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The Grandview Animal Control Ordinance helps protect the health, safety, and welfare of all citizens of Grandview. The following summarizes major provisions of this ordinance. If you have any questions or need assistance, please call the Neighborhood Services Division of Community Development during regular business hours, Monday thru Friday from 8:00 AM until 5:00 PM at (816) 316-4817. Outside of regular business hours, please call the Police Dispatcher at (816) 316-4980. The Police Dispatcher will contact Neighborhood Services and relay the information.

Vaccination All dogs and cats are required to be currently vaccinated against rabies and have a current vaccination tag on their collar at all times. This tag is considered proof of vaccination and fulfills the city vaccination requirement.

Leash Requirement Dogs are required to be either on a leash or behind a fully enclosed fenced area to prevent them from straying off an owner's property.

Cats to be controlled Cats deemed not under control are those causing injury to a person or damaging property.

Noisy animals and destruction of property Animals may not create a noise disturbance causing a disturbance of the peace nor destroy or damage property of another.

Confinement of a dangerous animal Animals having been declared dangerous must be confined indoors or in a securely enclosed approved pen. Signs must be posted around the pen area.

Right of pursuit The Humane Officer or any Police Officer is authorized to enter upon any enclosed or unenclosed ground adjacent to private dwellings within Grandview to pursue, apprehend and remove dogs or cats in violation of this ordinance.

Kennel license A kennel is any premise keeping or harboring more than four dogs or cats over the age of four months. Contact the Neighborhood Services Division to obtain information concerning the licensing of a kennel.

Animal Bites & Scratches If a minor bite or scratch occurs, wash the wound(s) immediately with soap and water. If the wound is severe, call 911 and consult with your doctor. It is the duty of any person injured by an animal bite or scratch to report the incident to the Neighborhood Services Division or the Police Department. It is also the duty of the owner of the animal involved in injury to notify the Neighborhood Services Division or Police Department of the bite. If the animal is currently vaccinated for rabies, has a current city license and was confined at the time of the bite, a 10-day home confinement is permitted. If the animal is not currently vaccinated for rabies, then the animal will be immediately impounded and quarantined for 10 days at Wayside Waifs or with an approved licensed veterinarian. Remember, all bites must be reported!

The City of Grandview requires that owners or keepers of dogs and cats to have them vaccinated against rabies once they have reached the age of six months. For more information about Rabies, contact the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (www.CDC.gov)

Exotic Animals All exotic animals must be registered with the Neighborhood Services Division.

Violation If a violation is found, a General Ordinance Summons resulting in the owner's appearance in Municipal Court with fines from $50 to $500 per occurrence may be the remedy.

Impoundment Anytime an animal is impounded, it is taken to Wayside Waifs. Fees are to be collected at the Municipal Services Building during business hours, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. After business hours (nights & weekends), fees for impounded animals can be paid  directly to Wayside Waifs to avoid additional fees. Wayside Waifs is located at 3901 Martha Truman Rd., KC, MO, 64137. The phone number is (816) 761-8151. Impoundment fees are $60.00 per animal and boarding fees are $30.00 per day or any part of a 24 hour period per animal.  Proof of vaccination will be required before an animal will be released.