Animal Shelter

Getting to the Shelter

The Liberty Animal Shelter is located on Riverview Road, which is south of South Liberty Parkway off of Arsenal Drive.  Map » 

Map to the new Liberty Animal Shelter

Adopt a Pet

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. All animals adopted from the shelter are spayed or neutered before going home to their owners. 

Things to Know Before You Adopt

Through close ties with Liberty veterinarians, costs for approved adoption applications are as follows: 

Adoption Fees

  • Dog
    • $80 per dog plus the cost of a heartworm test (pets seven months and older) and Rabies vaccination (pets four months and older).
  • Cat 
    • $55 adoption fee per cat at the Liberty Animal Shelter plus the cost of the FIV/ Feline Leukemia test and Rabies vaccination (pets four months and older).

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 license fee for a sterilized dog
  • $10 license fee for an unsterilized dog

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, first impoundment
    • $40, second impoundment
    • $60, third impoundment
    • Continues to increase each impoundment.
  • Animal Redemption (non-residents):
    • $25, first impoundment
    • $50, second impoundment
    • $75, third impoundment
    • Continues to increase each impoundment.
  • Boarding of impounded animals: $5/night
  • Simple Cremation: $12 (Ashes cannot be returned)