Furry friends who find themselves lost in Prairie Village may soon have a temporary – and in some cases permanent — place to call home.
Prairie Village Police are exploring whether to switch to a new facility to provide boarding service for animals picked up by Prairie Village Animal Control.
At present, such animals go to the Animal Medical Center (AMC) at 204 W 75th Street in Waldo. But starting as early as January, Animal Control may start taking the pets to the Great Plains SPCA’s facilities. Great Plains has operated a shelter at 67th and I-35 for years, and just recently opened a new facility in Merriam at 54th and Antioch.
Police Capt. Wes Lovett told the Prairie Village City Council earlier this week that the department had a number of reasons for making the switch. For one, he said, the SPCA would charge the department a flat rate, likely cutting the cost of animal boarding services to the city in half. For another, the SPCA is a no-kill facility, unlike AMC.
“If we bring in a dog that’s 13 years old that it’s unlikely anyone is going to adopt, they’ll make space for it there,” said Police Chief Wes Jordan.
The City Council will likely vote on whether to make the move official at its first meeting in January.