No more non-emergency loose animal calls after hours in Belton, police say


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 duty
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

Belton Missouri Police Department

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.

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