The Animal Control Department enforces Sedgwick County codes on the housing and care of animals, and ensures that animals and their remains do not pose a health or safety hazard to county residents. The enforcement activities include returning stray dogs to their owners, returning loose cattle to fenced pastures, investigating animal cruelty or violations of dangerous animal laws, and removing deer carcasses from county rights-of-way.
All dogs and cats owned by residents who live in the unincorporated areas of Sedgwick County must be vaccinated and dogs must wear a tag indicating compliance with the county's animal code.
If you live inside the limits of a city, licenses
must be obtained from the owner’s municipality. Ask your veterinarian for
help obtaining a license or you can follow the steps below.
Obtaining a License:
If you have been bitten by a wild or stray animal, print this Bite Report Form, fill it out and deliver it to Animal Control at 1015 Stillwell in Wichita or fax it to 383-7553.
Sedgwick County Animal Control works in conjunction with the city of Wichita and Kansas Humane Society to connect owners to their lost pets, as well as help residents find new furry additions to their families.
Adrienne Byrne-Lutz, MS
Wichita, KS 67213
p. 316.660.7070 or 800.527.0709
HOURS: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Sun