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  • Adrienne Byrne, MS

    Adrienne Byrne, MS
    Health Director

    Contact Sedgwick County Animal Control:
    p. 316.660.7070
    Toll Free: 800.527.0709
    f. 316.383.7553
    EMERGENCY 9-1-1
    1015 Stillwell
    Wichita, KS 67213

    Office hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
    Call 9-1-1 for emergency response outside of office hours.

Sedgwick County Animal Control PatchAnimal Control


Animal Code Resolution


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.

Serving the Unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County

The Animal Control Department is responsible for enforcing all Sedgwick County codes concerning the housing and care of animals. Officers also ensure that animals do not pose a health or safety hazard to county residents and that each animal is appropriately vaccinated and licensed as required by law per county statute. Other enforcement activities of the Department include returning loose dogs to their owners, confining strays at the city of Wichita Animal Shelter, returning loose livestock to fenced pastures, investigating instances of animal cruelty and violations of dangerous animal laws.

Cities served by Animal Control within Sedgwick County include:

  • Andale
  • Bel Aire
  • Bentley
  • Cheney
  • Clearwater
  • Garden Plain
  • Kechi
  • Haysville
  • Valley Center
  • Viola

Wichita Animal Shelter

The Wichita Animal Shelter, operated by the city of Wichita and located at 3303 N. Hillside, is Sedgwick County’s only full service public animal shelter and therefore provides animal sheltering services to all of Sedgwick County. Once an animal is taken to the Wichita Animal Shelter by Sedgwick County Animal Control, that animal may remain in the shelter up to three days.

Sedgwick County...working for you

The mission of Sedgwick County is to provide quality public services to our community so everyone can pursue freedom and prosperity in a safe, secure, and healthy environment.