Be Kind To Animals Week

Be Kind to Animals Week: May 1st – 7th 


BKTAW Submission Form


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 for activities children and adults can do together

Submissions are open for 2016!

2016 Messages

Lucille Embrey
Topeka, KS

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

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

M.L. McCue
Auburn, KS

Debra Dudley – Alspaw Brokerage
Council Grove, KS

“In memory of Rambo, beloved pet of Ethel Dennis”
Joye Staton
Topeka, KS

Edwin Petrick
Auburn, KS

“Animals (dogs) bring us so much love and devotion.  They deserve kindness and care.”
Dolores Wilmers
Topeka, KS

Be kind to all animals – from Belle and Rambo”
Jackie Bulger
Lawrence, KS

“Here’s to all the dogs (and cats) I’ve loved before.  (Dozens over many years)”
Dixie Wilson
Burlingame, KS

“Pets are wonderful to have and a big responsibility.”
Bunny Dickson
Topeka, KS

“It’s very hard to understand how someone can release a beloved pet to fend for themselves when they become old.  Thank you to those foster pet parents that take them in and love them.”
Christy Caldwell
Topeka, KS 

“In honor of Baxter – we miss your unending love!”
Dee Newberry
Topeka, KS 

“We adopted our beloved pet, Lillie, las year.  She is a warm, loving and fun friend.”
Patsy Walz
Topeka, KS 

“We have adopted a rescue dog from Holton, KS, and he is one of the best dogs we have ever had; such a fun fellow.  Please keep up the good work and help all of our four-legged friends.”
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Bruce
Ozawkie, KS

“When my husband died, thank you for taking the two cats I could not care for properly.  His dog is well.”
Alana R. Wilson Oswalt
Topeka, KS

“In memory of Picasso, Romeo and Empress.”
Deborah Aboud

“For Nadia and Molly – two beloved dogs.  From Lawrence shelter and Molly from Helping Hands.”
Paul Sage
Topeka, KS

“Animals are best friends.  Gus has been ours since December 2, 2009 when we adopted him from HHHS.”
Steve and Mary Accardi
Olathe, KS