Animal Services

I Found a Pet

What to do if you find a pet

  1. Take the pet to a local shelter or veterinary office to scan for a microchip.
  2. Check social media groups on Facebook.  Community pages, neighborhood groups, and lost/found groups frequently list lost/found pets.
  3. Make a report with Independence Animal Services at (816) 325-7205.
  4. File a Lost or Found Report with an area Lost & Found service. If leaving a voice mail message, be sure to include your phone number and a description of the animal.
  5. Check the local newspaper's Lost and Found section.


Independence Animal Services

21001 E 78 Highway, Independence, MO 64057
Phone(816) 325-7207



Monday & Tuesday: By Appointment
Wednesday - Sunday: 11 am - 6 pm


(for stray animal drop-off) 

Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 6pm
Saturday, Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Owner surrenders are by appointment only.
Call 816-325-7207 to schedule an appointment. 


(to reclaim your lost pet)

Monday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm



Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

For Emergencies, call (816) 325-7205 and press the option to be transferred to a Police dispatcher.