Tell EVERYONE you know about the STOP Program, a spay/neuter assistance
program that helps pet owners get their pets altered with little to no
money spent. Help stem the overpopulation of pets in our community and
SAVE LIVES--refer people to the STOP Program! Brochures available at
NEEDED ITEMS FOR THE FUR KIDS AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER:
Cat Litter (cheap, clay litter, non-clumping)
Dog Treats (any kind; biscuits, chewies, etc.)
Heavy Duty Dog Toys (not stuffed animals)
Dog Beds (see www.kuranda.com for ordering information)
Pop Flats (like plant nurseries put your flowers in to transport)
Towels & Blankets
Carriers &/or Crates
Trees (to plant for shade for the doggies)
Perennial Plants (to make a park-like setting for all)
We are a city-funded animal shelter thatís been in operation since January 3, 2006. Our Animal Services department consists of three animal control officers, four shelter technicians and one animal services director.
We strive to provide quality service, excellent customer service and an invaluable assistance to the animals and citizens in our community.
Our facility comfortably houses approximately 48 dogs and 37 cats. We do not have a set time frame on the amount of time an animal will remain safe in our shelter; that is determined on the health of the animal, adoptability and if we have available kennel space. Unfortunately, some times animals do have to be humanely euthanized due solely to lack of kennel space; or that may be an animalís fate due to medical or behavioral issues. We do behavior assessments on dogs over six months of age to assure ourselves and the community that we are adopting out great dogs to their forever homes. We also work with many different rescue organizations to transfer out as many animals as we can so that they may safely find their way to a new home.
We offer many programs at our shelter that we are proud of and we are ALWAYS looking for more people to join us and our cause. We have a volunteer and foster program available, and a humane education program and a dog and cat obedience program to offer!
If you would like more information about the Hutchinson Animal Shelter, please visit our web site at www.hutchgov.com/animalshelter, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (620) 694-1924.
Please spay and neuter and do not shop, ADOPT!
**Follow us on Twitter**
November 19, 2010
Today, the Hutchinson Animal Shelter began using the service known as "Twitter." Twitter is a web-based communication tool that allows citizens to follow department announcements on the web.
To participate, you need to signup for an account on the website (www.twitter.com). Once you have your username and password you can search for the Hutchinson Animal Shelter (username HutchShelter) and click follow or just type the url into your address bar (http://twitter.com/hutchshelter) The site also allows you to configure your cell phone to receive text updates.
Once an adoption application is submitted your name is placed in line
to adopt that pet. It takes a couple days for staff to get your
application processed/approved, they will then contact you to let you
know when the spay/neuter surgery is scheduled for and when your new
friend can go home! We do NOT do same-day adoptions.
$100 Dogs & Cats
Includes the following:
Rabies vaccine (if 4 months old or older)
AVID microchip with national registration
Dogs receive a heartworm test if they're at
least 6 months old
Cats are tested for leukemia and FIV
**If pet is already altered, adoption fee is
Hutchinson Animal Shelter
1501 S Severance
Hutchinson, KS 67501
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday to Friday from 2 to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 5pm
Closed Mondays and all recognized holidays.
If you are wanting to surrender an animal to the Hutchinson Animal Shelter there is a $30.00 surrender fee and you must have legal custody of the animal.
The Hutchinson Animal Shelter only accepts animals from inside Reno County with priority being given to those animals from inside the City of Hutchinson.
The Hutchinson Animal Shelter only accepts animals to be surrendered Tuesday - Friday 1:00PM - 5:00PM and Saturday - Sunday 2:00PM - 5:00PM and NO surrenders on Mondays or recognized holidays.