Programs & Services

Surrendering A Pet

Owner Surrender

Warrensburg Animal Shelter does accept owner surrender animals from the surrounding area. A small amount of paperwork is required to complete the surrender. WAS does accept all kinds of animals, but if the animal is outside of the normal cat/dog, it is appreciated if you speak with WAS staff prior to bringing the animal to the shelter.

Owner Surrender Fee: $80 cash/check only

Stray Surrender

Warrensburg Animal Shelter accepts stray cats/dogs from within city limits at no charge. WAS does accept stray dogs from Johnson County, but does charge a $20 fee due to city policy. WAS does not accept cats from outside Warrensburg City limits.

Reclaiming A Pet

If an animal is lost, the best place to check is your local shelter! There are fees associated with reclaiming an animal. It is best to call the shelter and discuss the fees with staff as they will vary depending on a few factors. All fees are cash/check only.

Barn Buddies

Barn buddies are feral cats that cannot be adopted to the public as pets. Instead, they can be adopted to homes outside of city limits.

The adopter cannot choose the sex or color of the cat and must provide shelter, food, and future vet care for the animal.  At time of pickup, the adopter must bring their own cat size crate to transfer the feral cat(s).

$15 Adoption Fee

Includes: Spay/neuter, vaccinations (FVRCP & Rabies), & ear-tipping

Humane Education

WAS participates in educational opportunities in the local community, including giving presentations and shelter tours upon request. If an organization wishes to have shelter staff give presentations or wish to tour the shelter, staff asks that plans are made in advance by contacting shelter management.

Warrensburg Animal Shelter happily participates in school visits to help educate the youth on shelters, and how important it is to be a responsible pet owner.

Inquiries about setting up a presentation or tour can be made at 660-747-7156.