KC Pet Project's Animal Services Division

Our mission is to promote pet retention, enhance public safety and create a healthier, more humane Kansas City through community empowerment and progressive services.
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KC Pet Project Animal Services Division

KC Pet Project’s Animal Services Division is responsible for all animal control services for the city of Kansas City, MO.

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:

  • Reconnecting lost pets with their homes
  • Providing a range of resources to pet owners and their pets
  • Investigations of animal bites and safety concerns
  • Education and community outreach
  • Response to animal-related concerns and emergencies
  • Investigations of animal cruelty and animal welfare concerns

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.

Animal Services Division Contact Information

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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Helpful Links

Lost and Found Services

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.

  • If you have found a stray pet in Kansas City, MO, please visit our Found Pet Resources page. There you’ll find many resources for getting that pet back home to its family including posting on social media pages, Nextdoor, and posting Found Pet flyers.
  • If you have lost your pet, please visit our Lost Pet Resources page.

Pet Licensing and Animal Permits

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.

Kansas City, MO Animal Ordinances

To read all of the animal-related ordinances for the City of Kansas City, MO, visit the Municode website.

Animal Bites

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.

Animal Cruelty or Neglect

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.

Animal Services Division News

Animal Services Division Provides tips for Pet Safety During Warmer Weather

With warmer temperatures moving into the area this week, KC Pet Project’s Animal Services Division would like to issue the following tips to keep your pets safe: Make...
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February President’s Impact Report

February was notable at KC Pet Project for so many reasons! We received or provided care for 975 dogs and cats in February (570 dogs, 405 cats). Intake is already running...
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KC Pet Project’s Animal Services Division Helps 16 Pets at One Property

Pets Now in the Care of the Shelter KC Pet Project’s Animal Services Division was on site today at a property in south Kansas City, MO, where the...
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January President’s Impact Report

It was a big month for KC Pet Project! We took in 1,018 animals last month – the largest number of animals to ever enter our shelter system...
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