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August 2021

Paint Your Pet

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Great Plains SPCA Pet Adoption Center, 5422 Antioch Dr, Merriam, KS 66202, USA
Paint Your Pet - Painted Kanvas

Join us as we raise our brushes for the Great Plains SPCA!! The event will be held at their shelter, located at 5422 Antioch Drive in Merriam, KS. During this event you will have the opportunity to paint an image of your own pet - here's how it works: Submit your pet's photo to prior to the event so our artists have a chance to sketch out your animal prior to your arrival. The deadline to register and submit your photo is Noon…

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September 2021

Turkey Creek Car Show

September 11 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Merriam Marketplace, 5740 Merriam Dr. 66202
Turkey Creek Car Show

Since 2001, this annual event, held rain or shine, draws thousands of spectators as well as over 250 classic cars, hot rods, street rods, antique cars, trucks and custom motorcycles.  Held high above Turkey Creek in beautiful downtown Merriam at the Merriam Marketplace, activities of the day include music, door prizes, and concessions. Car show entries have a chance to win the Grand Prize drawing of a $4,000 gift certificate.  Participants under 25 are eligible for the "Young Gun Award" -…

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SOLD OUT – Yoga with Puppies – Presented by Tito’s Handmade Vodka

September 18 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
5428 Antioch Dr, Mission, KS 66202, USA
Yoga with Puppies presented by Tito's Handmade Vodka

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUTOn September 18th, starting at 9:30 am, Yoga Instructor, Jessica Znidarsic, will lead four 30-minute yoga classes amidst puppy cuteness and silliness in the Great Plains SPCA Training Room in Merriam, Kansas.Thank you to Tito's Handmade Vodka for sponsoring this event! There will be a drawing for a Tito's yoga mat at each of the four sessions and a grand prize drawing for a fantastic Tito's goodie package.The cost is $25 per session and benefits the animals at Great Plains…

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Best Friend Bingo

September 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
11109 Johnson Dr, Shawnee, KS 66203
Best Friend BIngo - Transport Brewery

Join us on Sunday, September 19 at 2:00pm for bingo at Transport Brewery! Each Bingo buy in will be $10 for a bingo card and one beer or wine, and a portion of your purchase supports Great Plains SPCA. Space is limited, so please plan to arrive early!Learn more.

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Estate Planning Seminar

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
Virtual Estate Planning Seminar

Have you thought about what would happen to your pets should they outlive you? Providing for your loved ones, including your pets, is important. Join us on Thursday, September 29th, from 12:00pm to 12:40pm for a complimentary virtual estate planning seminar. Learn about how you can provide for your family and your pets! This informative session will cover topics including: Introduction to wills and trusts Lifetime planning for you and your pets Minimize taxes and avoid unnecessary fees Support the causes that are…

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October 2021

Volunteer Fair

October 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Great Plains SPCA Lost Pet and Admission Center, 5428 Antioch Dr, Merriam, KS 66202, USA
Volunteer Fair

We want you to volunteer!At Great Plains SPCA, our volunteers play a part in nearly every area of our organization. Join us to learn about volunteering with our HERO, Adoptions and Administration departments.Staff and current volunteers will be present to provide information on volunteer roles available within the above departments and how you can get started on making a positive impact for the pets and people we serve!Hope to see you there!Address: 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202**This Volunteer Fair…

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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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