Great Plains SPCA

Great Plains SPCA is one of the largest No-Kill animal shelters in Kansas City, offering comprehensive resources for animals that strengthen the relationship between pets and their human companions. Serving nearly 10,000 pets annually, Great Plains SPCA works to save, protect and improve the lives of animals, by providing humane sheltering, adoptions, unparalleled behavior and training.

Want to foster?

The Foster Care Program gives Great Plains SPCA the opportunity to save more pets in the community and is an integral part of what they do. Not all pets they serve are able to stay in the shelter for medical or behavioral reasons, so they turn to dedicated volunteer fosters to open their hearts and their homes while Great Plains SPCA finishes treatment for the pet or search for their “home.”

Some of the most common foster needs are:

  • Pregnant or nursing moms
  • Any pets under eight weeks of age (including bottle babies)
  • Post-operative care or recovering from illness or injury
  • Pets who are shelter stressed or dealing with other behavior issues
  • Pets who need socialization to learn how to trust humans

Some pets just need short term (a few days to a few weeks) foster while others may require longer. Ultimately, it is up to you how long you want or can foster. The Foster Manager will work to match each foster parent with the best fit for their family.

By fostering a pet in your home you are opening another spot in the shelter to save a life. Having a pet in a home also gives the shelter more information to help match them successfully with a future adopter. Fostering is also very rewarding and allows you the chance to impact countless lives!

If you are interested in fostering one of Great Plains SPCA’s pets in need, you can fill out an online application here.

Happy Fostering!

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