Posts Categorized: Our Staff Blog

Volunteer Spotlight: October

Your life and mine should be valued not by what we take… but by what we give.” — Edgar Allen It’s that time again where we recognize a few rock star volunteers who are heroes for not only our pets, but our staff also! Kylie Cook – Independence Wherever a Meet n’ Greet waits in the… Read more »


Hi! My name is Momma and I just can’t wait to meet you! I’m the cutest little “pocket pittie” you could ask for. They call me that because I’m a petite little thing – only about 40 pounds! I’m a little shy at first, but don’t worry! I warm up quickly. Because I can be so… Read more »

Al Pacino

Hi, Al Pacino here! While my name suggests I am hardcore gangster, I’m actually just a handsome hunk of silver canine looking for my forever home. I’m a mature guy at four years old, and I walk fairly well on a leash. I’m super toy and treat motivated, so it would be fun and easy… Read more »

Volunteer Spotlight: September

The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers. ~ Terri Guillemets Jerry and Karen Green’s relationship with Great Plains SPCA dates back to 1981, when they adopted their first kitten, Leo, from Animal Haven (our legacy organization) while in college. They have adopted three additional cats from Great Plains SPCA, including most recently… Read more »


Hello! I’m Baby! I was given that name because I am so precious! Also, I’m very pretty – see my beautiful green eyes? I mean, how could you miss them?! My friends here at Great Plains SPCA describe me as sweet, loving, cuddly and talkative. What more could you ask for in a forever cat… Read more »

August Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteers are paid in six figures… S-M-I-L-E-S.  – Gayla LeMaire Sherri Christian – Independence Sherri volunteers mostly with the dogs as she works on her Animal Behavior College homework. She has taught many of our dogs basic manners as well as to trust that people are good and come with gentle hands full of treats. But in… Read more »


  Hi! I’m Sindel Strawberry and I can’t wait to be your new best friend! I am an energetic pittie that is so ready to find my forever family! I have been here at Great Plains SPCA’s Independence Campus since August 2013, and that is way too long for an awesome girl like me! The… Read more »

Great Plains SPCA + Sirius Republic = Kansas City Love

At Great Plains SPCA, we are Kansas City proud, and we know you are too! That’s why we’re so excited to announce our partnership with Sirius Republic, a nationally known creator of unique handmade collars. You and your pet can show your Kansas City love by sporting one of these 12 designs, all the while… Read more »

Vote No on Missouri Amendment 1 on August 5th

Vote NO on Amendment 1: The Right to Farm to STOP Puppy Mills and Other Animal Abuse AND Support Local Farmers On Tuesday, August 5th, Missouri residents will be able to vote on this important law, but even if you’re not a Missouri resident, please spread the word. We need everyone at the polls to… Read more »

Vote NO on the Missouri Right to Farm Bill

The “Right to Farm.” It sounds great doesn’t it? Don’t be fooled! Missouri Farmers already have the right to farm and we want to keep it that way, especially for family farmers. On August 5, Amendment 1 which would change the Missouri constitution, goes to citizens for a vote. If passed, Amendment 1 the “Right… Read more »