Welcome to the new Castaways Website!


                    Shelter progress 12-25-16




The mission of


is to serve as a advocate for animals by:

1)  providing care, a safe haven, and adoption services for lost and abandoned animals with a goal of zero euthanasia;

2)  educating the public on the humane treatment of animals and responsible pet ownership; and

3)  helping to provide affordable spay/neuter services.


Castaways Animal Shelter & Sanctuary is incorporated as a non-profit organization with the intent to build a privately-funded NO-KILL shelter and sanctuary to serve the stray and abandoned animals in Chanute and the surrounding areas.   Liz & Chris Wehlage have donated the use of land at 220th Rd & Harper Rd.  Construction began in September, 2016 and is ongoing.

Shelter progress 1-28-17
Future Cat Room!
Shelter progress 1-28-17
Shelter progress
AC & Heating unit

Board meetings are held monthly.  Interested persons may call 620-432-3922.

All funds have been donated by concerned community members or generated by fund-raising activities.

Giving animals a second chance!