCA and this week is pet poison prevention week. So, we wanted to talk to you about some of the common poisons or toxins that we see pets ingest and some of the steps that you can take to try to prevent …

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Don’t overlook these Foster pups!

Max, Michael, Sophie and Nika have all been in our care for over two months. Often Foster pets get overlooked since they’re not on the adoption floor, but adopting a Foster pet has many added benefits!

Winter weather warning from a shelter veterinarian

As arctic weather continues to surge across Kansas City, Dr. Rhiannon Koehler, DVM and Shelter Veterinarian at Great Plains SPCA, warns about the dangers of these frigid temperatures. “Winter weather, particularly arctic blasts, can be especially dangerous for our pets. Some pets love playing in the snow or ice (I’m looking at you, huskies), but it is up to …

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Local Animal Groups Partner, Offer Resources and Warn of the Risk of Death

Merriam, KS and Kansas City, KS (February 9, 2021) – Great Plains SPCA (GPSPCA), Kansas City, Kanas Animal Services (KCKAS), and The Humane Society of Greater Kansas City (HSGKC), have issued an urgent warning via social media to pet owners and animal advocates in the Kansas City metro area about the frigid weather forecast for …

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Pluto gets his second chance at Great Plains SPCA

Pluto spent his entire 10-year life living outdoors on a chain until he was rescued by the Great Plains SPCA HERO (Humane. Education. Resources. Outreach.) team. Our HERO team first encountered Pluto two weeks ago. He was chained outdoors, underweight and lacking basic necessities to survive the harsh winter weather. Our HERO team worked diligently …

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Can you help Benny?

We’re seeking a Foster-to-Adopt home committed to following a behavior modification plan and working directly with our Director of Animal Behavior & Training to ensure Benny’s success. Benny’s lack of success in his previous homes is largely attributed to his behavior prescription plan not being followed. Benny will thrive in a home without children under …

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Alumni Queen Update

Remember Queen? She was homeless for more than a year until she became an international star when Mission Driven’s Scott Poore moved into the shelter with her. This publicity led Queen to being adopted into her forever home in September of 2019! Her adopter, Tony, updated us on what this year has been like for …

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Alumni Monty Update

Once abandoned in a backyard, malnourished and high-heartworm positive, Monty celebrated his one-year adoptaversary last month in his perfect forever home! Monty’s adopter, Laura, shares why she chose to adopt, what having Monty “Home for the Holidays” means to her and why she continues to support Great Plains SPCA: “I myself was adopted so adoption …

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