About Us


Who We Are

The Humane Society of the Flint Hills is a not for profit organization based out of Emporia Kansas and serving a seven county area in the east central region of the state.

We serve the East Central Region of Kansas that includes seven counties that include Lyon and the adjoining six. We support the humane treatment of all animals. Our goal is creating a better awareness of their importance in our lives and to treat them with respect and kindness.

April 1, 2015, the Humane Society of the Flint Hills assumed the responsibility of management of the Emporia Animal Shelter.



Our Goals as an Organization 

In order to manage a successful shelter, the Humane Society and its partners have developed the following list of goals.

To reduce the number of existing animals at the shelter through aggressive on-line, media, transport, adoption, fostering, and/or transfer to other shelters.

To maintain an appropriate population of animals at the shelter through continued aggressive adoption programs, transport and on-line and media attention.

To manage the numbers of animals at the shelter, each animal when brought into the shelter will have an “exit plan”, so that each animal will have a determined adoption, transfer, foster or transport plan, with the goal of having a 2-3 week turn around at the shelter.

To ensure all animals adopted or transferred from the shelter will be spayed or neutered and to have a goal of having a spay/neuter clinic on grounds in the future.

To ensure all animals accepted into the shelter will have basic vaccinations prior to being placed into the general population at the shelter.

To ensure that all animals at the shelter are given exercise, food, water, shelter and interaction with staff while under our care.

To lessen euthanasia rates by ensuring an aggressive adoption, transport and transfer programs.

To lessen the occurrence of cruelty to animals, animals at large, and the importance of spaying and /or neutering pets, educational programs will be developed for the public, schools and organizations.

To develop a large volunteer base for assistance at the shelter, fund raising activities and other operations and events.

To develop an aggressive on-line, publicity and public awareness program to promote the positive aspects of the shelter and assist with adoptions.

To develop a larger foster care program for animals needing extra time to be adopted.