Great Plains SPCA requires proof of ownership to reclaim a lost pet from our facility.
There are several ways you can prove ownership. In most cases, this involves records that you should already have in place, including and not limited to:
- Veterinary records
- Adoption Records
- Microchip Records
- Pet insurance documentation
- Transfer of ownership agreement
- Pedigree registries
- Recent photos or video your pet
- Identification tags on the pet (must match claimant/owner information)
- Historical pet record in Great Plains SPCA database(must match claimant/owner information)
* One document/form of ownership required
Please follow these important steps if you have lost a pet
Call local animal control and shelters or vet clinics where they take pets. Don’t rely on e-mail as your only method of contact. Go to your area’s shelter and see if your pet is there. Also call any other local vet clinics, animal control for bordering cities, and other major animal shelters. Ask how often you should call back to update your report (at Great Plains SPCA, lost reports are automatically cleared from our database after 30 days).
The City of Merriam has made the decision to no longer contract with GPSPCA as its holding facility for stray/lost/found pets. Citizens will need to contact the Merriam Police department 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
Animal Control for:
View a full list of Regional Municipal Animal Control Units
- 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
- Bonner Springs: (913) 449-7328
- 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
Check online reports and lost pet social media groups in your area.
Visit the shelters/clinics in person to look for your pet.There is always the possibility that another person’s description of your pet will vary from your own. Find out how long the agency holds pets for owners to claim (varies from 3 to 10 days in different areas) and visit at least that often.
- Animal control organizations 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.
- View a full list of Regional Animal Shelters
Place a newspaper ad (lost ads are often free of charge).