Animal Services


Surrender a Pet

We accept owner-surrendered animals by appointment only.  This allows us to ensure adequate cage space for your pet, as well as those already in our care.  It is important to us to make sure each animal has adequate space and resources to ensure quality care during their stay and to help them find a new family as quickly as possible.  Please call 816-325-7207 option 2 to speak with an Admissions Counselor about scheduling an appointment.  Once your appointment is scheduled, please print the appropriate form below and bring it with you to the appointment.   Completing the form as detailed and accurately as possible will help us to find the best family to adopt your pet. 

 Surrender a Canine

Surrender a Feline



Making the decision to rehome your pet can be difficult.  In most cases, it is best to rehome your pet directly to a new home without them having to come into a shelter.  This allows you to play a part in choosing a new family, saves space in the shelter for pets at risk, and ensures your pet won't have to spend time in a stressful shelter environment.  Check out these resources to help you rehome your pet on your own:







There are many reasons you may need to surrender pet.  However, sometimes you may just need a little assistance that would allow you to keep your pet.  If you need assistance with food for your pet, please reach out to us at 816-325-7207 (option 2) to be connected with our pet food pantry.  Check out this list of Financial Assistance Resources that may offer assistance to help you keep your pet.  








Independence Animal Services

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


Tuesday - Saturday  By Appointment, Walk-Ins Welcome if Time Permits, 10 am - 6 pm 

Sunday - Monday By Appointment Only 


(for stray animal drop-off) 

By Appointment Only


(to reclaim your lost pet)

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm By Appointment Only

Sunday - Monday By Appointment Only



Call (816) 325-7205