About Us

Adopting A Friend

Adoption Fees

Dogs $40

Cats $30

A $50 spay/neuter deposit is required for all unaltered animals.

Kansas State Law KSA: 47-1701, requires all animals adopted from an animal shelter be spayed or neutered.

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Adoption fees are half-priced for any animal that has been residing at the shelter for at least 30 days.


  • You must be at least 18 years of age to adopt.
  • Landlord approval is required.
  • All unaltered animals must be spayed or neutered before a predetermined date.
  • We DO NOT adopt animals as gifts. Ask about our gift certificates.
  • All adoptions must be processed in person at the shelter. This is to ensure that the animal is the right fit for you.
  • We do not transfer animals. Transportation arrangements are the responsibility of the adopter.

Who We Are

The Humane Society of the High Plains is a no-kill domestic animal shelter that serves the city of Hays, Ellis County and the surrounding areas in Kansas.

Our mission is to foster the humane treatment of animals through education, humane-animal relations, shelter, cruelty reporting and animal control.

Services Provided

  • Housing for Homeless & Unwanted Pets
  • Adoption of Homeless & Unwanted Pets
  • Reporting Lost & Found Pets
  • Cruelty Reporting to Proper Authorities
  • Educational Tours for Classes & Groups of Students

Come Visit Us

We are located 7 miles east of Hays along Old Highway 40.

Business Hours

Tuesday - Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed Mondays

Physical Address:

2050 E. Old Hwy 40

Hays, KS 67601

Mailing Address: 

P.O. Box 311

Hays, KS 67601

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