Animal Control

It is their policy to ensure, as far as possible, that domestic animals are properly confined and cared for and that domestic animal owners voluntarily comply with the City Ordinances governing the care and treatment of their animals.


The staff consists of a Director, two full-time and two part-time Kennel Workers.

Animal Control Officer

Lieutenant Scott Popovich of the Logistics and Support Division is the direct supervisor of the Animal Control Officer (ACO). The ACO is a City of Junction City employee and is dispatched through the Police Department 785-762-5912. 

The Animal Control Officer works Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Calls for service after those hours are referred to the Patrol Division. They will only respond to injured or vicious animal calls during the time the ACO is off.

Unclaimed Animals & Adoption

Unclaimed animals are usually kept for approximately 3 days. 

Whenever feasible, it is the policy of the shelter to adopt out animals. If you would like to adopt an animal, please call or come by the Center. The workers will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

Please stop in and pick out a furry friend to give a loving home.