Jack, a shepherd/husky mix

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Welcome to the Shawnee Police Department Animal Control Section.

Animal Control Section
1900 W Independence St.
Shawnee, OK 74801
(405) 878-1531
(405) 273-2121 after hours
New Hours! 9-6pm M-F and 8-Noon Saturdays

Adopt a pet today - Visit width= The Shawnee Police Department’s Animal Control Section is located on Highway 177 at Independence on the east side of the road.

The purpose of Animal Control is to enforce city animal ordinances and educate the public regarding proper pet ownership. There are a variety of services that Animal Control provides for the Shawnee community, rescuing sick or inured animals, controlling stray animals and responding to dangerous animals roaming at large, removing dead animals, licensing, along with investigating animal cruelty and abuse, complaints of animal noise, unsanitary conditions and abandonment. One of the most important aspects of Animal Control is responding to dog bites. Animals that bite are found, quarantined, and placed under observation for the threat of rabies.

Additional Pet Informaiton

In honor of the late Dr. Wes Beck, Ward 4 City Commissioner,
please visit the websites below if you are interested in adopting a pet

Local Active Rescues that are work with the Animal Shelter

Other Pet Helpful Sites

What does Animal Control not do?

  • Shelter or board animals
  • Accept animals unwanted by owners
  • Provide veterinary services

Other Important Information

We work closely with local veterinary clinics and other adoption organizations such as SPAR to assist with adoption.

Looking for a pet to adopt? Check out the Shawnee SPAR (Saving Pets at Risk) website for a list of adoptable pets in the Shawnee area. This is an independently run adoption site and not affiliated with the City of Shawnee.

ARC of Shawnee

ARC, or Animal Rescue Center of Shawnee is an organization hosted by the Shawnee Police Dept. When Mr. Thomas, Administrator of Support Services, arrived in May of 2007, he saw a need to bring together all of the citizens, professionals, and groups working towards improving animal control and welfare issues. A board has been formed and meets every 4th Monday at 6pm in the City Hall Commission Chambers. These are open meetings and everyone is invited to attend. For more information about ARC of Shawnee, visit www.arcshawnee.org.


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