HERO Team

Our HERO (Humane Education Resources Outreach) Team is a distinct program in the Kansas City Metro that works to improve communities through education and outreach. With a humane, non-judgmental approach and the proper resources, our team is committed to helping improve the lives of the pets and the people who love them in our community.

We have seen virtually every situation, whether it is an outside dog living year-round without proper shelter; a pet owner who loves their pet, but cannot afford to buy pet food, or a group of feral cats who need to be spayed or neutered. Many of the animals served through this program have owners with limited financial resources – yet many have huge hearts. With a little education on how to better meet the needs of their pets, and the importance of spaying and neutering, we have been able to turn some “less than ideal” situations into success stories.

Please contact our HERO Outreach Team at lhacker@greatplainsspca.org for more information, if you are concerned about a pet in the community, or if you know of a pet who needs:

  • * Food assistance to keep from going hungry
    * Low-cost spay/neuter or veterinary care
    * Shelter or straw for appropriate outdoor housing
    * Relief from being chained
    * Community Cat Trap Neuter Return information and support
    * Advice for behavioral issues

Our HERO Team Community Partnership Program is committed to building relationships with key community groups and leaders (schools, churches, and community centers, and law enforcement) to mobilize community support.

Through education and advocacy our team strives to build awareness, address community concerns, and help reduce pet overpopulation.

Please contact our HERO Team Community Partnership Program at keverett@GreatPlainsSPCA.org for more information, or if your organization is interested in having our team provide an educational presentation.