Kansas Humane Society saves record number of animals in 2019

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

The Kansas Humane Society found homes or placement for nearly 12,000 animals last year, an official with the organization says. 

KHS says 11,767 animals were adopted placed, saving 94% of the animals that came to the facility. The number of animals adopted or placed in 2018 was 11,204, according to the KHS website.

“I’m extremely proud of the record number of animals KHS helped in 2019,” said Mark Eby, president and CEO of KHS. “Our incredible staff, volunteers, and donors all make this possible. I’m also proud of the partnerships we’ve developed with over 100 rescues around the country to help save more animals. The low cost vet services we provide these rescues and the staff we’ve added to assist them has helped find more animals homes. All of us working together and supporting each other is what leads to move lives being saved.”

The Humane Society says it [performed 3,155 low cost, donor subsidized spay and neuter surgeries for low income members of the community. Another 788 surgeries were performed for animals transferring to rescue groups.

Also in 2019, 6,750 unclaimed animals were transferred to the Kansas Humane Society from the Wichita Animal Shelter.

“We are very appreciative of our relationship with Wichita Animal Services,” said Eby. “Over the past four years, we’ve increased the number of unclaimed animals brought to KHS from Wichita Animal Services. To reduce the number of unclaimed pets at the Wichita Animal Shelter, and to keep fewer animals from ending up there, the best thing we can do as a community is to microchip and spay or neuter our pets.”

KHS says its youth education programs reached 18,125 children, and volunteers dedicated 68,638 hours of their time last year. 

Kansas Humane Society by the Numbers - 2019

  • 94% overall save rate
  • 11,767 live animal releases
    • 8,281 adoptions
    • 2,870 animals transferred to rescue partners
    • 2 animals transferred to shelter partners
    • 614 pets reunited with their owners
  • 788 surgeries performed for rescue groups
  • 3,155 donor subsidized spay/neuter surgeries performed for low income households

The Kansas Humane Society is located at 3313 North Hillside in Wichita.

For additional information and detailed statistics, visit kshumane.org/about-us/statistics.

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