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We’re the Kansas City Metro’s most unique and comprehensive No Kill animal welfare agency, providing 12 lifesaving programs to over 35,000 pets and the the people by their sides annually through Merriam, KS and Independence, MO Campuses. We are a local nonprofit, relying on local dollars to help local families, not affiliated with the ASPCA or other national organizations.

‘Dig In’ is where you can find the latest and greatest information about Great Plains SPCA – lifesaving statistics, breed legislation updates, local events, and more!

“The Reason” Great Plains SPCA exists…

February 2015 Newsletter



Adopting A Friend

Great Plains SPCA has bi-state Pet Adoption Centers in Merriam, KS and Independence, MO with expert Matchmakers ready to find you the perfect furry family member! Let us help grow your family!

If you are interested in learning more about a specific pet, please email adoptions@greatplainsspca.org for pets at our Merriam Campus and indyadoptions@greatplainsspca.org for pets at our Independence Campus.

Basic Adoption Requirements



  • Adopter must be 18 years of age or older.

  • For the safety and health of our animals, we do not ship pets.

  • Pet adoption fees range from $45 to $250. Our adoption fees help to offset the cost of evaluation, housing, feeding and medical care for the thousands of animals needing our help. We do our best to keep our adoption prices reasonable while generating income to support our goal of caring for animals available for adoption until we can place them in a loving home. The adoption fee for each animal varies and is dependent on many factors including: age, size, behavior, medical condition, and public demand.

Each pet will have specific needs and we will work to make adoption matches that maximize the happiness of all pets and people in the household.


Vaccinations – For the safety of your new and existing pets, we recommend that all other household pets are current on vaccines two weeks before welcoming a new animal to your home.

A fenced yard – While big, secure yards may be recommended for some dogs, there are many other dogs that would be perfectly happy in an apartment or home where exercise is obtained from walking or jogging on leash. In fact, leash-walked dogs that get 3 to 4 trips outside per day are often happier than dogs left unattended in a back yard.

Children – Some rescues do not adopt to families with small children, but at Great Plains SPCA, we welcome families! We have many pets that will be great family companions for kids of any age who are supervised and taught to treat pets gently. Please keep in mind that we may decide that certain pets aren’t best for small kids due to temperament. These decisions are always made with child and pet safety in mind.

Indoor vs. outdoor situation – At Great Plains SPCA, we believe strongly that pets are happiest, healthiest and safest when they are welcomed indoors as household companions. Pets allowed outdoors unsupervised are exposed to risks such as disease, theft, escape, auto accidents, wildlife and more. If you still want to keep a pet outdoors, please contact us for suggestions or options.

Declawing – We do not declaw cats at Great Plains SPCA and do not advocate the procedure due to the physical and psychological impact it has on cats. There are several humane and simple alternatives to declawing including trimming the nails, providing a scratching post, or using products such as soft nail caps that will help eliminate the destructive capabilities of claws and keep your cat happy. If you must have a declawed cat, we encourage you to consider


Who We Are

Our History




Great Plains SPCA, a Missouri 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, was formed through the official merger of two lifesaving organizations in June 2011 – Animal Haven and No More Homeless Pets KC.

At Great Plains SPCA, we believe that no matter what their size, shape or story, all dogs and cats deserve the chance to live long, happy and healthy lives. That’s why our team of experts works hard every day to be a lifeline to a better future for pets by providing comprehensive, affordable medical care, adoption services and innovative community programs. Because we know that with a little support, people and pets can build a bond unlike any other, creating happier homes and a community that values life, love.



Come Visit Us

We are the only animal welfare agency in the region with a bi-state presence, serving more than 30,000 pets annually.

MERRIAM CAMPUS: (913) 831-SPCA (7722)

Pet Adoption Center: 5424 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202

Veterinary Care Center: 5428 Antioch Drive, Merriam, KS 66202

Lost Pet & Intake Center: 6700 West 67th Street, Merriam, KS 66203






CharityNav_4StarThere are so many ways to help the thousands of homeless pets that visit Great Plains SPCA each year – we couldn’t do it without you! Many people think we are a chapter of the ASPCA, but we are a local, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization helping local pets. We rely on local dollars to help local pets and the families by their side. To schedule an tour to see our lifesaving operation in action, please call (913) 742-7344.

We are proud to be named a 4-Star Charity by Charity Navigator.

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