Animal Control


The mission of the Independence Animal Control is to provide the citizens of Independence with effective and cost efficient animal related services which include: The active enforcement of State and local laws, the humane sheltering and adoption of stray and unwanted animals, and the promotion of responsible pet ownership and animal welfare.

Objectives of the Animal Control Department

  1. Improve the co-existence of animals and humans while providing the highest quality service to our residents
  2. Enforce the City Ordinances as set forth in the Codified Ordinance Book
  3. Relieve the pain and suffering of animals
  4. Promote responsible pet ownership
  5. Increase public awareness of animal issues
  6. Cooperation with Breed Rescue / Animal Welfare Organizations
  7. Assist residents with wildlife problems and prevention of conflict with animals