Shawnee Animal Welfare

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Animal Welfare

1900 W Independence St
Shawnee, OK 74801 
(405) 878-1531 
(405) 273-2121 after hours 
Hours are 9-6PM M-F and 8-Noon Saturdays
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 injured animals, controlling stray animals, responding to dangerous animals roaming at large, removing dead animals, licensing, 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 Information
In honor of the late Dr. Wes Beck, Ward 4 City Commissioner, 
please visit the web sites below if you are interested in adopting a pet
Local Active Rescues that work with the Animal Shelter
( 405-702-7727 
Please leave a message, a call back will be made if they can help. 

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) web site for a list of adoptable pets in the Shawnee area as well as the Online Shelter listed above. This is an independently run adoption site and not affiliated with the City of Shawnee.