During the Coronavirus Outbreak was are asking that all healthy, non-aggressive strays found in Kansas City, MO remain out of the shelter. KC Pet Project and KCMO Animal Health and Public Safety are prioritizing emergency, cruelty, and bite cases at this time in an effort to reduce the amount of animals coming into the shelter. Instead of bringing in strays, here are some helpful tips to get them back home:
Step One: Check for a Collar and Tag. Some pets have a collar with the phone number stitched in.
Step Two: Post a photo of the missing pet on NextDoor, your neighborhood social media group, and your social media accounts. Most stray pets tend to stick close to home.
Step Three: Take pet to nearest vet clinic to check for a microchip.
Step Four: Fill out a Found Pet Report on our website.
Step Five: Create a Found Pet Flyer to post on social media and in your neighborhood.
Some things to keep in mind on the flyer:
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.
Due to Coronavirus Outbreak, our Admissions Department currently is open 10:00am-5:00pm daily.
The Admissions Department at KC Pet Project is located at 7077 Elmwood Avenue Kansas City, MO 64132. We are open to the public from 9:00am-6pm Monday-Saturday and from 9:00am-5pm on Sundays . There is a requested $20 donate for any stray drop offs and please bring a valid photo ID. This donation 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.