At this time, KC Pet Project is working to reduce intakes as much as possible, should the shelter have to close its doors. We are asking that owners wait to surrender their pets to the shelter until a later date and try to rehome their pets on their own. There is a list of resources on this page for you to find placement for your pet.
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Surrendering a Pet?
Animal Shelters should be the last places of resort for dogs and cats – even the best of shelters can’t compare to a loving home.
Although our vision is to save every healthy and behaviorally sound companion animal, this is a challenge since all animals are accepted from our jurisdiction regardless of health, age, or behavior. There are many community animals that may need shelter more than one that has a home already.
If you are unable to re-home your pet after considerable effort, you can arrange to surrender your pet to KC Pet Project at the KC Campus for Animal Care.
Surrendering your pet to our shelter means you are giving up all rights to that animal. We are not required to notify you of any development regarding health or status. Nor, will we give the animal you surrendered special treatment over another animal. You may use our website or call the shelter for updates.
KC Pet Project is the open-admission animal shelter providing services for the city of Kansas City, MO. We accept any animal from our jurisdiction that needs shelter regardless of age, health, species, breed or behavior, and no matter whether it is a stray or owned animal.
As Kansas City’s only open admission shelter, we accept pets from the public both as strays and owner surrendered pets. There is a $20 city-mandated fee to surrender a pet to the shelter and you must have a valid Kansas City, MO license or proof of residency. Appointments are now required if you need to surrender your owned pet to the shelter. To schedule your appointment, call 816-683-1383 and a KCPP representative will assist you. Surrendering a pet may only be done at our main shelter location at 7077 Elmwood Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64132. We will make every effort to schedule an appointment for you to bring in your animal as quickly as possible.
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