About Us


For information call 785.313.3194

Email: pchs@wamego.net

Mailing address: Pottawatomie County Caring Hearts Humane Society PO Box 161 Westmoreland, Ks. 66549

Please remember that although the Pottawatomie County Caring Hearts Humane Society operates the Wamego Animal Shelter, we do not have a land line phone at the facility. We have a cell phone that humane society volunteers carry. By calling the number above you may be asked to leave a voice mail message. Please do so as we check our voice mail several times a day and will return your call. We also check the pchs email account daily if you prefer to contact us through email.

The Pottawatomie County Caring Hearts Humane Society

PCCHHS was founded in June, 2005 by a group of citizens who were concerned for the welfare of homeless pets in the Wamego area. Since then, the organization has grown to over fifty members from all over Pottawatomie County. We are an all volunteer, non-profit organization working with many other local shelters and humane societies for the welfare of animals.

Our mission is to ensure that all dogs impounded receive proper medical care and are treated in a humane manner. We promote the adoption and fostering of dogs and cats who are homeless and/or not claimed by their owners.

We provide and organize volunteer services at the Wamego City Pound, such as helping to clean the kennel area, exercise the dogs daily and assist prospective adoptive families. We hope to train new volunteers in this area, as we only have a few prople providing these services at this time.

In the past the dogs at the Wamego City Pound were kept for ten days and euthanized. The pound is located by the Water Treatment Plant and not very visible, so many dogs were destroyed with no one knowing they were there. In March of 2005, we started placing ads with pictures of the dogs in the local papers and promoting adoptions. We now adopt the unclaimed dogs from the pound and find them new homes or place them in foster homes. We have them vaccinated, neutered or spayed, and advertise them on Petfinder.com. Prospective homes are screened before the dogs are adopted out and charged a fee to help cover our vet expenses. Since we began our work in March 2005, no dogs have been destroyed at the pound.

Our goal is to provide spay-neuter assistance to families in Pottawatomie County and to assist with animal cruelty and welfare investigaions.

Wamego is located 15 miles east of Manhattan, KS. The Wamego Pound is on the eastern outskirts of town. It is in the same location as the Waste Water Plant off of Valley Street. For directions, please call (785) 313-3194.