Thank you so much for being a hero for pets and trying to help the stray you’ve found. Chances are that pet has a family that is searching desperately for it, and the steps you take next will help them be reunited as quickly as possible.
- Animal control agencies for Overland Park, Leawood, Lenexa, Lake Quivira, Prairie Village, Shawnee, and Johnson County Parks Department take their animals to Great Plains SPCA at (913) 742-7329.
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
If you found a stray, follow these steps:
- Call animal control for the city you found the animal in. Then call your local shelter. ***Please do not drive the animal to a shelter as animal control regulations vary by city.***
- Overland Park: (913) 895-6300
- Lenexa: (913) 477-7385
- Merriam: (913) 322-5581
- Shawnee: (913) 631-2155
- Mission (for Fairway, Mission, Roeland Park, Westwood, Westwood Hills, Mission Woods): (913)782-0720
- Prairie Village & Mission Hills: (913) 642-6868 ext. 4631
- Leawood: (913) 642-5555
- Olathe Animal Control & Shelter: (913) 971-6362
- KCK Animal Control & Shelter: (913) 321-1445
- Take a picture of the animal and post it to:
- Keep the animal in your car if they are friendly and easy to approach.
- Keep a leash and treats in your car to draw the animal to you.