Sign In
Working in partnership with our community to deliver exceptional police services with professionalism and fairness.

Animal Control

The Wichita Animal Shelter will not open until 3pm on Friday, July 26.

​Daily Animal Pickups

You can view lost pets online! Animals admitted to the Wichita Animal Shelter are posted on the website, Use the instructions below to search for lost pets at our shelter.

  • 24 Pet Connect
  • Enter your Zip Code or City name in the appropriate field and click the "Find Shelters" search button.
  • Check the box next to "Wichita Animal Shelter" and click the "Search Now" button.
  • Click the "I Lost My Pet" button.
  • Click the button for the type of animal that you have lost (Dog, Cat, or Other)
  • You may choose to narrow your search by breed, gender, size, age, and predominant color at this time but please keep in mind the more narrow your search, the fewer results you will receive. If you do not specify any criteria in the search fields, and just click the "Search Now" button, you will be able to browse all of the entries from the Shelter. It is a much broader search but improves your chances of finding your lost pet. Please remember that your description of the animal may be different from the description posted on the website. We advise that you keep your search as broad as possible. If you have lost a pet, we still advise that you visit the Wichita Animal Shelter regularly.
  • Most of the animals will have a picture accompanied by the date the animal was impounded to assist in proper identification and a timely return to the owner. If the animal listing does not have a picture, and you suspect that the animal may be yours, visit the Wichita Animal Shelter at 3303 N Hillside.
  • If you find your animal on the website, call the Wichita Animal Shelter at (316) 350-3366 and notify staff. They will need the animal number displayed to the right of the picture.

If you do not see your lost animal using this service, we recommend you visit the Wichita Animal Shelter at 3303 N Hillside (K-96 & Hillside) during business hours to make sure the animal wasn't picked up. Lost and stray animals are ONLY HELD FOR 3 DAYS STARTING THE DAY AFTER THE ANIMAL IS IMPOUNDED. You may call the Wichita Animal Shelter at (316) 350-3366 for more information and tips on finding a lost pet, but remember that only YOU can identify your lost pet, so please visit the shelter at least every 3 days.

Lost/Found Animal Websites

Here is a list of lost/found websites where you can search to see if someone has found your pet.

Wichita Area Lost & Found Pets (WALFP) Craigslist Wichita Lost & Found

​About Us

The Wichita Animal Shelter is located at 3303 N Hillside. It is south of Highway K-96 on The Murfin Animal Care Campus next to the Kansas Humane Society. It was built in 2009 and houses both Animal Control & Animal Shelter staff. The building is able to hold 170 dogs and 252 cats at one time, and is the major holding facility for lost or stray pets in Sedgwick County. The shelter contracts its services to local Animal Control agencies like Sedgwick County, Clearwater, Derby, Park City, Maize, and Valley Center.

If you have lost your pet, the animal shelter is where you want to begin looking. Visit the shelter and walk through to see if your pet was picked up by Animal Control or brought in by a concerned individual. We also have suggestions available to help you find lost pets.

Our Mission

  • Promote and insure public health and safety,
  • facilitate responsible pet ownership,
  • humanely and responsibly care for the animals in our charge,
  • provide prompt and courteous service to our customers,
  • provide education and positive enforcement efforts.

We do this to prevent the expense and suffering caused to both humans and pet animals due directly and indirectly to animal bites, and neglect of proper basic pet ownership responsibilities. Our goal is to insure public health, safety, and animal welfare in our community.

Our Services

The Animal Control program serves the citizens of Wichita with animal control, rabies control, and leash law enforcement services. In addition, the department provides the entire Sedgwick County area with animal bite investigations and quarantines biting animals.

The department operates the only full service public sector animal shelter in Sedgwick County, and provides animal sheltering services to all of Sedgwick County. We also provide services to area veterinarian clinics and support to the Wichita Police Department, Sedgwick County Animal Control and various other cities and agencies within Sedgwick County as needed.

Our services include:

  • Pick up of stray, sick and injured animals.
  • Dead animal pickup.
  • Animal bite investigations.
  • Live animal traps.
  • Animal cruelty and neglect investigations.

We also provide public information presentations about our department and its services, tours of the Wichita Animal Shelter, and an officer "ride along" program. These services require prior arrangement with the department. You can contact us by telephone at (316) 350-3360.

Animal Licenses

Visit Business Licenses for more information about licensing for animals in the City of Wichita.

Animal CollectorAnimal Exhibition, Petting Zoo & RodeoAnimal Maintenance PermitDangerous Dog RegistrationDog Breeder LicenseDog License

​Frequently Asked Questions

​Animal Control Brochures

2020 Totals.pdf2020 Totals
2021 Shelter Service Fees.pdf2021 Shelter Service Fees
2021 Totals.pdf2021 Totals
2022 Year in Review.pdf2022 Year in Review
Animal Services.pdfAnimal Services
Bite Prevention.pdfBite Prevention
Spay and Neuter.pdfSpay and Neuter
Why is my pet being quarantined.pdfWhy is my pet being quarantined

 Content Editor ‭[9]‬

​Animal Control Advisory Board

expand Category : Board Information ‎(2)
expand Category : 2023 ‎(7)
expand Category : 2022 ‎(12)
expand Category : 2021 ‎(11)
expand Category : 2020 ‎(7)
expand Category : 2019 ‎(5)
expand Category : 2018 ‎(12)
expand Category : 2017 ‎(16)
expand Category : 2016 ‎(32)
expand Category : 2015 ‎(7)
expand Category :  ‎(1)


November 2016