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:
To report any animal-related concerns or emergencies, call 311 between the hours of 7am-7pm Monday-Friday. For after-hours and weekend emergencies, please call 816-683-1373.
Calls for priority-related issues, such as dog bites, cruelty investigations, and emergencies are responded to before non-emergency concerns.
For non-emergency animal control-related calls please dial 311 between 7am-7pm Mon-Fri. For after-hours and weekend calls, please dial 816-683-1373.
If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911.
You may also fill out the Animal Services Report Form:
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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.
To read all of the animal-related ordinances for the City of Kansas City, MO, visit the Municode website.
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. Please note, animal cruelty investigations do not include barking dogs, loud cats, or loose animals.
These reports are released monthly by the Animal Services Division and the President/CEO of KC Pet Project. This report is a comprehensive overview of all of the activities by our Animal Services Division during each month.
Would you like a KC Pet Project representative to come speak at your next neighborhood meeting? If so, please submit a speaker request form.