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Our Phone Number

posted May 1, 2018, 1:36 PM by Alicia Kasper

Our phone number may be down for a bit as we transfer to a new service.  Please email us at or message us on Facebook if you have trouble getting through.  Thanks!

2018 Pour for a Paw Tickets Are Available

posted Mar 15, 2018, 9:25 PM by Alicia Kasper   [ updated Mar 15, 2018, 9:26 PM ]

Raise your glass for the Animals on Saturday April 28, 2018 to support the Riley County Humane Society!

Join us at the Wareham Opera House for the third annual A Pour for A Paw. A Pour for A Paw is a wine and cheese themed fundraiser featuring live and silent auctions, a raffle, and live music. Wine, Cheese, and small bites will be served and a cash bar will be available. All funds raised go directly to the animals!

​This is our biggest fundraiser of the year! Tickets are now available at

Interested in donating to the auctions or raffle? Have any questions? Please contact Liz Lewis at

Pour for a Paw

posted Feb 3, 2017, 1:54 PM by Jason Belt   [ updated Feb 3, 2017, 1:55 PM ]

A Pour for A Paw 2017 tickets are NOW AVAILABLE! Buy your tickets today and get the Early Bird discount! Between now and March 1st, get your tickets for $45 for General Public, and $35 for RCHS Members, Students, and Military. Ticket prices will go up on March 1st! Buy your tickets here,

A Pour for a Paw 2017 will be held on Saturday, April 15th 2017 at Holiday Inn at the Campus in Manhattan. We will serve wine, cheese, and small bites, along with a cash bar.  The evening features a fantastic live and silent auction, and raffle with a wide array of items and services! See you there!

December 2016 Newsletter

posted Nov 26, 2016, 11:10 AM by Jason Belt   [ updated Nov 26, 2016, 11:12 AM ]

The December 2016 Newsletter is here.  Check it out at flipsnak or download the pdf directly.

You can view our previous newsletters here.

Santa Paws

posted Nov 21, 2016, 9:30 PM by Jason Belt   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 10:09 PM ]

Bring your pets to Petsmart on December 3rd and have their picture taken with Santa Claus!

We Are Changing Our Public Meeting and Election Schedule

posted Jun 11, 2016, 5:04 PM by Alicia Kasper   [ updated Nov 21, 2016, 9:31 PM by Jason Belt ]

As most of you know, RCHS has been holding monthly public meetings and has held elections at the monthly meeting in May for a while. Based on recent past attendance and scheduling issues, we are going to be changing over to quarterly public meetings (effective immediately) which will be on the second Monday of each August, November, February, and May, and we will also be moving elections to the February meeting starting next year.  

The meetings will still be at the First United Methodist Church Activities Center (530 Poyntz Avenue) and they will still begin at 7 PM.  

We will still send reminders/notifications to our members and volunteers listservs for these and encourage everyone to turn out to the public meetings!  We will also still be out and about participating in events where you can come and talk to us in person- we typically hold cat adoption events once a month and we also periodically take part in community functions and hold ones of our own sometimes.  You can learn more about what we're participating in and generally keep in touch with us via Facebook ( and Twitter (; you can also contact us at .

June 2016 Newsletter

posted Jun 6, 2016, 10:25 PM by Jason Belt   [ updated Jun 6, 2016, 10:30 PM ]

The June 2016 Newsletter is here.  Check it out at flipsnak or download the pdf directly.

You can view our previous newsletters here.

Bucks for Betsy Fundraiser

posted Apr 21, 2016, 9:16 PM by Jason Belt   [ updated Apr 21, 2016, 9:19 PM ]

Betsy is a 5 year old hound mix.  She is a very friendly girl who loves every new person she meets.  Betsy has been living with two terribly infected ears for quite a long time.  She came in to RCHS after the previous owners had repeatedly tried veterinary recommended routine therapies but the infections did not respond. Realizing that to allow Betsy to continue to live in such chronic pain would be cruel,  they knew that they had 2 choices, either euthanize her to relieve her suffering (thankfully that just didn’t seem right) or  relinquish her to an organization who could fundraise to provide the expensive treatment Betsy needed and that they could not afford. Thankfully they got in touch with RCHS.
The surgery that Betsy needs is a bilateral total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy. This procedure essentially removes all the ear structures including the canal but leaves the ear flap unchanged. The round bone behind the ear, called the tympanic bulla (you can feel yours behind your ear), will also be opened and flushed. A normal bulla is hollow and air-filled. Betsy’s are packed with thick pus and bacteria that must be cleaned and rinsed out.

Betsy is a really great dog and we thinks she deserves a chance at life, and a life without pain.  We hope you will agree and help us cover the cost of Betsy's surgery.  No amount is too small.

To make a donation please visit:

March 2016 Newsletter

posted Feb 26, 2016, 7:56 PM by Jason Belt   [ updated Feb 26, 2016, 9:46 PM ]

The March 2016 Newsletter is here.  Check it out at flipsnak or download the pdf directly.

You can view our previous newsletters here.

December 2015 Newsletter

posted Dec 1, 2015, 9:42 PM by Jason Belt   [ updated Dec 1, 2015, 9:44 PM ]

The December 2015 Newsletter is here.  Check it out at flipsnak or download the pdf directly.

You can view our previous newsletters here.

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