Animal Shelter

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter provides service to the city of Manhattan, Kansas.

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. 

Please call our office to schedule an appointment to surrender animals.

The shelter is open to the public six days a week, Monday through Saturday, from 1:00PM to 5:00PM and is closed on Sundays and holidays. The staff cleans, evaluates, vaccinates and handles medical needs of the animals from 8:00AM to 12:30PM daily.

Animal control officers respond to calls from 7:30AM until 6:00PM Monday through Friday, and they are on call for emergencies on evenings and weekends. They also assist in the shelter as needed.

Apply for Adoption

To jump-start your adoption process, fill out an application online. Once complete, stop by to visit with our adoptable animals and we will already have your information on file!

Dog adoption application

Cat adoption application

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Mission Statement

We give sanctuary to animals, encourage adoptions, and promote responsible pet ownership. We serve the citizens and animals of our community by upholding the laws enacted for their protection.

Wish List of Items

See our wish list of items for dogs, cats, and general supplies that are always needed for our animals.

Pets Available For Adoption