Health Department

General Information

animal control officer
Independence Animal Services
515 S. Liberty
Independence, MO 64050
Phone: (816) 325-7205

Animal Services ensures public health and safety, provides the highest quality service and compassion to the animals entrusted to our care, works to measurably reduce companion animal overpopulation, and takes a leadership role in promoting humane values for the benefit of all animals.

Animal Services Officers are on duty 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. To report a dead animal or stray animal in your possession, animals running loose, animal bites, or dangerous animals, please call (816) 325-7205 during regular business hours.

Animal Services does not handle wildlife. We recommend that you contact a wildlife company such as Animal Damage Control by Trapper John at (816) 254-0067 to have wildlife removed from your property. You may also find help at