Special Holiday Matching Gift Opportunity @ Prairie Paws Animal Shelter thru December 31st - Prairie Paws


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Meet the star of a real-life storybook! Thanks to you Ruby is spending the holidays in the arms of a new family. Kittens like Ruby live long happy lives – but only if they’re given a chance to grow and thrive. So glad that’s exactly what you gave Ruby. Together, let’s make sure every homeless pet at Prairie Paws gets the same lifesaving chance.


Please make a matching gift today, and together let’s save more homeless pets in 2020!


This last year was filled with joy, love and so much more because of you. Behind each gift is a kitten, senior dog, special needs cat and thousands of other animals who now have bright futures thanks to you.

It was a year in which your love and kindness saved Ruby, her littermates and Mother from an uncertain future. Ruby’s Mom was living on the streets not knowing how she was going to be able to keep her kittens safe. They were brought to Prairie Paws where they were given great food, enrichment and unbridled unconditional love from the staff and volunteers.

It was a year when in which your love and kindness saved Baby, a small terrier Prairie Paws was able to help pull from a kill shelter low on space. Baby now enjoys paddle boarding with her new Mom.

It was a year in which a big smiley dog named Mack, who became anxious when left alone, found joy and a new home with an adopter on the East coast. The adopter had a history of caring for dogs with separation anxiety. Mack is thriving.   

To help Prairie Paws make 2020 an even greater year a donor has offered a special matching gift opportunity. Right now, all gifts made to this campaign will be matched, up to $50,000 – but only until December 31st.

This holiday season, homeless pets will feel the magic of a dream that began at Prairie Paws – a dream that you’re bringing to life and one in which every dog and cat at the shelter finds a place to call home. Let’s do this together. Your gift will make this possible.


We are East Central Kansas’s only state of the art Animal Shelter facility that can proudly report a 98% live release rate. We are thrilled to be a no-kill facility. We have upped our intake goal next year to provide over 2,200 homeless animals’ food, shelter, medical attention, enrichment, and TLC needed to find their forever homes. For over 70 years thanks to Prairie Paws / Bea Martin Peck Animal Shelter homeless pets that “nobody wanted” are experiencing love, magic, and renewed lives.

On behalf of Ruby, Baby, Mack and every pet who has something to purr, wag, or dance about this season because of you, thank you for considering making a holiday gift. Thank you for being a part of this work of love. And thank you for keeping the magic alive, all year long.

Thank you,



Melissa Reed

Executive Director

P.S. Thanks to a generous donor, right now, until December 31st, all gifts made to this campaign will be matched up to $50,000. Simply donate either by mail or online at www.prairiepaws.org/get-involved/donate/. Open your heart to pets in need and give a gift – a gift of any size truly makes a lifesaving difference.