The Humane Society of Wichita County takes in animals that are public strays, animals from other shelters in surrounding counties that are overcrowded, animals that have been rescued from abusive and hoarding situations, and animals that are surrendered by their owners.
Our staff care for these animals until they find their forever homes through adoption. All dogs and cats have been spayed or neutered, vaccinated, de-wormed and heart worm tested, and ID chipped for identification if lost – so they are adoption ready.
Occasionally, dogs are sent to breed-specific rescues, and sent to transport groups that take dogs to areas in the United States that do not have enough dogs to adopt. Both dogs and cats are reclaimed by their owners.
- Cats taken in: 248
- Dogs taken in: 732
- Also taken in: Pigs – 4; Birds – 1; Horses – 2; Guinea Pigs – 2
- Adoptions: Dogs – 676; Cats – 219; Pigs – 2; Guinea Pigs – 2
- Return to owner: Dogs – 22; Cats – 2; Horses – 2; Bird – 1
- Transferred: Dogs – 2; Cats – 3
- Shelter euthanasia : Dogs – 8; Cats – 0
- Spays/Neuters: 778
- Volunteer Hours: 5,343
Our goal is to place every healthy animal that comes in our doors. We are proud of the progress that we have made toward the goal of being designated as a “No Kill” shelter – we have achieved this designation since 2014. Our adoption events, and volunteer and fostering programs are allowing us to save more animals.
The current policy we follow is:
• We provide euthanasia for seriously ill or injured animals, at the owner’s request for ill and injured animals, or for shelter animals if they become seriously ill and no amount of treatment will be able to save them.
• We are not able to place animals in forever homes that are human-aggressive. These animals are humanely euthanized.
• Aggression toward other animals is considered, on an individual basis, as a factor in deciding whether an animal is adoptable. If deemed dangerous to other animals, these animals may be euthanized to protect other pets. This is a decision made by the Adoption Center management.
We regard each animal’s life as precious and decisions to euthanize are never taken lightly. We will continue to work toward the goal of placing all healthy animals in loving homes and educating the public about the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in an attempt to reduce pet overpopulation and the need for euthanasia.