Great Plains SPCA has taken an additional leadership role in the animal welfare community since the COVID-19 crisis reached the Kansas City area. Two weeks ago, through a grant from GreaterGood.org, we distributed 47,000 pounds of emergency pet food to more than 20 local shelters and rescues across 19 counties in Kansas and Missouri. Great Plains SPCA is leading local community outreach during the COVID-19 crisis through collaboration and amazing teamwork.
On March 17th, we moved to doing adoptions by appointment only. Since then we have adopted out more than 98 pets, including 35 cats and 64 dogs, placed 42 pets into foster homes and provided approximately 3,000 pounds of food from our Pet Food Pantry to 120 families and two “meals on wheels” organizations.
Today we are launching our community-wide “Sew-A-Thon” with a goal to make 250 cloth face masks for Animal Control Offices (ACOs) in the cities with whom we partner. ACOs will distribute the masks to residents or civilian staff in need in their communities. If you are interested in participating, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an “essential” business, Great Plains SPCA is here seven days week to support our animals and the people who love them. But we simply couldn’t do this without you, our incredible supporters. Visit our website for additional ideas for how you can help during this challenging time.
And lastly, we would love for you to take a moment to nominate Great Plains SPCA as Best Animal Nonprofit in Kansas City Magazine’s “Best of KC 2020” for a chance for us to be featured in the August issue! Nominations are open until April 23.
Thank you for all you do and please stay safe! As always, reach out anytime at email@example.com and be sure to stay connected to all our news via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Tam Singer, Great Plains SPCA CEO