As your pet ages or your life situation changes, it may become necessary to find your pet(s) a new home, or to euthanize your pet. Animal Services does not judge or restrict which pets we euthanize, and the decision is solely that of the owner of the pet. For animals which need to be euthanized due to health or aggression issues, KCASE offers a low-cost, humane service. For owners who need to rehome a pet due to financial, housing, family or other live changing situations, we can attempt to rehome your pet.
Animal Services provides two options for surrendering your pet to us:
Euthanasia: Animal services will need the driver's license and permission from the owner to take their animal in and put it to sleep. This option is best for aggressive, sick or injured animals that should not go to another family. We do charge $10.00 for cats and $15.00 for dogs. If you want to take your pet home and make other arrangements for disposal the fee is reduced by $5.00.
Euthansia or Adoption: If your pet is healthy, friendly and preferably up to date on its vaccinations and neutering we will take your animal in for a $20 fee ($40 for out of county residents) and try to find it a new home. This depends on how much space is available in the shelter, and your animal needs to pass a basic evaluation from our staff. There is no promise that we will hold the animal until it gets adopted.
*Fees may be different for out of county residents, although we still provide the same options. Please call if needed.
Fees must be paid in full at time of service, in person. Phone and internet transactions are not available at this time.
Fees may be paid via Credit/Debit Cards, Checks (no starter checks, must be numbered 1000 or over), Money Orders, Cashier's Checks, or Cash.
We do not accept MI Bridge/EBT Cards, Starter Checks, Foreign Currency, or American Express Cards.
Animal Services & Enforcement
2500 Lake Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
Director: Steve Lawrence
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri
8am to 1pm, 2pm to 4:30pm
8am to 1pm, 2pm to 7pm
Sat, Sun and Holidays
Kennel Closed 12:30pm-2pm Daily