Animal control officers perform a variety of services that help animals and people. Rescuing injured animals, controlling stray and potentially dangerous animals roaming at large, and bringing lost pets to an animal shelter where their owners can reclaim them are important components of Animal Control's duties and responsibilities. All regulations and ordinances governing animals in Harrisonville can be found in Chapter 210 of the Municipal Code of Ordinances.
The animal control officer in Harrisonville is the person who works to protect stray, injured, abused, and unwanted animals. This person also helps the public deal with problems caused by animals. They respond to calls about neglected or lost animals and are often the first people to provide comfort and compassion to animals in need.
To Summon Assistance
If you are being threatened by a vicious animal, please call 911 for immediate assistance. To report an animal roaming at large or to request assistance with nuisance wildlife, please call 816-380-8961 or 816-380-8940.
Adoptions & Relocation
In addition to housing those animals processed through enforcement activities, the Harrisonville Animal Shelter provides adoption and relocation services for the humane placement of animals with responsible pet owners. While our goal is to get as many animals adopted as possible, we do reserve the right to deny any adoption if we feel it is not in the best interest of the animal.
We spay or neuter all of our animals before they leave the shelter with their new families, thereby reducing the number of unwanted pets in our community. Please visit our facility when considering your next family pet.