A Note From Tam Singer

A note from Tam Singer is an archive of communications from the CEO, including important information and updates about Great Plains SPCA. Every month, Tam includes a note about current happenings and provides highlights going on at Great Plains SPCA.


Tam Singer is a life-long animal lover and dedicated animal welfare professional. She leads the organization as Chief Executive Officer, fostering a culture based on kindness, grace and accountability without fear of isolation.


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Thank you for all you do and all you give – you make a big difference.

The past two weeks have been considerably more challenging than normal for all of us at Great Plains SPCA. Arctic temperatures, combined with losing heat and electricity in our Pet Adoption Center, have required our team to remain creative and diligent in problem solving to ensure the best care for our animals. Last week when …

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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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Thank you from all of us

Greetings,Wow….what a difference a year makes! This time last year, I could never have imagined the changes and challenges that 2020 would bring to so many of us. From lockdown in March when we wrote to the Governor of Kansas to ensure animal shelters would be considered “essential,” to the numerous operational adjustments we have …

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Great Plains SPCA Shelter Operations Update – June 17, 2020

***Kansas Executive Order No 20-52 – Requiring masks or other face coverings in public. – July 3rd 2020*** We wanted to keep you posted on how we are managing the shelter now that many of the Kansas “Stay at Home” orders have been lifted. Adoptions: We have been and remain open for adoptions seven days …

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Stay at Home

Dear Supporters, Effective May 11, Johnson County’s “Stay at Home” order will be lifted. Staff and animal safety remain our number one priority and we have been diligently working on a phased plan to return to normal operations. As of now we are continuing our animal control partnerships with our seven municipalities, admissions and adoptions …

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Leading community outreach during the COVID-19 crisis!

Great Plains SPCA has taken an additional leadership role in the animal welfare community since the COVID-19 crisis reached the Kansas City area. Two weeks ago, through a grant from GreaterGood.org, we distributed 47,000 pounds of emergency pet food to more than 20 local shelters and rescues across 19 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Great …

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Ways to help

Want to help pets in need during COVID-19? Here are some ways to support Great Plains SPCA! Adopt a Pet: We are still here & so are our animals! If you are interested in one of our shelter pets, please call (913) 808-3335 or email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org to schedule an appointment. Amazon Smile & Wishlist: Order items for our shelter pets from …

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