Animal Shelter

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View animals available for adoption.

Adoption Rates
A significant aspect of the Animal Shelter’s operation is the importance of the spay/neuter program, as it relates to our adoptable animals.
Liberty Animal Shelter
All animals adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered before going home to their owners. Through close ties with Liberty veterinarians, costs for approved adoption applications are as follows:

Spayed/ Neutered Animals

  • Dog
    • $80 plus the cost of a heartworm test (pets 7 months and older) and Rabies vaccination (pets 4 months and older).
  • Cat
    • $55 adoption fee for cats at the Liberty Animal Shelter plus the cost of the FIV/ Feline Leukemia test and Rabies vaccination (pets 4 months and older).
    • $90 adoption fees for cats affiliated with the our PetSmart partnership because these animals are current on vaccinations.
In accordance with the Missouri Animal Care Facilities Act, all dogs and cats are spayed or neutered and vaccinated against rabies prior to being adopted into a new home. The Liberty Animal Shelter will not facilitate the adoption of animals to be used for breeding, or any other purpose which requires that animal to be unsterilized.

City Dog Licenses
  • $5 sterilized dogs
  • $10 unsterilized dogs
Report a Lost or Found Pet
Please fill out this online form to report a pet that was lost or found in Liberty. Please do not use this form to report wild animals.

Shelter Fees
Citizens surrendering, turning-in, redeeming or adopting animals must be 18 years or older.
  • Stray Animal Turn-in: No fee.
    • Must provide valid ID and proof of residency within Liberty’s city limits.
  • Owned Animal Surrender: $25
    • Must provide valid ID and proof of residency within Liberty’s city limits.
  • Animal Redemption (Liberty residents):
    • $20, 1st impoundment
    • $40, 2nd impoundment
    • $60, 3rd impoundment
    • Continues to increase each impoundment.
  • Animal Redemption (non-residents):
    • $25, 1st impoundment
    • $50, 2nd impoundment
    • $75, 3rd impoundment

    • Continues to increase each impoundment.
  • Boarding of impounded animals: $5/night
  • Simple Cremation $12 (Ashes cannot be returned)