- Step 1. Call
Police Dispatch / Animal Control Officer at 785-625-1011
- Step 2. Or you
can click on the link below to view a list of currently secured
- Step 3. If we
have safeguarded your pet, go to the Hays Police Department
105 West 12th Street
Business Hours Contact the Records Clerk
After Hours and on Weekends
Contact the Dispatch Center
- Step 4. Pay
the shelter fee for each night your pet has been in the shelter.
Please have the
exact amount in cash, check, or money order.
($20.00 per night)
- Step 5. Take
your receipt dated the same day as pick-up of pet to the Humane
Society Animal Shelter at:
Society if the High Plains
2050 E. Hwy 40
Phone: (785) 625-5252
9:00am to 5:00pm
Tue - Fri:
9:00am to 6:00pm
Sat - Sun: 1:00pm to
- Step 6. Show
proof of payment (receipt) describe your pet and its name. Provide
the shelter with identification.
- Step 7. If
your pet is not licensed with the City of Hays and vaccinated for
rabies, you have three (3) days to get this accomplished.
If your pet is
currently licensed this year, please disregard Step 7. Thank you
for being a responsible pet owner.
The City of
Hays Animal Control Program depends on your Support!!!
Problems Begin with People:
The health and
safety of animals and people are at risk when pet owners:
their pets roam free
to observe laws and ordinances
- Allow their pets to have unwanted litters.
Begin with Animal Control:
animal control program can solve these problems - with your help.
free, animals may:
- Bite people - a major
public health problem
- Spread disease - among
themselves and human beings
- Destroy property
everything from lawns to livestock
- Breed - at an
astounding rate, producing more animals-and more animal problems
- Cause traffic accidents - resulting in
both human and animal suffering
- Die - from
accidents, fights, starvation, disease, exposure and inhumane
- Enforce ordinances, such as leash laws, laws governing
humane treatment, etc.
- Enforce city pet licenses for animals, to help identify and
aid in the return of lost pets
- Educate the public, to make citizens aware of animal control
ways to help solve them.
- Cruelty investigation: Animal
Control Officers enforce laws governing humane treatment of
animals. If necessary, they may remove animals from unsafe or
unhealthy conditions and begin legal action against negligent
- Complaint investigation: Animal Control
Officers look into complaints of noisy, destructive or threatening
animals. If necessary, proper legal action may be taken
(including citations, fines and impoundment).
- Animal rescue: Animal Control
Officers use their knowledge and equipment to help find and rescue lost
or trapped animals.
- Animal ambulance: Animal Control
Officers transport injured animals safely and humanely to the
appropriate health-care facility.
- Animal Quarantine: Animals that
bite are located and captured to make certain that they're not carrying
Misconceptions that contribute to animal
- I know I
can find GOOD HOMES for my pet's litter.
be. But, remember that the homes you find mean that there are that
many fewer homes available to other animals waiting for
- But spaying
and neutering make pets FAT AND LAZY
This is not
true. You are responsible for seeing that your pet eats right and
gets the proper amount of exercise.
- I just
DON'T THINK IT'S RIGHT to keep my pet from having a
neutering does more than help solve the problem of animal
overpopulation; it actually protects your pet from many health problems,
and helps him or her live a longer, happier life.
- I happen to
know that there are shelters that DON'T EUTHANIZE
There are such
places. But they accept only animals they can house or place in
homes. Most other shelters must accept all animals, including the
sick, old and injured. These shelters face vast shortages of space
- I want my
children to see the MIRACLE OF BIRTH
There's a good
chance you'll miss the delivery, since animals often give birth in
private. But, you can use books or films to teach children about
the miracle of birth-without adding to the animal
What can you do
- Practice responsible pet ownership:
your pet spayed or neutered.
(Bonus: License fees are lower for
spayed or neutered pets.)
- Don't let your pet run free. Keep him on a leash.
- Report all cases of animal abuse or inhumane treatment.
all other laws that affect you and your pet.
CONTROL PROTECTS YOU, YOUR PET, AND YOUR