Sedgwick County Animal Control is now offering free pet food and supplies by appointment
If you or someone you know is in need of pet food or supplies please
contact our office at 316-660-7070 to schedule an appointment and check availability
of pet food and supplies.
Hours of Operation
Animal Shelter Hours
Monday thru Saturday
11:00 am to 6:30 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
shelter is closed on major holidays.
Call 9-1-1 for emergency response outside
of office hours.
Monday thru Friday
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
are also closed on major holidays.
Related to Animal Services
- Injured Birds of Prey:
- Injured or Orphaned Mammals:
Pretty Prairie, KS
(316) 734-7873 or (316) 734-7899
- Other Wildlife Issues (injured
birds other than birds of prey, injured mammals, etc):
Dept of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism
29th N and Woodlawn
- For All Native Species
(mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians):
Animals must be transported to the zoo. Open 7 days a week from 10am
- All Species Except Migratory
Rolling Hills Wildlife Adventure
Protecting the health and safety of the
community from dangers and nuisances caused by stray and/or threatening
animals, and ensuring the proper care and safety of animals.
to Find Us
|Species ||Gender ||Age ||Size |
|ID: 5318||Cat||Unknown||Domestic Short Hair||Kitten||Medium|
|ID: 5319||Cat||Unknown||Domestic Short Hair||Kitten||Medium|
|ID: 5320||Cat||Unknown||Domestic Short Hair||Kitten||Medium|
|ID: 5331||Dog||Female||Labrador Retriever||Adult||Large|
|ID: 5332||Dog||Female||Labrador Retriever||Adult||Large|
|ID: 5334||Dog||Female||Saint Bernard||Adult||Large|
On July 6th, 1885,
Louis Pasteur administered the first rabies vaccine in a person marking an
important point in public health.
Animals can sometimes carry harmful germs that can spread to
people and cause illness- these are known as zoonotic diseases. Thankfully
there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family from these
For more info you can visit the website below for more info!
a Dog License and Vaccinations for Your Pets
All dogs and cats owned by
residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County must be
vaccinated and dogs must wear a tag indicating compliance with the county's
animal code. Residents can obtain a dog
license in one of three ways listed below.
1. Obtaining a Sedgwick County
Dog License from a Veterinarian
A. Complete the information below on the Sedgwick County dog
license form at the veterinarian’s office.
(1) The dog's physical
(2) The date that the rabies
vaccination was given as it appears on the vaccination certificate;
(3) The metallic vaccination tag
(4) The owner's name, address
and telephone number;
B. Your veterinarian can take the payment for your dog’s license
and send your information to Sedgwick County Animal Control to be processed.
C. Your veterinarian may choose to send the license home with you.
If you receive the license, mail a copy of the provided license form and
appropriate payment amount to:
Sedgwick County Animal Control
1015 W. Stillwell
Wichita, KS 67213
Obtaining a Sedgwick County Dog License from Sedgwick County Animal Control
A. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill out the form online
or you will have to print and mail in to the address below. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat
Reader, you can click on the link below.
Adobe Acrobat Reader Here!!!!
B. Click the link below to the online Sedgwick County Animal
Control Dog License Application Form and follow the provided directions.
Dog License Application Form!!!
If you mail payment, make the check or money order payable
Sedgwick County Animal Control also accepts payment via
debit and credit card (through phone call or in-person only).
If you are not able to submit the form online or through the
mail you can contact Sedgwick County Animal Control directly for more
assistance at (316) 660-7070 or you can reach us by email at
Licensing of dogs previously determined, declared or adjudged dangerous or
The owner of any dog
which has previously been determined, declared, or adjudged dangerous or
vicious by the director or by any other authorized person in another
jurisdiction as provided in section 5-162 of the Sedgwick County code shall be
required to obtain the animal's license directly from Animal Control (USING THE
FILLABLE DOG LICENSE APPLICATION ABOVE) and cannot purchase a license from a
veterinarian. In addition, the owner shall be required to provide at the time
of making application for such license either:
(1) Proof of homeowner's,
renter's or other insurance acknowledging the ownership of a dangerous or
vicious animal and demonstrating that such animal's subsequent acts are insured
by such policy and with such policy listing the Sedgwick County Animal Control
Department as an entity to be notified ten (10) days in advance if the policy
is cancelled for any reason; or
(2) A surety bond in the amount
of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) written to cover any acts of
such animal, which bond shall list the Sedgwick County Animal Control
Department as an entity to be notified ten (10) days in advance if the surety
bond is cancelled for any reason.
(Either of these documents must be emailed to Animal Control
or seen in person by an Officer/Supervisor prior to approval of the license
County Dog License Fees
Dog license (1 Year)
(ALL INFORMATION ABOVE IS REFENCED FROM SEDGWICK COUNTY CODE
OF ORDINACES IN CHAPTER 5 ARTICLE III.)
Rabies in Sedgwick County
In the Midwest, skunks and bats are the main sources and
the most common animal species positive for rabies. Domestic pets and livestock
can be infected from exposure to these wildlife sources of rabies.
The risk of exposure to rabies is real, but the disease
is preventable in both humans and domestic animals. Rabies prevention consists
of vaccinating domestic animals, education of humans to avoid exposures, and
providing exposed persons with prompt post-exposure rabies prophylaxis.
Vaccinate your dogs, cats, ferrets, horses, cattle and sheep through your local
Facts and Details
Rabies is a contagious disease found
in mammals caused by the rabies virus.
common is rabies?
Many wild and domestic mammals can have
rabies. Skunks and bats are the most common animals to have rabies in Kansas.
Rabbits, mice, rats, squirrels, opossums, and chipmunks are rarely infected,
and their bites rarely call for treatment.
Human rabies cases are rare in the
United States. The last human rabies case in Kansas was in 1968.
do people become infected?
People usually get rabies from the
bite of a rabid animal. In rare cases, people can get rabies through a
non-bite exposure (e.g., scratch) or by coming into contact with infectious
material from a rabid animal (e.g., saliva getting into eyes, nose, mouth, or
open wound). Petting a rabid animal or contact with the blood, urine, or feces
(poop) of a rabid animal is not considered exposure.
are the signs and symptoms of rabies in humans?
Once someone with rabies begins
experiencing these symptoms, they usually do not survive. For this reason,
contact a healthcare provider right away if any animal bites you, especially a
wild animal. The first symptoms include fever or headache. This quickly
changes to nervous system symptoms, such as inability to sleep, uneasiness,
confusion, slight or partial loss of muscle function, hallucinations (seeing
things that are not real), agitation, excessive drooling, difficulty
swallowing, and fear of water.
long can rabies be spread?
After exposure, symptoms may show in
several weeks or up to years (average one to three months). Both humans and
animals are contagious as soon as they show symptoms until their death.
is rabies treated?
There is no treatment for rabies.
Exposed people can receive “post-exposure prophylaxis” which is a series of one
dose of immune globulin and four doses of rabies vaccine over a 14 day
can you prevent rabies?
The best way to prevent rabies is to
vaccinate pets. Sedgwick County ordinances require all dogs, cats, and ferrets
to have current rabies vaccinations, it is also highly recommended that
livestock is also vaccinated for rabies. This protects your pets and also
protects you. Other steps to prevent illness include:
- Supervise your pets to avoid contact with wild animals.
Contact Sedgwick County Animal Control if:
- You or your pet is bitten by a stray or wild animal,
and report the bite to your
local animal control department immediately.
- There are stray animals running loose in your neighbor-hood.
- If you live within the City of Wichita, contact Wichita
Animal Services at 316-350-3360.
- If you live outside Wichita in Sedgwick County, contact
Sedgwick County Animal Control at 316-660-7070.
- Avoid contact with unfamiliar animals.
- Teach children not to handle or pet unfamiliar animals
wild or domesticated, even if they appear friendly.
- If you
wake up and a bat is present inside your home, even if there is no
evidence of a bite or scratch, seek medical attention.
Contact Animal Control
Control varies by where you live. Check the chart below to identify whom to
contact for animal issues. If you live outside a city limit or in an area of
Sedgwick County not listed below, Sedgwick County Animal Control can help you
find the correct resource (email email@example.com
or call 316-660-7070).
Adrienne Byrne, MS
Toll Free: 800.527.0709
1015 W. Stillwell
Wichita, KS 67213
Email Animal Control
Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
Call 9-1-1 for emergency response outside of office hours.
OFFICERS( LISTED LEFT TO RIGHT): OFFICER MITCHELL WAEGENER, SENIOR OFFICER EARL JONES, OFFICER JAMIE
TYSON, OFFICER DINA INGRAM, SUPERVISOR
NIKA OREBAUGH AND OFFICER CHRIS ANDREWS.
Dog and Cat Breeds
breeds don't necessarily make the dog or cat, they can tell us a lot about what
to expect in appearance, behavior and other characteristics. It's important to
do a little research before you adopt a new pet into your family.
Caring for Your Pet
are a must-have to keep your pet healthy and in compliance with Sedgwick County
Watch the Weather
often are more resilient to changing weather, but extreme weather affects them
as much as it affects their owners.
Bring your pets inside – if it’s too hot
for you, it’s too hot for your pets, especially pets with thick fur. Just
imagine wearing a fur coat during the summer – uncomfortable and dangerous!
Provide plenty of fresh water – if you
wouldn’t drink it, your pets shouldn’t either.
Make sure your pets have access to a shaded
area and limit their time spent outdoors.
Bring your pets inside – even animals with
thick coats can freeze in cold weather. If your pet is shivering, it’s too cold
A dog house should be insulated, adequate
bedding provided, and the opening should face south to avoid the cold northern
winds blowing inside.
Make sure your pet’s water isn’t frozen.
Fences, Houses and
need room to roam and a safe place to sleep. Do your fences, houses and chains
meet these guidelines?
Dogs must remain on leashes or in fenced
yards when outdoors.
Dogs should not be able to jump over fences
or squeeze through openings.
Insulated houses, especially in the winter,
are important for your dog.
Splinters, jagged edges, exposed nails and
holes should be repaired.
Bedding should be washed regularly and kept
Place the house in a shaded area in the
summer and point the opening so the wind does not blow in (usually south) in
Only use chains, ropes or other materials
to "tie up" your pet temporarily and when you are nearby. Do not
tie up your dog (or any pet) as a permanent means of detainment.
Allow 10 or more feet in chain or rope to
let your dog move around easily.
Make sure the chain or rope is an
appropriate size – if it’s too heavy, it can harm your pet.
Make sure your dog can’t get caught on a
fence, deck or other obstruction that might cause harm.
Make sure your dog can reach shade, water
and protection from the weather.
Get more tips about caring for pets,
including food, exercise, grooming, pet supplies and training.
Animal Control Advisory Board
Animal Control Advisory Board
board works diligently in cooperation with Sedgwick County Animal Control to
recommend updates and changes to the Sedgwick County code that reflect the
current interests and values of its citizens. The advisory board is
comprised of animal advocates living within Sedgwick County and meets regularly
in an effort to stay up-to-date with Animal Control’s operations and progress
in the community. Board members are expected to stay apprised of
animal-related issues in their area and work to advocate for their represented
citizens so a cross-section of voices in Sedgwick County can be heard and their
opinions considered in any changes to code or operations.
Susan Erlenwein appointed by Pete Meitzner
- Geri Watts appointed by Pete Meitzner
- Linda Wiley appointed by Michael O'Donnell
- Laura Adkins appointed by Michael O'Donnell
- Debra Jo Miller appointed by David Dennis
- Shelley Seidl appointed by David Dennis
- Dr. Julie Evans appointed by Lacey Cruse
- Shanti Leiker appointed by Jim Howell
- Simone Ward appointed by Jim Howell
scheduled Advisory Board meetings are held the second Thursday of every month
from 6:15 to 8:00 p.m. and are open to public attendance. Meetings may be
cancelled or dates changed as deemed necessary by the board. Please
monitor this site for upcoming dates and agendas and WebEx participation
directions as COVID-19 restrictions are in place due to size of available
January 9, 2020 - Agenda/Minutes
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