Posts Categorized: Our Staff Blog

Success Story: Battle Buddy Service Dogs

At Great Plains SPCA, we love to witness how pets and people rescue each other. In veteran Eric Sanford’s case, his rescue dog, Rollie, was no exception. Sanford adopted Rollie through Great Plains SPCA’s partnership with Battle Buddy Service Dogs to help reduce his PTSD symptoms. Battle Buddy Service Dogs is a veteran-operated, nonprofit organization based in… Read more »

What in the world are FIV and FeLV?

Cats are said to have nine lives for a reason: they usually get into trouble and come out better on the other side.  With summer in full swing and kittens sprouting from the ground everywhere we look, there are lots of kittens and great adults looking to be adopted.  Most of these lovely felines come… Read more »

The Scoop on Poop

It is that time of year again for your pet’s annual examination.  You call your veterinarian’s office to schedule an appointment.  At the end of the conversation, the receptionist asks you to bring a “fecal sample.”  What is our obsession with the stuff?  The answer may be more important than you know… According to the… Read more »

Take Your Dog to Work Day

By: Megan Doolittle, Great Plains SPCA Intern Don’t forget your pooch as you head out the door this Friday because June 24th is Take Your Dog to Work Day! We’re beyond lucky here at Great Plains SPCA to spend every day working amongst our furry friends, and we’re firm believers that work is even better with… Read more »

Kitten Shower 2016

We’re throwing a Kitten Shower! The number of kittens in need in the KC Metro is growing rapidly this time of year and we have over 300 in foster homes in addition to the hundreds currently calling our Merriam and Independence Campuses home. Join us June 18th at Great Plains SPCA’s Merriam Pet Adoption Center for… Read more »

Canine Influenza and What You Need to Know

Headlines reading “Animal Shelter Halts Adoptions After Hundreds of Dogs Contract Dog Flu,” “Dogs Dying From Flu,” and worse are filling your Facebook news feed and causing panic among dog owners. Canine Influenza is reaching epidemic levels across the United States, and many do not know what it is or how they can keep their dog… Read more »

Why Prevention is the Best Treatment for Heartworms

By: Dr. Sadie Scott Have you ever seen a mosquito, in your house, in your car, or in your yard? If so, then your pet is at risk for contracting a lethal parasite commonly referred to as Heartworms, Dirofilaria immitis. There are 60 known species of mosquitoes that have the ability to transmit heartworms(1) to… Read more »

The Importance of Spay/Neuter for Your Pet’s Health

By: Dr. Jacqueline Morino The decision about whether or not to have your pet spayed or neutered is a very important decision to make in the life of your pet.  Having your pet spayed or neutered is not just about preventing unwanted puppies or kittens.  It also comes with a myriad of benefits to your… Read more »

Tito’s Vodka for Dogs

Tito’s Handmade Vodka is for Dogs! Tito’s Handmade Vodka is helping shelters all across the country, and Great Plains SPCA’s pets are incredibly lucky to have their support, too! Right now we are proud to partner with Tito’s during our “SOS: Support our Shelter” Campaign, donating $7,500 on the first day when every dollar was… Read more »

Help Save Lucky

Last night, Lucky was brought to our Independence Campus with gunshot wounds to his face and body. Lucky was abandoned in a home with another dog for quite some time – the floors were covered in feces and they’d eaten through several doors trying to find a way out. To escape, they broke through a… Read more »