Tips and Resource Links

Tips For Finding a Lost Animal

  • Call surrounding animal shelters, animal control and police to alert them. Provide the breed, size, sex, color, name and where it was lost and last seen.  If the police department does not ask you what your phone number is, then call BACK and make sure they have it and understand why. Continue to call each day or every other day to find out updates.
  • Make flyers that include: “LOST” announcement -your pet’s picture -your pet’s name, size, sex and phone number to reach you. Put flyers on mailboxes, bus stops etc.
  • Get the community involved! Inform the mailman, UPS worker, construction workers…
  • Use social media such as Facebook to post the lost animal and ask friends to share it so it becomes “viral”!

Tips If You Have Found an Animal

  • Safety first!! Approach the animal with caution. He/she is likely scared and could react.
  • Place an ad in the K.C. Star, they will publish it for free
  • If you are able to approach the animal and it has tags, call the information on the tags.
  • If the animal is not tagged, take the animal to a nearby veterinarian’s office to see if the dog has a registered microchip.

Low Cost Spay/Neuter Information

Great Plains SPCA
5428 Antioch Drive
Merriam, KS 66202
913.831.SPCA  (7722)

The Humane Society of Greater KC
5445 Parallel Parkway
Kansas City, KS 66104

Spay and Neuter Kansas City
1116 E. 59th Street (NE corner of 59th & Troost)
Kansas City, MO 64111


Animal Control Information

Belton 816-331-5522
Blue Springs 816-228-0149
Bonner Springs 913-422-7676
Excelsior Springs 816-630-0816
Gardner 913-856-7312
Gladstone 816-436-1810
Grandview 816-736-3900
Harrisonville 816-380-8961
Fairway 913-782-0720
Independence 816-325-7205
Kansas City KS 913-321-1445
Kansas City MO 816-513-1313 or 311
Jackson County 816-881-4530
Lawrence 785-843-6835
Leawood 913-642-5555
Leavenworth 913-682-0268
Lee’s Summit 816-969-7405
Lenexa 913-477-7385
Liberty 816-415-1877
Merriam 913-322-5500
Mission 913-782-0720
North Kansas City 816-274-6024
Oak Grove 815-690-3773
Olathe 913-971-6362
Osawatomie 913-755-2101
Overland Park 913-895-6300
Parkville 816-741-4454
Platte City 816-431-2011
Platte Woods 816-741-6688
Pleasant Valley 816-781-7373
Prairie Village 913-642-6868 x 4631
Raytown 816-737-6010
Riverside 816-741-3993
Roeland Park 913-782-0720
Shawnee 913-631-2155
Smithville 816-532-0500
Spring Hill 913-592-2700
Sugar Creek 816-881-4530
Westwood 913-782-0720