Rabies Impoundment

913-895-6300
Animal Control Hours
7 a.m. - 4 p.m.

A dog, cat or ferret which bites, scratches, or otherwise causes an abrasion that breaks the skin of a person shall immediately be quarantined at the owner's expense by city personnel with a city authorized impounding agency or a licensed veterinarian, located in Johnson County, Kansas, for a period of 10 days.

Bite Injury Occurs When

Regular Business Hours

If the owner is known and is present or is available to make arrangements, and the injury occurs during regular office hours, the animal will be impounded with a veterinarian of the owner's choice whose place of business is in Johnson County for a period of 10 days.

After Business Hours

If the injury occurs after normal business hours and the owner is unable or unavailable to make arrangements for impounding of the animal, the animal will be impounded at a city authorized impounding agency until the next business day at which time the owner must make arrangements for the animal to be transferred to the facility of a licensed veterinarian whose place of business is in Johnson County for the remainder of the confinement period.

The total period of confinement of an animal is to be for a period of not less than 10 days from the date of the actual bite, scratch or abrasion. Any animal quarantined at the city's impound agency shall be transferred to a licensed veterinarian whose place of business is located within Johnson County no later than the next business day upon payment of all fees. Procedures related to the isolation of mammals other than dogs, cats and ferrets causing exposure to rabies for observation and procedures related to mammals exposed to rabies shall be in accordance with Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-1-13 and 28-1-14, or as otherwise directed by a county, state or federal health official with jurisdiction and knowledge of the same.

For more information see Control & Impoundment of Domestic Animals ordinance.