Welcome to the new Castaways Website!




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.  As of March 2015, the organization has 10 acres of land which were donated by Doris & Rocky Stitt.  Fund raising is ongoing; blueprints and floor plans are being created.  A water line in being platted.

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!