Be A Hero For Pets, Donate Today!

Every day, Great Plains SPCA works to make the lives of community pets better!  Your tax-deductible donation helps us continue the critical hands-on work we do for the animals that come through our doors each day. Together we can continue to make a difference in lives of animals and the people who love them.

How Your Donation Makes a Difference for each animal

Our average cost of care per animal is $1350 per animal. The average adoption fee per animal is $173.  That’s a cost of care gap on average of $1,177! We’ve listed some of the services we provide all of our animals in our care and the cost of those services. Your donations are vital for use to help close the gap between cost of care and adoption.

Great Plains SPCA Tax ID:

Monthly Giving

Helping Heroes

By becoming a Helping Hero, your monthly donation provides ongoing support we can count on, enabling us to better care for the thousands of animals that come through our doors each year. As a Helping Hero monthly donor, you will be invited to join us at quarterly Helping Hero gatherings. These gatherings are an opportunity to connect with other supporters and for us us to express our gratitude for your ongoing support of Great Plains SPCA.

Honor/Memorial Giving

We all have people and pets who hold a special place in our hearts. A gift in honor of or in memory of a person or pet can be a special way of making your gift last a lifetime. You can give this special gift online, or you can mail in a donation. If you are mailing us, simply include a note with details and we will send a personalized notification to you and your honoree. If you have any questions, please contact us at (913) 808-3425. You can also mail your gift: Attn: Development, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202.

Scooby was a Great Plains SPCA dog that suffered greatly from severe separation anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. Scooby was at the shelter for more than a year, like so many large dogs that find themselves in animal shelters with few interested adopters due to the pet overpopulation crisis. During Scooby’s time with us, in addition to anxiety medication, our Behavior Team provided intense behavior modification to manage his stress, but ultimately, it was not enough for Scooby and we were unable to save him even with the enormous effort and commitment from staff, volunteers, and Board Members. Scooby was humanely euthanized on October 30, 2023. This was the only peace we were able to provide for him in the end. All donations to the Scooby Fund support our Behavior Team, a group of highly skilled and trained individuals who passionately dedicate their time to helping dogs like Scooby achieve a positive outcome in a forever home.

Sponsor A Kennel

Sponsoring a kennel, suite or play yard is an excellent way to honor a loved one or beloved pet and show your support for our mission. There are several levels of annual sponsorships available, starting at $350.

If you would like to sponsor a kennel via mail or email, click here to download the sponsorship form and email it to or mail to Great Plains SPCA, Attn: Donations, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202. 

If you have any questions regarding kennel sponsorships or would like to renew your sponsorship, please contact us at (913) 808-3371 or

Planned Giving

Create a legacy for yourself.

By making a bequest or other planned gift to Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, you will continue to provide food, shelter, and veterinary care to homeless animals for many years to come.

Your attorney or financial advisor can help you plan.
Working with your attorney or financial advisor is the best way to ensure Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is included in your plans. Some sample bequest options, and language are below:

States a specific dollar amount, percentage of your estate, or property to Great Plains SPCA.

Sample language to get you started: “I give, devise and bequeath ____% of my estate (or specific assets) for the benefit of Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, Kansas 66202 Federal Tax ID: 05-0552529 to be used for its general purposes.”

Made when you intend to leave the residue portion of your assets after other terms of the will have been satisfied.

Sample language: “All the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate, both real and personal, I give to Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, Kansas 66202 Federal Tax ID: 05-0552529 to be used for its general purposes.”

Allows you to leave a portion of your estate to Great Plains SPCA if your named beneficiary does not survive you.
Sample language: If (beneficiary) does not survive me, I devise and bequeath my residuary estate to Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, Kansas 66202 Federal Tax ID: 05-0552529 to be used for its general purposes.”

Other Giving Options
You may leave real estate, IRA’s, insurance policies, and personal property. Gift annuities and stock are also considered planned gifts and may offer substantial tax advantages. Trusts may provide life income while ultimately benefiting Great Plains Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. As always, consult with your attorney or financial advisor on what works best for you. Please contact or call (913) 808-3425 for more information.

Providing for Your Pets

There are two things to consider for the ongoing well-being of your pets. Who will care for them when I cannot and who will pay for their care? At Great Plains SPCA, we know that your pets are your family. Their care and comfort can continue uninterrupted should you become incapable of caring for them during your lifetime or as well as upon your death. We can provide the care your pets need at that time and we will work to find them a new loving home. To help cover the cost of their care while we find a adoptive family for them, a donation is required.

Please see the Pet Agreement for more details.

To learn more about how you can provide continued care for your pets and leave a lasting legacy for other local pets in need:
Please call us at (913) 808-3425, or Email us at:

Additional ways to give...

We want to our donors to be able to support our organization in ways that best work for them. From donating their spare change with automatic purchases, to donating a vehicle. Great Plains SPCA has partnered with some of the most popular donation platforms to give supporters even more ways to become a hero for shelter pets.

There are so many ways to help the thousands of homeless pets that visit Great Plains SPCA each year – we couldn’t do it without you!  Many people think we are a chapter of the ASPCA, but we are a local, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping local pets. We rely on local dollars to help local pets and the families by their side. To schedule a tour to see our lifesaving operation in action, please call (913) 808-3425. 

Scroll to Top
Skip to content