RCHS serves Riley and surrounding counties by providing a variety of programs. These programs include educational programs benefiting elementary schools, informational booths and displays at special community events, animal cruelty investigations, spay/neuter/release for feral cats, participation in fairs and events sponsored by national animal welfare organizations to promote responsible pet ownership, and our fostering program.  If you would be interested in having RCHS attend a local event or would like RCHS to come to your school or organization please contact

In addition to these ongoing events we have the following recurring annual events....


Prevent-a-litter Campaign: Rebate coupons are published in area newspapers for spay or neuter surgery.


Community Fair:  Information booth staffed at Manhattan Town Center Mall.


Dog Daze of Summer: Information booth staffed at Manhattan Town Center Mall.


Homeless Animals Day Candlelight Vigil: In remembrance of the many animals who die in shelters each year.  This event is usually held at a local park and several community leaders and RCHS members speak and light candles.


Yard Sale: Fundraiser to benefit RCHS programs. McCall Storage donates space for this event.


Winter Straw Give Away - Straw is provided to owners of animals housed outside to insulate their pet's houses. Held at Reliable Transfer and Storage.


Santa Paws: Pets and children can get their pictures taken with Santa. Pictures are placed in framed greeting cards and cost $5. Proceeds benefit RCHS programs.