We have dogs, cats, and pocket pets looking for loving homes and forever families.
It is with heavy hearts to share the news of our dear friend Liz Stratton’s passing. Liz was a dedicated animal ally and long-time supporter of Helping Hands Humane Society. We continue to be awed and inspired by her concern for those who didn’t have a voice for themselves, and her ability to advocate for all animals. We are devastated to have lost such a wonderful person and such a shining light in our community, but we will look to her example and continue this work in her legacy.
Thank you, Liz, for everything. As you used to end our phone calls with “you just keep on taking care of those babies”, we promise you, dear friend, we will.
Her obituary can be found here: https://www.penwellgabeltopeka.com/Obituary/188813/Mary-Stratton/Topeka-KS
HHHS COVID-19 Updates
Check here for updates on our animals, hours, and programs as affected by COVID-19. The animals in our care are of upmost importance to us, as are public health and safety. Please rest assured that our staff will continue to provide all necessary care to our animals.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED in our building. Please maintain 6 feet of social distance to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
We are open for walk-ins during regular adoption hours (Mon-Sat 11:30am-6pm, Sun 1-5pm). You must complete and submit an Adoption Profile and have it approved by an Adoption Counselor before meeting with a potential pet or putting an animal in the adoption process. You may fill out the profile at home and submit it via fax or email before come into the shelter if you prefer. Adopters must come to the shelter in person to meet an animal and complete the adoption process.
Intake is open Mon-Sat from 9:30am-6pm and Sun 9:30am-5pm. Please call us at 785-233-7325 to make an appointment to surrender an animal, bring in a stray, get a microchip, or search for your lost pet.
Yes we are still accepting foster applications! Please visit our page How to Become a Foster to learn more and apply. You may not get a response immediately, but we place new animals in foster homes daily and would love to expand our base of foster families. We are especially looking for those willing to foster pregnant cats, cats with kittens, orphaned bottle fed kittens, and 4-8 week old kittens who are eating on their own.
Open Agility & Training Classes
Training classes have resumed. We are keeping all classes under 10 people, and attendees are welcome to wear masks to class.
HHHS open agility (normally Saturdays 3:30-5:30pm/Sundays 12-2pm) are cancelled until further notice.
Birthday Parties & Tours
For now, we are not scheduling any birthday parties or tours.
How You Can Help
What would help HHHS the most now are donations of money and gift cards (Amazon, Wal-Mart, Target, PetSmart, Petco) and helping your family, neighbors, and friends with their pets if needed. The more animals who can stay healthy and happy in our community, the less who would need to come through our doors. There are also activities you can do from home to support HHHS.
Upcoming Off-Site Events
AS OF 7/1/20, ALL OFF-SITE EVENT PROGRAMS ARE ON PAUSE UNTIL WE CAN RE-ASSESS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC LATER THIS FALL.
10/3/2020 Kansas Chocolate Festival 11am-3pm Downtown Topeka
10/17/2020 Bone Appétit
10/24/2020 Boo at the Zoo 8:30am-12pm Topeka Zoo
11/7/2020 Tails on the Trail
To schedule an off-site event with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
All events must be scheduled at least 2 weeks prior to the event date