There are so many benefits to adopting a pet. For starters, when you adopt, you save a loving animal by making them part of your family. Additionally, you’ll also open up shelter space for another animal who might desperately need it. It actually costs less, and you will help to end “Puppy mills”, which are factory-style breeding facilities that prioritize profit above the welfare of dogs.

There are a number of animal rescues around Wichita. Here are four to visit to find your next pet:

Beauties and Beasts, Inc.

From the Beauties and Beasts, Inc. website: “Beauties and Beasts, Inc is a state-licensed 501(c)(3) animal rescue group located in Wichita, Kansas. Our purpose is to rescue Death Row animals from the shelter and place them in foster homes that will provide them the love and care they need to become happy, healthy, adoptable animals. We do not discriminate against breed, age, medical, or behavior… we love them all the same!”

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Kansas Humane Society

From the Kansas Humane Society website: “For over 128 years, the Kansas Humane Society has been committed to helping the abandoned and homeless animals in our community. Our animal shelter has helped hundreds of thousands of Wichita’s pets by providing them care, comfort, hope, and most importantly, a second chance at a new life.”

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Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, Inc.

From the website: “Lifeline Animal Placement and Protection, Inc. (LAPP) is a Wichita, Kansas based non-profit animal rescue and adoption kennel. Volunteers have dedicated their time and hearts to save animals that have been abandoned, abused or were relinquished by their owners. LAPP tries to rescue animals from other over-flowing shelters to save them from being euthanized. The kennel does not euthanize animals.”

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Wichita Animal Action League

From the Wichita Animal Action League website: “WAAL’s mission is to be there for the countless animals in the Wichita and surrounding area who are abused, neglected and abandoned each year.”

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