There are so many ways to help the thousands of homeless pets that visit Great PlainsCharityNav_4Star 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. We are proud to be named a 3-Star Charity by Charity Navigator. To schedule a tour to see our lifesaving operation in action, please call (913) 808-3316. 

Wish List Donations

We are grateful to receive thousands of gift in-kind items each year, but we always need more to support our programs and services. Generous in-kind donations make our mission possible! In-kind donations can be dropped off at our Merriam or Independence Campuses during hours of operation. Interested in sponsoring a donation drive? We so appreciate our supporters who want to help us collect supplies. If you have questions about how to do this, please contact for more information!

You can order our most-needed items from! Items purchased from our Amazon Wish Lists will go directly to the Merriam or Independence campus. Order items through Amazon Smile and choose Great Plains SPCA as your charity of choice to have a portion of the proceeds from your purchase directly donated to our organization.

High Priority Items

  • Canned puppy and dog food (pâté style preferred)
  • Canned cat food for our Pet Food Pantry
  • Small and Large Carabiners
  • Cardboard flats (pop can or food can size)
  • Canned Chicken
  • Disinfecting Bleach
  • High-efficiency laundry detergent
  • Purell hand sanitizing gel
  • Windex
  • Kong Toys or Durable Toys
  • Canned kitten and cat food (pâté style)
  • Gift cards to Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club stores
  • Antibacterial Hand Soap
  • High value treats – pupperoni/canine carryouts/beggin strips
  • AA and AAA batteries
* Bolded items are in highest need.

Items We Always Need

  • Sentry Calming Collars for dogs and cats
  • New Martingale collars
  • Dish scrub pads and sponges with scrubby sides
  • Kleenex
  • Peanut Butter
  • Hot Dogs
  • Newspaper
  • Canned pumpkin
  • Paper sacks
  • Plain yogurt
  • Cheerios/Rice krispies
  • Moist and meatys
  • Plush squeaker toys
* Bolded items are in highest need.

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Note on pet food donations: Great Plains SPCA has a partnership with Hill’s Pet Nutrition, which allows us to purchase dry Science Diet food as part of a special shelters-only discount program. This means that all of Great Plains SPCA’s homeless pets are fed a premium diet and adopters are sent home with a free 4-lb starter bag of their new pet’s food. We always accept canned food, puppy and kitten formula and Science Diet donations. However, dry non-Science Diet food will service our HERO Team services and collaborations with other local charities. Want to help? If you have any questions, please call us at (913) 808-3316 or email us at

Additional ways to give...

Poppy Medical Memorial Fund

The Poppy Medical Memorial Fund was started in 2015 to honor a very special dog who came to Great Plains SPCA’s Veterinary Care Center after being hit by a train. Poppy’s injuries were severe, and it was only through the support of the community that she was able to receive lifesaving surgery and loving care.

Despite receiving the best care possible, Poppy’s injuries proved to be too extensive for her to recover and live a quality life. Our staff held her close in their arms as she crossed the Rainbow Bridge and never will we forget the imprint she left of our hearts. Her legacy lives on through the Poppy Medical Memorial Fund.

Donations to this fund will enable us to provide emergency medical treatment to future pets in crisis who need us… pets just like Poppy. Will you be a Hero?

Monthly Giving

Generous donors who join our “Paw it Forward” Monthly Giving program are truly Heroes for pets. This program is simple for the donor yet makes a big impact on our ability to help needy animals. By authorizing a monthly deduction from a checking account or credit card, you can set up your donation at the beginning of the year and then be worry-free.

Join Our “Paw it Forward” Monthly Giving Program. We appreciate monthly gifts of any size! For more information, please contact our Development team at (913) 808-3316 or email us at

Honor / Memorial

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. Give this gift with Great Plains SPCA and you’ll be making a lifesaving difference for our needy pets.

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) 808-3316.

You can also mail your gift: Attn: Development, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202.

Planned Giving

Giving to Great Plains SPCA can be done either directly or through a gift model that can provide tax benefits and even income. Call (913) 808-3316 or email us at to learn more about how you can leave a lasting legacy for local pets in need.
  • Stocks and Bonds
    A gift of your securities, including your stocks or bonds, is an easy way for you to make a gift. By making a gift of your appreciated securities, you can avoid paying capital gains tax that would otherwise be due if you sold these assets.
  • Real Estate

    A gift of your real property (such as your home, vacation property, vacant land, farmland or ranch or commercial property) can make a great gift. If you own appreciated real property, you can avoid paying capital gains tax by making a gift to us.

  • Retirement Assets

    A gift of your retirement assets, such as a gift from your IRA, 401(k), 403(b), pension or other tax deferred plan, is an excellent way to make a gift. By making a gift of your retirement assets, you will help further our work.

  • Cash

    A gift of cash is a simple and easy way for you to make a gift. You will receive a charitable tax deduction that will provide you with savings on this year’s tax return.

  • Insurance

    A gift of your life insurance policy is an excellent way to make a gift to us. If your life insurance policy is no longer needed or will no longer benefit your survivors, consider making a gift and help further our mission.

Sponsor A Kennel

Sponsoring a kennel, dog run or puppy play yard is an excellent way to honor a loved one or a beloved pet and show your support for Great Plains SPCA’s mission of finding a lifelong, caring home for every cat, dog, puppy, and kitten that comes through our doors. There are several levels of annual sponsorship available, starting at $500. If you would like to sponsor a kennel, please download the form below and mail it to ATTN: Development, 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202 or email it to Great Plains SPCA Adopt-a-Kennel-Form If you have any questions regarding kennel sponsorship or would like to renew your sponsorship, please contact us at (913) 808-3316 or email us at