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Jun 12

T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter Receives Updates

Posted on June 12, 2018 at 11:27 AM by Kristen Isch

Manhattan, Kansas, January 11, 2018

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter will be closed January 9-15, while undergoing interior renovations. 

The animal shelter will still accept animal surrenders and process reclaims during this time, however, adoptions will be on hold until the Shelter re-opens, January 16. 

Renovations include new flooring throughout the building, as well as portions of the building, are being repainted.  All care areas of the animals will not be affected by the installation. 

"We want the community to know we are still here to help care for the animal population at this time, however, due to the extensive nature of receiving new flooring, it is not conducive to public traffic. We appreciate your patience while we receive these upgrades," said Eddie Eastes, Director of Manhattan Parks and Recreation. 

The renovations are being paid for through private donations to the Shelter. 

"We are grateful for community support to make improvements like this possible. These improvements will help the overall environment of the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter and welcome the public to come see the improvements when this project is complete," said Eastes. 

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. 

For more information on the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter please visit 

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