We are in desperate need of individuals or families willing to foster dogs or cats of various ages! If you can help provide a temporary home for an animal, please call 785-776-8433.
The Riley County Humane Society, formed in January 1975, is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. Although we do not operate the local city animal shelter, we do work closely with them to promote adoptions. In addition, we have our own animals available for adoption that are cared for by volunteer foster parents. RCHS is supported by public donations and is very modest in membership dues. We serve the Manhattan community, including Riley and Pottawatomie counties, by providing a variety of programs. These include educational programs benefiting elementary schools, informational booths and displays, animal cruelty investigations, a low-cost spay/neuter program for low-income persons, and participation in fairs and events sponsored by national animal welfare organizations to promote responsible pet ownership. Several fund-raisers are conducted throughout the year as well to benefit homeless animals in the community. For more information, visit us at http://www.rchsks.org.
If you are interested in adopting one of our animals, please feel free to call or email us! We will contact you as soon as possible to arrange a time for you to meet with and "interview" the animal. If you do not see an animal that you are interested in, keep checking back with us. Every attempt will be made to match the temperament of the animal with the needs and wants of the adopting family. Remember, an animal that may be ideal for older adults may not be suitable for a family with young children. Once you decide that you definately are interested in adopting an animal, our foster parent will sit down with you to go over the adoption application.
We meet the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 612 Poyntz, in Manhattan. Visitors are always welcome and we are always in need of volunteers! There are many ways to become involved. For more information on our monthly meetings, give us a call at 776-8433 or email us at the link below.