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Executive Leadership Team
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Tam Singer - CEO

Tam Singer

Chief Executive Officer

Alyx Hubler - Chief Financial Officer

Alyx Hubler

Chief Financial Officer

Annie Runnion - Director of Shelter Operations

Annie Runnion

Director of Shelter Operations

Ashley Flores - Director of Animal Behavior and Training

Ashley Flores

Director of Animal Behavior & Training

Recent Articles About Us
KSHB - Adoption event Tour 21

Great Plains SPCA takes part in national adoption event

by Kari Williams
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Great Plains SPCA is one of several animal rescue agencies taking part in a national pet adoption event. From Monday through Sunday, Great Plains SPCA is offering 50% off adoption fees at its Merriam location. The discount does not apply to kittens, puppies or high-profile breeds, according to a news release.

Weekend Possibilities | KC’s Vietnamese Coffee Spot, Live Music and Best Friend Bingo + Beer

by Clarence Dennis
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 – 5 p.m. Drinking beer with best friends for a good cause? Sign up for Transport Brewery’s four rounds of Best Friend Bingo this Sunday afternoon, 11113 Johnson Drive. The dog friendly event will raise money for Great Plains SPCA and dish out local prizes for each game’s winner.

Animal advocates increase efforts as temperatures plunge - KSHB 41

by Andres Gutierrez
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Animal advocates have increased their work in recent days to keep pets safe from the extreme cold the Kansas City metro is experiencing.

Local animal shelter helping temporarily take in dogs from cold weather

Local animal shelter helping temporarily take in dogs from cold weather on FOX 4

by Sharifa Jackson
MERRIAM, Kan.— It’s another desperate plea for pet owners to bring their animals inside. Animal rescue groups like Great Plains SPCA in Merriam are working overtime to get dogs out of the dangerous and abnormally low temperatures.

Valentine Puppygrams on KCTV5

by Chris Oberholtz
MERRIAM, KS (KCTV) -- Throughout the month of February, puppy love can be delivered across the Kansas City area. Great Plains SPCA volunteers will deliver puppygrams to recipients to play with, smooch and snuggle for 15-30 minutes. They can be delivered to businesses or residences.

Heat Related Deaths

There have been recent heat-related deaths of animals in the Kansas City Metro area. Below are links to local news coverage.

Ask Ashley: Great Plains SPCA

by Ashley Flores, KC Parent Magazine

Queen's New Roomate

Queen Gets A New Roomate!

Earlier this year, Scott Poore of Mission Driven Goods, made it his mission to find Queen a home. Scott decided to move in with Queen and be her 24/7 advocate until she finally found a home. Word got out via social media and now Queen has not only made the local news, but national & even international news! See all the coverage of Scott’s and Queen’s story below!

Queen was Adopted!!!
Here’s some follow up news coverage:
Actor Charlie Robinson visits GPSPCA

New Theater Restaurant

Actor Charlie Robinson and other actors from the New Theatre Restaurant toured Great Plains SPCA recently, meeting some possible future co-stars on the stage! Learn more about it by clicking the links below! Kansas City Star KMC Channel 9 News

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