Northwest Kansas Animal Shelter

Who We Are:

We are the Northwest Kansas Animal Shelter, started in 1990 by a group of concerned citizens regarding Animal Welfare. The main focus at that time was to build a building and many years were spent trying to obtain the funds. In 1998, the board members decided it was time to figure out how to get to the business of actually making a difference in the lives of the countless abandoned and neglected animals in our area. The “Foster Care” program was born. We used our money to establish a network of foster homes as well as develop a shelter facility which is located on one of our board member’s property. We are licensed by the State of Kansas Animal Health Dept. We strive to be a “no-kill” shelter. That means we are always extremely full. Our cat facilities are limited but we place many cats and kittens through contacts. Our animals are all given shots, wormed, spayed or neutered before adoptions are made unless they are too young. We have special needs fund drives to provide medical treatment to those who are injured or ill. We provide the care of the animals placed in the City of Goodland pound. We have a good working relationship with animal control in Goodland and strive to address abuse and neglect. We are always looking for volunteers and donations to continue to provide the proper care and placement of as many animals as possible. We are able to transport animals in a limited area, depending on manpower and funds.

Meet the Team

The NWKAS is made up of four board members and volunteers. We would like to personally thank all the help we receive in making a better life for animals in need!   

Kathy Schermerhorn - President

Open - Vice President - Website Design/Maintenance

Annette Fairbanks - Treasurer

Open - Secretary     

The countless number of volunteers that have made a major difference in the lives of our animals/shelter.  

Adopting a Friend

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We reserve the right to deny any adoption application.


Please contact Kathy at 785-899-4398 or