2021 highlights from the shelter
2021 Notable Adoptions
Greetings from Pawnee County Humane Society!
We had another excellent year, despite COVID-19 and the restrictions we operated under during the first part of 2021. Weofficially reopened to the public in the spring of 2021.
In March of 2021, Jordan’s Way, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and creating awareness for animals in shelters nationwide, came to the shelter to put on a telethon style Facebook fundraiser which brought in over $12,000 in donations to help care for the lost and homeless animals at Larned and Pawnee County! Many local businesses and private citizens made this fundraiser a success and we are beyond grateful for their donations and support.
August 2021 saw the return of our annual dog swim! Citizens of Pawnee County and beyond were more than happy to bring their dogs out for an afternoon of pool fun and the humans were happy to see the return of our famous pulled pork sandwiches and roasted corn.
Looking Forward to 2022
In 2022, we forward to continuing serving pet owners and their pets in Pawnee County and beyond. We still have spay/neuter discount vouchers for those in need and also operate as a pet food bank for those who need help feeding their pets. We strive to find new ways of reaching the community via education and outreach.
We celebrated 10 years of having a brick-and-mortar building in 2021. We've had to replace several items throughout the year including our dishwasher and dryer. We're still in need of big items such new cat castles for the kittens and adult cats. We're also looking into writing grants to help pay for much needed new cat condos. Here’s hoping for a successful year for grant writing and fundraising to help update and upgrade their decade old equipment.
We put out a few desperate calls for volunteers this year. Thanks to a lot of interest from the community we were able to attract and retain several new volunteers for cats and dogs! We're thankful for our past, present, and future volunteers and the thousands of hours of support they've dedicated to maintaining the well-being of the cats and dogs at the shelter.
Do you want to help PCHS? There are several ways you can. We're always looking for volunteers, and are also currently looking for board members who want to get involved in fundraising and other events! Check out our volunteer page for more information.
2021 was a stellar year for adoptions! We had over 50 cats and 100 dogs find their new, loving furever homes this year! This includes ten puppies (!) and five Pit mixes that were emaciated and full of worms when brought in by the Larned Police! Several dogs and cats left Kansas and went to Colorado, Nebraska, and even Minnesota!
A heartwarming dog adoption was that of Dottie (right). She was a long term resident at the shelter with scars indicating she might have been abused or used as a bait dog in her past life.
At the shelter, she was stressed and not always the greatest with other dogs or cats. We're happy to say she is thriving in her new home and has not only become well-travelled throughout the southwest U.S., but has made friends with other dogs and cats (and even a cow or two) her adopter introduced her to.
A terrific cat adoption was that of Buttermilk (below). He had been in and out of homes and the shelter for about a year. He finally found his furever home with a gentleman who wrote us to say that Buttermilk “is the most wonderfull little critter!”
Here's hoping 2022 is full of more notable and wonderful adoptions!