Impounded Pets

We are an open admission shelter that supports the city of Kansas City, Missouri through the Animal Services Division and the general public. As an open admissions municipal shelter, KC Pet Project cares for over 10,000 animals annually. Our initial goal is to get animals reunited with their owners. We know that the best place for a pet is at home with the family who loves them dearly.

KC Pet Project makes an investment in every animal. Upon arrival to the shelter, each animal is vaccinated and dewormed and any obvious medical conditions are addressed as much as possible. KC Pet Project does have full-time shelter veterinarians and veterinary technicians on staff to help ensure the health and well-being of all the animals in our care, including impounded pets. 

We work closely with veterinary clinics in the area to secure medical services beyond those we can provide in-house. If you are in need of resources for low-cost veterinary services, please contact us . Our Pet Support Center is happy to help connect you to other organizations providing lifesaving services and programs.

We follow a mandatory 5-day holding period for all stray animals to give owners time to find their lost pet. To view the lost pets currently in our care, please visit our Lost and Found Pets page.

We’re Here to Help

Our Keep ‘Em Together, KC program is designed to help you keep your pets in their loving homes. Contact our Pet Support Center to discuss your needs and challenges to help you keep your pet. Our team can provide:

  • Emergency pet food
  • Pet resource assistance
  • Temporary housing in times of crisis and hardship
  • Referrals to outside social service and animal welfare agencies

While our goal is to help you resolve the problems you are experiencing so that you can keep your pet, we also understand that some problems are out of your control and may require you to relinquish or rehome your pet. If you are considering relinquishing your pet to KC Pet Project, please visit Pet Relinquishment .