Helping a lost pet find its way home directly is the best for both the pet and its owner. Here are some tips for finding their home.
Currently, Animal Control does not pick up stray pets in Kansas City. They not pick up healthy or outdoor cats or kittens. For wildlife inquiries, please go to the Lakeside Nature Center website.
KC Pet Project accepts stray pets found in Kansas City, MO during normal business hours only at our main shelter location at 7077 Elmwood Avenue Kansas City, MO 64132. We are open to the public from Noon-6pm Monday-Saturday and from Noon-5pm on Sundays. There is a $20 drop off fee per animal for any drop offs and please bring a valid photo ID. This fee is mandated by Kansas City, MO ordinance and helps the shelter cover the cost of food and medical care for the pet. The pet will be held for at least 5 days on stray hold period to give an owner a chance to reclaim that pet. According to Kansas City, MO ordinance, if a pet is in your possession for three consecutive days, it is considered your pet, and you would then need to make an owner surrender appointment.
Please check our Lost Pet Resources for other ideas and suggestions.