Lost Your Pet?

What to do if you’ve lost a pet

1. Call your local animal control and the shelter or vet clinic where they take found pets. Don’t rely on e-mail as your only method of contact.  Go to your area’s shelter and see if your pet is there.  Also call any other local vet clinics, animal control for bordering cities, and other major animal shelters. Ask how often you should call back to update your report (at Animal Haven, lost reports are automatically cleared from our database after 30 days).

Animal Control for:

  • Overland Park: (913) 895-6300
  • Lenexa: (913) 477-7385
  • Merriam: (913) 322-5560
  • Shawnee: (913) 631-2150
  • Northeast (for Fairway, Mission, Roeland Park, Westwood): (913) 782-0720
  • Johnson County Parks Department: (913) 782-0720
  • Prairie Village: (913) 381-6464
  • Leawood: (913) 642-5555
  • Olathe Animal Control & Shelter: (913) 971-6362
  • KCK Animal Control & Shelter: (913) 321-1445
  • KCMO Animal Control & Shelter: (816) 513-9800


  • Animal control organizations for Overland Park, Lenexa, Merriam, Shawnee, Northeast and Johnson County Parks Department take their animals to Animal Haven at (913) 432-7548
  • Prairie Village Animal Control takes their animals to the Animal Med Center at (816) 333-9000
  • Leawood Animal Control takes their animals to State Line Animal Hospital at (913) 381-3272

Other local shelters include:

  • Wayside Waifs: (816) 761-8151
  • Humane Society of Greater Kansas City: (913) 596-1000

2. Visit the shelters/clinics in person to look for your pet. There is always the possibility that another person’s description of your pet will vary from your own. Find out how long the agency holds pets for owners to claim (varies from 3 to 10 days in different areas) and visit at least that often.

3. Notify other area lost and found pet services.

4. Place a newspaper ad (lost ads are often free of charge).

  • Kansas City Star: (816) 234-4000
  • Johnson County Sun: (913) 381-1200

5. Post lost flyers (with photo!) in your area and talk to neighbors.

6. If your pet has a microchip, make sure the microchip company has your current contact information. If you have lost the records, call the clinic or shelter where the chip was implanted to find out which company to call.

7. Please DON’T GIVE UP!

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