BELTON, Mo. — Belton police will no longer respond to non-emergency loose animal call after 5 p.m. and until 8 a.m., the department announced on Thursday.
Additionally, the Belton Police Department will not accept relinquished animals after hours either. Police will continue to respond to emergency animal calls.
In a Facebook post, Belton police provided after business hours alternatives.
If you contain an animal at large, you may do one of the following:
1. keep the animal until the Animal Control Officer is on dutyBelton Missouri Police Department
2. make a post on social media hoping the owner claims the animal
3. have the animal scanned at a vet clinic or pet store for a microchip
4. release the animal so it may return home
Dispatch can also be reached at 816-331-1500 after hours and the information will be forward to the Animal Control Office who will handle it 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.