Our team is made up of a Chief of Animal Services, Animal Services Managers, 15 Animal Services Officers, a Manager of Animal Cruelty Investigations and Compliance, and a team of Dispatchers.
Our Animal Services Officers serves to protect the public health and safety of our community and their pets. We provide a range of services including:
Calls for priority-related issues, such as dog bites, cruelty investigations, and emergencies are responded to before non-emergency concerns.
KC Pet Project offers Lost and Found pets services for the City of Kansas City, MO. You can view all Lost and Found pets here.
Residents are required by Chapter 14 of the Code of Ordinances to license their cats, dogs and ferrets. This can be done at KC Pet Project’s KC Campus for Animal Care and Zona Rosa adoption centers, at veterinarians’ offices if they are authorized to process licenses, or at the PetData website. You need a valid rabies certificate to purchase a license, and the cost is $12 for a one-year and $27 for a three-year.
Animal licenses are also available for non-private purposes such as animal shows, kennels, and catteries. To obtain a permit for an animal-related business or event, please visit our Permits page.
If you have been bitten, attacked, or scratched by a domestic or wild animal and are in need of emergency care, call 911. If emergency care is not required, please call 311 to report the animal bite. All animal bites must be reported to KC Pet Project’s Animal Services Division.
If you suspect that an animal is being abused or neglected and would like to file a report, you may call 311 or submit a report below. All reports may be submitting anonymously. Please note, animal cruelty investigations do not include barking dogs, loud cats, or loose animals.
Between the hours of 7pm – 7am daily, Animal Services will respond to the following types of calls for service:
For animal bites that have occurred in the past, please dial 311 during normal business hours . If you have found a stray pet, we ask that you hold on to the animal until the following day. You can call 311 during the hours of 7am-7pm or bring the pet to the KC Campus for Animal Care during business hours. Please visit our resources page for information on how you can try to locate the owner of that pet.