Be Kind to Animals Week: May 3rd - 9th 
 
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 Association
• 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 www.americanhumane.org for activities children and adults can do together
 
Submissions are open for 2015! 

2015 Messages
 

Lucille Embrey
Topeka, KS

“We are enjoying our kitten – Willie – very much!”
Steve & Jan Ficke
Topeka, KS

H. Kent Pellegrino
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Bob (2000-2014) our first adoptee from HHHS and in honor of Louie, adopted Feb.2015. Thank you for two true friends.”
David and Linda Carreno
Topeka, KS

As Mahatma Gandhi said: “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.”
Mr. Jan W. Leuenberger
Topeka, KS

Susan Neuschafer
Tecumseh, KS

“Animals are true love at its finest.”
In memory of Jo Keegan and Beverly Kyle

Konnie Kyle
Topeka, Ks

Roberta Hodgson
Topeka, KS

“The character of a community can be learned by observing how they treat the animals in the community.”
The Allen family
Topeka, KS

“We have been blessed with all these wonderful animals. We need to take good care of them and show them love and kindness.”
Mike and Janice Dekat
Wamego, KS

“We are enjoying our kitten “Willie” very much!”
Steve and Jan Ficke
Topeka, KS

Ann Leiker
Topeka, KS

“For Shyster, Jack, Max, Gracie, Bob, Molly, and Tiberious… Black cats rule!!”
Diane Leupond
Topeka, KS

“The unconditional love and support I receive each day from my adorable dog and cat have gotten me through all of life’s challenges. I rise and shine for them!”
Lisa Comfort
Topeka, KS

Rich and Jacquelyn Wallgren
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Sylvester, Callie, Diablo, Toby, Daisy, Chi-Chi, and Tinker.” “In honor and with much love, Spanky, Gretchen, Hansel, Franzel, Lacy, Griz, Isabella, Slick, Wally, Poot, and Knuckles.”
Linda Anderson
Manhattan, KS

Ron Bradshaw
Topeka, KS

“Thinking of Skeeter and B.J.”
Bill L. and Billie L. Nedeau
Osage City, KS

“In memory of Lady, my beautiful cocker spaniel. She was always there to provide love and acceptance.”
Sally May

“Love your pet everyday!”
Mr. and Mrs. Angel Romero
Topeka, KS

Ann and Mark Rush
Topeka, KS

Robert Day
Scranton, KS

Mary K. Parsons
Topeka, KS

Orvin N. Grondahl Sr.

“Sadie: 15 years was not long enough. The tears still flow and our hearts still ache. We were truly blessed to have you in our lives.”
The Seymour Family
Topeka, KS

Dr. Kenneth Kerle
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Rip, Rory, and Chrissie. Thank you for the love you gave me.”
Cathy Estes
Topeka, KS

Terry Heidner
Berryton KS

Marsha Reynolds
Topeka, KS

“This is dedicated to all the pets who have given their humans such an amazing dose of unconditional love!”
Mary Dunbar
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Murphy.”
Marilyn Miller

Becky Schooler
Topeka, KS

“If only people would treat animals as they themselves want to be treated, we’d have no need for animal shelters..”
DeAnn Eley
Topeka, KS

Larry and Mary Schwartz
Overbrook, KS

Ms. Audrey L. Bath
Boise, ID

Vera Pearce
Topeka, KS

Isabelle Bowers
Silver Lake, KS

“Thank you, to all who care for injured, neglected, lonely and scared animals. God bless you.”
Frances Olson
Florence, AZ

Carol Hack
Topeka, KS

“Tenderness, kindness and lots of love! Rescue! We have 3 rescues all of you will have more love than you will ever know! God bless God’s animals.”
Joyce Haxton
St. Marys, KS

“In loving memory of Boo-Boo. Your healing abilities were amazing!!”
Georgia Clark
Auburn, KS

“Our puppy brings much excitement to our household. She greets us at the door without fail and keeps us on our toes!”
Suzanne Mumford
Topeka, KS

Daryl Edwards
Lyndon, KS

Jan Williams
Topeka, KS

Roma J. Young
Topeka, KS

Roy and Elizabeth Collinge
Wakarusa, KS

“We were blessed to have Samantha for 16 years, she was a Jack Russell, we will always miss her, but thankful for 16 years of love and devotion.” “The staff at Paw Prints,” as always, were the best!!!”
Holly Smith
Berryton, KS

Carol Jolly
Topeka, KS

“Molly followed at my side for 17 years. She was half white westie terrior, and half black unknow.. The smartest dog I ever knew, she could read my mind and emotions, and the same for strangers.” “I will love her always.”
Betty J. Bowling
Topeka, KS

“Have “Sunny” a light orange tabby with one eye, for 8 years now, that came from your shelter. She is very loving and happy. I’ll bring in more blankets for the cats and dogs during the summer. Oct. 1st I will bring in 10-12 blankets that could be sold in the gift shop.”
Laraine F. Holland
Topeka, KS

Mr. and Mrs. Donald Fluke
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Lily and in honor of Daffodil. Two very special HHHS rescue kitties!”
Ken and Judy Grose
Berryton, KS

“In thanksgiving to the wonderful dog’s we’ve always had in our 52 years of marriage. They were always there with love and loyalty through our ups and downs of life. We couldn’t imagine our life without them!”
Bill and Rosemary Shoemaker
Topeka, KS

Eve Williams
Topeka, KS

Kevin Swicliffe
Topeka, KS

Jeanne Eudaley
Topeka, KS

“My dogs have given me more love and joy than any human being….”
Friend of HHHS

“For all the animals still awaiting homes….”
Jim and Jeanene Hoover
Topeka, KS

Dr. Robert E. Lacy
Topeka, KS

“Be kind to all animals EVERY DAY!!”
Joe and Carol Vandevelde
Rossville, KS

“Please, treat your pets like the living creatures they are, and not like a piece of property.” “Please spay and neuter.”
Charles and Claire King
Topeka, KS

June E. Johnson
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Samantha and Twiggy.”
Mary Ann and Roscoe Earp
Topeka, KS

Ms. Stella Owens
Topeka, KS

Marion Taylor
Lenexa, KS

“Feed and water your pets. Visit the vet regularly. They’re there unconditionally for you. Be there for them!”
Galen W. Shirley Postier
Topeka, KS

Mary Reeb
Topeka, KS

Kathryn Iliff
Topeka, KS

Austin Haya
Topeka, KS

“In loving memory of Corky, Ragan, Katie, Hannah, Maya and Sadie.  You made our lives so much richer.  Always in our hearts."
Linda and John Steele (Momma and Daddy)
Topeka, KS

“In loving memory and in honor of all my “furry friends” over the years!”
Marthalee Donohoe
Topeka, KS

“I have 14 rescued dogs living at my home.”
Ms. Audrey L. Bath
Boise, ID

“I recently read “A pet isn’t a toy or an item, a pet is a member of a family, not a thing you can throw away.” I so agree!”
Dona Peterson
Topeka, KS

Pat and Dennis Petterson
Topeka, KS

“Feed and water your pets. Visit the vet regularly. They are there unconditionally for you. You be there for them.”
Galen and Shirley Postier
Topeka, KS

“In memory of my beautiful sheltie, Beri. I thank you for your undying, unconditional love and loyalty. I love you and miss you terribly.”
Janis Hetrick
Peyton, CO

“In memory of my beloved “Poco”, and thanks for my doggies, Jack and Charlie!”
Tim Owen
Topeka, KS

“In loving memory of my shelties, Kai and Pai.”
Marlene Adkison
Topeka, KS

Dana Hampton
Topeka, KS

“The character of a community can be learned by observing how they treat the animals in the community.”
The Allen Family
Topeka, KS

Wells
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Josephine, passed away 2002, loving companion and family member.”
Stacy and Seth (Flowers) Trahoon
Topeka, KS

“We have domesticated these animals and made them dependent on us. We should not betray the, but be worthy of their truest in us.”
Mary Ann Wittman Topeka, KS

Barbara Wydman
Topeka, KS

Cheryl Snyder
Topeka, KS

“Thank you to the shelter for my 2 little bundles of love. I had both of them for 12 years.” “Shelter puppies are the best!”
Pam Lower
Topeka, KS

Russell-Dana Cole
Topeka, KS

Diana DePriest

Tyler and Kate McMaster
Topeka, KS

Jim and Paige Childers
Topeka, KS

“All animals are a gift from God.” “Thank you dear friends for giving love so freely and unconditionally. May you all be blessed."
Terry L. Snook
Topeka, KS

Pamela S. Clay
Topeka, KS

“In honor of Mattie and Murphy, our dear companions and former HHHS residents.”
Susan Andrews
Topeka, KS

Margaret Ballamtyme
Topeka, KS

Kelly Maxwell
Le Mars, IA

“Bless the volunteers at HHHS.”
Joyce T. Davis
Topeka, KS

“Animals are God’s gift to us. So we need to appreciate and care for them.”
Loren and Maleen Gitthens
Auburn, KS

Richard and Diane Coffman
Auburn, KS

“Miss Ellie….from city dog to country dog and loving every minute!“
Joyce Reid
Lebanon, KS

“I love my dog and three cats. It is not as easy now as my wife passed away one year ago. Animals need love just like humans. My dog and three cats are learning to get along more each day.
Don Locke
Berryton, KS

“In honor of Sadie and Stella, two rescue kittens from HHHS who are the loves of our lives.”
Cindy and Jeff Koon
Manhattan, KS

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

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