Lost Pets and Admissions

Is your pet lost? Have you found a pet and are trying to reunite them with their owner?  Below are a list of resources that help connect pets and owners in the Kansas City metro.

As of March 1st,  GPSPCA is no longer the holding facility for stray/lost/found pets for the City of Merriam. Citizens will need to contact the Merriam Police department directly with any stray animal concerns or reports of lost or found pets.

  • Merriam Police Department M-F during regular business hours: (913) 322-5560
  • Merriam Police Dispatch for after hours: (913) 782-0720

Quick Reference Resources

Links & Contacts to Found Pets at Area Shelters

Admissions Hours of Operation

Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm. Animal control agencies for Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Lake Quivira, Shawnee, and Johnson County Parks Department take their animals to Great Plains SPCA at (913) 742-7329.

Merriam Lost Pet/Admissions: 
(913) 808-3347
5428 Antioch Dr.
Merriam, KS 66202

Community Cats

In the greater KC Metro and beyond we often see (or even care for!) community cats.  Community cats, also called feral cats, are unowned cats who live outdoors. Like indoor cats, they belong to the domestic cat species (felis catus). However, community cats are generally not socialized, or friendly, to people, and are therefore unadoptable. They live full, healthy lives with their feline families, called colonies, in their outdoor homes. They are masters of their domain, finding resources such as food, water, and shelter on their own– even in extreme cold and heat.

With that said, there are ways in which we can help these cats:

About Our Lost Pet Resources Page:
These resources are compiled in loving memory of Janice Martin.  In 1971, Janice founded the Kansas City metro’s Lost Dog Registry, a tool that helped unite thousands of missing dogs with their owners.  For decades, Janice worked tirelessly as a volunteer in the local animal welfare community.  Her passion and dedication to improving animal’s lives and reuniting pets is unparalleled and continues to drive positive change in the animal welfare world.
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