The Animal Facilities Inspection Program regulates companion animal facilities required to be licensed under the provisions of the Kansas Pet Animal Act. The Act requires licensing and inspection of all dog and cat breeders who produce, offer or sell three or more litters during the state fiscal year, pounds and shelters, pet shops, research facilities, distributors, out-of-state distributors, boarding facilities, animal rescues and foster homes. Office staff maintains licenses, health papers and correspondence pertaining to the program. Field inspectors inspect licensed facilities and investigate complaints.
For a detailed look at the statutes and regulations for small animals, see the Pet Animal Act, Article 17 of the Kansas Department of Agriculture Statutes
Protect your pets this winter!
It is important to protect your pets during cold weather. Always check their outdoor water sources to ensure they are not frozen, supply additional bedding as needed and consider keeping pets indoors when possible during extreme cold.
Protect your pet from these common winter
- Plants such as lilies, holly and mistletoe, among others
- Holiday foods such as grapes, raisins, currants, chocolate, and xylitol containing foods
- Liquid potpourri
Here are some tips to assist with you with your decision:
Can you afford a pet?
Pets require regular care to ensure the health and well-being of both your
family and your new forever friend.
Do you have the time for a pet?
Pets require more than just the basic requirements of food and water.
Can you own a pet where you currently live?
Who will care for your pet when you are away?
Is this the right pet for you?
Size, grooming requirements and physical needs
What kind of care will my new pet require?
- A thorough veterinary examination
Flea and tick preventative
Training (potty and manners)
Your new pet’s needs may vary depending on breed, health status and life stage, so always check with your veterinarian for more information.