Animal Shelter

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter provides service to Riley County, Pottawatomie County and the city of Manhattan. The shelter does not provide service to the city of Riley, Junction City, Leonardville, Fort Riley or Ogden. There is an $80 surrender fee per animal from these areas.

Mission Statement
The mission of the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter and Animal Control is to protect public health, welfare and property through enforcement of city and county laws and sheltering of unwanted companion animals, providing public education on the care of companion animals, and promoting humane treatment and responsible pet ownership.

Volunteer Orientation
The T. Russell Reitz Regional Animal Shelter welcomes volunteers. For more information, contact the Animal Shelter at 785-587-2783.

T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter Recognized by Purina Cat Chow
Purina Cat Chow has selected the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter, the only participating shelter in Kansas, as one of 50 cat-focused shelters nationwide to recognize during its Purina Cat Chow “Building Better Lives.” This program is committed to helping improve the lives of cats across the United States by providing high-quality, affordable nutrition; improving shelters; and helping to find more cats forever homes. Purina Cat Chow will support this shelter by donating $2,500 in cash and Purina Cat Chow brand cat food.

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