Junction City Animal Shelter
April 30th-Happy National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day! All Adoption Fees are FREE if you apply or finalize on April 30th, 2022.
June 11th- Booth at the Juneteenth Celebration. 11am-4pm!
The staff consists of a Director, 3 full-time and 2 part-time Kennel Technicians and 1 Animal Control Officer.
Animal Control Officer
Animal Shelter Director is the direct Supervisor to the Animal Control Officer Brodosi. The ACO is a City of Junction City employee and is dispatched through the Police Department 785-762-5912.
The Animal Control Officer works Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Calls for service after-hours are referred to the Patrol Division. They will only respond to injured or vicious animal calls during the time the ACO is off.
Unclaimed Animals & Adoption
Animals coming in as a stray will be held for 72 hours. After those are up, they can legally be place on the adoption floor, transferred to rescues, euthanized, etc.
Whenever feasible, it is the policy of the shelter to adopt out animals. If you would like to adopt an animal, please call or come by our Animal Shelter- we would love to help you find your new family member!
Programs and Events
Our shelter has a TRAP, NEUTER, RELEASE program for the stray cats within the City of Junction City. This allows the staff to trap feral cats, get them fixed, vaccinated against Rabies, ear-tipped and released back into the environment. As this program is functioning, Junction City Animal Shelter only accepts stray cats if they are sick or injured. We accept friendly stray cats IF space allows at the Animal Shelter.
We offer Low-Cost Vaccination clinics in the Spring and Fall time. During the Summer, we also offer a Heartworm testing and Microchipping event for the public. Stay tuned for dates to these here as well as on our Facebook page.
Max's Fund- Max's Fund is a program anyone in Geary County can apply for. This fund is to assist with medical expenses for your pet as well as efforts to help animals victim of neglect and cruelty. This application is located here > /DocumentCenter/View/915
Voucher program- When we receive Petco Love grant funds, we sometimes offer low-cost spay/neuter or vet care vouchers. The monetary value varies by the funds available. These are only available to Geary County Residents.
We offer volunteering opportunities for all ages, they may vary on duties. Anyone interested in volunteering must fill out a waiver form and get it signed in front of a Notary located here > /DocumentCenter/View/914
Fostering is available to animals that need help socializing, recovering, etc. Anyone interested in becoming a foster, please fill out the Foster Application located here > /DocumentCenter/View/912
Cat Reading Program: If you or your kids enjoy reading, you are welcome to come to the shelter at anytime and read to our cat room residents!
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How can I surrender my pet? A: Our shelter can accept pets for surrender when we have space available. In order to get your name on the list for surrendering, please fill out the form located here > /DocumentCenter/View/913
Q: How much are adoption fees? A: $145 for dogs and $95 for cats (Unless adoption event is in action with discounted adoption rates).
Q: Do we accept donations? A: We can take anything pet related and our wish list is listed above for Amazon, but we can always accept Bleach, Paper towels, Laundry Detergent, IAMS Cat/Dog food, Canned Cat/Dog food.