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Helping Hands Humane Society

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! Contact us, or contact another local humane society, animal shelter or SPCA.

5720 SW 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 233-7325

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Cities, Towns, and/or Counties We Serve:

We serve the following regions: Northeast Kansas. We are located in Topeka, KS and actively serve the Shawnee county area. Helping Hands Humane Society is an open-door shelter meaning we will not turn an animal in need away despite the location it is coming from.

About Our Shelter:

HHHS has been a permanent part of the Topeka community since its founding May 4, 1938. The organization is incorporated as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) business for the purpose of sheltering companion animals in need of care, advocating for anti-cruelty protection of animals and promoting humane education and animal welfare issues. HHHS fosters the adoption of companion animals into responsible homes and reunites lost animals with their owners; promotes sterilization of animals to help reduce overpopulation; provides a facility accessible to the general public; serves the community with educational programs addressing animal welfare issues; and maintains a fiscally responsible organization.

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Helping Hands Humane Society
5720 SW 21st Street
Topeka, KS 66604
(785) 233-7325

Hours of Operation:
Hours: Monday - Saturday 11:30am - 6:00 pm,
Open until 7 pm on Thursday, and 1:00 - 6:00 pm on Sunday

*Adoptions end 30 minutes before we close

Our Adoption Process:

Animals adopted from Helping Hands Humane Society must be spayed/neutered by Kansas state law. Families are required to leave a $100 sterilization deposit for animals adopted that are not sterilized at the time of adoption. This sterilization deposit will either be applied to the cost of sterilization or refunded to the adopter once proof of sterilization is presented to HHHS. The following are current adoption fees (which are subject to change at any time):

Unsterilized dogs: $50 adoption fee + $100 sterilization voucher
Sterilized dogs (enter the shelter already spayed/neutered): $50 adoption fee
**Adopters will be required to pay the spay/neuter cost of dogs who have been sterilized by HHHS during their stay at the shelter. The cost of the sterilization will be dependent on the vet used by HHHS: $50 adoption fee + sterilization cost.

All cats will have an adoption fee of $99. This ensures the cat is spayed or neutered, feline leukemia tested, vaccinated and wormed. Adopters will simply have to get their new cat a rabies vaccination and begin basic care with their veterinarian.

Small mammals: adoption fee varies.

Why should you adopt?

Dog adoption and cat adoption saves lives. Adopt a dog or adopt a cat and you'll have a friend for life! What is the difference between adopting a dog, adopting a cat, adopting a kitten or adopting a puppy versus getting dogs for sale, cats for sale, puppies for sale or kittens for sale from a dog breeder or a cat breeder? When someone is breeding puppies or breeding kittens, they are creating new dogs and cats who need homes. Some people are interested in a very specific breed of dog, cat, puppy or kitten and they think the only way to find that specific breed is to buy a dog for sale or buy a cat for sale from a puppy breeder or a kitten breeder. Yet animal shelters are filled with dogs and cats who must find homes. So rather than buying a dog or puppy for sale from a dog breeder or buying a cat or kitten for sale from a cat breeder, we encourage people to adopt a dog, adopt a cat, adopt a puppy or adopt a kitten at their local animal shelter, SPCA, humane society or pet rescue group.