Q: How can I help the pets at the animal shelter?
A: You can help the animals here at WAS in multiple ways! If you can’t adopt, donate items that can be found on our wishlist, or, if you are over 18 years of age, you can volunteer at the shelter. Other ways you can help is also by sharing our postings on social media! The more eyes that see the animals, the better chance they have of adopting. We are currently on Facebook and Instagram.
Q: How do I adopt?
A: Our full adoption process can be found on our Adopt page.
Q: I can no longer keep my pet. Can I bring it to WAS?
A: Yes. We do have an owner surrender process that is fully explained under the Programs & Services page. (Information coming soon)
Q: I found a stray animal. Can I bring it to WAS? What else can I do?
A: WAS directly serves the City of Warrensburg and Johnson County. If an animal is found within the city limits, the shelter can accept the animal at no charge. If a dog is found outside of city limits, but within county limits, and not within the city limits of another Johnson County city, the shelter can accept the animal with a $20 cash/check fee. Currently, the shelter does not accept cats from outside the city limits of Warrensburg. If you do not want to bring the animal to the shelter, you can fill out a Found Pet Report on our website.
Q: I need to spay/neuter my pet. Can I bring my pet to the shelter to have the procedure completed?
A: No. WAS does not offer spay/neuter or vaccination services to the general public. We can, however, direct you to local vets in the area that do offer these services.
Q: I have lost an animal. What can I do?
A: The best thing to do is to immediately check your area and fill out a Lost Pet Report on our website. This will alert us of the missing animal and will give us your contact info, so if the animal is brought to the shelter, we can contact you directly.
Q: There is an animal that I like, but cannot adopt right now. Can I reserve the animal?
A: No. Adoption at WAS is on a first come, first serve basis.
Q: What are the fees associated with adoption?
A: The adoption fee for dogs is $75 and that covers the spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations, a rabies vaccination (age appropriate), a microchip, and a heartworm test if over 6 months of age. The adoption fee for cats is $50 and that includes the spay/neuter, up-to-date vaccinations, a rabies vaccination, a microchip, and flea/ear mite treatment.