Adopt a Pet

The T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter handles animals from the City of Manhattan and Riley County.

The cities of Leonardville, Ogden, Riley, Saint George and Wamego, as well as Pottawatomie County, have contracts to use the facility.

The shelter does not provide services to Fort Riley or Junction City.

City of Manhattan animal control officers do not provide services outside the Manhattan city limits.

There is an $80 surrender fee per animal from all areas outside the City of Manhattan and unincorporated Riley County.

Mission Statement

The mission of the T. Russell Reitz Animal Shelter and Animal Control is to protect public health, welfare and property through enforcement of city and county laws and sheltering of unwanted companion animals, providing public education on the care of companion animals, and promoting humane treatment and responsible pet ownership. Learn more here.

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  1. Animal Shelter

    Physical Address
    605 Levee Drive
    Manhattan, KS 66502

    Hours are 1 to 5 p.m.
    Monday thru Saturday
    Closed Sundays (appointment only)
    and City holidays

    Animal Control
    Contact via RCPD
    (785) 537-2112 Ext. 0
    or wait for an operator