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Q:Can I view shelter animals on a website?
Yes, you can visit the ARC website at ARC has volunteers taking pictures two to three times a week and placing them on their website for viewing.
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Q:How long will my pet be kept at the Animal Shelter?
The Animal Control under city ordinance can hold your animal 48 hours if not licensed & 96 hours if licensed. This is why we encourage you, if you have lost a pet, to check with Animal Control every day. Additionally, microchip scanning is performed on each animal that is brought to the Animal Shelter to help locate owners.
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Q:If you have lost your pet, what should you do
The first thing is to search your surrounding area.

Secondly, call Animal Control and see if your pet has been picked up.

It is recommended that you check back with Animal Control each day
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Q:What hours is the Shawnee Animal Shelter open?
The Shawnee Animal Shelter is open from 10:00 AM. until 5:00 pm. MONDAY THRU FRIDAY AND CLOSED ON WEEKENDS AND HOIDAYS.
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Q:What if I want to trap an animal such as a skunk
You can check out a trap from Animal Control Monday through Thursday between 10:00 a.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Traps have to be returned by 5:30 Thursdays and can be checked out again on Monday.

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Q:Where can I get a license for my pet?
Animal licenses can be purchased at the Animal Shelter at 1900 W Independence St (W Independence St and Highway 177).
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Q:Where is the Animal Shelter Located?
The Animal Shelter is located at 1900 W Independence St in Shawnee. This address is slightly off as compared to the physical location of the facility which is just North of the Highway 177 and Independence area.
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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

Adopt a pet today - Visit The Shawnee Police Departmentís 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:

Saving Pets At Risk
Shawnee Saving Pets At Risk (SPAR)
Animal Rescue Center of Shawnee

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 2nd 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