PO Box 1427 Hays, Kansas 67601 | 785-259-3675 | westernplainsanimalrefuge@gmail.com


Many of you are probably aware of the struggles that the Western Plains Animal Refuge​ has faced over the last several years. While we have received a great deal of support from the community, we have never been able to get the adoptions, donations, and volunteers we truly needed. Recently, the situation has worsened, which has led us to make some very difficult choices. We are deeply heartbroken by this, but we have decided to reduce many of our current services and postpone our plans to build a facility. The organization is not disbanding, but we are taking this time to address some persistent issues and develop a plan for our future.

​We will continue providing care for our current domestic animals and will always accept previously adopted animals, if they must be returned.  We will only be able to accept new animals when we have available foster homes. If we can, we will coordinate with other animal organizations to help those animals we cannot take. Due to a lack of wildlife rehabilitators in the area, we will be continuing our wildlife rehabilitation services with the help of some dedicated volunteers.

We offer our sincerest apologies to all of our supporters over the years and we know that we could not have made it this far without you. Many of you will undoubtedly be disappointed by all of this and we share your disappointment. Ultimately, our primary concern is for the well-being of animals and we will do everything we can to help make our community a better place for them in whatever ways we are able. Any questions, comments, or concerns can be directed to our executive director, Brendon, and you can contact him at westernplainsanimalrefuge@gmail.com.

Thank you,

​The Western Plains Animal Refuge Board of Directors

Wildlife Impacted by Storm

The storm that recently ripped through northwestern Kansas was devastating for wildlife. We received several injured animals and heard reports of many more killed by the hail. While some of the animals can be saved, not all were so fortunate. We are in need of donations to help with their care. If you are interested in helping, please visit our donation page.