Great Plains one of the largest shelters in the Kansas City metro area. We provided quality shelter care for over 6,000 animals yearly. We provide daily care, medical care, and enrichment for our shelter animals. We provide foster and forever home placements, pet behavior training services, and HERO Community Outreach.
Our mission is to drive change in our community through innovative programs that promote adoption, outreach and a better life for pets and the people who love them.
We proudly report a live-release rate of 97% or higher. Our live-release rate is calculated by the number of adoptions, returns to owner, transfers and other live outcomes for a given time period divided by the total number of animals the shelter brought in for that same period.
We offer a lifelong, full-circle approach for pets and their human companions with our three-pronged approach: prevention, adoption, retention.