The Riley County Humane Society, formed in January 1975, is an all-volunteer, non-profit, 501 (c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to the welfare of animals. We receive no funding from the government, United Way, or any national animal welfare organization.

Although we do not operate the local city animal shelter, we do work closely with area shelters to promote adoptions. In addition, we have our own animals available for adoptions that are cared for by volunteer foster parents. RCHS is supported by public donations and very modest membership dues. Learn more about RCHS

What's Happening in RCHS

  • Help Sinatra with His Heartworm Treatment! We're having a fundraiser for a 3 year old blue heeler mix in our program named Sinatra (who likes to "sing"!)  He came to us from Texas and has ...
    Posted May 20, 2014, 5:41 PM by Alicia Kasper
  • A Second Chance for MJ A very happy and photogenic MJ. (Kellie Lewis Photography)In early 2013, we were contacted about a pit bull girl named MJ.  She had been picked up by animal control ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2013, 2:11 PM by Felicia Benedetto
  • 2013 FurBall 2013 RCHS FurBallAn Elegant Night OutNovember 9th, 2013 - 6:00 p.m.KSU Student Union, West BallroomWe hope that you will join us at our annual FurBall ...
    Posted Oct 15, 2013, 7:17 AM by Felicia Benedetto
  • Help a Volunteer's Kitty! One of RCHS's volunteers, Kathe Garbrick, has a kitty named Morley that is sick and needs medical care.  Kathe is having a fundraiser to help pay for his vet ...
    Posted Jul 20, 2013, 5:49 PM by Alicia Kasper
  • 2013 Elections Each year RCHS invites and sincerely welcomes nominations and applications for all volunteer positions, including all Board of Directors positions.  We’ve posted the various position descriptions here.  Please consider ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2013, 9:54 PM by Jason Belt
  • Cat Claw Trimming For Dummies Demonstration Please see our flier below. This session will be held September 29th from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at Sunflower Natural Pet Supplies (formerly Manhattan Aquarium Company) in Manhattan ...
    Posted Sep 25, 2012, 6:22 AM by Morgan Peters
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RCHS Stories

  • A Second Chance for MJ A very happy and photogenic MJ. (Kellie Lewis Photography)In early 2013, we were contacted about a pit bull girl named MJ.  She had been picked up by animal control ...
    Posted Dec 1, 2013, 2:10 PM by Felicia Benedetto
  • Help Ruby Walk! *** Update: We reached our fundraising goal and Ruby's surgery went well.  Check out her facebook page for status updates.  Thank you for all your awesome support!!! ***We've got ...
    Posted Apr 5, 2013, 12:15 PM by Jason Belt
  • Gingersnap Needs Your Help!     ***Update-Gingersnap went through surgery on the 25th of January and is recovering well!  We were able to raise all the funds necessary for surgery.  Thank you all for your ...
    Posted Jan 29, 2013, 1:39 PM by Mary Cosler
  • Caroline Thanks Her Guardian Angel - I've been adopted! My Story: My name is Caroline.  I was rescued from outside one cool, rainy morning last fall by an RCHS volunteer.  I was a very, very thin gal around the ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2012, 11:41 AM by Lynne Davy
  • FIREFLY has found her 'furever' home! **Update** 2/25/2012 - We are excited to announce that Firefly has found her 'forever' home.   Thank you so much for your support and assistance in helping her found her ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2013, 7:08 AM by Lindsay Thompson
  • A Plea from the Black Cats of the Riley County Humane Society We're the black cats of RCHS, and we have a few things to say. It has come to our attention that in the US, black cats have a bad ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2011, 9:35 AM by Morgan Peters
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