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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

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Shawnee Mission Post - Johnson County animal shelters expect influx of lost pets on Fourth of July weekend — here’s why

Johnson County animal shelters expect influx of lost pets on Fourth of July weekend — here’s why

by Jacob Martin
You could already start to hear fireworks in some areas of Johnson County on Thursday evening, ahead of the Fourth of July holiday. And so could your pets. For humans, Independence Day may be a blast, but local animal shelters urge pet owners to keep their pets in mind when fireworks are going off Sunday (or on Friday and Saturday, too.)

Fox4 Art for the Animals coverage

Animal-themed art show raising funds for Kansas City shelter

by Travis Meier
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Animal and art lovers are coming together to support a good cause in Kansas City’s Midtown area. “Art for the Animals” is showcasing pieces featuring animals of all shapes, sizes and breeds. Held at the Buttonwood Art Space near 30th and Main streets, artists are dealing depictions of dogs, elephants, birds, bugs, cats and more to support Great Plains SPCA.

Get tax break by purchasing art at “Artwork for the Animals” exhibit

by Sofie Misle
Animals of all walks of life are featured in the “Art for the Animals” exhibit to benefit Great Plains SPCA. Original artwork of household pets, safari animals, birds, farm animals, insects, reptiles, and more are available for purchase in a variety of mediums. Fifty percent of each art sale compensates the artists and the other half goes to Great Plains SPCA as a charitable contribution.

Lucy and Esmae - Courtesy of Shawnee Mission Post

Pit bull bans in Leawood, Overland Park receive scrutiny as more cities drop similar laws

by Roxie Hammill
The kids were at home when animal control and police arrived at Kristi Bond’s Leawood residence two years ago. The order was direct and to the point. The family would have to remove Lucy, the Bonds’ dog especially beloved by their 10-year-old daughter, from the city. Lucy’s crime: resembling a pit bull, a breed outlawed within Leawood city limits.

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:
International News
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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