The American Humane Association created Be Kind to Animals Week in 1915 to encourage compassion toward animals. Every year, animal shelters throughout the country hold special events during this time-honored week to raise awareness about animals in our homes and communities and to celebrate the unique bond between humans and animals.

To celebrate Be Kind to Animals Week, HHHS has developed this page to honor businesses and individuals who wish to be part of the celebration. We invite everyone to make a donation of $25 or more to HHHS and write a special message to be posted here. The message can be in honor or memory of a beloved pet, it can be a message of animal celebration, or it can simply be your name.
(*HHHS reserves the right to edit, shorten or exclude inappropriate comments or subject matter.)

Other ways to celebrate from American Humane
• Report any suspected animal abuse or neglect to animal control
• Commit to adopting your next pet from an animal shelter
• Donate to or volunteer at your local animal shelter
• Spay or neuter your pets and encourage friends and family to do the same
• Spend quality time with your pet
• Make sure your pet has an ID tag or microchip
• Drive cautiously through areas populated by wild animals such as deer
• Plant flowers in your yard that will attract butterflies or hummingbirds
• Speak out in your community about the importance of respecting animals
• Visit for activities children and adults can do together
Submissions are open for 2014! 

2014 Messages

Dogs have only one fault, really; their lives are too short. .

Paraphrase - Agnes Sligh Turnbull

- Marcia and Jim Ransom 

In honor of Hershey who loves to play ball!

- Grace and Bill Jordan

In memory of Clay, Annie, Cammy and Smokey Flesher
-The Flesher family

I wish I could take everyone in and give you love and care, but since I cannot do that, I will have a special spot for you in my heart. 

- Zelda Heyns 

My cats can make my day
- Sally Nothrop

My wife, Pat Walters, was the epitomy of kindness to animals, people and plant life.  When she was dying, she insured the continuation of kind care for our dog, Jesse, our children and me.  Pat Walters - Ms. Kindness (missed is her kindness)
- J. Ted Walters

In memory of the Anderson, Harenchar, Clowers, and Bright families' pets who have gone before us.  In honor of Spanky, my buddy, and my new angel, Gretchen.  I love you!
- Linda Anderson

In memory of Diablo and Dayzi Duke
- Paula Bryant

In loving memory of my husband, Frank Dickerson, and our loving dog, Shane.
- Grace Dickerson

With a profound ache in my heart, I miss you all.
Romans 8:26
- Laurie Trotter

This is for our black lab mix - Gus.  We adopted him on May 3, 2000 from Helping Hands Humane Society.  I can still see him in the back seat on one of my daughter's lap. He passed away on February 15, 2014.  He was our first dog se he set the bar very high for any dogs we have had since. 
- Gloria and Dennis Hale

In memory of my much loved pets:  Tanner, Punkin, Baxter, Ivan
- Linda Estes 

Thank you for being there to help the lost, abandoned , abused and unwanted animals.
- Peggy Holwick

Miss you, Bear!
- Tamra Studer

Very grateful for our new HHHS facility.
- Janet Frieden

If only all pets could have a loving and safe home...
- DeAnn Eley

Thank you for your dedicated work and special care for the animals at the Humane Society.  Your service is greatly appreciated. 
- Robert Day

In memory of Snowball and Rusty. 
- Mark Gerard

All of Topeka and the surrounding area thank you for what you do for animals.  Keep up the good work and may God Bless you always!
- Marthalee Donohoe

For all my many animals that have passed over the rainbow - each of you brought so much happiness and joy to my life.  I can't imagine a day of my life without a dog.  One of God's greatest gifts.  Please love your dog everyday!
- Teresa Brown and Ron Simmons

I am the person that brought 15 Cat Fancy magazines to HHHS on April 10th and gave them to the Executive Director and he said some would go on the table and I suggested new cat owners get a copy.
- Leona Brinhmeyer

I love my special rescue cat "Mango". She helped me recover losing a pet.  She entertains me and I am never alone.  Thank you for all you do.
- Patricia Torrez / Lighten Up

I got Simon (kitty) from HHHS in 2003 and he is a wonderful companion and lap kitty.  He is a true blessing. 
- Terry Heidner

Animals are a gift from God also so be kind to God's creation.  Respect, love and protect all creatures. 
- Martha Vizcarra

In memory of Mary K. Zeller. 
- Steven Koons

So happy to have learned the unconditional love that comes from our four legged family.  Miss you all!
- Dona Peterson

Thanks for saving Truman - aka "Duke" adopted April 2010.
- Brenda Fuller

Animals touch our lives in so many special ways - they are truly blessings from God.
- Ginger Cain Davis

All dogs go to heaven.
- Lorraine Walterscheid

From your friends at Topeka Country Club.
- Topeka Country Club

We domesticated the dog and cat, so now they are totally dependent on us.  We must not betray them.  We have many aspects to our busy world, but we ARE the world to our pets. 
-Mary Ann Wittman

We adopted our cat, Smokey, from you in February 2008 and he has brought joy to our house.  He rules the house!
- Cathy Maassen

In memory of Edith Pedersen - a wonderful friend and supporter of animals and pets, ecspecially dogs. 
- Eric Pedersen

In memory of Karma, my Kansas cutie and sweet soul.
- Nancy Cloak

Bless all those unwanted dogs and cats; I truly bless all their little souls.
- Glenda Glenn

Thank you! - for being so good and caring of the animals brought to you.  We've never had our dogs brought to you but if we did I know they'd be taken good care of.  I also like the full page ad in the Cap-Journal with the pictures and names of the dogs and cats needing to be adopted.  Thank you!
- Bill and Rosemary Shoemaker

In memory of Avamis, who completed our family.  He was a very special gift from HHHS.  We cherish his memory. 
- John and Kaylyn Kearing

To our lovely Bonnie Lass Rapporlee who we lost in January due to cancer.  We miss you and you will always be in our thoughts and hearts. 
- Lisa Hansford, Holly Hansford, Chuck Hansford

One of my favorites!
      The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its  
      animals are treated.
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Joan Dunran

We're afraid to visit as we'd come home with more dogs.
- Charlotte and Don Parker

Love them all!
- Stella Owens

In honor of Picasso, Romeo and Empress.  You are always remembered. 
- Coral Aboud

Loving memory of Harley Elkin who loved pets.
- Harry and Linda Christman

In memory of Bryn - a beautiful dog and my daughter's best friend.
- Ginger Eaton

In memory of my King Charles Cavalier, Cromwell, who loved me as much as I loved him.  He was my 24/7 companion who went with me at all times.  He was a cuddler who shared happiness and sadness and always understood me. 
- Jane Lewis

In memory of Maggie and Oreo
- Vicki Arnett

We have adopted 2 cats from HHHS, both as 8 week old kittens.  Sadie is now 15 years old and Stella is 2.  Both filled holes in our hearts after losing other cats and life is so much better with them.  Thank you for all you do!!
- Cindy and Jeff Koon

For my cat Roxy who I had to bring to the shelter.
- Nancy Jo Streff

I love my dog.
- Marilyn Mohler

In memory of Shunga
- Shirley Carpenter

In loving memory of Marjorie K. Savoy
- Kaaren Jones

I have been a dog lover my whole life! I have two right now.  Would love to have a Maltese!
- Mary Parsons

In honor of my "Precious Abbigail" who loves putting smiles on everyone's faces. 
- Kathy Fuller

Thank you for your wonderful loving care of those who can't speak for themselves.
- Claire Buckelew

In memory of Puddy.
- Marilyn Miller

Be REALLY kind to animals - become a vegetarian!
- Anonymous

Miss you all:  Barbie, Tinker, Nellie, Lucky, Crackers, Liberty, Maggie, Bud, Muffin, Burno, Matty
- Charles R. Freida Dice

For Jesse and Gus - We still miss you!
- Rhonda Doering

A world without animals is a lonely, sad world.  There is nothing better than coming home after work to a waggling tail and eyes that say I'm glad to see you. 
- Loren and Maleea Gitthens

In memory of my beloved Boo Bear.  For 16 years of loving companionship. 
- Micki Gomez

In memory of Bubba and in honor of Kit.
- Tina and Nelson Dean

I love all animals
- Richard Cox

In memory of Wilma Dains.
- Mary Simmons

In honor/memory of Marilyn Kossler
- Susan Kossler

In memory of my special cat, "Spanky"
- Doris J. Anderson

In memory of my beloved and special cat - "Spanky"
- Evelyn E. Riley

Better late than never!
- Janet and Don Palmer

- Mary Starr

- Linda and Larry Wehner

- Jeanne Bauter

- Barbara Wydman

- Worrall family

- Anna Ehret

- Robert and Virginia Ensley

- Lori Flowers

- Galen and Shirley Postier

- Larry and Mary Schwartz

- Terry and Joyce Haxton

- Bev Scwartz

- Mary Ann and Roscoe Earp

- Dana and Russ Cole

- Judy Row 

- Bobbie Watson

- Phil Huson

- Karl Pesaresi

- Juanita Whelan

- Shirley Boudreau

- Charles Vausbinder

- Bryce and Eugena Hunt

- Pam and Jack Clay

- Paul and Cleo Alfrey

- Dana Hampton

- Tyler and Kate McMaster

- Linda Hill 

- Joe and Carol VandeVelde

- Carman Morstorf

- Jim and Sheryl Bower

- Mal and Karen Robinson

- Tower Metal Works, Inc.

- Jan Williams

- Becky Schooler

- Roma J. Young

- Glenn and Margaret Anschertz

- Karl and Patricia Hummel

- Claire King

- Pat and Dick Rokey

- Linda Griggs

- Richard and Anita Urish

- Helen Knapp

- Kathy Leonhart and Kevin Davis

- Edith Laken

- Todd and Erin Shuford

- McCullough Development, Inc.

- Lavina Barthuly

- Connie Goodson

- Angel and Linda Romero

- Isabelle Bowers

- Stanley Wilch

- Rich and Gitta Gronewaller

- Donna K. Dodge

- Gary Lloyd

- Alice Worster

Helping Hands Humane Society Inc.
 5720 SW 21st Street     Topeka, KS 66604    Phone:785.233.7325     Fax:785.233.8151
Hours:  Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 6:00 pm and 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday    
Adoptions end 30 minutes before closing time each day

Helping Hands Humane Society, Inc. is a 501(c) 3 organization
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