Junction City Animal Shelter 


Our goal is to place our animals in the best hands, making sure they have a forever home! We have an application process
We specialize in:
Educating the community
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Junction City Animal Shelter Wish list



This is due to Ringworm in both our cat rooms and out of precaution for the community.

For Immediate Release: November 8, 2022

The City Commission voted on and approved City Ordinance limiting the number of animals per residence.  No residence within the City of Junction City, Kansas may own, harbor, or possess more than six (6) dogs, cats, ferrets, or any combination of the three species.

The previous limit was nineteen (19).

The City Commission determined to grandfather dogs, cats, or ferrets which are licensed on or before December 30, 2022 during regular business hours of the City’s Customer Service Office. Animals not licensed prior to January 1, 2023 shall not gain a grandfather status.

This does not allow persons to exceed the limitations on pitbull ownership or other limitations contained in the Ordinances of the City.

Owners, harborers, or possessors convicted of cruelty to animals or other similar ordinances and statutes shall have the grandfather status of their animals revoked.

Please contact the Customer Service Office at 700 N Jefferson Street, Junction City, Kansas or the Junction City Animal Shelter at 2424 N Jackson Street, Junction City, Kansas during their normal business hours to license your animals with the City. Bring a copy of the animal’s current rabies vaccination.




The staff consists of a Director, Assistant Director, Lead Kennel Technician, 2 full-time and 2 part-time Kennel Technicians,  1 Full Time Animal Control Officer and 1 Part Time Animal Control Officer.



Animal Control Officer

Animal Shelter Director is the direct Supervisor to the Animal Control Officer. 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. Learn more about our Trap, Neuter, Release program here---> https://www.facebook.com/groups/1374099669638727

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 > Max's Fund Application

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. 

Pet Memorial Bricks

Pet Memorial Bricks-  We are now offering Pet Memorial Bricks for a minimum donation of $30/brick. These bricks will be placed after engraving at our Pet Memorial site next to South Bark Dog Park. Use this link to download the order form and you can send them in to vanessa.gray@jcks.com or bring them in person. Pet Memorial Order Form 


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 > Volunteer Waiver 


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 >  Foster Application

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 from our jurisdiction ONLY. In order to get your name on the list for surrendering, please fill out the form located here > Surrender Request Form

Q: How much are adoption fees? A: $145 for dogs and $95 for cats (Unless adoption event is in action with discounted adoption rates). You will come in person to visit with the animal you are interested in and you can then fill out an application with a staff member!

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. 

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