If you are looking for a fur-friend to become part of your family and want to know a reputable place to purchase or adopt one in the Wichita, Kansas area, you should consider the Kansas Humane Society.
The Kansas Humane Society joined with the Wichita Animal Shelter a couple years ago and now they are both together in a brand new state of the art facility located at 3313 N. Hillside in Wichita Ks. It is easily accessible from K96 and Hillside.
They have also partnered up with Petango to keep their website listing of animals available as accurate as possible. So as soon as an animal is adopted out it will automatically disappear from the available animals listing, and when a new animal comes in it will automatically be put on the available animal listing. To see what animals they have available you can go to their website at KSHumane.org.
If you would like to see the animals in person you can stop by their facility on North Hillside and K96 between the hours of 11am – 6:30pm Mon through Saturday, and from 1pm – 5pm on Sundays. Or call them at 316-524-9196 for more information.
The staff at the facility is very knowledgeable on each of the animals and they have each animal marked with a card sheet that tells you the animals behaviors, special needs/requests, age, sex, and breed (sometimes it is a guess since some of these dogs do come in from strays being picked up by various animal control agencies).
The typical cost to adopt a dog or puppy at he Humane Society is between $50-$135. Cats over 9 months of age are free to adopt. Cats under 9 months of age are $99 to adopt. The humane society also gets a number of “other” types of pets such as rabbits, guinea pigs, ferrets, and birds.
All the animals that are adopted from the Humane Society come with their shots up to date, spayed/neutered, microchips implanted in them, a 5lb bag of food, and a certificate for 1 free vet check up by any vet you choose, just take it in with you when you go to your regular vet for the animals first check up.
Often times the Humane Society is not going to know a lot about the animal’s past living arrangements or health and emotional issues even though they do make the animals take several tests and try to socialize them in different situations to see if they can bring out any issues the dog might have had – sometimes this is effective and sometimes it is not. This is a precaution and something you should keep in your mind when you consider purchasing any pet, but especially one from the Humane Society.
Another Place that is in the Wichita area is Meadowbrook Safe Harbor. This is a local veterinarian office that takes in unwanted or mistreated animals and adopts them out to people that will take care of them.
At Meadowbrook the animals receive all their shots, microchipping, veterinarian care and spay or neutering as needed. Their prices for adoption vary by how much care the animal needed when it came in to them, but it is still much lower amount than if you had to have all that care done yourself with any other vet.
Meadowbrook has been accused of buying puppies and dogs from puppy mills and by doing so it makes it look like they’re supporting those puppy mills, however Meadowbrook does what it needs to do to get animals out of bad situations and if it is a puppy mill they get the dogs from the place is reported to the authorities properly, that doesn’t seem like support if you ask me.
Most of the cat and dogs that Meadowbrook does obtain are ones that owners have turned over due to lost jobs, divorces, kids loosing interest, elderly no longer able to care for them, and people moving that can’t take their pets with them.
If you would like to see the animals that Meadowbrook has available check out their page on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000293365286&ref=sgm
Or call them at 316-733-6866. Or just stop on by and see the facilities and staff for yourself. They are located at 3400 S 143rd st E, Wichita, KS.
While I believe Meadowbrook offers better care to their animals that they adopt out and know more about the history of the animals that come to their facility to be put up for adoption than the Ks Humane Society, I’m not going to get into a war over which place you should go to and why because ALL these animals need families.
Meadowbrook Safe Harbor is a NO KILL shelter, while the Ks Humane Society has no other option than to have to put down some of the animals that are brought into their facility.
Both places have great animals that just need a loving home so please check into both before deciding what pet you want to adopt.