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Current Events

Check out our current events below. Select your preferred view of list or calendar view on the upper right corner or use the search bar to search for a specific event or date. Click here to see our Facebook Events Calendar.

Bark in the Park

Woof, woof! Bring your furry friends to The K for Bark at the Park, our series of nights at The K with fan’s best friend. New this year, we’re partnering with local favorite, Bar K, to take over the Hall of Fame Pavilion by Gate A with their unique energy for a paw-some TAILgate. Come …

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Trap, Neuter, Return Clinic

5428 Antioch Dr, Mission, KS 66202, USA

Do you have a community cat in need of TNR? (Trap-Neuter-Return). We have OPEN SPOTS for our October 1st clinic. ALL AVAILABLE SPOTS HAVE BEEN FILLED FOR THIS CLINIC! Thank you to all who are participating! Stay tuned for our next clinic! Space is limited. Please remember that ALL CATS must arrive in their own …

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Virtual Estate Planning Seminar

We are grateful to Jessica Kimbrell from Kimbrell Estate Planning for partnering with us to provide a free seminar for our supporters to learn more about estate planning. Join us on Wednesday, October 19th, from 11:30pm to 12:30pm to learn about how you can provide for your family and your pets! This informative session will cover topics …

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Best In Show Pet Contest


Join us for our annual virtual event on Sunday October 30, at 11:00AM! Winners of our Best In Show Pet Contest will be chosen by our team of expert judges! Register your mobile phone now to bid on auction items, order  brunch delivery and receive event updates. CLICK HERE to view the event page

Great Plains SPCA Career Fair

Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center, 5424 Antioch Dr, Merriam, KS 66202, USA

Interested in a working in animal welfare? Stop by Great Plains SPCA Tuesday November 1, from 5PM to 7PM to learn more about both paid and volunteer opportunities for Photographers, Freelance Writers, Events, Veterinary Clinic Support, Behavior & Training and Community Outreach! Don't forget to bring your resume!

Give Back Night at Chicken N Pickle

1761 Burlington St, North Kansas City, MO 64116, USA

Join us tonight for dinner from 6-8 pm and 10% of all purchases will go back to Great Plains SPCA.

What is a Community or Third-Party Event?

A community or third-party event is any fundraising activity that benefits GPSPCA and is organized by a non-affiliated group or individual. We generally do not do off-site adoption events, rather we focus on fundraising events. Examples of events are a day dedicated to GPSPCA where a percentage of sales is donated, a fashion show where tickets sales are donated, a dog walk where your family and friends raise money, or an employee event where your staff meets shelter pets.

Getting Started

The path to launching a community fundraising event begins with an idea and a plan of action that you present to GPSPCA. You and/or your group submit your application which becomes an agreement about expectations for GPSPCA’s involvement and the commitment you and/or your group is making for the event. If you would like to run your idea by us before submitting the application, please feel free to email us at

GPSPCA Event Guidelines

GPSPCA Event Application

Please return the completed third-party/community event application to:
Great Plains SPCA
Attn: Events
5428 Antioch Drive
Merriam, KS 66202

What Happens Next?

First, we review your application and event proposal and evaluate it for fit with our organization’s mission and objectives as well as feasibility and timing. Once approved, we will reach out and provide guidance for your event and if it meets our publicity threshold, discuss ways we can help promote your event.

Please know that while we strive to support community fundraising events to the greatest extent possible with the resources we have, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to support every event.

Does GPSPCA Provide Staff or Volunteers to Execute Events?

The staffing needs and availability of staff and volunteers vary widely by event and while we provide the personnel support we can, we look to our event partners to handle the majority of the organizational, administrative and promotional tasks associated with third-party events. Similarly, while we love exposure for our animals, the venue or environment might not always be appropriate and we may not always have adoptable animals available to attend third-party/community events. Puppies and kittens are particularly susceptible to diseases in the environment so please understand if we cannot provide these young animals. We have lots of wonderful adult animals that love to get out of the shelter!

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